Silverstone: Button?s home, Barrichello?s track? (British Grand Prix preview)

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Rubens Barrichello needs to do something ?ǣ anything ?ǣ to stop 2009 turning into a repeat of those six long seasons spent in Michael Schumacher?s shadow. Seven races into this year?s championship, Button has won six times and Barrichello?s points total is barely more than half his British team mate?s. Button can expect an enthusiastic … Continue reading Silverstone: Button?s home, Barrichello?s track? (British Grand Prix preview)

Join me and other F1 Fanatics at the British GP this weekend (Update)

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Follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for the latest updates from the British Grand Prix this weekend There’s been a big response to our plans for a Silverstone Meet & Greet on the forum and on Facebook. So far it looks like there could be around 100 of us heading to Silverstone for the Grand Prix … Continue reading Join me and other F1 Fanatics at the British GP this weekend (Update)

A day at Silverstone

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I spent today at Silverstone doing pit lane reports for the circuit commentary on the PA system. After days of reading and writing reams about the rancorous division in Formula 1, going to a circuit and watching some action-packed, unpretentious racing was like coming up for air.

British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…

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Bernie Ecclestone was widely quoted yesterday saying: If the work at Donington is not finished in time, we would be happy to skip a year. I don?t want to lose the British Grand Prix ? that?s the last thing we want to do, but we aren?t going to Silverstone for sure. I’m not in the … Continue reading British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…

Silverstone’s 2010 layout (Pictures)

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Silverstone has revealed the changes it intends to make to its Grand Prix circuit after hosting its last F1 race in June this year. As the Northamptonshire track has lost the British Grand Prix to Donington Park, it has taken the British round of the Moto GP championship from its Leicestershire rival. Part of the … Continue reading Silverstone’s 2010 layout (Pictures)

Sharing the British Grand Prix – nice idea but not economically sound

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The moving of the British Grand Prix from Silverstone to Donington Park in 2010 was discussed in Parliament yesterday. Mark Lancaster, MP for North East Milton Keynes, had this to say: Although I realise that this is not a matter directly for the Government, the Minister concerned has recently had meetings with Bernie Ecclestone. All … Continue reading Sharing the British Grand Prix – nice idea but not economically sound

The Ben Evans column: Donington Park

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Strangely for a year that has been so political (again) most of the politicking has been going on off-track and has had little bearing on any of the races. Apart from the eeny-meeny-miny-mo approach to qualifying penalties. At Silverstone last weekend the two major elements of political discussion were the proposed Formula Two category and … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Donington Park

Donington Park, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and the British Grand Prix

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Earlier this month Bernie Ecclestone announced Donington Park will host the British Grand Prix from 2010 instead of Silverstone. In July 1999 Bernie Ecclestone announced Brands Hatch would host the British Grand Prix from 2002 instead of Silverstone. But that never came to be – the race stayed at Silverstone. So what happened? And can … Continue reading Donington Park, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and the British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix switches to Donington Park from 2010. Really?

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The FIA has put out a media release claiming the British Grand Prix will switch to from Silverstone to Donington Park in 2010. This is a surprising announcement for several reasons. Not least because the news has been put out jointly by Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, whereas usually these matters are solely Formula One … Continue reading British Grand Prix switches to Donington Park from 2010. Really?