BRITISH GP - PREVIEW

 

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RACE DATE: 10 JULY 2005
LOCATION: SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND
2004 WINNER: M.SCHUMACHER, 2ND: RAIKKONEN, 3RD: BARRICHELLO
2004 POLE: RAIKKONEN - 1m18.233
2004 BEST LAP: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m18.739

A wartime airfield, Silverstone was the first post-war home of the British Grand Prix from 1948. Flat, fast and sweeping for its first 40 years, Keke Rosberg recording the only F1 lap to average over 160mph in qualifying for the 1985 race. Subsequent landscaping for safety and commercial reasons have seen man-made gradients, a 'stadium' section and the slowing of all the corners but the Maggots/Becketts S and Bridge bends remain daunting challenges. Criticised in 2000 for sub-standard facilities and infrastructure it remains a classic venue despite the vagaries of the English weather.

TIMETABLE: (In Local Time - GMT +1)

Friday, July 8th:
Practice Session 1 - 11:00-12:00
Practice Session 2 - 14:00-15:00
Saturday, July 9th:
Practice Session 3 - 09:00-09:45
Practice Session 4 - 10:15-11:00
Qualifying Session 1 - 13:00-14:00
Sunday, July 10th:
Race - 13:00-15:00

MORE INFORMATION: CIRCUIT, 2004 RACE

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