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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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F1 ready to unveil eight-race European start to season from 5 July

Two British meetings pencilled in for SilverstonePlan depends partly on UK government quarantine decisionFormula One has mapped out a blueprint for an eight-race, behind-closed-doors European leg to kick off the season, the Guardian can reveal. The pla…

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From Colditz to Silverstone: the incredible tale of Tony Rolt

F1’s first race took place 70 years ago this week and featured a war hero who went on to win Le Mans before becoming a successful engineer and businessmanSeventy years ago this week, Formula One thundered into action for the very first time. The sport …

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From Colditz to Silverstone: the incredible tale of Tony Rolt

F1’s first race took place 70 years ago this week and featured a war hero who went on to win Le Mans before becoming a successful engineer and businessmanSeventy years ago this week, Formula One thundered into action for the very first time. The sport …

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Silverstone confirm plans for two F1 grands prix at track this summer

Go-ahead for races will be subject to government approval Coronavirus quarantine restrictions will need to be waived Formula One and Silverstone have agreed terms for two races without spectators at the circuit this season, subject to government approv…

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Silverstone confirm plans for two F1 grands prix at track this summer

Go-ahead for races will be subject to government approval Coronavirus quarantine restrictions will need to be waived Formula One and Silverstone have agreed terms for two races without spectators at the circuit this season, subject to government approv…

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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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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 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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F1: FIA president Jean Todt calls for the return of refuelling during races

• Move could lead to lighter cars and more overtaking• Valtteri Bottas quickest in Friday practice for British GPThe president of the FIA, Jean Todt, has said he would like to see a return of in-race refuelling to Formula One as a way to improve the sp…

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Lewis Hamilton’s hunger remains as he targets record sixth British GP | Giles Richards

Mercedes driver looks in no mood to slacken off as the F1 records tumble and even Michael Schumacher’s heady numbers come into viewSo long has Lewis Hamilton been dealing in the currency of success there is a sense of late that each successive transact…

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Lewis Hamilton’s hunger remains as he targets record sixth British GP | Giles Richards

Mercedes driver looks in no mood to slacken off as the F1 records tumble and even Michael Schumacher’s heady numbers come into viewSo long has Lewis Hamilton been dealing in the currency of success there is a sense of late that each successive transact…

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F1 poised to announce British GP at Silverstone has been saved

• F1 will reveal Silverstone contract extension on Wednesday• Sunday’s race set to be last unless new arrangement foundFormula One is expected to announce that the British Grand Prix has been saved at a news conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon…

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Silverstone confident £5m resurfacing work will not affect British Grand Prix

• F1 circuit to be relaid only weeks before race on 14 July• Poor surface blamed for cancellation of 2018 MotoGPSilverstone is to be resurfaced for the second time in two years before the British Grand Prix at a cost of up to £5m. The circuit’s managin…

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F1 promoters association expecting more cooperation from Liberty Media

• Fopa optimistic after meeting with the sport’s owners• Concerns remain over future of British Grand PrixThe race promoters in Formula One believe their criticism of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, has proved to be worthwhile but expect the company …

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MotoGP director blames new track for cancellation of British Grand Prix

• Silverstone race called off due to bad weather conditions• Mike Webb: track caused ‘standing water in critical places’MotoGP race director Mike Webb blamed the newly-laid surface at Silverstone after the British Grand Prix was cancelled following rep…

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Sebastian Vettel wins British GP as Lewis Hamilton claws back second spot – video

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champ…

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Lewis Hamilton’s and Mercedes’ problems not solved in Barcelona

Silverstone organisers quiet over the British Grand Prix’s future and Williams identify the root cause of their difficultiesLewis Hamilton’s dominant win from the front proved he and his car were the class of the field in Barcelona. There is no sense, …