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British GP (2017)

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13 Jul - 16 Jul
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From F1 Racing: A capital idea – bringing F1 to London

F1 Live London brought Formula 1 to the streets of Britain’s capital city for a party no one wanted to miss – with one notable exception…

Sainz and Kvyat both to blame for Silverstone crash - Tost

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat were both to blame for their collision on the opening lap of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

External damage caused Raikkonen British GP tyre problem

Kimi Raikkonen's tyre problem at the British Grand Prix was caused by external damage rather than a structural or wear issue, Pirelli has concluded.

Pirelli says cause of Vettel's puncture may never be found

The original cause of the slow puncture that led to Sebastian Vettel's tyre failure at the British Grand Prix may never be discovered, with Pirelli's investigations this week having failed to uncover a definitive answer.

Gallery: Renault F1's 40th anniversary celebrations

Renault celebrated its 40th anniversary in F1 during the British GP weekend at Silverstone. Here are some of the best photos from the celebratory event.

Hamilton: I'm driving better than I've ever driven

Lewis Hamilton has no doubts he is driving better now than at any point of his career, as he bids to land his fourth Formula 1 world championship title.

Analysis: What did F1 bosses learn from London?

Last Wednesday's F1 Live event drew almost universal acclaim from both fans and the sport's insiders - but what significance could it have for the plans of owners Liberty Media going forward?

Best of British: How Lewis Hamilton celebrated Silverstone success

At Silverstone on Sunday Lewis Hamilton equalled Jim Clark's record of five victories in their home British Grand Prix, as well as Clark's four on the trot. And this is how Lewis celebrated his achievement...

Top statistics from the British GP

All the statistics and figures from the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Five things we learned from the British GP

Motorsport.com’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley gives his views as Lewis Hamilton equals two legends in the British Grand Prix record books.

Story behind the photo: King Lewis among his people

After every grand prix, ace photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Images gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to cover Formula 1 from behind the lens.

Vettel: Mercedes qualifying pace is a "gamechanger"

Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes’ pace in qualifying sessions is a “game-changer” in the 2017 Formula 1 championship fight at the moment.

Analysis: Has the championship tide turned against Ferrari?

Lewis Hamilton was in crushing form at his home Grand Prix, and his title chances were given an even bigger boost than they might have thanks to a pair of Ferrari tyre failures and a very handy drive from Valtteri Bottas.

British GP: Top photos from the race

Motorsport.com's selection of photos from the 2017 British GP, which was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton dropped to half-throttle mode after Ferrari failures

Lewis Hamilton says he backed off to around half-throttle in the closing stages of the British Grand Prix to ensure he did not suffer the kind of tyre problems that hit Ferrari.

Kvyat feels singled out by F1 stewards after Sainz crash

Daniil Kvyat feels he is being singled out by Formula 1’s stewards, having been given a drive-through penalty for the second race in succession after his British Grand Prix collision with teammate Carlos Sainz.

Raikkonen: "Everything felt normal" before tyre drama

Kimi Raikkonen says “everything felt normal” before the front left tyre on his Ferrari suddenly failed and cost him second place in the British Grand Prix. 

Verstappen says podium out of reach, even without late stop

Max Verstappen says it was the right call to pit for fresh tyres near the end of the British Grand Prix, despite the chance of grabbing an unlikely podium finish from Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Pirelli says Vettel, Raikkonen problems totally different

Pirelli says initial analysis of Ferrari's tyres after the British Grand Prix showed that Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel's failures were caused by totally different issues.

Hamilton made "stronger" by unfair media treatment - Wolff

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton's dominant British GP win shows he has been made "stronger" by recent criticism from the media.

Ricciardo says "fifth was the maximum" from back of grid

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says fifth place from 19th on the British Grand Prix grid was the best he could’ve hoped for in a race that included him going off track early on.

Vettel: Late-race tyre dramas caught us by surprise

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has denied his British Grand Prix was a "disaster", despite the late-race tyre issue that cost him places in the closing stages.

British GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Lewis Hamilton took his 57th career victory today - his fifth at the Silverstone Circuit, and fourth of the 2017 season

British GP: Hamilton takes dominant home win, disaster for Vettel

Lewis Hamilton took a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix victory in dominant fashion on home turf at Silverstone, slashing Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to a single point.

Bottas won't risk as much at British GP start

Valtteri Bottas says he will not be repeating his risky start strategy for the British Grand Prix, after escaping a penalty for his super swift getaway in Austria last weekend.

Hulkenberg fears reality will bite in British GP

Nico Hulkenberg sees no reason to get carried away by the "hype" of Renault's best grid position since it made a return to Formula 1, because he is still wary about its race pace.

Questioning Hamilton's London absence an "insult" - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has clarified he took no issue with Lewis Hamilton's absence from the F1 Live event in London, and said it would be an "insult" to object to him skipping it.

British GP: Post qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari), Sebastian VETTEL(Ferrari)

Honda running MGU-H reliability update at Silverstone

Honda has been running with a revised MGU-H that features reliability tweaks in this weekend's British Grand Prix.

