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    F1 2021 - G.P. Nº 10 - GRAN BRETAÑA

    FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 10

    GRAN PREMIO DE GRAN BRETAÑA

    Silverstone
    Towcester.

    Silverstone Circuit
    Towcester
    Northants
    NN12 8TN
    Great Britain


    HORARIOS:
    Viernes 16 de Julio :
    [LIST][*]Prácticas Libres, Sesión 1 :Horario Local : 14:30 a 15:30 - España :15:30 a 16:30 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:30 [*]Clasificatorias de Parrilla de Salida : Horario Local :18:00 a 19:00 - España :19:00 a 20:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00


    Sábado 17 de Julio :
    • Prácticas Libres, Sesión 3 : Horario Local : 12:00 a 13:00 - España :13:00 a 14:00 - GMT : 11:00 a 12:00
    • Carrera al Sprint : Horario Local :16:30 a 17:00 - España : 17:30 a 18:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00

    Domingo 18 de Julio :
    • CARRERA: Horario Local: 15:00 - España: 16:00 - GMT: 14:00




















    Datos Básicos de Pista
    • Fecha de creación: 1950
    • Primer Gran Premio de F1: 13/05/1950
    • Grandes Premios organizados: 54
    • Capacidad de espectadores: 100000

    • Longitud oficial: 5.891 metros / 3,661 miles.
    • Número de vueltas: 54.
    • Longitud total de carrera: 306,198km /190,271 miles.
    • Longitud rodadura: 5.874 metros.
    • Compensacion de linea de salida: 105m.
    • Curvas oficiales: 18.
    • Curvas reales: 17.
    • Curvas oficiales a derecha: 8.
    • Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 10.
    • Curvas reales a derecha: 8.
    • Curvas reales a izquierda: 9.

    • Consumo por vuelta: 1,92 Kg.
    • Consumo por vuelta: 2,56 l.
    • Penalización por vuelta de combustible: 0,067 s.
    • Demora por cada 10Kg de carga: 0,35 s.
    • Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 19,1 s.
    • Distancia desde la salida hasta la primera frenada: 390 m.
    • [B]Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:32,235.

    • Carga aerodinámica: Alta
    • Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Bajo
    • Agarre del asfalto: Medio
    • Tipo de neumático: Medio
    • Desgaste de neumáticos: Medio


    • Compuestos de neumáticos suministrados por Pirelli:

    • Brembo. La frenada más dura de Silverstone:



    • Ventana Pit Stop a 1 parada : vueltas 27 a 34
    • Ventana Pit Stop a 2 paradas : vueltas 16 a 21 y 32 a 38
    • Ventana Pit Stop a 3 paradas : vueltas 15 a 17 , 26 a 30 y 38 a 41
    • Mejor vuelta : M. Verstappen - 1:27,097 - (Red Bull 2020)
    • Mejor pole : L. Hamilton - 1:24,303 - (Mercedes 2020)
    • Pole 2020 : L. Hamilton - 1:24,303 - (Mercedes)
    • Vuelta Rápida 2020 : M. Verstappen - 1:27,097 (Red Bull)
    • Podium 2020 : 1º L. Hamilton - 2º M. Verstappen - 3º C. Leclerc


    • Piloto con más Poles: 7 L. Hamilton
    • Escudería con más Poles: 11 Williams, Ferrari
    • Piloto con más victorias: 7 L.Hamilton
    • Escudería con más Victorias: 14 Ferrari


    Jaime Alguersuari nos da una vuelta al circuito inglés de Silverstone en el simulador de Red Bull.


    Clasificatorias 2020 Highlights


    Onboard de la pole de L. Hamilton en 2020 (GP Gran Bretaña):


    F1 2020 GP Gran Bretaña Highlights


    F1 2020 GP Gran Bretaña Mejores on board


    Silverstone es una pista rápida, pero también muy compleja y con una superficie bastante abrasiva.

    En el año 2010 se modificó el trazado, ampliándose en casi 800m., siendo nueva toda la zona interior comprendida entre las curvas 11 y 16. Con sus 5,9 kilometros, se convierte en la tercera pista más larga del calendario, y con la nueva configuración, se convierte en una de las pistas más rápidas del año.

    Presenta una serie de curvas muy rápidas, especialmente las de Becketts, Maggotts, Chapel y Hangar Straigt. Se trata de unas zonas donde el piloto debe escoger muy bien el sitio para trazar la línea correcta y poder lograr buenos tiempos. Este es el sector más importante del circuito, donde el coche requiere una mayor carga aerodinámica y hacia el que va dirigida la puesta a punto.

    Las altas velocidades y altas fuerzas laterales causadas por el trazado del circuito, junto a lo abrasivo de la superficie de la pista, significa que será una dura prueba para los neumáticos Pirelli. La pista ya era anteriormente una de las más duras para los neumáticos, y este nuevo trazado la convierte en aún más dura para las ruedas.La nueva recta significa que la velocidad media será aún mayor que con el anterior y tradicional trazado.Entrando en la nueva sección, la nueva curva a derechas en Abbey, sin duda genera altas fuerzas laterales.

    Los cálculos sugieren que la velocidad media se mantendrá relativamente estable, y de hecho, el circuito, aún siendo rápido, es un poco menos "circuito de motor" de lo que solía ser. La potencia del motor será algo menos importante, debido a los tramos rápidos, pero sobre todo a las curvas de alta velocidad que caracterizan a este circuito.

    Silverstone no puede considerarse un circuito duro para los motores puesto que los coches tan solo aceleran al máximo el 60% del tiempo de carrera. Pero dadas las características especiales de este circuito, el coche no puede presentar debilidad alguna en ningún aspecto. Y es que Silverstone además tiene un tiempo de lo más voluble, y fácilmente mojado.

    También es el circuito más cercano a las casas de los equipos Aston Martin, Alpine, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull y Williams, por lo que muchos corren "en casa".

    Silverstone repitió GP el pasado año 2020, debido a la falta de pistas en las que poder albergar eventos de GP por la pandemia de covid19. El primer evento fué el propio GP de Gran Bretaña, y al segundo se le denominó GP del 70º Aniversario de la F1.



