The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ?é?ú5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and … Continue reading Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010
Silverstone has begun work to build the new “Arena” circuit which it intends to use for this year’s British Grand Prix. The grandstands opposite the pits have been knocked down and several bridges have also been removed as the circuit’s remodelling begins. These stands will be re-constructed in time for this year’s race and the … Continue reading Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)
Silverstone intends to use a new track layout for the 2010 British Grand Prix. The new circuit will include most of Silverstone’s signature high-speed bends such as Copse, Maggotts, Becketts and Stowe, but not the high-speed Bridge corner. But a circuit spokesperson told F1 Fanatic he expected the new circuit to be “equally, if not … Continue reading Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)
Alan Henry claims on the Guardian’s website that the British Grand Prix will be on the 2010 F1 calendar and stay there until 2014. The story claims a five-year deal with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix has been struck and will be announced tomorrow. That would coincide with the race-holding British Racing Drivers’ … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated)
Silverstone has been given a new deadline of December 11th to get a deal in place to hold the British Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone had previously given the circuit until November 7th to sign a contract but, not for the first time in his negotiations over the 2010 British Grand Prix, the critical date has … Continue reading Silverstone gets new Grand Prix deadline
Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do … Continue reading Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ?é?ú370m offer
Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline … Continue reading Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix
Before this year’s British Grand Prix I pointed out that it would be madness for F1 to leave behind a circuit that regularly gets huge crowds. And so it proved as Silverstone packed in a capacity audience of 120,000 on Sunday. Buoyed by the success of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button its three-day total attendance … Continue reading Silverstone F1 crowd exceeds 310,000
On the eve of the British Grand Prix FIA President Max Mosley has raised the prospect of the race returning to Silverstone in 2010 instead of moving to Donington Park. Speaking to the BBC Mosley said he thought it was very likely there would be a British Grand Prix next year – even if Donington … Continue reading Mosley: F1 may go to Silverstone in 2010
The British Grand Prix this weekend is set to be the last at Silverstone. I’m going to be doing an interview for BBC Radio 5 for their Sunday programming about the track’s final Grand Prix, and they want to talk about people’s memories of F1 at Silverstone. So, what’s your favourite Silverstone moment? Have you … Continue reading Your favourite Silverstone memory
If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended … Continue reading F1 leaving Britain would be madness
With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar
Bridgestone has announced what tyres the teams will used at the Monaco, Turkish, British and German Grands Prix. At Monaco the tyre supplier will break with its 2009 policy of using tyres that are two stages apart, bringing the soft and super-soft compounds as it did in 2008. It will revert to type at Istanbul … Continue reading Tyre compounds for next four races
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
Silverstone has revealed the changes it intends to make to its Grand Prix circuit after hosting its last F1 race in June this year. As the Northamptonshire track has lost the British Grand Prix to Donington Park, it has taken the British round of the Moto GP championship from its Leicestershire rival. Part of the … Continue reading Silverstone’s 2010 layout (Pictures)
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the … Continue reading Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues: