Hello F1 Fans,
Round nine of the 2014 F1 season takes place at the famous Silverstone circuit; the home of British motorsport. This year marks the 50th race held at Silverstone and it's a home race for nine of the 11 outfits on the current grid, with the majority of their headquarters being located close to the circuit. With an average speed of 140mph, Silverstone is one of the fastest circuits on the F1 calendar. Only one of its 18 corners is taken at less than 100km/h (62mph); the remainder are all medium- or high-speed challenges, with the renowned Copse-Maggotts-Becketts sequence located in the middle sector. The weather always plays a huge part in the weekend as it can change from session to session.
STANDINGS - After his 3rd win of 2014 F1 Championships in Austria Nico Rosberg further increased his lead in drivers championship. The standings after the Austrian Grand Prix we have Nico Rosberg leads the Drivers’ championship with 165 points, Lewis Hamilton in second with 136 points and Daniel Ricciardo in third with 83 points. In the Constructors’ battle Mercedes is sitting at the top with a commanding lead of 301 points with Red Bull in 2nd trailing by 158 points and Ferrari in 3rd trailing further by 45 points.
TYRE ALLOCATION - After last years type fiasco there will be extra scrutiny on Pirelli in Silverstone. Pirelli will be bringing hard compound(Orange) and medium compound (White) for this race. The notoriously variable British weather will play a huge part in the number of pit stops. The fast and flowing nature of the circuit means that the tyres are constantly subjected to different forces: sometimes several different forces at the same time. Lateral accelerations peak at 5g while the surface temperature of the tyres can exceed 110 degrees centigrade.
DRS ZONES - There will be two DRS zones for this race. The activation point of the first is shortly before Turn 3 (Village) and the activation point is after Turn 5 (Aintree) on the Wellington Straight. The second zone’s detection point is after Turn 10 (Maggots) and the activation point will be after Turn 14 (Chapel) on the Hangar Straight.
The two Mercedes drivers will certainly be challenging at the front once again. Can Lewis Hamilton close the gap to Nico rosberg with a much needed win at his home Grand Prix? Can Williams followup their impressive result in Austria with a win in their home Grand Prix? Can Red Bull bounce back from disappointing home race with a win Silverstone? If you're in the New York City area and looking for some great racing action with other F1 fans, be sure to join us for the British Grand Prix to see who will take the checkered flag. Race will start at 08:00AM EDT with the pre-race starting at 07:30AM EDT. It's going to be another fantastic race.
We hope to see you all!