    PALMARÉS
    2020 : M. Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2020 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2019 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2018 : S. Vettel (Ferrari)
    2017 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2016 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2015 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2014 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2013 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2012 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
    2011 : F. Alonso (Ferrari)
    2010 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
    2009 : S. Vettel (Red Bull)
    2008 : L. Hamilton (McLaren)
    2007 : K. Raïkkönen (Ferrari)
    2006 : F. Alonso (Renault)
    2005 : J.P. Montoya (McLaren)
    2004 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    2003 : R. Barrichello (Ferrari)
    2002 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    2001 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
    2000 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
    1999 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
    1998 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    1997 : J. Villeneuve (Williams)
    1996 : J. Villeneuve (Williams)
    1995 : J. Herbert (Benetton)
    1994 : D. Hill (Williams)
    1993 : A. Prost (Williams)
    1992 : N. Mansell (Williams)
    1991 : N. Mansell (Williams)
    1990 : A. Prost (Ferrari)
    1989 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1988 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1987 : N. Mansell (Williams)
    1985 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1983 : A. Prost (Renault)
    1981 : J. Watson (McLaren)
    1979 : C. Regazzoni (Williams)
    1977 : J. Hunt (McLaren)
    1975 : R. Fittipaldi (McLaren)

    Enlaces / Links :
    Recordatorio de los inusuales horarios de este GP (Horarios CEE, España)

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    Bufff, menudo lío de horarios para que los recuerde mi neurona. Bueno, al menos me pilla en horario libre para ver el experimento de la «Sprint Qualifying» esa. A ver qué nos encontramos.

    Muchas gracias por el hilo, McH.

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    Mil graciasporel hilo McH


    Yo estoy como Govy, vaya lío de horarios !!!. Me he heccho una foto con el móvil para consultarlos con facilidad.
    "El pie tiene miedo y vela por la seguridad del piloto" . Marc Gené. Spa 2012

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    johé qué suerte tenéis, por lo menos sabéis en qué estais, yo ya no se si en el curro estoy de baja, de vacaciones, o currando , pero creo que estoy de vajaciones , o bien estoy currando en el apartamento y de baja en casa, o de vacaciones en el hospital y el ambulatorio......

    Hacía muchos quinquenios que no tenía un mes de julio tan ajetreado...

    Aunque ya sabéis, cuanto más agobiado estoy, más fácil es que no me pierda ni la FP1
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    Yo creo que no veré nada en directo pero, bueno, tiraremos de racingfor.me, el colega que me dió la invitación hace 10 años tendria mil birras pagadas si no fuera porque llevo años sin saber de el

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    Los conferenciantes del jueves y el viernes.



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    Las coronas de laurel regresarán a la Fórmula 1 en la 'Clasificación al Sprint'


    .../... se realizará un evento con sabor clásico frente a los 100.000 aficionados que se espera que haya en las gradas y que seguramente hace referencia a una versión nueva de la entrega de las coronas de laurel que tradicionalmente correspondían a los tres integrantes del podio. Será una forma de homenajear a la historia del campeonato después de que el GP del 70 aniversario se tuviera que realizar si la asistencia de espectadores.


    .../...



    https://www.diariomotor.com/competic...ion-al-sprint/

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    Buen artículo para entender mejor la «clasificación al sprint» que se estrena este fin de semana.



    Las 10 claves que necesitas saber de la clasificación al sprint



    https://www.caranddriver.com/es/form...cacion-sprint/

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    British GP: Preview - Haas

    Formula 1 is coming home for one of the staple fixtures on the calendar, the British Grand Prix, held at Silverstone Circuit, marking Round 10 of the 2021 season.

    Formula 1 now travels all around the world but a converted airfield in rural Britain is where it all began back on May 13, 1950. Attended by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the British Grand Prix marked the start of the Formula 1 World Championship, spawning legends, and creating heroes. Over seven decades and 1,000 grands prix have since passed but Silverstone remains the spiritual home of Formula 1, with eight of the 10 teams having operations set up in the country, including Uralkali Haas F1 Team.


    The fast and flowing layout provides a spectacular challenge for teams and drivers alike, with iconic corners such as Abbey, Copse and Maggotts/Becketts taken at phenomenal speed, while the venue frequently lends itself to close side-by-side competition in race trim. And, in one of the biggest shake-ups to the format in Formula 1's 71-year existence, drivers will have two opportunities to race across successive days.


    The British Grand Prix will mark the first of three appearances in 2021 for the Sprint Qualifying trial. A sprint, of 100km length, will take place on Saturday afternoon and the outcome of that will determine the grid for Sunday's usual grand prix. The grid for Sprint Qualifying will be set by the tried-and-tested three-part qualifying session, the scheduling of which has been moved from Saturday to Friday evening. As part of the changes only two practice sessions, one apiece on Friday and Saturday, will take place.


    Uralkali Haas F1 Team rookies Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher both have race-winning experience of Silverstone from their junior careers. Mazepin stormed to his maiden Formula 2 victory at the circuit last August while Schumacher scored a win at Silverstone during his title-winning European Formula 3 campaign in 2018.


    The Austrian Grand Prix saw driving standards, and rules and penalties, very much debated in the aftermath of the race. Do you think drivers need clearer guidelines or should they be allowed to get on and race?

    Guenther Steiner: "I don't think we need clearer guidelines; I think we need consistency and I'm always in favor of letting people get on and race. Some of the decisions taken, I don't fully agree with but so it will be."


    You've spoken in the past about Formula 1's need to give things a go in the interests of the sport to see if they work - which includes this weekend's Sprint event on Saturday. Are you excited to see how it plays out at Silverstone and how will you define the success of the Sprint format?

    GS: "I am looking forward to it because it's something new and something new always gives opportunity and hopefully we can be a part of that. I think the success will be if the fans like it. At the moment I think it's a good format but if there's something we can enhance, and the fans embrace it, that would be good and then I would say let's do more of it."


    Just how hard do you think drivers will push in the Sprint to secure a higher grid position for Sunday's race and what's the briefing to Nikita and Mick - play it conservatively, knowing the limitations of the VF-21, or push regardless to see what gains can be made and what opportunities might present themselves?

    GS: "I think for sure the drivers will race hard because in qualifying everyone races hard and this is like a sprint race which defines the qualifying positions. On Sunday, when points are at stake, you want to be in the best position to start the race as you can. From our side, this year it's all about learning so running the race, having a few more race starts during the year because of sprint qualifying format will be an advantage next year. On the sprint, I will tell them to keep their noses clean and keep the cars on the track."


    With the recent cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix, and the need for a fluid approach to the calendar in the second half of 2021, what impact does that have on a team in terms of logistics and forward-planning?

    GS: "With the Australian Grand Prix cancelled this early, it doesn't have any real impact. Obviously, it has an impact on the budget, it could be beneficial or not, but we will find that out later on in the season. At the moment, on what people are doing, it has no impact because nothing was commissioned yet. Now we are waiting anxiously to find out what will replace Australia."


