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McLaren drivers: 'Right decision to bring softer tyres'

Formula 1’s bid to create some tyre ‘controversy’ by going softer with its choices at Silverstone this weekend was the right thing for the sport to do, says Lando Norris.

Norris reveals how he was “caught out” by future teammate

Lando Norris has explained how a misjudgement while altering settings on his steering wheel left the door open for Daniel Ricciardo to snatch fourth place in the British Grand Prix.

Pirelli says long stints caused British GP tyre failures

Pirelli has concluded the British Grand Prix tyre failures resulted from the unusually long stints that were run on the hard compound during the race.

F1 technical update: Mercedes, Ferrari, Racing Point & Red Bull

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new in our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at four outfits at the British Grand Prix – Mercedes, Ferrari, Racing Point and Red Bull.

British Grand Prix driver ratings

Several star performers shone amid the late tyre drama at Silverstone, but a few drivers will need to make improvements in next weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

The crucial factors that took Hamilton to the brink of disaster

The narrative of the 2020 British GP flipped with three laps to go as tyre failures became the post-race focus. But amid Lewis Hamilton's seemingly inevitable run to a seventh Silverstone win, several key factors contributed to the late drama

Pirelli launches “360 degrees” investigation after failures

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola says the Italian company will “analyse everything 360 degrees” after the spectacular series of tyre failures in the closing laps of the British GP.

Hamilton convinced debris caused last-lap tyre failure

Lewis Hamilton is "convinced" debris was to blame for his tyre failure on the last lap of the British Grand Prix that almost cost him the race win.

Clutch bolt failure caused Hulkenberg's DNS at Silverstone

A clutch bolt issue caused Nico Hulkenberg to miss the British GP after it prevented Racing Point from starting his engine.

Hamilton was pushing "pretty flat-chat" in British GP

Lewis Hamilton says he was pushing “pretty flat-chat” throughout Formula 1’s 2020 British Grand Prix because of teammate Valtteri Bottas’s chase in second, ahead of their twin late-race tyre failures.

Police investigating environmental protest during British GP

Silverstone and Northamptonshire Police have opened an investigation after four protestors were arrested for entering the track and unfurling a banner at the final corner shortly before the start of the British Grand Prix.

Renault lodges third protest against Racing Point

Renault has formally lodged a protest over the legality of Racing Point's Formula 1 car for the third race in a row following Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Vettel: Something "doesn't stack up" over Silverstone struggles

Sebastian Vettel says something "doesn't stack up" over the struggles he faced with his Ferrari throughout the British Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg: British GP DNS fitting after crazy days

Nico Hulkenberg says his failure to start the British Grand Prix was fitting after a crazy four-day spell that saw him miss out on his Formula 1 race comeback.

Red Bull defends late Verstappen pitstop despite lost win

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says there was "no guarantee" Max Verstappen would have made it to the end of the British Grand Prix without his late stop.

Verstappen feels "lucky and unlucky" after last-lap dramas

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen called himself "lucky and unlucky" after he picked up second place in the British Grand Prix.

2020 F1 World Championship points after the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula 1 World Championship after his dramatic victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone – when he crossed the line effectively on three wheels.

Hamilton's "heart nearly stopped" after puncture

Lewis Hamilton says his "heart nearly stopped" after holding on for a remarkable British Grand Prix victory despite suffering a puncture on the final lap of the race.

2020 F1 British Grand Prix race results

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for Mercedes, despite a last-lap tyre failure at Silverstone.

British GP: Hamilton wins on three wheels after late drama

Lewis Hamilton took his third win in a row and his seventh in the British Grand Prix despite crossing the finish line on three wheels.

F1 drivers: "Zero risk" of COVID-19 doesn't exist despite bubble

Formula 1 faces an impossible task in trying to prevent drivers from avoiding all risks of catching coronavirus, reckon leading figures within the paddock.

“Brutally honest” Red Bull has to give Albon better car

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team chief engineer Paul Monaghan says that the Milton Keynes outfit has to be “brutally honest” and admit that it has to provide Alex Albon with a better balanced car.

Hulkenberg impresses Racing Point: "It's like he never left"

Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andrew Green says that substitute driver Nico Hulkenberg settled in so quickly at this weekend's British Grand Prix it was like he’d never left.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Silverstone will host the fourth round of the 2020 Formula 1 season on August 2. Here's how you can watch the British Grand Prix in your country.

2020 F1 British Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix from pole position, the fourth round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Silverstone.

Norris stopped "overdriving" to secure top five slot

McLaren's Lando Norris says stopping overdriving on his final laps in qualifying for Formula 1's 2020 British Grand Prix helped him finished fifth after nearly being knocked out in Q1.

Albon blames balance issues for qualifying struggles

Alex Albon said that balance struggles dashed his hopes of a strong showing in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as the Red Bull driver failed to make it out of Q2.

Russell hit with grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags

George Russell has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix after failing to slow for yellow flags during qualifying on Saturday.

Hulkenberg concedes he didn't get everything out of the car

Racing Point Formula 1 team substitute driver Nico Hulkenberg admitted he didn't get everything out of his car after failing to progress into Q3 in British Grand Prix qualifying.

Verstappen: Warmer conditions wouldn't have changed result

Max Verstappen thinks he would have still qualified third behind both Mercedes drivers for the British Grand Prix even if the hot practice conditions had continued on Saturday.

Vettel: British GP weekend can't get much worse

Sebastian Vettel reckons his British Grand Prix weekend cannot get much worse, after another difficult day for the German.

