Silverstone, the most recognizable racing circuit in the United Kingdom and site of the very first Formula One race in 1950, needs cash. Sadly, they won’t be getting it through a deal with Jaguar Land Rover anymore, reports Automotive News. Jaguar Land Rover had been in talks to lease or buy Silverstone.
Priorities, man. Are you really going to miss that shot if a big Formula One crash just happens right in front of you? I didn’t think so.
Brendon Hartley, a Porsche 919 racer with unusually good hair, received a formal reprimand for the big crash that took his No. 1 car out of the lead during the 6 Hours of Silverstone—and took the unsuspecting No. 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 out with him.
Modern endurance races have gotten a bit of a reputation as “really long sprint races” due to the reliability of the cars and the skill of the drivers. Just kidding! Only one of each manufacturer LMP1-class prototype remained in contention for the win in the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Audi’s new R18 emerged as the fastest of the World Endurance Championship LMP1s, qualifying first and second for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Both Porsche 919s ran almost a second behind the Audis, and they were visibly irked that they weren’t as fast in the moist conditions. Turbo problems on the Toyota TS050s held…
Practice for the World Endurance Championship season opener, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, was halted for an unusual reason in April: snow! Of course, every image coming out of the snow delay is wonderful in a particularly surreal way. Behold: Britain’s winter wonderland.
Silverstone is the home race for the majority of Formula 1's teams, and it hosted the very first F1 race back in 1950. Now it’s clear that the series has run the track dry.
Silverstone Classic picks up right where the Goodwood Festival of Speed left off, and since our photographer friend was there, you know what’s coming. Tons of images.
When you’re watching racing on television, it can be a little difficult to get a big-picture view of the race. Watching a car careen around a turn is awesome, but it doesn’t always give a great sense of what it takes to win an entire race.
Holy crap, there’s a race going on at the British Grand Prix! Felipe Massa nailed the start while the two Mercedes cars were slow off the line, allowing him to shoot out in front early.
Pastor Maldonado was among those who had lap times deleted during today’s Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying session. Tyranny! Unfair! Taxation without repre—nah, it’s just a ruling the FIA made about Turn 9. Here’s why several fast lap times disappeared into thin air.
[One of the world's biggest classic motor racing festivals, this year's Silverstone Classic was better than ever with over 1,000 historic racing cars taking to the track over three days of high-octane competition. Photo credit JD Classics]
[Pictured: A preview of some of the cars set to attend the 2014 Silverstone Classic at the Silverstone Circuit in England. Photo credit Newspress.]
In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, several of them showed up to parade around England's Silverstone Circuit this weekend. And by several, I mean a record-breaking 1,208 of them.
When three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel's car broke at the British GP on Sunday, the crowd booed him. After the race (cut to 8:22 in the video), he asked them to boo him again.
Formula 1 took this weekend off, so what was Ferrari driver Felipe Massa up to? Well, he wasn't flipping burgers on the grill or drinking beer by the pool. Not this Brazilian — he was too busy leading 964 Ferraris as they raced around the Silverstone Circuit in England.
The F40 is one of the most incredible cars to ever leave the gates of Ferrari's Maranello, Italy factory.
Meet Delft University of Technology's student-built electric race car. Watch it lap the Formula Student UK endurance course at Silverstone earlier this month. Listen to it squeal, whine and chirp like R2-D2 having a tender moment with another droid.
The vast majority of women you meet in motorsports are on the communications side, but it doesn't have to be that way. Former motorsports PR diva Lindsay Orridge decided that if she's tough enough to save Tiff Needell from muggers, she's tough enough to get in there and race with the boys.
Nissan's in-house Juke-R project has produced two running examples of the slightly insane toad/Godzilla crossbreed. The right-hand-drive version recently did laps around England's Silverstone circuit for the benefit of journalists.