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Britain 2011 - Free practice 1 // The home of British motorsport is likely to feature inclement weather

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Force India's motorhome stands proudly in the Silverstone paddock
Force India's motorhome stands proudly in the Silverstone paddockCredit: Force India F1 Images

With Formula One turning up in the midst of the British countryside, we can only suspect there will be bad weather throughout the weekend. There are engine regulation changes, new drivers are taking to the track, but for this first session, there can only be one thing on our minds... how does the new pit and paddock complex look on TV?

We've heard some reaction for ourselves, but now it's time to see the new addition in person.

90 minutes of practice should begin at 9am GMT+1.

Statistics

rain

Silverstone Circuit, Friday

18℃

  • Low 11℃
  • Humidity 74%

Cloudy

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:32.28022
2L HamiltonMcLaren1:32.61416
3R KubicaRenault1:32.72521
4M WebberRed Bull1:32.74723
5A SutilForce India1:32.96818

One to Watch

Let's turn our attention to Daniel Ricciardo, who is making his Friday debut as an official F1 racer. He's been in the car on Fridays before, practicing on behalf of Toro Rosso but this weekend he's signed up to HRT and gets to have a car all to himself. Will he be able to do anything with the slow machinery, and can he prosper under all the spotlight?

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With Formula One turning up in the midst of the British countryside, we can only suspect there will be bad weather throughout the weekend. There are engine regulation changes, new drivers are taking to the track, but for this first session, there can only be one thing on our minds... how does the new pit and paddock complex look on TV?
Force India F1 Images

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

8 July 2011