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2008 F1 Prediction Game – Round 9 – British GP

Formula 1 season continues with 2008 British Grand Prix. This race will mark half the season and of course half the prediction game. There are however still 10 rounds to go and thanks to so unpredictable season there is still chance to make up for lost ground ! So even if you are further back, do not give up. Even the leaders may still have some bad weekends :-) .

So place your predictions as usual in the comments below this post:
– Top eight finishers in the race
– Pole position
– Fastest lap

The summary of the rules and current standings – click here
Round 8 results – click here.

Do not forget – the predictions must be placed before the qualifying starts. It may not be wise to leave it to the very last minute. At least 3 people missed out by few minutes last time …

2008 British F1 GP – Live Blog – Saturday Practice

Welcome to the live blog from 2008 British Grand Prix – Saturday Practice. Join the debate below !

This session has now finished, you can replay it inside this post.


Silverstone out Donington in for 2010 British F1 GP ?

It has been a weekend full filled with announcements. Future of David Coulthard and Mark Webber, then the new Australian GP deal and now British GP … In a rare sign of harmony both Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone came out with rater unexpected bit of news today. While Silverstone is gearing up for Sunday’s 2008 British F1 GP it was announced today that from 2010 the race will move to Donington Park…
Max Mosley:

“After many years of patient but fruitless negotiation with the BRDC, we are delighted that Bernie has nevertheless been able to ensure that the British Grand Prix will keep its place on the Formula One World Championship calendar.We understand that the development programme planned for Donington will achieve the very high standards we and FOM expect from a modern F1 circuit. Finally, British Formula One fans will get the Grand Prix venue they deserve.”

Bernie Ecclestone:

“Finally the uncertainty is over. A contract has been signed with Donington Park and the future of the British Grand Prix is now secure. We wanted a world class venue for Formula One in Britain, something that the teams and British F1 fans could be proud of. The major development plans for Donington will give us exactly that. A venue that will put British motor sport back on the map. I am sorry that we could not have helped Silverstone to raise the money to carry out the circuit improvements and run Formula One. I believe that the government should have supported them which would have cost probably less than .002% of the government’s commitment for the Olympic Games.”

While Donington Park has been hosting Moto GP on regular basis it only hosted Formula 1 once back in 1993. The surprising announcement only came out few hours ago but serious doubts about Donington actually be ready to host the Formula 1 race in 2010 have already been raised by those familiar with the realities of United Kingdom. (see this article at GrandPrix dot com and this post at F1 Fanatic).

So are we really going to see 2010 British Grand Prix at Donington Park or is this just another chapter of Bernies mind games with Silverstone and (obviously unhappy) BRDC ?

2008 British F1 GP – Friday Practice

Felipe Massa Crash Silverstone Free Practice

Felipe Massa crashed heavily into the tyre wall after spinning off the track. It looks like the cause was some oil dropped by Alonso after his engine failed at the same place a while earlier. The sesion was red flagged to deal with the debris but Massa walked away OK.

It is very close between Ferrari and McLaren. Despite his crash Massa remained at the top of the timesheets after P1, but Kovailainen was only 0.012s and Hamilton 0.048s behind … Raikkonen, Kubica, both Renaults, Vettel, Coulthard and Rosberg were the others in top 10.

Massa’s car has benn fixed and he could take part in the later part of the practice 2. P2 was dominated by McLaren and Red Bull. Heikki Kovalainen posted the fastest time ahead of Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and David Couthard. Ferraris did not do too well. But Raikkonen looked like being on different program than the P2 front runners and Massa’s slower times might have had somethung to do with his later entry into the session.

Friday Practice 1 Times:


Melbourne will keep the Formula 1 race until 2015

Both Victoria state Premier John Brumby and Bernie Ecclestone confirmed today that new deal has been reached to keep the Australian GP in Melbourne until 2015. The race will start at 5pm to better suit European audiences. Not sure how happy the local opposition will be after hearing this news, but from a visitor point of view I can say – Great news !

To see how it was in Australia this year, check my posts from 2008 Australian GP:

Australian GP 2008 – My Thursday in Melbourne

Australian F1 GP 2008 – Friday Photos

Australian GP – My Saturday In Melbourne – Practice and Qualifying

Australian GP – The great F1 experience – But for how much longer ?


It is official – David Coulthard to retire at the of 2008 season

First of the 2009 driver rumours has been officially confirmed by the subject of the rumour himself. As suggested earlier this week, David Coulthard announced today his decision to retire from Formula 1 racing at the end of 2008 F1 season. “I would like to announce today my decision to retire from racing in Formula […]


2008 British Formula 1 GP – Wolf’s Race Preview

The future of the Formula 1 race at Silverstone remains very much in doubt, but 2 things are certain. This is the venue of the first ever Formula 1 race back in 1950, and this will be the venue of British Formula 1 Grand Prix this coming weekend . Most of the teams sound confident […]

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It is July, the month of Formula 1 drivers getting fired …

Summer is traditionally time for some changes. I only went back as far as 2004, but there hasn’t been summer without drivers being dropped and replaced. 2004 – After German GP in July Cristiano da Matta was replaced by Ricardo Zonta in Toyota 2005 – After British GP in July Patrick Friesacher was replaced by […]


Ahead of 2008 British Grand Prix – From the news

Rumour described as “strong” suggests that David Coulthard may announce his retirement from F1 during the upcoming British GP that may be his last home Formula 1 race. No one suggests that this would be his last race however. He made recently several remarks that would not any “retirement” annoucement from Coulthard shocking, including his […]

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What has North America given to Formula 1 ?

There are no North American drivers on Formula 1 grid this year and it is hard to see anyone joining anytime soon. The United States GP has been omitted from calendar this year and at the moment does not feature on 2009 calendar either. Except for few sponsors the Canadian GP remains the only connection […]

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Super Aguri bits and pieces go to auction

Some people may have hoped that someone will come out, buy what is left of Super Aguri and perhaps start a new team. Well it does not look like that is going to happen. The online auction of the Super Aguri assets will be conducted later this month. Witin this week the catalog of all […]

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Formula 1 – 2001 Liveries

Back to the F1 liveries history – now with look back to season 2001. This was the last year for Benneton (entered next season as Renault) and Prost (went bankrupt before 2002). It also interesting to see how the Formula 1 sponsors have changed since 2001. Some moved from team to team (Vodafone, Red Bull, […]


2014 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
Sebastian VETTEL
Fernando ALONSO
Adrian SUTIL
Force India
Sergio PEREZ
Felipe MASSA
Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
Daniil KVYAT
Jean Eric VERGNE

2014 F1 Calendar

14-16 March - Australia
28-30 March - Malaysia
4-6 April - Bahrain
18-20 April - China
9-11 May - Spain
22-25 May - Monaco
6-8 June - Canada
20-22 June - Austria
4-6 July - Great Britain
18-20 July - Germany
25-27 July - Hungary
22-24 August - Belgium
5-7 September - Italy
19-21 September - Singapore
3-5 October - Japan
10-12 October - Russia
31 October-2 November - USA
7-9 November - Brazil
21-23 November - Abu Dhabi


2010 Mercedes GP F1 Merchandise
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