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After the confines of the Valencien streets, the Formula One calendar moves to the wide open spaces of Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. With a new circuit layout that has drawn almost universal praise from those drivers lucky enough to have sampled it, the teams cannot wait to begin their on-track preparations at what is for many their home race?

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Lotus confirms more Friday outings for Fauzy

Malaysian driver Fairuz Fauzy will back in the cockpit at Silverstone on Friday as he gets another practice outing for Lotus. Fauzy will also participate in Friday morning sessions at the Hungarian, Singapore and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.

It follows successful pre-season tests for the 27-year-old from Kuala Lumpur and an impressive appearance for Lotus earlier this year in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix...

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FIA press conference schedule - Great Britain

The grid's two British drivers will join two of their rivals to answer question at Silverstone on Thursday, while Red Bull team principal Christian Horner will face the media alongside other senior team personnel on Friday. The line-up in full?

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FIA Thursday press conference - Great Britain

Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Q: Lots of things have been said about team-mates and the relationship between team-mates. How good is your relationship? Could it be better, could it be worse? Mark, would you like to start.
Mark Webber: I think the press are bored. There is nothing else to talk about, so they want to talk about team-mates. That seems to have been the topic for the last 10 days or whatever...

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Yamamoto in for Senna at Silverstone

HRT race driver Bruno Senna will be replaced by test driver Sakon Yamamoto for the British Grand Prix weekend, the team revealed on Thursday evening. The reason for the last-minute change has not been confirmed...

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Re: Yamamoto in for Senna at Silverstone

:eek:

I wonder what happened there,did Senna run out of money or were they not happy with him?.
 
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Re: Yamamoto in for Senna at Silverstone

Theres not been much to choose between the two HRT drivers all year....perhaps he dropped them :)
 

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Practice One - first blood to Vettel

Sebastian Vettel pushed Red Bull to the fore as the opening practice for this weekend's British Grand Prix got underway on Friday morning at the new Silverstone circuit.

Proving that lap times in team simulators have not been overly optimistic at 1m 31s, Vettel lapped his RB6 in 1m 32.280s to head late-improving Lewis Hamilton by 0.334s after the 2008 world champion took his revised McLaren round in 1m 32.614s...

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Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

Red Bull appeared to have enough pace to keep the upgraded McLarens at bay on Friday, with Sebastian Vettel taking the morning's top spot and team mate Mark Webber the afternoon's. The leading teams and their rivals reflect on their early progress at SilverstoneÂ…

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Practice Two - Webber takes over for Red Bull

Red Bull maintained their advantage at Silverstone courtesy of Mark Webber on Friday afternoon, in an hour and a half long second free practice session which saw some different faces in very different places.

Ferrari bounced into contention with second and fourth places to Red Bull's first and third, Mercedes were fifth and sixth, and McLaren only eighth and 13th, separated by Force India, Williams and Renault. And Renault's Vitaly Petrov was quicker than Robert Kubica. Go figureÂ…

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Re: Yamamoto in for Senna at Silverstone

Apparently this is a one-off drive for Yanamoto,Senna will be back for the rest of the season.....which makes it even more strange.:confused:

Senna is yet to comment on the situation,it'll be interesting to see what he says,or at least say what he's told to.;)
 

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FIA Friday press conference - Great Britain

Team principals: Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Tony Fernandes (Lotus), Christian Horner (Red Bull), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren)

Q: First of all a little recap of how the day has gone for all of you. How have things gone for Lotus Racing?
Tony Fernandes: Tough day today. We had three gearbox failures, two on Jarno's (Trulli) car and one on Heikki's (Kovalainen). One of those things...

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McLaren abandon blown diffuser for Silverstone

McLaren have decided to take their blown diffuser off the car for the remainder of the British Grand Prix weekend, after inconclusive results from the much-anticipated upgrade in Friday's practice sessions...

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Final practice - Red Bull remain in charge

Red Bull continued their domination of practice for the British Grand Prix in Saturday morning's final session when Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber ended up at the top of the times separated by only 0.034s.

In third place, Fernando Alonso was gratifyingly close with 1m 31.101s, only 0.143s behind Vettel. Making it a good session for Ferrari, Felipe Massa was fifth on 1m 31.240s...

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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

HRT's Sakon Yamamoto on taking part in his first qualifying session for three years; McLaren's Jenson Button on failing to make it through to Q3 at his home event; and Sebastian Vettel on taking his fifth - and Red Bull's ninth - pole position of the season. All 24 drivers, and senior team personnel, review Saturday's action at SilverstoneÂ…

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Re: Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

It really pi$$e$ me off that if you see the Renaults on TV during the qualifying hour it seems to be purely coincidental. :rant:
 

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Qualifying - Red Bull sweep to British pole

Sebastian Vettel will start the British Grand Prix from pole position for Red Bull after narrowly beating team mate Mark Webber. The two of them were inseparable in all three sessions, but Vettel just edged out the Australian with a lap of 1m 29.615s compared to 1m 29.758s.

Behind them, only Fernando Alonso really got anywhere close, and he was seventh-tenths off pole for Ferrari with his lap of 1m 30.426s...

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Liuzzi handed five-place grid penalty

Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi will drop five places on the Silverstone grid as a penalty for impeding Williams's Nico Hulkenberg during qualifying for Sunday's British Grand Prix. Liuzzi drops from 15th to 20th.

“We thought that we had to keep Nico behind and I didn't realise he was on a hot lap,” Liuzzi explained. “From there it's not going to be easy but there are overtaking spots here at least, plus the incentive of racing in front of our home crowd.”

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FIA post-qualifying press conference - Great Britain

Drivers: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1m 29.615s; 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1m 29.758s; 3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1m 30.426s

Q: Sebastian, congratulations. What is it with you and this track?
Sebastian Vettel: I don't know what it is here. On Friday morning we do the first couple of laps and it's unbelievable, the corner combinations. I can only say it again and again, it is so much fun, especially in qualifying. Our car obviously works very well in those sorts of corners and then it is just unbelievable. The speed we reach. I think we are all a bit crazy but it is so much fun and the combinations are unbelievable. The new section is also great, especially 11, 12, so coming onto the

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FIA issue revised safety car rules

The FIA have tweaked the safety-car regulations ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix in a bid to avoid a repeat of the recent controversy that arose at Valencia...

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