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Great Britain 2010 - Race information // Get yourself ready for this year's race at Silverstone

Published by Mr. C

F1 comes home this weekend to a revised Silverstone Circuit and the British Grand Prix. For a period of time there was a slim chance Formula 1 would not race here again, instead the series returns to find modifications made to suit the MotoGP Championship, mixing up the status quo.

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The weather

Summertime in England always brings unpredictable weather. The Grand Prix often sees rain showers and this years looks to be no different. Everything at the moment points to a bright and warm Friday, moving on to a cold, windy and slightly damp Sunday morning.

Britain weather

The circuit

Silverstone has always been a fast circuit and recent changes have made it even faster. The lap length has increased for 2010, while the new more abrasive surface is likely to punish tyres. Bridgestone are confident they can handle the changes though, having already successfully supplied rubber to riders in the recent MotoGP race. Will any of this offer more entertainment? Only time will tell.

Circuit Information
LocationSilverstone
TimezoneGMT +1
First Race1950
Total Grand Prix43
Laps52
Length5.901 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 18.223sKimi Räikkönen (McLaren)2004
Fastest Lap1m 18.739sMichael Schumacher (Ferrari)2004
Race Time1hr 21m 43.074sKimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)2007
Silverstone Circuit Map
Silverstone Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 110:0010:00
Free Practice 214:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 310:0010:00
Qualifying13:0013:00
SundayDrivers Parade11:3011:30
The Race13:0013:00

Support racing for this event includes GP2, GP3, Formula BMW and Porsche Supercup.

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday15:0015:00Fernando Alonso
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
Mark Webber
Friday16:0016:00Ross Brawn
Tony Fernandes
Christian Horner
Martin Whitmarsh
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Following live

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