After a three-week break, the Formula One circus returns home to England for the British Grand Prix at the historic Silverstone Circuit. The big story over the break was what would happen to Mercedes GP over the Pirelli tyre test. It turns out that nothing happened because the FIA is terrible. Well, we move on to Silverstone and I think that Mercedes isn’t the favourite but they’re in better shape than they were before Monaco.
This weekend is Formula One’s British Grand Prix which is one of the premier races in the sport. To celebrate this week’s big race, our friends at MoneySupermarket asked a group of respected online motorsports writers (and me) who the greatest British Formula One drivers of all-time are. The results of the expert poll have been compiled on this handy infographic.
In case you were wondering, my three picks were Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees.
We’re only 13 months from the 2012 Olympics. But nobody really cares right now because Formula One has come home for its most historic World Championship race at a disused airfield in Northamptonshire. In fact, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first F1 World Championship race of the inaugural 1950 season. Speaking of history, that’s what Sebastian Vettel seems to be destined to make. He’s finished in the top two in each of the season’s eight races to go with seven poles and a three-race lead in the points. Continue reading
The old wedding adage seemed to fit perfectly for yesterday’s British Grand Prix. The irony of that statement is that the marriage at Red Bull is quickly disintegrating. But something old was Silverstone, host of the first ever round of the Formula One World Championship in 1950. Something new is the Arena Circuit layout which was designed for Moto GP and used for this year’s F1 Grand Prix. Something borrowed was Mark Webber’s front wing which was borrowed by Sebastian Vettel. And something blue was Mark Webber’s Red Bull as it streaked across the line as he took his third win of the season. Continue reading
While the FIA and FOTA have been working on ways to improve the show by making the cars more passing friendly, a pair of circuits are taking the initiative to improve the show on their end. The Silverstone Circuit, home of the British Grand Prix, and the Sakhir Circuit, home of the Bahrain Grand Prix, will both feature a new layout for their 2010 grand prix weekends.
Track maps and analysis after the jump. Continue reading
If it’s not worth talking about, then it must be time again for the Not News of the Week.
Rage Against The Machine took home its second major honour in as many weeks last week. After taking the Christmas Number One single in Britain, lead singer Zach de la Rocha took home an award for the 2009 Beard of the Year. Britain’s Beard Liberation Front hands out the award annual for the best beard on a well-known person across the globe. Previous honourees include Tom Jones and Robert Plant. They also handed out the award for beard of the decade which went to Glastonbury music festival founder Michael Eavis (narrowly beating Fidel Castro). Continue reading
It’s that time of week again. It’s time to look at the weirdest and wackiest stories from the last seven days. It’s time for the Not News of the Week.
The Beatles famously sang that all you need is love. Well, a British couple have found that all you really need is porn. In order to fund a beachfront wedding in Cancun, Mexico, a British couple has made three porn films and are planning to make four more. Among the things the couple have done are dripping hot wax on each other, paddling, and a threesome. Apparently, their family and friends are very understanding of what they’re doing. I wonder if their four kids will feel the same way when they come across their parents on the internet. Continue reading