Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)

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Silverstone intends to use a new track layout for the 2010 British Grand Prix. The new circuit will include most of Silverstone’s signature high-speed bends such as Copse, Maggotts, Becketts and Stowe, but not the high-speed Bridge corner. But a circuit spokesperson told F1 Fanatic he expected the new circuit to be “equally, if not … Continue reading Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)

2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated)

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Alan Henry claims on the Guardian’s website that the British Grand Prix will be on the 2010 F1 calendar and stay there until 2014. The story claims a five-year deal with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix has been struck and will be announced tomorrow. That would coincide with the race-holding British Racing Drivers’ … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated)

Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

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Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do … Continue reading Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?

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Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline … Continue reading Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

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An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start … Continue reading Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

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The Guardian claims to have details of the Formula One Teams’ Associations’ planned calendar for its rival F1 series in 2010. As well as bringing back the United States and Canadian Grand Prix, it suggests race are planned in Argentina, Finland and Mexico. Plus, many of F1’s most popular venues – with two unfortunate exceptions … Continue reading FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

Championship points after Britain

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Drivers? championship Jenson Button 64 Rubens Barrichello 41 Sebastian Vettel 39 Mark Webber 35.5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Felipe Massa 16 Nico Rosberg 15.5 Timo Glock 13 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors? championship Brawn 105 Red … Continue reading Championship points after Britain

British Grand Prix result

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, … Continue reading British Grand Prix result

Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

British Grand Prix grid

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.509 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.856 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.868 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.091 5. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.216 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’20.289 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.361 8. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’20.490 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – … Continue reading British Grand Prix grid