    With the mandatory summer shutdown looming in two races time, has the ability to have a relatively normal first half of the season impressed you, and just how significant is the break in allowing team personnel - both at track and in the factory, an opportunity to recharge?

    GS: "It's been a relatively normal first half of the season and with already one triple-header - people can feel the strain of it. We all look forward to the shutdown in August which is not far away - just two more races to go. We also know after the shutdown, we will have a very tough second half of the season, with quite a few triple-headers so I hope everyone takes some rest over the summer and comes back recharged because we need it."


    We're back racing after a week away, following your first triple-header in Formula 1. Can you share how that's affected you mentally and physically - if at all - and if there were any surprises to what you were expecting as well as what your main takeaways have been?

    Nikita Mazepin: "Back to backs in Formula 1 are quite different to Formula 2. It was nice to get to experience that quite early on in my career here. When you're racing in Formula 1 - you don't arrive and drive from Thursday and leave on Sunday. You have debriefs - pre-event and post-event - during the weekend. That makes the week itself quite intense because you don't disconnect from racing, however I'm fortunate to like what I do. I feel it's making me stronger with every race that comes."


    We head to Silverstone, a track you won at last season in Formula 2 in the feature race. What do you like about this circuit and how does it feel racing around a track with such motorsport heritage?

    NM: "Silverstone is a very nice circuit because it has a combination of everything you would ever want on a race track - slow speed, high speed and also overtaking opportunities. At the same time, it's sort of my home race for Haas and I'm looking forward to doing my best there."


    It has been confirmed that a full capacity crowd will be in attendance for the British Grand Prix - with up to 140,000 fans in the grandstands each day. You haven't raced in front of such a large audience before in your Formula 1 career to date. What do fans bring to live events - and do you think it will add to the atmosphere and provide an added boost or increase expectations?

    NM: "I can only imagine what racing in front of 140,000 fans in Formula 1 can be! I'm really looking forward to getting out there and feel the emotion and atmosphere on a race track like Silverstone."


    The British Grand Prix will also debut the Sprint Qualifying format - a 100km race to the checkered flag which will determine the grid for Sunday's race. Will you approach the weekend differently and do you expect it to shake the grid up?

    NM: "I'm not sure what to expect from the Sprint Qualifying format. I think Formula 1 has kept the same format for quite a few years and it will be nice to get a new format to try out at Silverstone. I think with the current tires you need to plan the amount of laps you're going to be doing on them. Hopefully we can push flat out for the whole time as normally we do not get to do that. Potentially, every lap will be like a qualifying lap for that short period of time."


    Over the last few races, it looks like you've been gaining confidence in the car, which has been reflected with faster lap times. Is this the result of steady learning and working with the team, or has something clicked between car and driver?

    NM: "It's a gradual process of being complete with the car and the team, which hopefully won't stop this year, and will not stop next year because regardless of the amount of laps you do, you learn something else. It's learning how to drive a car that I'm not very comfortable in but still maximizing the package that I've got."

    We're back racing after a week away, following your first triple-header in Formula 1. Can you share how that's affected you mentally and physically - if at all - and if there were any surprises to what you were expecting as well as what your main takeaways have been?

    Mick Schumacher: "Mentally and physically I feel great. I was really happy about the triple-header - it's been great getting to spend so much time with the team. We've played football, gone cycling and had a BBQ together. We've been getting to do all the things which I would usually be able to do if we hadn't had COVID. With the pandemic, it's very restricted how I can get to England, so I've got to spend the time I would usually do, here, and that's been great for us."


    We head to Silverstone, a track you have won at previously in 2018 with Formula 3, and narrowly missed out winning at last year in the sprint race to fellow F1 rookie, Yuki Tsunoda. What do you like about this circuit and how does it feel racing around a track with such motorsport heritage?

    MS: "Silverstone in general is a very interesting track. There's lots of high-speed places but also it's a very technical track with the last chicane, so racing is very difficult. We have long corners which makes it difficult to follow, but I've always enjoyed going to Silverstone. The fans are great but also the track and the history of it is amazing, so I'm really looking forward to it."


    It has been confirmed that a full capacity crowd will be in attendance for the British Grand Prix - with up to 140,000 fans in the grandstands each day. You haven't raced in front of such a large audience before in your Formula 1 career to date. What do fans bring to live events - and do you think it will add to the atmosphere and provide an added boost or increase expectations?

    MS: "It's going to be great to race in front of so many fans. It will be the first time for me to be in the main event, so to speak. I remember the first time I drove in front of such a big crowd, it was at Spa in 2017 - when I drove a lap in the Benetton B194 - and that was quite crazy so I can't imagine how it's going to be, but I'm definitely looking forward to it."


    The British Grand Prix will also debut the Sprint Qualifying format - a 100km race to the checkered flag which will determine the grid for Sunday's race. Will you approach the weekend differently and do you expect it to shake the grid up?

    MS: "I think that with the new qualifying format, we will definitely need to approach the weekend differently. We only have one free practice session to set-up the car how we want it to be for the whole weekend. In FP2 we will try and learn something for the main event, but it will definitely be very different, it's going to be interesting."


    You're coming off a string of solid races - your highest race finish of 13th in Baku, a Q2 appearance at Paul Ricard, and showing strong race pace in Austria. Is this the result of steady learning and working with the team, or has something clicked between car and driver?

    MS: "We've had a few very good qualifying sessions and races at the past few events. I think it's down to us working as a team really well together and understanding the car better. It's really the work we've put in these last weeks and months that has brought us to this place, and also a bit of luck in some places like Baku."

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    British GP: Preview - AlphaTauri

    Pierre Gasly: "Reflecting on the triple-header, Qualifying went well at all three races and I managed to get into Q3 every time. So, Saturday's performances were always excellent and I particularly enjoyed having a good race in France in front of a home crowd. The second race in Austria also ended well, even if it hadn't been easy, so we were always in the game. On the downside, the first Austrian race ended immediately for me, but overall we're doing a good job as a team, the car is working well and everything seems to be going in the right direction, so I hope that will continue at Silverstone.

    "The biggest change this weekend will be the race on Saturday, which means we only get one free practice session to set up the car before Qualifying. That's a major change, so it will be even more important than usual to be very well prepared before going out on track for the first time. We will need to have a good baseline in terms of car set-up right from the start. The new format means how the car works in race trim takes on greater importance and we know this is where, maybe, we have a bit more work to do compared to how the car has been performing in Qualifying. I think generally that is because we over-perform in Qualifying, doing better than some other teams that struggle a bit with Quali and then, in the race, we are more or less where we ought to be. But overall, it should be fine, because we saw in Austria, running a different strategy, we finished four or five seconds off the top five. So, even if we have a bit more work to do for the race, we are nevertheless in the mix, which is definitely positive. We've worked a lot with the engineers, and I've been in the simulator, looking at all the possible scenarios for the new format with the Sprint Qualifying race. It should be good fun. We've also got new tyres from Pirelli. It's been done mainly for safety and from what I experienced, trying them in Austria, I think they will feel pretty similar.


