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    Silverstone
    Race Date: 21 Jun 2009
    Number of Laps: 60
    Circuit Length: 5.141 km
    Race Distance: 308.355 km
    Lap Record: 1:18.739 - M Schumacher (2004)

    Past Winners:

    2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
    2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
    2006 Fernando Alonso Renault
    2005 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren

    History :
    Silverstone is owned and operated by the British Racing Drivers Club and opened for racing in 1948 using the runways and service roads of a wartime airfield. The outline is still visible, but constant development and massive investment are still needed to bring Silverstone's facilities up to Bernie Ecclestone's standards.

    Revisions to the circuit, enhanced safety precautions, new pits and a redeveloped paddock complex are just part of the ongoing story.

    Silverstone hosted the first-ever round of the world championship in 1950 and is one of only two circuits to host a Championship race consistently since then.

    However, 2009 marks the final year that Silverstone, with the famous Copse, Becketts and Stowe corner will be on the calendar as in 2010 Donington Park takes over the hosting of the British GP.

    Go Mclaren!

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    I know this is the last silverstone GP and all, hopefully Lewis can do good.

    I wonder if the breakaway series will feature a race at silverstone, with Lewis and Button racing it'll draw way more attention than Donington Park GP

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    I'm going to give the Soft Pauer F1 Timing app a go on my iPod Touch this weekend. One good feature is that you can play it back later, so that will be very helpful if I don't feel like getting up to watch the race live.

    Soft Pauer F1 Timing App announcement on Formula1.com

    UPDATE: I tried it for Practice 2. It works well for what I wanted to see: a graphical representation of where all the cars are on the track. It doesn't have a fast forward function, so syncing with recorded events on TV is a nuisance when you fast forward through commercials. You have to go back into the Setup menu and set it to start part way through the session after every round of commercials. I'll use it live or not at all (unless there's another power bump and I miss a TV recording while the PVR is resetting.)

    Live timing is the same as the F1 Web site, so I'll stick with the bigger screen on the computer. News is just links to the F1 Web site.
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    Just catching up on FP 1&2... Looks like Mclaren isn't gonna be running KERS this weekend for the first time this year. Wonder if they have found some new balance in the car without it...

    EDIT: BTW, can we get this stickied?
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    ^^ lets hope it improves balance and therefore speed. They need it.


    Should be a good race, love silverstone. Gonna be busy as hell there.
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    Why is it the last race there?
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    Originally posted by cycosis
    Why is it the last race there?
    max felt that it wasnt up to the super circuit standards. Donnington is willing to make the 'super circuit' standards or at least closer too.
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    Originally posted by Cos


    max felt that it wasnt up to the super circuit standards. Donnington is willing to make the 'super circuit' standards or at least closer too.
    It was actually Bernie, but ya thats basically the reason. But with Donningtons latest financial trouble and lawsuit, I doubt that it'll be ready in time for next years GP.

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    ugh, red flag with 0:24 to go. Kovy got lucky and made it into Q2 because of it, Hamilton was on his hot lap, and ya, done.

    Sucks seeing McLarens as fast as the Force Indias haha.
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    Default Re: The Official British Grand Prix Thread

    Originally posted by DJ Lazy
    Go Mclaren!
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    EDIT: Bear with me while I get the tabs right...

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    Qualifying 	Name 			Weight 	Fuel (kg) 	First stint (laps)
    1 		Sebastian Vettel 	666.5 	61.5 		24
    2 		Rubens Barrichello 	657.5 	52.5 		20
    3 		Mark Webber 		659.5 	54.5 		21
    4 		Jarno Trulli 		658 	53 		20
    5 		Kazuki Nakajima 	652.5 	47.5 		18
    6 		Jenson Button 		657.5 	52.5 		20
    7 		Nico Rosberg 		661.5 	56.5 		22
    8 		Timo Glock 		660 	55 		21
    9 		Kimi Raikkonen 		654 	49 		19
    10 		Fernando Alonso 	654 	49 		19
    11 		Felipe Massa 		675 	70 		27
    12 		Robert Kubica 		689.5 	84.5 		33
    13 		Heikki Kovalainen 	695.5 	90.5 		35
    14 		Nelson Piquet Jnr 	682.5 	77.5 		30
    15 		Nick Heidfeld 		665.5 	60.5 		23
    16 		Giancarlo Fisichella 	668 	63 		24
    17 		Sebastien Bourdais 	687.5 	82.5 		32
    18 		Adrian Sutil 		692 	87 		34
    19 		Lewis Hamilton 		666 	61 		23
    20 		Sebastien Buemi 	672.5 	67.5 		26
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    Vettel got an insane lap, such an amazing qualifier. As long as he doesn't get passed at the start, he should be good to go. Kid needs to learn how to pass people haha, that's probably the one thing thats keeping him away from championship form.
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    race is 6am our time?

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    Originally posted by rage2
    Vettel got an insane lap, such an amazing qualifier.
    Wow, and he's got 9 kg more fuel than the Brawns, too! 7 kg more than Webber. Smokin'!

    Well, Barrichello has the same fuel as Button, so we'll see now, won't we? Is tea with the Queen off, d'ya think?

    Trini, yeah, race is at 6 AM Mountain Daylight Time.

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    ^thanks

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    Button has always been brutal at Silverstone, so I'm not surprised at all Rubens outquali'd him.

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    Fucking sweet, commercial free here in Thailand! Any of you watching live this morning?
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    I'm here and watching, thankfully TSN is carrying it on channel 21

    Dunno why speed stopped carrying it tho o_O (I actually prefer TSN anyways, BBC commentators > SPEED commentators.)

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    Button looking like his car is fighting him this race... possible setup problem? Or is the air temp/track temp affecting the car (it goes super fast in hot temperatures).

    Lap 3: back end of the Brawn is looking very loose. o_O Noticing the tail kicking slightly on a few corners o_O
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    What a pass by the force india!

    edit - fucking Piquet!
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