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2012 Formula 1 British Grand Prix

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    Laps - 52
    Circuit Length - 5.891 km
    Race Distance - 306.198 km

    DRS Detection - (25m before turn 3)
    DRS Activation - (45m after turn 4)



    Session Times - All times BST
    Friday 6 July
    • Practice One - 10:00 - 11:30
    • Practice Two - 14:00 - 15:30


    Saturday 7 July
    • Practice Three - 10:00 - 11:00
    • Qualifying - 13:00 - 14:00


    Sunday 8 July
    • Race - 13:00


    The BBC and Sky are both providing coverage of this race.



    Weather Forecast
    http://www.weather.com/weather/weeke...stone+UKXX1916



    The F1 circus now arrives at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Last year, Alonso took the win with a spectacular drive in variable weather conditions and amidst the controversy of the off-throttle blown diffuser. But, this year, who knows what could happen? Will we get an eight different winner? Will we get a consecutive grand prix won by its home driver? Will the ground Alonso has gained be nullified? If one thing can be predicted, we're most likely not going to get a boring race.

    The race clashes with the men's singles final at Wimbledon. A dilemma for some, but I know what I'll be watching.



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    Your weather forecast appears to broken .

    http://www.weather.com/weather/weeke...stone+UKXX1916

    Looks like it's highly likely to rain over the entire race weekend; a lottery.
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    (Original post by f1mad)
    Your weather forecast appears to broken .

    http://www.weather.com/weather/weeke...stone+UKXX1916

    Looks like it's highly likely to rain over the entire race weekend; a lottery.
    The colon's in the url messed it up for some reason.. Cheers for the heads up. Fixed.

    And yep. Another potential lottery, but could be made more predictable with all sessions being rain affected.. If the race starts dry on Sunday and the teams expect rain midway, it'll just be another race where the rain never comes, like Monaco.
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    of course it's gonna rain, it's England and it's summer

    hoping for a win for Button or Hamilton at their home GP
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    Any thoughts on Maria de Villota? Horrific accident...
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    Rain is a dead cert, particularly as the race occurs at the same time as the Wimbledon finals!

    Can someone remind me... the new start/finish straight is between Arena and Brooklands isn't it?
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    (Original post by The_master616)
    Any thoughts on Maria de Villota? Horrific accident...
    I saw that yeah really tragic incident!
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    Should be interesting will Red Bull pull away like they did in Valenica again? Looks like several teams are getting upgrades in time for Silverstone
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    I hope vettel doesn't do his usual pole to victory this weekend.
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    Rain? Brilliant.

    Although I still am baffled at the choice to keep the DRS zone at Wellington when we have a massive great long straight at Hangar instead. I don't remember it working particularly well there last year...


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    Silverstone, baby :awesome:
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    What on earth :rofl:.
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    (Original post by f1mad)


    What on earth :rofl:.
    what's with that livery? :curious:
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    (Original post by f1mad)
    What on earth :rofl:.
    If you're talking about the livery it's part of Red Bull's Wings for Life charity. The BBC have talked about it a couple of times on their coverage. It's basically lots of photos of people covering the car and they've made it resemble their normal livery.

    Here's an article about it:

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...2/6/13418.html

    Red Bull have done it before a couple of times. DC had a different livery promoting Wings for Life for his last ever race (2nd pic).





    EDIT:

    Whilst we're on the subject of liveries, Lotus will have some sort of Batman livery this weekend:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/100909
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    (Original post by RedDevilThing)
    If you're talking about the livery it's part of Red Bull's Wings for Life charity. The BBC have talked about it a couple of times on their coverage. It's basically lots of photos of people covering the car and they've made it resemble their normal livery.

    Here's an article about it:

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...2/6/13418.html

    Red Bull have done it before a couple of times. DC had a different livery promoting Wings for Life for his last ever race (2nd pic).





    EDIT:

    Whilst we're on the subject of liveries, Lotus will have some sort of Batman livery this weekend:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/100909
    Funnily enough, Toyota had a special Batman Arkham Asylum livery for the 2008 british gp lolololol
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    They did that in 2007, it was the year I went to Silverstone :daydreaming:
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    Can't wait. I predict a Hamilton win .
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    I was regretting getting a hotel and not camping for 2 nights. But looking at this weather....nah :P

    Will get wet on friday-sunday but who cares. Dry bed and thats all that matters

    CAN. NOT. WAIT!
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    Gonna miss qualy as im at work but will get to see the race
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    Can't wait, especially if it rains. Should be lots of strong candidates to challenge Vettel.

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