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Posted On July 12, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

British GP Stats

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix was a thrilling race, it was also statistically significant in many ways, especially for the victorious Sebastian Vettel. Here are all the interesting stats to come out of a great weekend of racing at Silverstone. Sebastian Vettel took his 51st win and is now tied with Alain Prost for third all time after Michael Schumacher with 91 wins and Lewis Hamilton with 65. Vettel is also tied with Prost and Hamilton on four titles, but he comes up short on tying theRead More

Posted On July 9, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: British GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix had it all, from spins, crashes and controversy, to a knock down, drag out fight for the win between Ferrari and Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton’s dream of sixth British Grand Prix victory and his fifth in a row was immediately ruined by a poor start and a spin after contact from Kimi Raikkonen sent him all the way to the back of the field on the opening lap, but his fight back to second place and the battles up and down the fieldRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel capitalised on a Turn 1 collision between Kimi Räikkonen and Lrewis Hamilton that sent the Briton to the back of the field to claim his 51st career win at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton later staged a superb recover to finish second ahead of the second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen. At the start, Vettel got away superbly to take the lead ahead of pole position man Hamilton. The Briton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas also swept past and Hamilton found himself third as the field went through Abbey. TheRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton delivered a stunning final lap in Qualifying for the British Grand Prix to edge Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by four hundredths of a second, with Kimi Räikkönen third for the Italian squad ahead of the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. Vettel claimed provisional pole with a lap of 1:25.936 in the first run of Q3 shading Hamilton by five hundredths of a second. But the Briton found the pace needed in the final run to haul himself ahead of the championship leader by 0.044s. Q1 wasRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton edged Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen by just under a tenth of a second in final practice for the British Grand Prix, as Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley suffered a heavy crash due to a suspension failure at Silverstone. The first time of the morning was set by Max Verstappen, who needed to play catch-up after suffering a gearbox issue late in FP1 and crashing out at the beginning of the second free practice session. His early laps were understandably cautious and it was Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen whoRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Nigel Mansell, known by the British people as “Our Nige” was Britain’s premier F1 driver of the 1980’s and early 1990’s, but unlike modern star Lewis Hamilton, Mansell always seemed to just miss out. He finished second in the world championship three times before finally sealing the deal with Williams in 1992, then hoping the Atlantic to claim the IndyCar championship on his very first try. Mansell was beloved to his fans and known as the people’s champion for his humble roots and fighting spirit. NowhereRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the second practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with the Ferrari driver edging Friday morning’s quickest man, Lewis Hamilton, by just under two tenths of a second. There was more trouble for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, however. The Dutch driver had stopped on track at the end of the morning session with a mechanical issue and his afternoon session ended early when he crashed out midway through his opening run. Verstappen lost control of his RB14 on the exitRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in first practice for his home grand prix, the British Grand Prix, with the defending champion beating tam-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost four tenths of a second. There was trouble for Max Verstappen, with the Red Bull Racing driver stopping on track at the end of the session with a suspected gearbox issue. Verstappen had a good opening to the session, setting the early pace on medium tyres before he was dislodged by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and then by Hamilton, who set a mediumRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix marks the end of Formula 1’s first ever back to back to back run of race weekends which began in France, moved to Austria and will culminate this weekend at Silverstone. The event also serves as the home race for a majority of the teams who tend either have a home base or satellite office near the great track. Force India, McLaren and Williams will hope for a strong performance in front of the home crowd, where many of their factory employeesRead More
Lewis Hamilton powered to a lights-to-flag victory at Silverstone to claim his fifth career British Grand Prix win and equal the record set by F1 legends Jim Clark and Alain Prost. In a remarkable finish to the race, both Kimi Raikkonen and championship leader Sebastian Vettel suffered punctures in the closing laps to allow Valtteri Bottas through to seal a Mercedes one-two. Raikkonen recovered on new tyres to claim the final podium spot. In the final laps Hamilton had held the lead from Raikkonen and Bottas, with Vettel in fourthRead More