Red Bull lacking "everywhere" at Silverstone - Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Red Bull is lacking "everywhere" at the British Grand Prix after a disappointing qualifying performance.

New Renault floor "triggering event" to many more updates

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says the team's new floor is the "triggering event" that will lead to many more updates for the French squad.

Grosjean hints Hamilton escaped penalty due to title fight

Romain Grosjean believes British Grand Prix stewards held back from penalising Lewis Hamilton for qualifying blocking because he is in a Formula 1 championship fight.

Penalised Alonso wants "chaos" in British GP

Fernando Alonso is pinning his hopes of a good result in the British Grand Prix on "chaos" as he reckons McLaren can be competitive at Silverstone.

Vettel says Hamilton "owned pole position"

Sebastian Vettel admits he had no chance of beating Lewis Hamilton's laptime in the final segment of qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton cleared, retains British GP pole

Lewis Hamilton will keep his pole position for the British Grand Prix after being cleared of blocking Romain Grosjean in Q3 at Silverstone.

Angry Grosjean “completely blocked” by Hamilton in Q3

Romain Grosjean believes that Lewis Hamilton cost him eighth position on the grid for the British Grand Prix by impeding him through the final corner of his first Q3 lap.

British GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Lewis Hamilton storms to his fifth British Grand Prix pole at Silverstone

British GP: Hamilton takes pole, despite investigation scare

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix for the fifth time in his Formula 1 career in qualifying at Silverstone.

Ricciardo fears he has lost engine after “big failure”

Daniel Ricciardo fears he might have lost one of his allocated engines for the season after his British Grand Prix qualifying was ruined by a suspected turbo failure.

Haas drivers to race with different brake manufacturers

Romain Grosjean will race with Carbone Industrie brakes for the first time in this weekend's Formula 1 British Grand Prix following a successful test in Friday practice.

McLaren expects Alonso F1 stay after Silverstone talks

McLaren thinks there is a "very good" chance Fernando Alonso will remain in Formula 1 next year, following an encouraging private dinner between team chiefs and the Spaniard at Silverstone.

British GP: Hamilton edges out Vettel to top FP3

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in final practice for the British Grand Prix, beating Formula 1 championship rival Sebastian Vettel by just 0.032 seconds on Saturday morning.

British GP: Friday's press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Vijay MALLYA (Force India), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Andy COWELL (Mercedes), Jonathan NEALE (McLaren).

British GP: Top photos from Friday

Motorsport.com's selection of photos from Friday's running at the Silverstone Circuit.

Grosjean says Shield is "as bad as the Halo"

Romain Grosjean says he remains against additional cockpit protection coming into Formula 1, describing the Shield device as “as bad as the Halo” following its first public test.

Bottas set for gearbox change grid penalty

Valtteri Bottas is set to take a five-place grid penalty in the British Grand Prix for a gearbox change, Mercedes has confirmed.

Williams back to pre-Austria form, says Massa

Felipe Massa believes that Williams has overcome the problems the team suffered in Austria after a strong performance on the opening day at Silverstone.

Vettel says Shield made him “dizzy” in test run

Sebastian Vettel said he got “a bit dizzy” when he debuted Formula 1’s Shield cockpit device in opening British Grand Prix practice.

Ricciardo says Red Bull can fight Ferrari at Silverstone

Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull can fight Ferrari in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, but suggests Mercedes might be out of reach.

British GP: Bottas beats Hamilton by 0.047s in FP2

Valtteri Bottas stayed on top in second practice for the British Grand Prix, beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by only 0.047 seconds.

Williams splits update package at British GP

Williams has adopted a mix-and-match approach to its new update package by running different configurations on Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll’s cars for the start of the British Grand Prix weekend.

British GP: Bottas leads Hamilton, Ferrari off the pace

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in opening practice for the British Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel became the first Formula 1 driver to trial the Shield cockpit protection device.

No further action against Toro Rosso over 'unsafe' car

British Grand Prix stewards have decided that no further action was needed after it found on Thursday that Toro Rosso had entered Carlos Sainz's car in an 'unsafe condition'.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at British GP

A selection of the best technical images from Silverstone courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT images.

British GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Lance STROLL (Williams), Jolyon PALMER (Renault), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Pascal WEHRLEIN (Sauber).

British GP: Top 25 photos from Thursday

Motorsport.com's selection of photos from Thursday at the British Grand Prix.

F1 drivers "not prepared" for faster Silverstone - Hamilton

Formula 1 drivers are not prepared for just how much quicker Silverstone's corners will be with the 2017 cars, reckons Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel will be first F1 driver to trial Shield

Sebastian Vettel will be the first Formula 1 driver to trial the ’shield’ cockpit protection device when he runs it in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix.

FIA summons Toro Rosso over 'unsafe' car

Toro Rosso has been summoned to see the stewards at the British Grand Prix for attempting to enter Carlos Sainz's car in an 'unsafe condition'.

Alonso reverts to Spec 3 engine but will get penalties

Fernando Alonso will run Honda's more powerful 'Spec 3' engine at this weekend's British Grand Prix, but will take a Formula 1 grid penalty because of an engine component change.