British Grand Prix 2013, Silverstone - Race 8/19

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Silverstone

Like so many of England's racing circuits, Silverstone started life as an aerodrome. When the Second World War ended in 1945, England's other two circuits, Donington Park and the legendary Brooklands, had fallen into disrepair. And so it was that the outer taxiways and interconnecting runways of Silverstone became adopted by the Royal Automobile Club as the home for the British Grand Prix in 1948. The circuit was fast and challenging and in 1949 the shape was formed that remains the basis of the track to this day.

When the Formula One World Championship was incepted in 1950, Silverstone held the very first round, won by Guiseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo. In 1951 the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) was handed the lease by the RAC, and huge modifications were made. The pits were moved to the straight between Woodcote and Copse, from the Farm straight where they had originally been, and a short circuit was built within the larger circuit, cutting from Becketts corner to Woodcote.

From 1955 the British Grand Prix swapped venues between Aintree and Silverstone, but with the advent of the 1960s, Aintree fell out of favour and the race was switched between Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

In 1971 the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) bought the entire 720 acre plot on which Silverstone sits and went about redeveloping the track. New pits were built and a chicane was erected at Woodcote which provided close finishes and great overtaking opportunities.

In 1987, with speeds reaching astounding levels, a corner was built before Woodcote, and in 1992 a new complex of corners was created between Farm and Woodcote. And in recent years various upgrades have been made to the track's facilities. A racing school now exists at the circuit and with government funding a new bypass has been built, greatly improving access to the once notoriously out-of-the-way venue.

In 2010 came another major change to the circuit's Formula One layout, designed to further improve the venue for spectators and provide an even greater driver challenge. The new infield layout juts right at the reworked Abbey bend before heading into the new Arena complex of turns. This takes drivers on to the main straight of Silverstone’s National circuit, before rejoining the previous Grand Prix layout at Brooklands.



Session Times

Fri 28 June 2013
Practice 1 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30

Sat 29 June 2013
Practice 3 10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying 13:00

Sun 30 June 2013
Race 13:00


Live on Sky Sports F1 HD

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* For BBC times and info see here *



Track Diagram

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Circuit Information

Race Date: 30 Jun 2013
First Grand Prix: 1950
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race Distance: 306.198 km
Lap Record: 1:34.661 - K Raikkonen (2012)



Championship Standings

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Technical Changes

http://www.formula1.com/news/technical/



Photos from the event

Thursday - http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/2013/901/general/thursday.html

Friday - http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/2013/901/general/friday.html

Saturday - http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/2013/901/general/saturday.html

Sunday - http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/2013/901/general/sunday.html



FIA Press Conference

Thursday - http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14709.html

Friday - http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14722.html

Saturday - http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14731.html

Sunday - http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14742.html



Practice 1
Code:
[b]Pos Driver                Team                  Time      Gap       Laps[/b]
 1. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m54.249s            10
 2. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari        1m55.033s  + 0.784s   7
 3. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1m55.354s  + 1.105s   7
 4. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes              1m55.458s  + 1.209s   5
 5. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari        1m55.825s  + 1.576s   9
 6. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault      1m56.361s  + 2.112s   7
 7. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m57.891s  + 3.642s   4
 8. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault      1m58.859s  + 4.610s   6
 9. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth     1m59.719s  + 5.470s   7
10. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth     1m59.876s  + 5.627s   8
11. Felipe Massa          Ferrari               2m06.534s  + 12.285   6
12. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              no time               3
13. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  no time               4
14. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         no time               1
15. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      no time               1
16. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes  no time               4
17. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               no time               4
18. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      no time               1
19. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes      no time               1
20. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault      no time               3
21. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      no time               4
22. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         no time               0
Report - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108346



Practice 2
Code:
[b]Pos Driver                Team                  Time      Gap        Laps[/b]
 1. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m32.248s             33
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1m32.547s  + 0.299s   26
 3. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m32.680s  + 0.432s   31
 4. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  1m32.832s  + 0.584s   34
 5. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes              1m32.911s  + 0.663s   28
 6. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m33.171s  + 0.923s   34
 7. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m33.290s  + 1.042s   38
 8. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes  1m33.313s  + 1.065s   34
 9. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m33.322s  + 1.074s   38
10. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m33.494s  + 1.246s   32
11. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m33.740s  + 1.492s   29
12. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari        1m33.896s  + 1.648s   36
13. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         1m34.120s  + 1.872s   30
14. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes      1m34.130s  + 1.882s   29
15. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari        1m34.998s  + 2.750s   32
16. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault      1m35.070s  + 2.822s   29
17. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1m35.127s  + 2.879s   35
18. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth     1m35.802s  + 3.554s   27
19. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault      1m35.984s  + 3.736s   32
20. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault      1m36.079s  + 3.831s   35
21. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth     1m37.329s  + 5.081s   33
22. Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1m43.466s  + 11.218s   7
Report - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108355



