Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Day at Silverstone

Slightly departure from the usual posts, I spent the day at Silverstone on Sunday watching the start of this years Formula 4 season, and had a rather cracking day out.

The series was originally operated by the 750 Motor Club along the Formula Vee series as an entry level single seater formula for young drivers. In September 2012, it was announced that the "Formula 4" name would be passed onto MotorSport Vision and the British Racing Drivers' Club to create a new Formula 4 Championship. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers using identical 2.0-litre cars built by Ralph Firman's RFR company.

To start with though there was a bit of Caterham action.

No it's not two way traffic, the car behind has had a spin.
Next up it was the turn of the Ariel Atoms.

There was a lot of on track action from these little cars
 And then the final race of the day for the Formula 4 cars.

This one came rolling in with a severely damaged front wing, which unfortunately for him put paid to his race
Wheeling the damaged car back into the garage
Waiting around in parc ferme after the race for the stewards to give the cars the all clear

First place car of Jake Dalton
Second place car of Seb Morris
Third place car of Matthew Graham
Reb Bull's Mark Webber talking to the winners after the race
The obligatory champagne celebration. Mark Webber fairly sprinted off the podium when this came out.
Obviously not so keen on a bit of the bubbly today.
Mark Webber talking to a TV crew after the podium celebrations
Stopping to look in the garages on the way out

A look at the tyre wear after 10 laps around the Silverstone circuit

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