By Reece Woolcock: During the season that has been unfolded so far in the Formula One Championship 2013, tyre makers Pirelli have often found themselves under the spotlight. By the time round 8 of this years championship was complete in Silverstone, there was one main talking topic and unfortunately for Nico Rosberg it wasn’t him or his win.
With four tyres blowing out during the race almost every eye involved in Formula One; Drivers, Team Principles, Pit Crew Members, Pundits and Fans were firmly waiting for a Pirelli response to the incidents.
The race saw race leader Lewis Hamilton’s tyre blow out while at the time comfortably seeing off any competition in his home Grand Prix, tyre blow outs later followed for Felipe Massa of Ferrari, Sergio Perez of McLaren and Jean Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso. Other tyre failures occurred over the whole race weekend including Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez again.
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Written on June 27th, 2013 by Richard Smith Formula One Comments
Mark Webber aiming for back to back British GP wins
By Richard Smith: The motor racing world turns its attention to Silverstone this weekend for the sporting spectacle that is the British Grand Prix. On a forecast sunny Sunday afternoon, the 22 drivers will take to the grid for 52 pulsating laps of rip-roaring action, which will be packed full of twists and turns around each and every corner of the famous circuit.
Sebastian Vettel heads to Silverstone as the bookmakers favourite to win the race with the German a 15/8 chance to end the day victorious. The Red Bull driver currently leads the way at the top of the standings by a staggering 34 points, as he edges ever closer to his fourth consecutive Drivers Championship.
The peerless 25-year-old has three wins to his name so far this season, while he has only finished outside of the top three twice. Furthermore, he has experience of winning the British GP, having done so back in 2009 and has finished in the top three in the race for the last two years.
Can anyone stop the all conquering superstar? Fernando Alonso could be the man to topple the German on Sunday as he bids to make it a hat-trick of victories at the Northamptonshire venue. The Spaniard has a couple of wins to his name in 2013, while he is one of only two drivers to win twice at Silverstone this century (the other being the retired Michael Schumacher). His most recent victory was in 2011, while he was runner-up to Mark Webber last year.
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Written on February 13th, 2013 by Richard Smith Formula One Comments
Written on August 31st, 2012 by Staff Formula One Comments
Best Formula One Drivers Of All Time
By Liam Ohm: Who are the best Formula One drivers of all time? Drawing up these kind of lists is always difficult, with changes being made due to the relative time periods of drivers, as well as whether success can be measured in terms of races won, or an overall importance to the sport?
This list, which is ranked, diplomatically, in no particular order, focuses on some of the drivers that have most defined the sport, or provided some of its most important moments and legacies.
From Gilles Villeneuve to Ayrton Senna, it provides a brief introduction to some of the best drivers of all time.
10 – Gilles Villeneuve
This French Canadian driver won six Grands Prix, only to suffer an early death in 1982 in Belgium. Villeneuve’s combative style and brief, but powerful run of success for Ferrari between 1978 and 1981 makes him one of the legends of the sport, a legacy that has been continued by his son Jacques Villeneuve. Read more »