Hamilton says he was "struggling" before grabbing pole

Lewis Hamilton says he had to make the "hardest turnaround" after spinning midway through Formula 1 qualifying at Silverstone to take pole position for the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Hamilton storms to pole as Mercedes dominates

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a red flag-causing spin to beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to pole position for Formula 1's 2020 British Grand Prix.

British GP: Bottas outpaces Hamilton in final practice

Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton in final practice for Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

McLaren to keep aero upgrades on car after practice trial

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl says that the aero package that the Woking team trialled at Silverstone on Friday worked as intended and will stay on the cars of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris for the remainder of the weekend.

British Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

Following a short break, Formula 1 will return to action with the British Grand Prix on July 31-August 2. Here's how can you watch qualifying at Silverstone from your country.

The change on the horizon that could thwart Red Bull at Silverstone

The times set in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix provide positive reading for Red Bull, which looks to have closed its gap to Mercedes. But there's a change on the horizon that could redraw the picture for the rest of the weekend…

Kvyat set for five-place grid penalty for British GP

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat is set to receive a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s British Grand Prix after taking a new gearbox ahead of Saturday morning practice.

Red Bull ‘hooked up’ despite Albon’s 20G shunt

Red Bull has been lifted by some encouraging progress with its RB16 on the opening day of practice for the British Grand Prix, despite Alex Albon suffering a 20G shunt.

Ferrari “struggling massively” for race pace after radical change

Ferrari was left struggling for pace over its race runs during practice for the British Grand Prix after taking a “radical approach” with its downforce level, according to Charles Leclerc.

Hamilton explains "difficult day" amid balance issues

Lewis Hamilton says that windy conditions at Silverstone made for a "difficult day" of Formula 1 practice running ahead of the British Grand Prix on Friday.

Hulkenberg reflects on "crazy and wild" 24 hours

Nico Hulkenberg has called the last 24 hours "crazy and wild" after making his shock Formula 1 comeback with Racing Point on Friday at Silverstone.

How Hulkenberg won the race against time for shock F1 return

In what has already been a topsy-turvy year for Formula 1, the return of Nico Hulkenberg is just the latest saga that very few could have seen coming.

2020 F1 British GP practice results: Stroll fastest as Albon crashes

Lance Stroll set the pace on the opening day of British Grand Prix practice at Silverstone on Friday for the Racing Point team.

British GP: Stroll leads FP2 as Albon crashes

Racing Point's Lance Stroll topped the second practice session for Formula 1's 2020 British Grand Prix ahead of Alexander Albon, who crashed his Red Bull mid-way through the session.

Giovinazzi handed warning after British GP practice incident

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been given a warning by the FIA stewards at the British GP after dropping debris when driving back to the pits after a spin in FP1, bringing out a red flag.

McLaren trials new aero updates at Silverstone

McLaren has brought a series of new upgrades to Silverstone to address the MCL35's "weaknesses", testing a new front wing, floor and rear wing arrangement for the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Verstappen quickest, Vettel hits trouble in FP1

Max Verstappen set the pace in first practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday as Nico Hulkenberg made his on-track Formula 1 return with Racing Point.

Hamilton takes upgraded MGU-K after reliability concerns

Lewis Hamilton has taken a new MGU-K for the start of the British GP weekend as his Mercedes Formula 1 team continues to hone reliability.

Hulkenberg in frame for shock F1 return, replacing Perez

Nico Hulkenberg is in the frame to make a shock Formula 1 return this weekend at Silverstone with Racing Point following Sergio Perez’s positive test for COVID-19.

Red Bull plans extensive trial of new parts at Silverstone

Red Bull plans to run an extensive trial of new parts in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix in a bid to find answers as to what’s gone wrong with its RB16 this year.

Perez in self-isolation after inconclusive COVID-19 test

Sergio Perez is currently in self-isolation as he awaits a COVID-19 re-test following an inconclusive result ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

How the British GP was saved for 2020

When this year's Formula 1 season was being pieced back together, the home of British motorsport was perfectly placed to step up. In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Silverstone MD Stuart Pringle explained how.

FIA clamps down on track limits abuse at Silverstone

The FIA has continued its recent clampdown on Formula 1 track limits offences with a focus on Copse and Stowe at Silverstone.

2020 Formula 1 British Grand Prix session timings and preview

Silverstone will host the third round of the 2020 Formula 1 season on July 31-August 2. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s British Grand Prix.

British GP hopes boosted as UK allows sport to resume

Silverstone’s hopes of hosting Formula 1 races this year have taken a further boost after the UK government declared the resumption of sport behind closed doors from Monday, June 1.

UK PM Boris Johnson tells ministers to help make British GP happen

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has reportedly responded to lobbying from Formula 1 to create a quarantine exemption for the sport’s travelling personnel by asking his ministers to make it happen.

British GP open to August date to save F1 race

The British Grand Prix could switch to a date in August in order to save the race following the UK government's latest quarantine measures, according to Silverstone chief Stuart Pringle.

F1 will not receive quarantine exemption from British government

Formula 1 has been formally told that it will not be granted an immediate exemption to the British government’s requirements for all travellers arriving in the country to be put in quarantine, as predicted by Motorsport.com.

British GP plans dealt big blow by quarantine measures

Silverstone’s hopes of getting the final green light for the British Grand Prix have suffered a blow, sources have indicated to Motorsport.com, amid growing indications that the UK government will not exempt sports – including Formula 1 - from planned quarantine restrictions.