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Meet The Progenitor Of The Carbon Fiber Chassis

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In 1981, McLaren won the British Grand Prix with the world’s first carbon fiber monocoque race car, the MP4/1. Today, all high-end road cars use the same technology, and we can thank John Barnard (and Salt Lake City) for that. Read more...

Formula One's New Female Role Models

When Susie Wolff drove in a practice session at the 2014 British Grand Prix she became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend. Last year Wolff stepped down from her role at Williams but instead of becoming just another retired driver, her popularity [...]

Racing Legends Line Up In $35 Million Bid For British Grand Prix Track

A group of Britain’s most famous names in motor sport are in pole position to bid for the country’s flagship race track Silverstone if a deal to sell it to auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) gets the red light next week. Silverstone has a contract to host Formula One’s British [...]

How F1's British Grand Prix Owner Burned Through $40 Million in 10 Years

The British Grand Prix was the first race on the Formula One calendar in 1950 and attracts the biggest crowds today with 140,000 spectators watching Britain’s Lewis Hamilton take the victory last year. So how have the organizers of the race got into so much financial difficulty that they have [...]

British Grand Prix Owner Reveals It Has Run Out Of Cash

The owners of Silverstone, the home of Formula One’s British Grand Prix, will today discuss a sale of the race track after its management revealed that its parent company has run out of cash. Built on the site of a former airfield, Silverstone hosted the first race of the F1 championship [...]

Ecclestone Holds The Keys To British Grand Prix Sale

Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of Formula One auto racing, has confirmed to Forbes that the owners of Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, would need his consent to sell the historic circuit. Silverstone is owned by the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), a group of 850 racing luminaries, [...]

Tyres Are Not the Only Thing Keeping Formula 1 Drivers from Racing Flat-out

Formula One is having some tyre troubles—but not the kind that plagued the 2013 British Grand Prix. Last summer, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone agreed to a new deal with Pirelli to continue supplying the series with tyres from 2017 to 2019. Show More Summary

What a Crockett

Players on the British tournament circuit compete not only for the prizes and trophies in the particular tournaments they enter, but also for the Grand Prix, a system by which players accumulate points, over a period July to June, according...Show More Summary

Channel 4 announces 2016 live races

Channel 4 has announced the races it will show live during the 2016 season, including the British Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi…

Why The Cut In Texas F1 Funding Could Play Into Race Track Owners' Hands

The 2015 Formula One United States Grand Prix took place just over two weeks ago in Austin, Texas and was widely considered the best race of the year. It was a thriller which crowned British superstar Lewis Hamilton as this year’s F1 champion in front of 101,667 fans at Circuit [...]

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Susie Wolff, Mercedes' Niki Lauda and More

Susie Wolff, who became the first female driver in two decades to participate in a Formula One race weekend at the 2014 British Grand Prix, is to retire at the end of the season. Despite a motor-racing career featuring limited success,...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Watch Susie Wolff's Formula 1 debut

Watch the moment that Susie Wolff became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend at the 2014 British Grand Prix.

"Force India Could Be The Ideal Wing Team For Mercedes," Says Formula One Performance Strategist.

Formula One teams compete at Mexico this weekend with Mercedes top of the leader board. Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton is pictured in the pits during the qualifying session of the F1 Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City on October 31, 2015. Photo credit: [...]

United States Grand Prix 2015: Winners and Losers from Austin Race

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 10th win of the 2015 Formula One season in Sunday's United States Grand Prix to secure his third world championship. For the third weekend in a row, the British driver won the race from second on the grid. But...Show More Summary

F1 branded 'st product' by British GP boss

Patrick Allen, the Managing Director of British Grand Prix venue Silverstone, has launched an attack on the current state of…

British Grand Prix Needs $23 Million Lifeline To Secure Future Of The Race

The boss of Formula One’s British Grand Prix has revealed that the historic auto race needs a $23 million lifeline to secure its future. The British Grand Prix is held at the Silverstone track which is owned by the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), a group of 850 members including F1 [...]

How F1's British Grand Prix Made A $5 Million Profit But Ended Up At Risk

The British Grand Prix was the first race of the Formula One auto racing championship in 1950 and it has been on the calendar ever since. However, its future is now in jeopardy despite a report today revealing that its owners made a record $4.7 million net profit last year. [...]

British Grand Prix Boss To Propose Sale Of Historic F1 Race

The boss of Formula One’s British Grand Prix has revealed he will tomorrow recommend that the owners of Silverstone, the track which hosts the race, seek new investment to secure its future. It follows the recent revelation by Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the future of the British GP is in [...]

Formula One British Grand Prix In Doubt Next Year Says Ecclestone

Formula One’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says next year’s British Grand Prix is in doubt after the boss of Silverstone, the track which hosts the auto race, revealed that a 2013 property deal caused so much financial damage “that it is almost impossible to trade your way out of it.” Silverstone’s [...]

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