Practice 3
Code:
[b]Pos  Driver               Team/Car              Time       Gap      Laps[/b]
 1.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes              1m31.487s           18
 2.  Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes              1m31.633s  +0.146s  20
 3.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault      1m32.037s  +0.550s  20
 4.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault      1m32.078s  +0.591s  17
 5.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault         1m32.391s  +0.904s  18
 6.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m32.440s  +0.953s  19
 7.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari               1m32.454s  +0.967s  18
 8.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault         1m32.459s  +0.972s  22
 9.  Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes  1m32.536s  +1.049s  17
10.  Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes  1m32.571s  +1.084s  17
11.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m32.580s  +1.093s  15
12.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes      1m32.926s  +1.439s  18
13.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault      1m33.133s  +1.646s  17
14.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari        1m33.225s  +1.738s  16
15.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari               1m33.273s  +1.786s  16
16.  Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault      1m33.309s  +1.822s  25
17.  Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari        1m33.370s  +1.883s  19
18.  Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes      1m33.607s  +2.120s  9
19.  Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault      1m34.971s  +3.484s  18
20.  Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth     1m34.990s  +3.503s  17
21.  Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth     1m36.694s  +5.207s  16
22.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault      1m37.443s  +5.956s  18
Report - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108391



Qualifying
Code:
[b]Pos Driver                Team                 Time            Gap   [/b]
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes             1m29.607s
 2. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m30.059s  + 0.452s
 3. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m30.211s  + 0.604s
 4. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m30.220s  + 0.613s
 5. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes 1m30.736s  + 1.129s
 6. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m30.757s  + 1.150s
 7. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes 1m30.908s  + 1.301s
 8. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m30.955s  + 1.348s
 9. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m30.962s  + 1.355s
10. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m30.979s  + 1.372s
Q2 cut-off time: 1m31.592s                                   Gap **
11. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m31.649s  + 0.659s
12. Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m31.779s  + 0.789s
13. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m31.785s  + 0.795s
14. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes     1m32.082s  + 1.092s
15. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari       1m32.211s  + 1.221s
16. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m32.359s  + 1.369s
Q1 cut-off time: 1m32.512s                                   Gap *
17. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault     1m32.664s  + 1.669s
18. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari       1m32.666s  + 1.671s
19. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault     1m33.866s  + 2.871s
20. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth    1m34.108s  + 3.113s
21. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault     1m35.481s  + 4.486s
22. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth    1m35.858s  + 4.863s
Report - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108397



Race
Code:
[b]Pos Driver                Team                     Time/Gap[/b]
 1. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes                 1h32m59.456s
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault         +     0.765s
 3. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                  +     7.124s
 4. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes                 +     7.756s
 5. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault            +    11.257s
 6. Felipe Massa          Ferrari                  +    14.573s
 7. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes     +    16.335s
 8. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari       +    16.500s
 9. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes     +    17.993s
10. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari           +    19.700s
11. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault         +    21.135s
12. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault         +    25.094s
13. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes         +    25.968s
14. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari           +    26.285s
15. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault         +    31.613s
16. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth        +    36.097s
17. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth        +  1:07.660s
18. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault         +  1:07.759s
19. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault            +     1 laps

Fastest lap: Webber, 1:33.401
Report - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108441
 
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hoping for a mercedes win just to cause controversy!
With the weather like this it wont be many points for lotus!
 
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Quite a few of us going at some point during the weekend from here. Heading up to watch Friday practice, which is on at 10am rather than 9am.. bit more of a lie in :p
 
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Can't wait will be there from Thurs to Monday, hoping it's a bit less wet than last year, sure we got trenchfoot :D

Webber will probably win.
 
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I just watched the episode from series 19 of top gear where Clarkson was basically laughing at Lewis for moving to Merc from McLaren :p Funny how that's worked out!

Hope we have a great race. Reckoning:

1. Vettel
2. Alonson
3. Hamilton
 
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Looks like I'm going to miss watching this live. :(

Hopefully Alonso will get the win and Vettel doesn't get too many points to keep the drivers title interesting.
 
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Going Friday, actually looking like it might be dry for once, or better than last year at least! :p
 
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Is Vettel's dominance starting to kill the season off already?

I just got an email from Silverstone with an offer to upgrade my friday tickets to saturday and sunday with spaces still available in Woodcote A & B, Village A & B, Luffield A, Club A, Vale, Farm Curve and the National Pits Straight.
 
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Is Vettel's dominance starting to kill the season off already?

I just got an email from Silverstone with an offer to upgrade my friday tickets to saturday and sunday with spaces still available in Woodcote A & B, Village A & B, Luffield A, Club A, Vale, Farm Curve and the National Pits Straight.

I imagine it will still be "busy", but no doubt ticket sales took a knock this year due to what happened last.
I imagine there will be a burst of sales this week when people see it's going to be OK weather-wise.

I wasn't going to bother either until a few weeks back, but I wanted to see Hamilton in a Merc. and also it's the last opportunity in a British GP race weekend to hear the current engines, so the urge got the better of me.
 
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Hopefully going to head up again for young driver test at Silverstone, but will make a thread for that :)
 
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