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The 2009 British Grand Prix Thread

Postby Ed » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:21 pm

Grand Prix Preview (courtesy: The FIA) - For team previews visit the 2009 F1 Team Reports Forum

Round eight of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Silverstone Circuit which is close to the majority of the teams’ headquarters. Half the circuit is located in Northamptonshire and the other half in Buckinghamshire. The circuit is constructed on the site of a former World War II airfield, RAF Silverstone, and its three triangle format runways lie within the outline of the present track. Host to the Silverstone Classic, the British round of the FIA International GT Championship and several premier British Championships including British Touring Cars and British Superbikes the circuit remains popular among motor sport fans in Britain and worldwide.

Silverstone is one of the fastest races on the calendar and the flat circuit is made up of a series of long straights connected by fast open corners making for a physically demanding challenge for the drivers. Copse is the fastest corner around Silverstone with Formula One cars taking the bend at speeds of up to 285 km/h. The circuit can be reasonably tough on engines and drivers spend around 68 per cent of the lap at full throttle.

SILVERSTONE – CIRCUIT GRAPHICS
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CHANGES TO THE CIRCUIT SINCE 2008

• The guardrail on the driver’s right between turns 10 and 11 has been realigned.

SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT – INTERESTING FACTS

• Over 600 highly trained volunteer track side marshals will be on duty at the event. This includes 290 fire and course marshals, 75 flag marshals, 50 observers and 30 incident officers.
• Throughout the Grand Prix, a team of 100 medical staff, including 40 doctors, will be on site to deal with any medical problems among the competitors or visitors.
• 24,000 litres of paint were used in preparation for the event.

Circuit data

Length of lap: 5.141km
Offset: 0.105km
Total number of race laps: 60
Total race distance: 308.355km
Speed limits in the pit lane: 60km/h during free practice sessions; 100km/h during qualifying and the race

Formula One time table

Friday
Practice Session 1: 10.00 – 11.30 hrs
Practice Session 2: 14.00 – 15.30 hrs

Saturday
Practice Session 3: 10.00 – 11.00 hrs
Qualifying: 13.00 – 14.00 hrs

Sunday
Race: 13.00 hrs
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Postby Julian Mayo » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:19 pm

Tis a ripper of a track.................. :lol:
It should be interesting to see how the ferrari updates work here.
:!: :shock2:
Assuming all the teams race........ :conf3:
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Postby Maksutov » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:08 am

Julian Mayo wrote:Tis a ripper of a track.................. :lol:
It should be interesting to see how the ferrari updates work here.
:!: :shock2:
Assuming all the teams race........ :conf3:
They have to race otherwise they pay a fine, - Max and Bernie have everything covered

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Postby Julian Mayo » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:04 am

Maksutov wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:Tis a ripper of a track.................. :lol:
It should be interesting to see how the ferrari updates work here.
:!: :shock2:
Assuming all the teams race........ :conf3:
They have to race otherwise they pay a fine, - Max and Bernie have everything covered
FOTA Lawyers could easily tie it up in court til they are both dead. 8)
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

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Postby Maksutov » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:42 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:
Maksutov wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:Tis a ripper of a track.................. :lol:
It should be interesting to see how the ferrari updates work here.
:!: :shock2:
Assuming all the teams race........ :conf3:
They have to race otherwise they pay a fine, - Max and Bernie have everything covered
FOTA Lawyers could easily tie it up in court til they are both dead. 8)
Which is exactly what I want to see. :twisted:

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Postby Julian Mayo » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:14 pm

Maksutov wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
Maksutov wrote: They have to race otherwise they pay a fine, - Max and Bernie have everything covered
FOTA Lawyers could easily tie it up in court til they are both dead. 8)
Which is exactly what I want to see. :twisted:
The lawyers at work, or both dead.....hhhmmmm, I think I can work that one out. :lol:
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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:53 pm

First Friday practice session about to start at Silverstone. It is partly cloudy but dry

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:01 pm

Air temperature at 14 degrees while track temperature at 21 degrees

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Most of the cars are on their installation lap

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:03 pm

Brawn GP is sporting a front nose that is similar to the Red Bull's

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:04 pm

Heidfeld stays out on the track. Probably a second installation lap

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:06 pm

Heidfeld pits as Hamilton and Massa go out

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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:09 pm

Barrichello also goes for a second installation lap. Looks like he isn't using the new front nose. Probably doing comparisons.

The track is quiet now!

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Postby Julian Mayo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:10 pm

does the RB have a new nose n tail, Ed?
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Postby Ed » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:14 pm

With the news that FOTA intend to setup a new series and the FIA declaring that the deadline stands and the entry list will be published tomorrow, it is war in F1.


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