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      07-07-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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2010 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix

I hope the new configuration of Silverstone will bring a lot of actions on the field. Watched MotoGP couple weeks ago at Silverstone and it was quite exciting. Formula 1 this season so far has delivered many actions and excitements except the very first race.

The new configuration changes from Abbey corner all the way to Luffield, including a long straight "designed" for overtaking. We'll see if this will work.

Nigel Mansell will be the latest driver to join the stewards' panel for the British Grand Prix!

Be advised, FOX will continue their shared broadcast with SPEEDTV this weekend for the British GP race (for North American viewers specifically). Check your FOX local listing for the correct show time at your city.

Race Date: 11 Jul 2010
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race Distance: 306.747 km
Lap Record: 1:18.739 - M Schumacher (2004)


F1 TIMETABLE (British Local Time)
Fri 09 July 2010
Practice 1
10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Sat 10 July 2010
Practice 3
10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying 13:00
Sun 11 July 2010
Race
13:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Pacific Time)
Fri 09 July 2010
Practice 1
02:00 - 03:30 (No TV Coverage)
Practice 2 06:00 - 07:30 (LIVE on SPEED)
Sat 10 July 2010
Practice 3
02:00 - 03:00 (No TV Coverage)
Qualifying 05:00 (LIVE on SPEED)
Sun 11 July 2010
Race
05:00 (DELAYED BROADCAST on FOX - 09:00)

F1 TIMETABLE (Eastern Time)
Fri 09 July 2010
Practice 1
05:00 - 06:30 (No TV Coverage)
Practice 2 09:00 - 10:30 (LIVE on SPEED)
Sat 10 July 2010
Practice 3
05:00 - 06:00 (No TV Coverage)
Qualifying 08:00 (LIVE on SPEED)
Sun 11 July 2010
Race
08:00 (DELAYED BROADCAST on FOX - 12:00 noon)
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goddammit, I HATE FOX!!!!!!

when is this crap gonna be over
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when is this crap gonna be over
Probably after this race...usually Fox will show 3-4 races a season.
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Some facts and figures about Silverstone.

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* The new circuit is now 3.66 miles, or 5.89km, 750 metres longer than the old track and which is expected to approximately add four seconds to a lap time, which is projected at one minute 23.13secs.

* There are now 18 turns, with the projected average speed likely to be around 157mph/252kph.

* It took 108,000 man hours, between November 2009 and March 2010, to complete the new grand prix circuit.

* 31,000 square metres of tarmac and 33,000 tonnes of asphalt was used for the new sections.

* 5,100 metres of debris fencing (of which 4,000m is new) and 7,000m metres of triple Armco (of which 4,500m is new) has been erected or re-positioned around the new circuit.

* 150,000 cubic metres of earth has been excavated and moved to form raised banks.

* 22,000 square metres of new spectator areas have been created.

* 58,000 square metres of asphalt and 56,000 square metres of gravel have gone into the new run-off areas.

* 3,000m of new kerbs have been laid, along with 4,000 square metres of astro turf, whilst 2,700 cubic metres of concrete has been used around the site.

* For the fans there are 16 giant screens dotted around the track.

* There will be over 860 highly-trained volunteer marshals on duty, which includes 405 spectator marshals, 388 incident marshals and 70 flag marshals. There are also breakdown and rescue personnel, start-line marshals, incident officers and pit marshals.

* Throughout the three days of the grand prix, a team of more than 100 medical staff, including 40 doctors, will be on site for both competitors and visitors.

* 14 people are employed to cut the grass at Silverstone, as well as 15 painters to keep the place looking smart.

* The amount of TV cable laid out around Silverstone for the race would stretch from Dover to Calais and back.

* An estimated 20,000 bottles of mineral water, 10,000 bottles of wine, and approximately 8,024 bottles of champagne will be consumed during the weekend, with approximately 13,340 pieces of cake eaten.

* 3,583 catering staff will be on hand to serve, which includes 127 chefs.
http://planet-f1.com/news/3213/62501...ts-and-figures
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What network covers the race in England? I would imagine that coverage will be way better than what we get in the states.
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What network covers the race in England? I would imagine that coverage will be way better than what we get in the states.
Um....BBC?
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RB best secret was undercovered ... any engineer could see some interesting in some of these crash shots?

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What network covers the race in England? I would imagine that coverage will be way better than what we get in the states.
BBC and ITV
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Probably after this race...usually Fox will show 3-4 races a season.
yea, I know but if I have to hear how one car has a yellow stripe and the other has a red stripe I'm gonna loose it!

and IMO, FOX should broadcast those races that come on at 3am EST, mainly the Asian GPs, at least that would make sense but no, I have to wait 4 hours to watch something, just cause FOX wants to
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yea, I know but if I have to hear how one car has a yellow stripe and the other has a red stripe I'm gonna loose it!

and IMO, FOX should broadcast those races that come on at 3am EST, mainly the Asian GPs, at least that would make sense but no, I have to wait 4 hours to watch something, just cause FOX wants to
This time they will tell you its about the same horse power as a NASCAR stock car....but only half or less the weight....and Schumi's helmet is Red in the silver car.....with the red bar top....

and FOX wants to show at 9am Pacific because they believe infomercials are far more important....
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Each team has two cars in identical livery (shocked they even use the word "livery").
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Each team has two cars in identical livery (shocked they even use the word "livery").
According to the regulation you must drive at least one lap with each of the hard and soft tire compound. The green stripe around the outside means it is the softer of the two...
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BBC and ITV
BBC-1 looks to have a majority of the coverage Sat and Sun, BBC HD has the Scottish Open instead.
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Love the pictures. They always excite me for the weekend.

Can't wait to see how effective Mclaren's new bits of kit are.
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LOL, this pic is priceless. I wonder what they were talking about

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