Silverstone chief Richard Phillips has revealed he is not quitting in the wake of last weekend’s chaotic British grand prix.
Bernie Ecclestone blamed the torrential English weather, but some fans were angry at the organisers of the event amid the mud, parking and traffic chaos. Refunding money to paying spectators told to stay away on Saturday will cost Silverstone millions of pounds, but managing director Richard Phillips said he is staying put. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Pastor Maldonado has been fined 10,000 Euro for clashing with Sergio Perez during the British Grand Prix as well as a reprimand.
The British Grand Prix stewards deemed that the Williams driver was guilty of causing a collision and because of the serious nature of the incident, he was given both a fine and a reprimand. Read more... (163 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Kamui Kobayashi has apologised to his pit crew after he braked too late during a British Grand Prix pit stop and knocked three of them over. Read more... (162 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
This weekend’s British grand prix debacle could cost Silverstone millions, track boss Richard Phillips has admitted after organisers vowed to refund spectators who stayed away from the circuit during qualifying on Saturday after plea’s from the circuit. Read more... (176 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
Today’s British Grand Prix was an entertaining affair. Won by the excellent Mark Webber, it provided wheel-banging action and excitement at the denouement, if in slightly smaller doses than has been normal this season. The affable Australian’s win will be a popular one, given the respect in which he is held in the paddock and throughout the F1 world. And, too, amongst the wonderful fans whose patience and commitment had sorely been tested this weekend. Read more... (663 words, estimated 2:39 mins reading time)
Mark Webber took a seven-point bite out of Fernando Alonso’s title lead on Sunday by winning at Silverstone.
Red Bull’s speed over the rest of the field was not as stark as two weeks ago at Valencia, but in the closing laps Spaniard Alonso could not hold his lead of the race to the charging Australian. Read more... (269 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he has told his friends to stay away from Silverstone.
As weather forecasters predict another wet day in rural Northamptonshire, organisers of the British grand prix are at least urging spectators to battle the mud and the traffic to attend on Sunday. And although qualifying was red-flagged for a long time on Saturday, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone insists he is “not worried” the race might have to be called off. Read more... (211 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
On a long and trying day at sodden Silverstone, Bernie Ecclestone has defended the organisers of the British grand prix.
Up to 30,000 paying spectators had been told to stay at home on Saturday, as Silverstone struggles to cope with quagmire carparks and traffic logjams. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
It has been a soggy start to the British Grand Prix with thousands of fans left disappointed as they were warned to stay away from the circuit.
Torrential downpours have marred the weekend so far turning car parks and campsites into quagmires. 4×4 vehicles were seen to be helping tow some stranded vehicles out of exceptionally muddy car parks. Read more... (274 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Silverstone is braced for a soaking wet British grand prix, as torrential rain greeted the sunrise on the opening day of 2012 action. Read more... (246 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)