It is that time of year again and the F1 caravan makes its way to Silverstone for the mid-point of the season. While Vettel appears to have run away with the championship there may be a surprise in store. Starting from this weekend the FIA has imposed a ban on the blown diffuser concept and Adrian Newey thinks that this ban will have a significant impact
as the car was designed around the exhaust. It remains to be seen whether or not this will have a detrimental impact on RedBull. Another thing that comes to mind is what if this ban has an even worse impact on the others that have copied the concept. Will Ferrari and McLaren gain or lose this weekend?
Pirelli will be bringing its hard and soft tyre compounds for the race and this is expected to do Ferrari no favors.
The tyre compounds are the same as Spain.
Fri 08 July 2011
Practice 1 04:00 - 05:30
Practice 2 08:00 - 09:30
Sat 09 July 2011
Practice 3 05:00 - 06:00
Sun 10 July 2011
Race 08:00 (Please note, US viewers will likely have to resort to watching a delayed broadcast on FOX. Check your local listings)
Length: 5.901km (3.667m)
Race distance: 52 laps / 306.747km
Top speed: 305kph
Brake wear: Low
Downforce level: Medium
Gear changes per lap: 44
Average fuel use per lap: 2.36
Pit lane time loss: 19.1 seconds (source: Williams)
2010 tyre compounds: hard (prime, no marking), soft (option, green markings)
2009 tyre compounds: hard (prime, no marking), soft (option, green markings)
2008 tyre compounds: hard (prime, no marking), medium (option, white markings)
20111 tyre compounds: hard and soft