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British GP (2016)

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07 Jul - 10 Jul
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Force India: We need to know we didn't get lucky with tyres

Force India COO Otmar Szafnauer thinks it essential his team understands why it was so much better on its tyres at the British Grand Prix – so it can rule out that it just got lucky.

Ricciardo: "I don't believe in luck or any of that crap"

Daniel Ricciardo says he doesn’t “believe in luck or any of that crap” after another frustrating weekend at Silverstone saw him overshadowed by Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

Opinion: Verstappen a shining light amid F1's gloom

Formula 1 has found itself plunged into a bit of a glass half full/half empty debate since the British Grand Prix.

British GP charity auction

Every F1 team and driver have again signed the popular collectable ‘StarCards’

British GP tech debrief: Ferrari's upgrade push fails to deliver

In the second part of the British Grand Prix technical debrief, Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield take a close look at the updates introduced by Ferrari, Williams, McLaren and Sauber.

Felipe Massa: Looking for answers after difficult weekends

In his latest column, Felipe Massa recalls a difficult British Grand Prix and offers his views on F1's radio controversy.

Gasly "surprised" by Halo visibility

Pierre Gasly says he was surprised by the visibility from the cockpit after testing with the Halo protection system at Silverstone on Tuesday.

Technical analysis: Key Mercedes updates leave rivals floundering

Mercedes is not easing up in its efforts to continue as the dominant force in Formula 1, as the updates it introduced for the British Grand Prix showed.

Toro Rosso matched Ferrari's pace at Silverstone, says Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat says his Scuderia Toro Rosso squad deserved to get more out of the British Grand Prix - and that it even matched a struggling Ferrari outfit on race pace.

Mercedes withdraws Rosberg appeal

Mercedes has decided to withdraw its appeal over Nico Rosberg's 10-second time penalty from the British Grand Prix.

Ericsson: "Incredible" to escape Silverstone shunt without injury

Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson admitted it was extraordinary that he escaped any major injury after his spectacular crash during FP3 at the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen wins Driver of the Day vote for British GP

Max Verstappen has won the Driver of the Day vote after another stellar performance in the British Grand Prix.

Analysis: Why Hamilton was an unstoppable force at British GP

Lewis Hamilton was determined to own the British Grand Prix and, right from Friday, he showed he was in a class apart. Adam Cooper reviews the world champion's flawless weekend at home.

Haas suffered power failure during Silverstone race

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has revealed his team suffered a total power failure in its garage for about 10 laps during the British Grand Prix, something he admits caused 'panic' among the engineers.

Analysis: British GP controversy a defining moment for F1's radio rules

Mercedes' plans to appeal Nico Rosberg's 10-second time penalty at the British Grand Prix look set to tee up a test case for Formula 1's ongoing controversy over team radio communication.

Mercedes lodges appeal over Rosberg penalty

Mercedes has lodged an appeal with the FIA regarding the decision that saw Nico Rosberg docked 10 seconds in the British GP results.

Rosberg handed 10-second time penalty, drops to third

Nico Rosberg has been handed a 10-second time penalty for breaching the radio rules at the British Grand Prix, dropping him to third overall.

Horner: Radio rule decision could set bad precedent for season

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has warned that a small penalty for Mercedes' alleged breach of Formula 1's team radio rules could open the floodgates for teams to choose to tactically break the rules in the future.

Raikkonen thinks Ferrari slump a one-off

Kimi Raikkonen expects Ferrari to be more competitive in the upcoming races, as he feels its British Grand Prix slump was a one-off.

Hamilton blames brake issue for safety car near miss

Lewis Hamilton says that problems getting his brakes up to temperature were to blame for the moment where he nearly hit the safety car at the start of the British Grand Prix.

Vettel: Ferrari “not quick enough, simple as that”

Sebastian Vettel has lamented his Ferrari’s lack of pace in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as well as his costly spin on his way to ninth place.

Alonso says McLaren's race nothing to be proud of

Fernando Alonso says McLaren cannot be very proud of its British Grand Prix performance after failing to score in the Silverstone race.

British GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing).

Radio messages in full: Rosberg and engineer on his gearbox issue

Nico Rosberg was handed a 10s penalty by stewards following radio instructions given before his second-place finish in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, dropping him from second to third.

Rosberg under investigation over radio rules breach

Nico Rosberg's second place finish in the British Grand Prix is under investigation for a potential breach by Mercedes of Formula 1's team radio rules.

British GP: Hamilton wins; Rosberg penalty promotes Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career, his third in a row at Silverstone, ahead of Nico Rosberg who battled his way past Red Bull’s Max Verstappen but lost the place in the stewards' room.

Pirelli gives new stint length advice for British GP

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has responded to the controversy surrounding Sebastian Vettel's tyre blowout at the Austrian Grand Prix by handing down a recommended maximum number of laps for each compound for the first time.

Ericsson gets FIA clearance to start British GP

Marcus Ericsson has been given clearance to start the British Grand Prix after an early morning medical check with the FIA.

