Silverstone Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pierre Gasly will run in both days of the post-British Grand Prix test next week for Red Bull Racing. The Frenchman is one of the drivers on the shortlist for a Toro Rosso seat at 2017, if the team elects to move away from Daniil Kvyat. Carlos Sainz has already been confirmed to return to the Franz Tost-led squad for next year. Gasly currently sits eighth in the GP2 Series standings with PREMA Racing and had a chance to test for Toro Rosso at Barcelona earlierRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Haas F1 Team will put development driver Santino Ferrucci to work in the post-British Grand Prix test at Silverstone next week. The 18-year-old American is currently racing in the GP3 Series with DAMS and will get his first crack at the VF-16 in the two-day test, splitting duties with Charles Leclerc. “Becoming a Formula One driver is my ultimate goal and I can’t thank Haas F1 Team enough for this opportunity,” Ferrucci said.”Nothing beats seat time, and the experience of driving a Formula One carRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nikita Mazepin will make his Formula 1 debut in the upcoming test at Silverstone with Sahara Force India. The 17-year-old Russian currently competes in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Hi-Tech Racing and will get some time in the VJM09 in both days of series testing. The opportunity wasn’t lost on Mazepin, who has already put time in the simulator at the team’s headquarters. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to test the VJM09 at Silverstone,” Mazepin said. “There’s no doubt it will beRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor With regulations regarding testing growing ever tighter, F1 will feature just two in season tests in 2016. The first will take place at Catalunya following the Spanish Grand Prix on May 17th and 18th. The second test will take place at Silverstone following the British Grand Prix and will be run on July 12th and 13th. As per the regulations, two of these four days must be dedicated to a young drivers test, meaning that the other two days will be of immense importance as theRead More
Lewis Hamilton nailed the timing down to the exact right second in tricky conditions to claim his third British Grand Prix victory today from Silverstone. On lap 43 with a slick track and heavy rain threatening, Hamilton hit the pits to replace his rather worn slicks. As he pulled out of his pit box the heaven’s opened and the championship leader reclaimed the lead of a race it looked like he had just lost. Hamilton cruised to the victory in the final laps, but it wasn’t as straightforward a winRead More
For the third time in his career, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position at his home Grand Prix. A fairly straightforward qualifying session from Silverstone saw the Briton beat team mate Nico Rosberg by just over a tenth of a second to claim his 8th pole of the season as Lewis looks to end Nico’s good luck streak. Behind the usual all Mercedes front row, Williams put in an excellent performance to claim third and fourth on the grid. Felipe Massa edged out team mate Valtteri Bottas by mereRead More
Jenson Button
In wake of Wednesday’s Strategy Group meeting at Biggin Hill, McLaren-Honda have been granted an additional power unit without penalty for the remainder of the 2015 Formula One season. To help level the playing field, the FIA said an extra power unit is allowed for any new manufacturer entering the sport. Although McLaren is a longtime team in F1, the rules will apply for Honda, who entered the sport in 2015 as the Woking-based team’s power unit supplier. The FIA said the following in a recent statement: “Following the AustrianRead More
Following a drivers press conference at Silverstone on Thursday, Ferrari driver and former F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen touched on rumors that surround him and the team. The previous two races for Raikkonen have been underwhelming. The Finn qualified third in the Canadian Grand Prix, but a mid-race spin at the hairpin corner for the second consecutive year caused him to finish fourth, missing out on a likely podium. In Austria Raikkonen failed to make it out of Q1 while teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified third. Then disaster struck during theRead More