    "I love Silverstone, it's one of my favourite tracks, especially the run through Maggots and Becketts, which is one of the most exciting sequences of the season. Although overtaking is meant to be difficult at Silverstone, it is possible and I managed some good passes last year, having some enjoyable fights including passing Seb (Vettel) round the outside at the right hander before the chicane.


    "I enjoyed racing in front of the fans in Austria and for Silverstone they're announcing a full capacity crowd, the atmosphere should be great and I'm looking forward to it."


    Yuki Tsunoda: "Looking back at the triple-header in France and Austria, there were some negatives but also some positives. The negatives were obviously a big mistake in Qualifying in France and then in Austria, crossing the pit lane entry white line. I'd say the biggest positive was that from the first week in Austria, I changed my approach to the whole race week. Up until then, I tended to always push as soon as I felt confident or just after making a change to the car set-up. That approach had worked for me in the other formulas up to Formula 2, but it doesn't work, or at least it involves a lot of risk when you try it in Formula 1. I realised that and changed to moving forward step by step, building up my confidence during the race week through free practice, up until Qualifying and from then on I try to push. That worked well and I also changed the way I worked with the engineers in meetings and how I warmed up before getting in the car. It was a step forward and we found a lot of good ways to work from now on. In Qualifying for the second Austrian race, I got my best result of the year and the way I managed getting through the three sessions was really good, especially as I had lost a bit of confidence after I had a big snap in the car in FP3. So, I was pleased with that.


    "After the last race, I got some more track time, testing the Pirelli tyres at the Red Bull Ring and as a rookie, the more time you get in the car, the better it is. It was interesting work. Now we come to Silverstone and I have good memories from last year, when I came third in the Formula 2 Feature Race and, like the Red Bull Ring, it is a track that I have driven at quite a lot, going back to when I was in F3.

    That's all positive, but the downside at Silverstone, given I have never driven a Formula 1 car there before, is that we only have one free practice session before Qualifying, as this weekend we try the Sprint Qualifying Race on Saturday. It means that the new approach I started to use in Austria will not work so well this time. I expect that having to perform well in Qualifying immediately after FP1 is going to be tough. It will be quite difficult, but I will still try and speed up step-by-step again, like in Austria. But the sprint race is something new for everyone. We must also think that we can make set-up changes between FP1 and Qualifying, but after that we can't really change anything. I think it is going to be quite a challenging week for everyone, but I will just focus on myself and on being as well prepared as possible.


    "I am looking forward to experiencing Silverstone in a Formula 1 car, with all its high speed corners and although, as I said, the lack of free practice is going to be a challenge, I am feeling fairly confident about the weekend as I have some experience of the track from previous years, so let's see what happens. I am particularly looking forward to seeing what the Maggots-Becketts- Chapel corners are like in an F1 car."

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    British GP: Preview - Aston Martin

    Sebastian: "I'm looking forward to racing at Silverstone again. There's a lot of high-speed sections at this circuit with good places for overtaking, so I think there will be opportunities for some proper racing. It's an important weekend for the team as well, so I'm looking forward to getting started."

    Lance: "Silverstone is a real classic. The track is awesome to drive and it's always great coming here because the fans are so passionate. This year it's our first home race as Aston Martin, so I'm hoping we can have a strong weekend and make the whole team across the road feel proud."


    Keys to the Race

    A Safety Car has been deployed in eight of the previous 10 races at Silverstone; while there has only ever been one Virtual Safety Car, in 2015. High-speed corners and a tightly bunched pack are often the ingredients for incident - in 2020, there were two Safety Cars in the first Silverstone race; none in the second - the Anniversary GP - a week later.


    Despite being a high-speed circuit, Silverstone is usually a good venue for overtaking. Traditionally, most passing happens into Turns Six (Brooklands) and 15 (Stowe). The barely-there corner of Chapel marks the start of a DRS zone down the Hangar straight, allowing for extra overtaking opportunities into Turn 15. In 2020, 57% of overtakes used DRS.


    This is a race that's historically hard on tyres. We've seen a wide variety of strategies run out here over the past few years - from one-stoppers all the way through to three-stop affairs. With early incidents likely, expect strategy to be steered by the advent of a Safety Car - as was the case in last year's British GP. This race is also the first weekend for the new Sprint Qualifying format, which will play into team decisions and their use of tyres.

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    British GP: Preview - Alpine

    The team is gearing up for its second home race of the season as Formula 1 heads to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. With fans in the stands and an all new qualifying format to trial, Executive Director Marcin Budkowski explains his thoughts on this weekend's race.

    What challenges does the new Sprint Qualifying format bring this weekend?

    Marcin Budkowski: We're looking forward to trialling the new race weekend format for the very first time this weekend in Silverstone. It's definitely something new and will create some action on all three days. For the teams, the main challenge will be to setup the cars and build the drivers' confidence in one hour of practice on Friday morning only, as we then go straight into Qualifying. The cars will be in parc ferme from that point onwards, which means we can't really touch them anymore. There are also different rules for tyre usage, including free choice for the race itself. We expect the new format to bring more uncertainty as some teams will get it right and others might not, which could mix the grid up and create more on-track action. Teams hate unpredictability as they always try to optimise everything to perfection, but it should be more exciting for the fans!


    How much is the team looking forward to its home Grand Prix?

    MB: It's great to be racing close to the factory in Enstone. It means a lot of our team members will attend the race in the grandstands with their families. In general, it's really good to have fans back, we enjoyed the atmosphere in Austria at the last race. We expect a big crowd at Silverstone, and British fans are hugely passionate and knowledgeable about Formula 1, so we hope to put on a good show for them.


    What is the team doing to help improve Esteban's current performance?

    MB: Esteban had two difficult races in Austria and we're still investigating whether there are any technical reasons behind it. To eradicate any doubt, the team has made the decision to make extensive changes to his car for Silverstone, including a new chassis.

    Esteban performed very strongly at the start of the season and qualified the car on the third row of the grid on merit at two races in a row just a few weekends ago, so we are working together to make sure he bounces back, and this weekend is the perfect opportunity to do that.


