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Category: British Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton basks in ‘most dramatic race ending’ after winning with puncture

Hamilton admits clinging on to win was ‘a real challenge’Champion praises F1’s improved response on racismLewis Hamilton hailed his remarkable three-wheeled victory at the British Grand Prix as the most dramatic climax of his career. The world champion…

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Lewis Hamilton hangs on to win British Grand Prix after puncture drama

Max Verstappen nearly catches world champion on last lapHamilton 30 points clear in bid for seventh F1 drivers’s titleLewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the seventh time, coming home after last minute drama almost ended his race with a punct…

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British Grand Prix 2020 at Silverstone: F1 – live!

Lap-by-lap updates from the race starting at 2.10pm BSTHamilton storms to pole position for British Grand PrixHamilton hopes paddock can be united in protestGet in touch! Email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 1.53pm BST Before the race begins, the drivers h…

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Lewis Hamilton storms to pole position for British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Mercedes driver on pole for 91st time in careerBottas second on the grid, with Verstappen thirdLewis Hamilton took pole for the British Grand Prix with a dominant performance at Silverstone. He beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second pla…

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Alex Albon: ‘Silverstone is so special to me … it gives me goosebumps’

A trip to Silverstone when he was six sparked the Red Bull driver’s passion for F1 and he can’t wait to race in the British Grand PrixSmiling in the sunshine, Alex Albon simply cannot suppress a playful grin. It is, he concedes, the product of irrepres…

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McLaren’s Lando Norris pledges to ‘do everything I can’ in tackling racism

F1 driver hopes for coherent gesture at British Grand PrixNorris says pre-race show of support in Hungary ‘was a mess’Lando Norris has reasserted his commitment to fighting racism. In the runup to the British Grand Prix this weekend, the McLaren driver…

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Marshals condemn refusal to test them for Covid-19 at British Grand Prix

Only personnel in the paddock will be tested at SilverstoneDecision described as ‘a slap in the face’ for volunteersBritish marshals have expressed anger and disappointment that they will not be tested for Covid-19 at the forthcoming British Grand Prix…

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Silverstone to host two August grands prix after F1 roars back in July

F1 confirms rescheduled European calendarQuarantine dispensation for British leg expectedFormula One has confirmed its rescheduled calendar for the European leg of the 2020 season, with racing to begin in Austria on 5 July. After 10 race cancellations …

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Silverstone set to host back-to-back closed-door F1 races in August

Meetings rescheduled due to quarantine restrictionsF1 season due to begin with two races in AustriaThe British Grand Prix is expected to be confirmed for August as part on the Formula One calendar next week. F1 is to shortly announce the opening eight …

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British Grand Prix chances slim with F1 searching for quarantine solution

Workaround for quarantine after entry to UK must be foundF1 denied exemption but is in talks with governmentThe British Grand Prix faces a race against time to resolve the problem created by the government’s imposition of quarantine on all entry into t…

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British Grand Prix ‘impossible’ without government quarantine exemption

DCMS arguing in favour of F1, with decision expected this weekIf 14-day quarantine is imposed, British GP becomes untenableThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix, and the calendar for Formula One’s return to racing in general, is likely to be decid…

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Noise and smoke: how Silverstone gave F1 blast-off 70 years ago | Giles Richards

In May 1950 British royalty were taken back when the circuit synonymous with the British Grand Prix staged F1’s first raceOpening with a roar that startled the Queen, Formula One’s inaugural race proved to be the beginning of a tale of sound and fury t…

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Silverstone marshals wary of extra risks to F1 going behind closed doors

Volunteers who help the British Grand Prix run smoothly want to get back trackside but questions remain on safety and testing“We are like one big family,” says Carolyn Doyle of the bond between the marshals of the British Grand Prix. “We are there beca…

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British Grand Prix to go behind closed doors as French F1 race called off

Silverstone announce plans if race gets go-aheadFormula One announces French GP cancellationThis year’s British Grand Prix will take place without fans after Silverstone’s owners said that a race “under normal conditions is just not going to be possibl…

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Silverstone confirms plan to host two consecutive F1 grands prix

Permutations include races over one weekend or over twoF1 Group is targeting a championsip of up to 19 racesThe organisers of the British Grand Prix have confirmed they would host two consecutive races at Silverstone this season if required and are cur…

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Silverstone confirms plan to host two consecutive F1 grands prix

Permutations include races over one weekend or over twoF1 Group is targeting a championsip of up to 19 racesThe organisers of the British Grand Prix have confirmed they would host two consecutive races at Silverstone this season if required and are cur…

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British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided by late April amid coronavirus threat

Eight F1 races already postponed or cancelled this seasonPandemic is already affecting other sporting events in JulyA decision on whether the British Grand Prix is to be postponed will be be made at the end of April. Silverstone and F1 have issued a jo…

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British Grand Prix cancellation dependent on length of lockdown

Silverstone requires 12 weeks to prepare for 19 July raceOpening eight meetings postponed due to coronavirusThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix is dependent on how long the national lockdown is enforced. The meeting at Silverstone, due to take p…

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Silverstone shows its class with a little help from sensible stewarding | Giles Richards

The track drew praise from several drivers after Sunday’s British GP for encouraging competitive racing and it also benefited from the stewards allowing hard but fair racingWith the signing of a new contract to host F1 for a further five years there wa…

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Lewis Hamilton fires warning to F1 rivals as championship lead extends

• British Grand Prix winner increasingly comfortable with car• ‘Every year you get a bit more comfortable within yourself’Lewis Hamilton has expressed how at ease he is with himself and his driving after taking his seventh win of the season at the Brit…