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Written by @Damien_Marquez   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 00:00

Silverstone is the flagship circuit of British motor racing, and to some extent, Formula 1. The feeling there can only be rivalled by the tifosi at Monza. Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, Lotus, McLaren, Force India, Williams, Marussia and Caterham all call this race home and many of their fans make the journey to support the teams. Motorsport and F1 in particular are very well followed in the UK. The knowledgeable sell-out crowd usually makes this event a 'must-attend' for any Formula 1 enthusiast.

2014 marks the 50th running of the event which takes place on the 4-5-6 July. The anniversary celebrations kick off with a performance of the Kaiser Chiefs on Thursday 3rd July (tickets sold separately) and carries on during Friday with a 40's to 80's vintage fashion competition a la Goodwood Revival to win grid passes. Throughout the weekend there will also be parade laps of heritage grand prix cars. So bring on your best attire and join the festival mood!


Silverstone Wing - Image: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team

In case you're wondering between attending the British or another grand prix, it is worth noting that Silverstone is one of the few Formula 1 venues that does not receive government funding and relies almost entirely on some 120,000 spectators on the Sunday to keep the event going. The support bill features round 5 of the GP2 Series, round 3 of the GP3 Series and round 4 of the Porsche Supercup.

 
Written by @Damien_Marquez   
Sunday, 20 April 2014 20:04

Unlike Formula 1 in China, where Lewis Hamilton looked favourite to win the race from early on in the weekend, the 6 Hours of Silverstone are likely to deliver on suspens, thrill and... noise.

Prototype returnees Porsche ended at the top of the timesheets in Practice 1 and Audi resumed normal service in Practice 2. Fans of Mark Webber would have been delighted by the fact he posted the fastest lap in Practice 3 and the Toyota trio of Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima put their TS040 on pole position for today's race.


Photo: Toyota Motor Europe S.A./N.V.

What's more, the LMP1 field in incredibly competitive with just under half a second separating the leading Toyota to the sixth fastest car on the grid. And that is despite different technological concepts used by the factory teams.

Audi uses a V6 diesel engine with 2 mega-joules worth of hybrid power, Toyota is propelled by a V8 petrol engine with 6MJ worth of power recovery and Porsche chose to run a two-litre V4 petrol engine also couple to a 6MJ hybrid unit.

 
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