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British Grand Prix Preview - Round 9

Venue: Silverstone
Circuit Length: 5.901 Km
Laps: 60
Lap Record: 1:30.874 = 233.373 km/h F. Alonso (Ferrari) 2010

F1 returns to what TV commentator Martin Brundle now calls “the centre of the universe for motor racing”.

A spectacular makeover has seen the arrival of Silverstone’s ‘Wing’, a 390m-long, 30m-high new pit building opened in May.

New slow corners like Village and the left-right before the main straight mean the new-look track will demand new tactics.

This was the scene in 2010 of one of Mark Webber’s greatest drives, a front-row-to- flag victory fuelled by his anger at seeing a new wing of a different kind given to Vettel; the result prompted his now infamous ‘Not bad for a #2 driver’ comment.

Webber’s been on the front row here in each of the last three years – but still waits for his first Silverstone pole.

2010 Results

Pole Position:
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:29.615 = 236.652 km/h

1st: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault)
2nd: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
3rd: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Fastest Lap:
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
1:30.875 = 233.373 km/h

Webber

His full record at Silverstone:

2002 (Minardi) Q 20 / R dnf
2003 (Jaguar) Q 11 / R 14
2004 (Jaguar) Q 10 / R 8
2005 (Williams) Q 12 / R 11
2006 (Williams) Q 17 / R dnf
2007 (Red Bull) Q 11 / R dnf
2008 (Red Bull) Q 2 / R 10
2009 (Red Bull) Q 3 / R 2
2010 (Red Bull) Q 2/ R 1

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