    How does the team reflect on its general performance level ahead of Silverstone?

    MB: The car was competitive in Austria, but the race result did not reflect our potential.

    Fernando had strong pace in qualifying and the race, but we weren't able to convert it into bigger points because of the incident in Qualifying. Silverstone, though, is a completely different challenge. It's an exciting track with a lot of high-speed corners that drivers enjoy racing at. The weather can be a factor there, and with the new format, it's shaping up to be a very interesting weekend!


    It was a frustrating triple header across France and Austria for Esteban Ocon. He and the team have been working hard to improve for this weekend's British Grand Prix where, an all-new qualifying mode will debut.


    What do you like about Silverstone?

    Esteban Ocon: Silverstone is an iconic circuit in Formula 1. Everything about Silverstone is associated with what Formula 1 is about, like all the history there and the legendary corner combinations it has. The run through Maggots, Becketts and Chapel is very special. In a Formula 1 car, that's about as good as it gets through the whole year and going flat out through that sequence is a fantastic feeling. The track is challenging as it's all about keeping momentum and putting everything together in a good rhythm. It's going to be cool to see all the fans there and having their support this year. I'm looking forward to experiencing that.


    What moments stand out for you at Silverstone?

    EO: I've always loved racing there. In Formula 3 in 2014 I was on pole position, took three podiums and won a race. I was also on the podium there in GP3, so I do have some nice memories of Silverstone. In Formula 1, I've been in the points there a number of times. Last year, with the two races, we had competitive weekends as a team with some good results. Of course, the aim is to repeat that this weekend.


    Are you looking forward to the Sprint Qualifying?

    EO: The Sprint Qualifying is certainly going to freshen up the race weekend. It brings a new dynamic to the event, so I'm interested to see how it will unfold. Before that, though, we have to plan a productive Free Practice and then make sure we're as far up the grid as possible in qualifying on the same day. It's going to be different to usual, but I like the idea and I'm looking forward to seeing how it will go.


    How are you aiming to comeback after the recent frustrations?

    EO: The France-Austria triple header was not as successful as we had hoped. It's good that we're heading to a completely different circuit, taking on a new challenge and having a reset. The team and I have been working very hard behind the scenes to see what we can do to improve our performance. I know we'll come back to the level we had at the start of the season and the hard work will only continue until we achieve that and even go beyond. I'm really motivated for a good result this weekend.


    Fernando Alonso suits up for his eighteenth appearance at the British Grand Prix this weekend as he looks to continue his current form at the historic Silverstone circuit.


    It was a fourth points finish in a row last time out in Austria, how do you reflect on the second race of the season there?

    Fernando Alonso: I was happy to come away with a point in the end after a frustrating qualifying session where we had the pace to do much better. The car felt good across all three days so this is a positive we must take forward with us to Silverstone. It will be a different race at Silverstone, and I suspect the gaps between the field won't be as close as they were in Austria due to the nature of the lap. The car felt good during the three races in France and Austria so I feel confident we can be competitive here this weekend.


    You've had some good memories racing at Silverstone, most notably your pole position, race win and fastest lap in 2006. Do you enjoy racing there?

    FA: It's a fantastic circuit and always provides us drivers with good racing. I've had some memorable results there, with my win in 2006 for Renault one of the best memories. There is a good mix of high and medium speed corners and, of course, the weather can be variable so it should be an interesting weekend. It's good to be at the team's other home Grand Prix and with it being so close to Enstone, I will be visiting the factory before the race.


    What's your favourite part of the Silverstone circuit?

    FA: I enjoy most of the circuit but if I had to choose one part it would be the high-speed middle sector from Copse through to Maggotts and Becketts. Taking this section at such speed and high levels of grip in a modern Formula 1 car is thrilling as a driver.

    It's quite harsh on tyres there due to the fast-flowing corners so that will be something we will need to manage over the weekend. It will also be great to see fans in the grandstands as it has a very special atmosphere.

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    British GP: Preview - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "Being on the podium for the third time this season was a great feeling. It was a well-deserved result for all the hard work the entire team has put in so far this year and during an intense triple-header. Hopefully, we can carry this energy into mine and the team's home grand prix this weekend, although we need to be realistic in what we can achieve as Silverstone is a very different track. That being said, we'll still be trying our hardest to score as many points as possible.

    "Racing at Silverstone is always a special occasion with it being my home race. Welcoming back the British fans - in the safest way possible - will be amazing to see.

    I've missed them a lot especially doing two races there last year behind closed doors.

    Seeing the grandstands full and everything feeling a bit more normal is something I'm really looking forward to.


    "We also have the first sprint qualifying event of the season. We'll be straight into the action on Friday with qualifying before the sprint on Saturday, so we'll be prepared to hit the ground running. It's something new for everyone and should make for some close and exciting racing that I'm sure the fans will enjoy!"


    Daniel Ricciardo: "This weekend sees us heading to Silverstone for the team's home race. It's going to be a special moment for us all as we get to see the fans back in those grandstands - it's been a long time coming. We've slowly seen more and more fans back at track as the season has progressed and when it's been safe to do so in certain countries. I think everyone has missed the noise and atmosphere that only the fans can provide.


    "At the British Grand Prix we'll try out the new sprint quali format for the first time, which will be an exciting challenge. It'll be interesting to mix up the weekend and I'm sure it'll provide plenty of opportunities to put us in a good position for the race on Sunday.


    "After the three back-to-back races in France and Austria, I've taken the time to fully recharge my batteries, and spent some time at Goodwood driving Senna's MP4-5B, which was just awesome. I'm ready to go again at Silverstone and keep pushing after a more positive weekend in Austria where I gained a bit more confidence in the car. We just need to continue to make the steps to translate those improvements into lap-time, so we can challenge for good points."


    Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "Following the conclusion of the first triple-header of the season, we now look forward to racing at our home grand prix this weekend. It's great that the British Grand Prix will see a full-capacity crowd, with our fans and many team members supporting from the grandstands, while ensuring the appropriate measures are in place to keep everyone safe.


    "This weekend will also see the first sprint qualifying session of the year take place.

    We're looking forwarding to trialling the new Saturday sprint format as we continue to see the sport develop and encourage closer and exciting racing for the fans. The team has been working hard in preparation for the change to how we run a usual race weekend, with qualifying now being on Friday and a sprint race on Saturday. The format will certainly mix things up for everyone and every team will be looking to capitalise on any opportunities.


    "We've taken the time to reset as a team after the strong result in Austria and we're ready to go again in the fight for good points. We're continuing to take steps forward in terms of performance by extracting the most out of our package, but we need to remain realistic about what's achievable, stay focused and take each race at a time as we progress through the season."

