Silverstone Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Mercedes will officially launch the W08 Hybrid, their 2017 Formula 1 car, on February 23 at Silverstone. The reigning Constructors’ Champions unveiling comes a day prior to rival Ferrari running their new car for the first time at Fiorano. The overhaul of technical regulations will put a greater emphasis on the shakedown process for the teams when they go to Barcelona on February 27. The German squad will use the revealing for a filming day while at the British-based circuit. The team has yet to nameRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Haas F1 development driver, Santino Ferrucci, was given the opportunity to drive a Formula One machine for the first time on Tuesday during an in-season test at Silverstone in England. The 18-year old Ferrucci, who hails from Woodbury, Connecticut, signed on with the American-based F1 team earlier this season, as he continues a full season in GP3 with the DAMS organization. In a session that was hit with rain showers, the youngster completed 55 laps on the 3.660-mile circuit, logging enough mileage to qualify for theRead More
Fernando Alonso set the fastest time the day as Formula One’s final in-season test got underway in mixed conditions at Silverstone. Alonso’s table-topping time of 1:31.290 was set on the supersoft tyres in the largely dry morning session and was good enough to see 1.5s clear of Mercedes’ Esteban Ocon on a day when just four Formula One race drivers took to the track. Ocon in turn finished over 1.5s ahead of third-placed Williams tester Alex Lynn. Alonso’s morning time was 0.450 quicker than his best time in qualifying forRead More
Lewis Hamilton romped to a fourth career British Grand Prix win at Silverstone, as team-mate Nico Rosberg faced a post-race investigation over radio messages delivered to him by Mercedes as the German battled late-race gearbox issues. Max Verstappen was third for Red Bull Racing. Following a start under the Safety Car brought about by heavy rain in the build-up to the race, pole sitter Hamilton controlled matters from the front with apparent ease. When the safety car peeled away to allow racing to begin after five laps, a stream ofRead More
Lewis Hamilton claimed a fourth career British Grand Prix, taking top spot on the grid with a superb last-ditch effort after his first Q3 flyer was deleted for exceeding the track limits. Overnight at Silverstone the race stewards had informed teams that a “zero tolerance” attitude would be taken to drivers utilising more of the track than is legal, particularly at Copse, Stowe and Club corners. Several drivers were penalised during the course of the session and after taking provisional pole position with a lap of 1:29.339 Hamilton too feltRead More
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of final practice for the British Grand in a session that was red flagged for more than 15 minutes following a heavy crash involving Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson. After a muted first half due to a track that was too damp for slick tyres but not quite wet enough to warrant pushing on intermediates, the track began to get busier as the session began to get busier as conditions improved. Running on the soft tyre, Hamilton slashed two seconds of Sebastian Vettel’s earlier benchmark andRead More
After edging team-mate Nico Rosberg by just three hundredths of a second in opening practice for the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton made lighter work of the second session, taking top spot by almost four tenths of a second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo after Rosberg failed to take to the track due to car issues. Rosberg pushed his chief championship rival hard in the morning session but his second 90 minutes of track was halted before it had begun, with Mercedes detecting a water leak in his car. The GermanRead More
Lewis Hamilton narrowly beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to the top of the timesheets as practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix to underway at Silvertsone. The session began with Sebastian Vettel taking to the circuit with a revised version of the Halo head protection device fitted to his Ferrari. The German ran with the new design on his installation lap before settling into his main work of the morning. That saw the four-time champion eventually take fourth place in the session with a time of 1:32.501, just nine thousandthsRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 Formula 1 season, partnering him with Sebastian Vettel for a third consecutive year. The 36-year-old Finn’s future had been the pillar of speculation, but the Italian team announced Friday morning ahead of the British Grand Prix, the site of Raikkonen’s 100th race with Ferrari. The 2007 world champion has yet to win in his second stint with the Italian squad, but a rise in performance has him tied for third in the standings with Vettel. Ferrari was seenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Sauber F1 Team has elected to skip the in-season test at Silverstone next week immediately following the British Grand Prix. The two day test has seen a number of teams put in development drivers. However, the Swiss team will decided it would be more sensible financial decision to miss it, having also been a no-show at the in-season test in mid-May at Barcelona as well. Silverstone: As we introduce the #C35 aero package at a later stage, testing in Silverstone is cancelled considering cost effectivenessRead More