Posts Tagged ‘Silverstone’

7 Dec 2009: F1: Silverstone wins 17-year British Grand Prix contract

Silverstone has agreed a new contract to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the future of Formula One in the UK for at least a decade – and tickets are already on sale.

25 Nov 2009: F1: MPs say a Silverstone race is ‘vital’

The British Grand Prix should remain at Silverstone in order to secure the future well-being of the British motorsport industry, according to a group of MPs.

23 Nov 2009: F1: British Grand Prix deal is almost done, says Silverstone boss

The deafening silence surrounding the negotiations to hold the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next year has been broken by the circuit’s managing director Richard Phillips, who went on BBC Radio to say a deal is close to being struck.

9 Nov 2009: Q&A with Rob Tarlton

Rob Tarlton, a 21-year-old aerospace engineering student from the University of Illinois, USA, flew over to Britain last week with his twin brother Tom. We had the chance to chat with him during his prize day, at the point when he had been out in a F3 car but was yet to attempt his F1 drive. Here’s what he had to say.

9 Nov 2009: Rob Tarlton’s F1 drive: what the experts thought

So, what happens if you put a novice driver in an F1 car? It turns out that, with plenty of expert help and assistance, he does just fine. Here are three of the people who worked to make Rob Tarlton’s prize a success.

9 Nov 2009: The Philips/Williams F1 Driving Academy winner’s day in photos

After months of preparation and anticipation, it came down to this: one powerful car, one iconic race track and one amateur driver about to go where millions of fans would give their eye teeth to follow. Except, as this photo gallery shows, there was far more to it than just one man and one machine.

9 Nov 2009: The fan, the F1 car – and the experience of a lifetime

Imagine this: instead of watching the British Grand Prix from the safety of your sofa at home, or sat in the Silverstone grandstands with ear protectors and a bacon sarnie, you’re suddenly transported to the pitlane, strapped into a powerful F1 car, and told ‘off you go’. Reckon you could cope?

24 Oct 2009: SLF: Two British dates – and a clash with A1GP

An accidentally-released provisional calendar for next year’s Superleague Formula brought good news for British fans of the football-themed series this week – but potential bad news for fans of A1GP.

24 Oct 2009: Five things you can do to support the British Grand Prix

What can you do to make it clear to decision-makers that you want to see a Formula One Grand Prix held in Britain in 2010? Here are a few ideas from us.

8 Sep 2009: Join David Brabham at 1000km of Silverstone charity event

Racing driver David Brabham is offering sportscar fans the chance for an exclusive behind-the-scenes day out at Silverstone while also raising money for a good cause.

 
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