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    British GP: Preview - Red Bull

    Reflecting on the race in Austria, how do you feel looking back? Have you had chance to re-watch the race?

    Sergio Perez: Obviously it wasn't my day, I have learnt from what happened and I have taken the positives away from the race. We have to keep pushing and I am now focussing on this weekend, looking ahead, I can't wait to get back on track at Silverstone. I am very excited to see all the fans back at the track too, the atmosphere is always electric at Silverstone. Hopefully lots of the Team's family can come and watch the race too, they are all in for a good race weekend.

    How are you feeling heading into the weekend at Silverstone, is this a track that you look forward to racing on?

    SP: I'm feeling positive and pumped up for this weekend, hopefully we can get onto the podium again. It will be interesting to see the new race format for Formula One too. As a Team we have put in a lot of effort to understand the new race format, a lot of preparation and practice has gone into this weekend. It will be very different for everyone, it's definitely exciting and I hope that the hard work pays off.


    Other Teams are planning to bring upgrades to this race weekend, do you expect that to make things closer across the field?

    SP: Yes, I believe so, and I saw Mercedes talk about upgrades so I'm sure they will be very strong this weekend. We will of course try our hardest as well and hopefully we will be able to come back up on top. Let's see what happens!


    There will be a full crowd at Silverstone this weekend, how does it compare racing in front of a UK crowd to any other circuit in the world?

    Max Verstappen: Having fans back will really make the difference at Silverstone and the British crowd love motorsport in general which means it is a special place to be. Last year we did two races with no crowds and the atmosphere was missing, it's of course still an amazing track, but to have the fans back again is going to make it even better and even though I know they will be supporting the British drivers I love to see the passion that they have for all of us. I just hope that the race is going to be exciting for them too.


    It's been a great start to the season for yourself and the team...

    MV: We've started the season off really well and of course I'm very happy about that, but we have to keep on pushing, we can't just be thinking about our results so far. It's going to be really tight and a challenge for the rest of the year but that is what makes it exciting. We were for sure ahead in Austria and our car was very good there but in France we only won with a few laps to go, so the championship is very close and maybe even closer than the points show at the moment. There are some tough tracks coming up where Mercedes may have the edge on us but we have a great Team and we are doing everything we can to try and stay ahead.


    How much does it excite you that there's a new a format that allows you to race flat out without needing to pit?

    MV: I'm very open about trying the sprint races and I quite like that we have a bit less practice before we head into qualifying, but let's just wait, it's difficult to say anything about it until we've tested it this weekend. Every race you take risks but controlled risks, especially when you are fighting for a championship, but this one race isn't going to define the end result.

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    British GP: Preview - Alfa Romeo

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN heads into the British Grand Prix weekend with a sense of expectation, as Formula One undertakes the first ever sprint race weekend in its more than seven decades of history. With a new format come new opportunities, and the team hope to make the most of them to return to points-scoring ways in Silverstone.

    The weekend is turned upside down with every day of on-track action now having a key highlight moment to capture the fans' attention: Friday will feature a practice session, followed by qualifying, which will set the grid for the Sprint race. A second practice session, held on Saturday morning, will be followed by the new Saturday Sprint, a 100km dash to the flag whose final order will set the grid for Sunday's showdown. The main offering of the weekend will proceed in its usual fashion.


    The new format will create opportunities as teams balance risks and benefit of an aggressive Saturday, potentially shuffling the order around. It's an interesting format, as yet untested, that shows Formula One's push towards offering new, entertaining ideas for the sport's fans.


    With this new race weekend making its debut, we're looking forward to hitting the track even more than usual...


    Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "Formula One has taken a bold step by introducing this new format, something that shows their attention to delivering new, exciting offerings to the growing fanbase of the sport. A race weekend like this is something we have never done before, so I expect everyone to be curious about how it will go: most importantly, we know Formula One will review how the format works and will learn important lessons to keep our sport relevant and exciting for competitors and viewers alike. Whatever the weekend holds in store, we know that new scenarios bring new opportunities and we need to be sharp to make the most of them. Anything can happen and we have to make sure we're in the right position to extract the best possible result from the new format."


    Kimi Raikkonen: "The new format will be interesting: I don't feel we are in a position to judge it yet, let's see what this weekend brings and then we can make our mind up about it with more knowledge. Most importantly, no matter how the weekend looks like, we need to make sure we're competitive from the beginning: things start to matter on Friday and we need to be right in the battle for the top ten from the start if we want to be there at the end of the day on Sunday."


    Antonio Giovinazzi: "I am excited to get back to racing, especially with the enthusiasm from the celebrations of Italy's European Championship victory still fresh in my mind. I hope some of this shine can rub on me this weekend and we can deliver a more successful weekend than the last two races, when we were effectively out of contention on the first lap without fault. We know we can be competitive and fight against any of our direct rivals when things don't go against us, so let's make sure this weekend is when we get it right."

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    British GP: Preview - Mercedes

    As part of its preview to the British Grand Prix, Mercedes issues a six minute video guide to Sprint Qualifying featuring Ron Meadows, Andrew Shovlin and Valtteri Bottas.

    Toto Wolff: "We head to Silverstone for a weekend with a full house of 140,000 passionate F1 fans and in the middle of a hard-fought championship. The circuit is just ten minutes from our home in Brackley and 45 minutes from Brixworth - and it will be a huge boost to be racing in front of so many enthusiastic supporters.


    "The first weekend with the new sprint qualifying format brings a fresh challenge for all teams. With just a single one-hour practice session ahead of the Friday qualifying session, and the cars' configuration fixed from the beginning of standard qualifying on Friday, whoever can get up to speed quickest will carry an advantage through the weekend. We will be adapting our approach and running plans to ensure we are best prepared for every aspect of the new challenge.

    "This year we'll be racing on the Hamilton Straight for the first time, which will be a special moment for Lewis and the whole team. I can't think of another example of an active driver being honoured in this way by a circuit - it's testament to what Lewis has achieved in this sport so far in his career. But I know come Saturday and Sunday, his only focus will be fighting for maximum points in this colossal championship fight.

    "Valtteri enters this weekend full of confidence: he performed strongly in both races in Austria, with two podium finishes, and is eager to continue making up ground in the drivers' championship table.

    "Silverstone is an incredible track, fast and flowing, and one that we hope should suit our car better compared to Spielberg. We also have a few small updates on the car, and we look forward to seeing how they perform. We know we need to give Lewis and Valtteri the car to perform at Silverstone and everyone at Brackley and Brixworth is working flat out to deliver it."