Top 10 drivers quotes from qualifying at Silvestone

Cool temperatures for qualifying after a damp start to the day

British GP: Silverstone starting grid in pictures

Here is how the grid lines up for the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, round 10 of the Formula 1 World Championship.

McLaren: Button wing all clear for race

McLaren says that the wing failure that put Jenson Button out in Q1 for the British Grand Prix is not a concern for the race.

Kvyat: Zero tolerance track limits better than “joke” kerbs

Daniil Kvyat believes that the zero tolerance approach to track limits employed at Silverstone is a better solution than the kerbs used in Austria last weekend, which he labelled “a joke”.

Magnussen cleared after Kvyat incident

Kevin Magnussen has been cleared of any infractions following the investigation into his incident with Daniil Kvyat in qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

Sore Ericsson must wait for Sunday clearance

Marcus Ericsson says he is feeling sore after what he labelled a "huge accident" during final practice for the British Grand Prix.

Bite-size tech: McLaren MP4-31 front wing development

The wing used by Fernando Alonso in practice may well have the same genetic precursors as the one used in Austria but there are several nuances that desire our attention.

Vettel urges Ferrari to "stop gearbox weakness"

Sebastian Vettel says that Ferrari has to get to the bottom of its gearbox issues after he picked up his third five-place grid penalty of the season ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Magnussen under investigation after Kvyat's “blocking” claim

Renault’s Kevin Magnussen has been summoned to the stewards to answer Daniil Kvyat’s claims of blocking at the end of Q2 at Silverstone.

Rosberg escapes sanction, keeps second place

Nico Rosberg has escaped a sanction for an alleged breach of qualifying rules ahead of the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull).

Button expected Magnussen's time to be deleted

Jenson Button says he returned to his car during Q1 for the British Grand Prix because he expected Kevin Magnussen's time to be deleted.

Ricciardo: Getting outqualified by Verstappen “sucks”

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo suffered his first qualifying defeat by a teammate in 2016, and admitted being beaten by Max Verstappen at Silverstone “sucks”.

Hamilton "energised" by deleted time pressure

Lewis Hamilton said the pressure of having to deliver on his final lap in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone "energised" him.

Rosberg summoned over alleged rules breach

Nico Rosberg has been summoned to see the stewards following an alleged rules breach in qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Hamilton takes pole despite track limits scare

Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix from pole position, despite a scare when his first lap in the top-10 shootout was deleted for exceeding track limits.

Gearbox grid penalties for Vettel and Ericsson

Sebastian Vettel is to undertake a gearbox change before qualifying for the British GP, the Ferrari driver thus receiving a five-place grid penalty for the second race in succession.

Ericsson taken to hospital after FP3 crash

Marcus Ericsson has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks following his high-speed accident in final free practice for the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Hamilton tops interrupted FP3 as Ericsson shunts heavily

Lewis Hamilton topped an interrupted final practice for the British Grand Prix, a session that was red-flagged after a massive crash for Marcus Ericsson.

FIA gets stricter on team radio clampdown

Formula 1 teams will now run the risk of penalties if they do not comply with the sport's team radio clampdown, can reveal, with the FIA having got tougher on matters.

FIA adopts 'zero tolerance' approach to British GP track limits

Formula 1 drivers have been told that there will be a 'zero tolerance' approach for anyone abusing track limits at Copse, Stowe and Club corner at the British Grand Prix.

British GP: Friday's press conference

Dave Ryan (Manor), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Vijay Mallya (Force India), Claire Williams (Williams), Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Toto Wolff (Mercedes).

Bite-size tech: Ferrari SF16-H front wing

Ferrari has refined its front wing for the challenges of the Silverstone circuit, with the intended consequence of the shape change to improve the aerodynamic spillage around the front tyre.

Verstappen thinks Red Bull is closest to Mercedes

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull is Mercedes' closest challenger after Friday practice for the British Grand Prix.

Lowe: Rosberg’s lack of running a setback, not a disaster

Mercedes technical director Paddy Lowe believes that Nico Rosberg will bounce back from his lack of practice time on Friday at Silverstone, and that data from Lewis Hamilton’s running will benefit him.

Bite-size tech: Sauber C35 rear wing and monkey seat

Marcus Ericsson trialled a new rear wing for Sauber during first free practice at Silverstone.

British GP: Hamilton quickest again, as Rosberg hits trouble

Lewis Hamilton remained at the top of the timesheets in second practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was ruled out of the session with a fluid leak.

Bite-size tech: Williams FW38 nose and front wing

Williams has been conducting back-to-back testing on the new and old nose and front wing solutions in order to ascertain which gives the best effect around Silverstone.

Bite-size tech: Mercedes ramps up upgrade push

Mercedes continues to refine its hugely complex machine with a further change to their bargeboards at Silverstone.

Force India chief returns to F1 paddock despite travel restrictions

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya admits that he’s missed the F1 paddock having been unable to leave the UK since the start of the season.

British GP: Hamilton quickest as Mercedes dominates FP1

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the quickest time in first practice for the British Grand Prix as the Mercedes duo were in a league of their own.