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    British GP: Preview - Williams

    We head to Silverstone this week, and the home of British motor racing for the 10th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. Despite numerous layout changes over the years, Silverstone has always maintained its essential character as one of the fastest tracks on the calendar. Historic corners like Maggotts, Becketts and Copse provide some of the biggest challenges for racing drivers anywhere in the world.

    With all this in mind, it is no surprise that Silverstone remains one of the most enjoyable circuits on the calendar and provides an exciting challenge for drivers and engineers alike.

    The incredible British fans have been missed and the team is looking forward to racing in front of a full capacity crowd on home soil.


    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: The event at Silverstone is always a highlight of the Formula One season, as well as an iconic event of the British summer. This year, the event is notable for the experimental format which will see traditional Qualifying take place on Friday evening and then a Sprint Qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, before the main Grand Prix on Sunday. For us, this represents quite a change in how we approach, plan and execute the event. Fortunately, we have the experience from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola last year to help guide us and to give us some insight into how the other teams are likely to approach the two free practice sessions.


    The track itself is largely unchanged from last year and it is a layout that we know well.

    The tyre quantities are a little different due to the event format, with each team receiving one fewer sets of tyres than at a standard event, as well as a different compound distribution. Pirelli have made available the hardest of their compound range and these should be well suited to the demanding nature of Silverstone.


    Silverstone remains one of the most exciting and most loved circuits on the Formula One calendar, and its mix of dramatic high-speed corners and frequent short straights places tremendous demands on both the cars and the drivers. Crucially, the influence of the wind - and potentially the rain - can quickly change the character of the circuit and with only one free practice session before the Qualifying session, it will be vital to understand the conditions quickly and to get to a setup that the drivers are comfortable with.


    Having enjoyed some good fights with the midfield teams at the last few events, we are very keen to continue our recent form in front of a large home crowd, which will include many of our colleagues who don't usually get to travel to the circuit. The whole team is motivated and excited by the challenge ahead of us as we face the new event format at one of the best venues in the world.


    George Russell: I am really excited for my home race and to have all the British fans back will be an incredible experience. It will be a challenge with the new format this weekend, so we are going to have to be on our toes to make the most of it. All in all, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is always a great weekend; it has the best crowds of the year, the fans are incredibly passionate, and the circuit offers great racing. There's nothing quite like it.


    Nicholas Latifi: I am super excited for Silverstone; it is my favourite track on the calendar by far. The nature of the high-speed corners, which are very fast and flowing, makes it the perfect track to drive these modern Formula One cars that have so much downforce. It is such an exhilarating feeling with all of the G-forces through your body. It's also the team's home race, so I'm very excited to be a part of that as I didn't have my own home race this year, but this will be just as special. I am hoping for a very strong weekend to make it all the better.

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    British GP: Preview - Ferrari

    Innovation and tradition come together at the tenth round of the season, the British Grand Prix. It takes place at Silverstone, a circuit enshrined in the history of Formula 1 as the track that hosted the opening round of the very first world championship, on 13 May 1950. And it's here that this weekend, the new Sprint Qualifying Race format is being trialled for the first time, introduced with the aim of adding a further element of competition to the race weekend, making it even more spectacular for the fans.

    Drivers and teams therefore face a different timetable to usual. On Friday, instead of two 60 minute free practice sessions, there is just the one at 14.30 local time (15.30 CET), followed at 18 (19 CET) by qualifying which defines the grid for the Sprint Qualifying. There is a second hour of free practice on Saturday at 12 (13 CET) and then at 16.30 (17.30 CET) the 100 kilometre race gets underway, with no obligation to change tyres and with a free choice of compound.

    The result of this race will decide the grid for the Grand Prix, which starts on Sunday at 15 (16 CET). The top three finishers will score points. The format is due to be repeated at two more rounds this season: another classic on the calendar, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the race at Interlagos, Brazil.


    Another new element being introduced at Silverstone concerns the tyres: sole supplier Pirelli is bringing a new construction tested in free practice at the last race in Austria.

    The compounds are the same as before and for this event, the teams will use the C1, C2 and C3, but the structure of the carcass of the rears has been made more rigid.


    Silverstone is known as the home of British motorsport, a track laid out on the perimeter roads of a wartime airfield and, over the past 30 years, it has been modified several times, while maintaining its essential characteristic of being fast and flowing with some of the best loved corners on the calendar. The current track is 5.891 kilometres long and aerodynamically speaking, it has become a medium downforce circuit, where one needs good traction for the twistier sections and plenty of speed for the straights and high speed corners. The engines run at full throttle for 70% of the lap and there are two DRS zones: one on the straight between turns 5 and 6 and the other on the Hangar Straght, which comes immediately after the famous changes of direction made up of the Maggots, Becketts and Chapel corners. The British Grand Prix will be raced on 52 laps (306.198 km).


    British Grand Prix: facts & figures


    2. The number of Grands Prix that have always been on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar: the British and Italian events. In fact the first world championship event took place at Silverstone on 13 May 1950 and was won by Giuseppe Farina for Alfa Romeo, while the following year, Scuderia Ferrari took its maiden victory courtesy of Jose Froilan Gonzalez in a 375 F1. Silverstone has hosted the race 54 times, with 12 taking place at Brands Hatch and five at Aintree.


    7. The number of drivers who shared the honour of setting the fastest race lap in the 1954 British Grand Prix. At a time when timing only went down to the nearest tenth of a second, a time of 1:50.0 was set by the Ferraris Jose Froilan Gonzalez, who was also the race winner, team-mate Mike Hawthorn, Maserati drivers Alberto Ascari, Onofre Marimòn and Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio in a Mercedes and Jean Behra in a Gordini. They were each awarded one seventh of the point on offer for the fastest race lap.


    8. The furthest back on the grid from which the British Grand Prix has been won. It happened at Brands Hatch and Carlos Reutemann, who passed away one week ago, was the driver in question at the wheel of a Ferrari 312 T3. As for Silverstone, winning from furthest back was Emerson Fittipaldi who started seventh in 1975 in a McLaren. When it comes to getting to the podium from the furthest back, the accomplishment of Onofre Marimòn is likely to remain unbeaten, as he finished third, having started 28th in a Maserati.


    1907. The year the very first permanent race track was opened. On 17 June, the crowds flooded through the gates of the Brooklands Motor Circuit, designed and built by entrepreneur Hugh Locke King. It was an oval, but with one unusual feature in that the pit straight was only used for the start, finish and pit stops, as during the races competitors turned right at "The Fork", the only right-hander on the track that led on to a 30 degree banked semi-circular corner, the Home Banking.


    31000. The number of people competing in some form of motor sport in the UK, including everything from karting to historic racing, the most of any country in the world. Great Britain also boasts more racing teams than any other country.


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    British GP: Preview - Pirelli

    Formula 1 history is made at Silverstone this weekend with Pirelli as title sponsor: for the very first time there will be a sprint qualifying on Saturday to determine the grid for the grand prix on Sunday. The tyres nominated are the same as last year's British Grand Prix (which was the first race of a Silverstone double-header in 2020): C1 as the P Zero White hard, C2 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C3 as the P Zero Red soft. The hardest compounds in the P Zero Formula 1 range have been selected due to the famous demands of the circuit, which puts lots of energy through the tyres.

    The allocations are different for the weekends hosting a sprint qualifying. There will be 12 sets of P Zero slick tyres (instead of 13): two sets of P Zero White hard, four sets of P Zero Yellow medium, and six sets of P Zero Red soft. In addition, up to six sets of Cinturato Green intermediates and three sets of Cinturato Blue full wets – in case of wet weather conditions.


    In Friday qualifying, only the soft tyre can be used but there will be no obligation to start the grand prix on the tyre with which the fastest time was set in Q2. In Saturday's sprint qualifying, drivers will have a free choice of tyres with no obligatory pit stop. The tyre rules for the grand prix on Sunday remain unaltered, apart from every driver having a free choice of tyres for the start.


    The new rear construction that was tested during free practice in Austria will make its race debut in Silverstone. These rear tyres, with a more robust structure but no extra weight and incorporating some of the elements already planned for next year's 18-inch tyres, will be used from now until the end of the season.


    Pirelli's 2022 18-inch Formula 1 slick tyre test programme continued after the Austrian Grand Prix with two days of testing at the Red Bull Ring with AlphaTauri. Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda drove for one day each.


    After Silverstone, Red Bull (day one), Aston Martin and Haas (days one and two) will remain on track for another 18-inch tyre test from 20-21 July.


    Track Characteristics



    Silverstone is renowned as a high-speed, high-energy circuit. The famous Maggots and Becketts corners in particular impose big forces on the tyres, caused by lateral acceleration peak in excess of 5g as the drivers sweep through the complex without lifting.


    Last year's British Grand Prix was won with a one-stop medium-hard strategy: the same tactic selected by all three podium finishers (although Max Verstappen, in second, made a late stop for soft tyres and claimed the extra point for fastest lap).


    Mario Isola: "There are plenty of new things to look forward to during the Silverstone weekend: first and foremost the introduction of sprint qualifying for the first of three races this year, which will completely alter the dynamic and rhythm of the weekend as well as having an important effect on how the tyres are used. The different ways in which the teams interpret these new regulations and make the most of them is going to be fascinating to watch. We're also introducing the new construction of rear tyre that was tested successfully in Austria with positive feedback. As for Silverstone itself, it remains one of the biggest test of the year for tyres thanks to all its fast corners, meaning that some degree of tyre management is always essential. Another key factor is of course the British weather, which is famously variable at this time of year."

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    El equipo Mercedes F1, explica lo que son carreras al sprint:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Z. Brown, ha dado positivo por SARS-CoV-2:

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    La F1 ha aprovechado para presentar las dimensiones del auto 2022:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Entre esos alerones y las llantas, no me gusta nada. Sólo espero que al menos nos permita algo más de espectáculo, aunque me temo que pasará lo de siempre, que el espectáculo no mejorará y no cambian también algunos circuitos.

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    Unas cuantas fotos más del F1 para 2022. Más lo veo más me recuerda al Fómula E mezclado con un Indy.













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    Menudo dolor ver estas llantas y encima con tapacubos.




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    Craig Scarborough @ScarbsTech · 1min


    Front brake ducts extended to manage front tyre wake

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    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Pues...yo tengo ganas de ver esa carrera al Sprint. 17 vueltas a saco que pueden cambiar bastante la parrilla del Domingo. Es un formato muy muy atipico pero que creo que puede "triunfar" entre aficionados.

    No sé, por una vez me alegro que la F1 se salga de lo puramente convencional. El tiempo y las propias carreras dirán si es un error o un acierto pero yo al menos extoy expectante.

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    Pues...yo tengo ganas de ver esa carrera al Sprint. 17 vueltas a saco que pueden cambiar bastante la parrilla del Domingo. Es un formato muy muy atipico pero que creo que puede "triunfar" entre aficionados.

    No sé, por una vez me alegro que la F1 se salga de lo puramente convencional. El tiempo y las propias carreras dirán si es un error o un acierto pero yo al menos extoy expectante.

    El problema que le veo es el tema del parque cerrado desde los libres 1. Deberían poder trabajar más en el coche para que quieran arriesgar algo más. Y otra cosa, ¿les merece la pena arriesgar a no acabar la carrera del sábado y verte obligado a salir último en la del domingo que es la que reporta la mayor cantidad de puntos? Estas cosillas me hacen tener dudas de esta carrera. Mañana veremos a ver qué tal el experimento.

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    Homenaje de Vettel a Carlos Reutemann en su casco.




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    FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2021 - Silverstone
    Resultados FP1
    Viernes, 16 de julio de 2021


    Extraña sesión en la que Max VERSTAPPEN ha sido el más rápido y ha dado sensación de dominio dejando a NORRIS, HAMILTON y LECLERC trás él a 7 décimas. Hamilton parecía por la radio muy sorprendido de tal diferencia.

    Con sólo una hora de entrenamientos antes de la calificación, los programas de los equipos han sido dispares incluso entre sus pilotos. Muy poco tiempo para preparar calificación y hacer pruebas de cara al estreno de la calificación al sprint y a la carrera del domingo.

    Carlos SAINZ ha finalizado 6º a 8 décimas, justo entre BOTTAS y VETTEL.

    ALONSO ha terminado en la posición de su dorsal, 14º, a un segundo de tiempo de SAINZ y a 5 décimas del de OCON, que ha finalizado 10º. La diferencia entre los pilotos de Alpine debe de haber estado en los diferentes programas (Ocon provó con el blando y el duro y Alonso con el medio y el duro) aunque es posible que el cambio de chásis de Ocon haya influido en una mejora de su rendimiento con respecto a las últimas carreras.





















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    Los Mercedes han sufrido blistering, sobre todo en el neumático delantero derecho.

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    Vueltas eliminadas en los libres 1 por superar los límites en la curva 9.




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    Y las eliminadas por superarlos en la curva 15.




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