2023 Formula One British Grand Prix

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Who are you supporting at Silverstone this weekend?

  • Max Verstappen

    Votes: 73 29.7%
  • Sergio Perez

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • Charles Leclerc

    Votes: 12 4.9%
  • Carlos Sainz

    Votes: 6 2.4%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Votes: 30 12.2%
  • George Russell

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • Lando Norris

    Votes: 42 17.1%
  • Oscar Piastri

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • Fernando Alonso

    Votes: 41 16.7%
  • Lance Stroll

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Valtteri Bottas

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Guanyu Zhou

    Votes: 3 1.2%
  • Nyck De Vries

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Yuki Tsunoda

    Votes: 3 1.2%
  • Alex Albon

    Votes: 11 4.5%
  • Logan Sargeant

    Votes: 4 1.6%
  • Kevin Magnussen

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Nico Hukenberg

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • Pierre Gasly

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Esteban Ocon

    Votes: 1 0.4%

  • Total voters
    246
One week on from the Austrian Sprint, a more relaxed British Grand Prix awaits the Formula One paddock for Round 10 of the 2023 season. Here are all the stories heading into the weekend.

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Last week, the Formula One paddock was galivanting through the Austrian Alps. This week, they have a 450,000-person-strong attendance to deal with at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. This is a race that always delivers action and competitiveness so expect excitement throughout the weekend.

Max Verstappen will certainly want to keep up his winning streak. But with several teams bringing further upgrades to this race, can Red Bull retain their advantage? Here's all you need to know about the weekend.

A circuit adored by all​

The British Grand Prix has almost always taken place at the infamous Silverstone circuit. This ex-Air Force base was converted into a race track in the 1950s and has been a staple of the F1 calendar ever since.

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Whilst being a relatively flat venue compared to the likes of Spa, Laguna Seca and the Nordschleife, it certainly lacks none of the thrills. In fact, drivers often praise this fast circuit's challenge and excitement. But that doesn't mean it's a track only good for qualifying and time trials. In fact, it often produces some of the best races each year.

Fans love the British Grand Prix for exactly that. One can always expect great action as cars can run alongside one another and battle tooth and nail. But it's also thanks to an intense party atmosphere that descends on the circuit that is so infectious that it translates through a TV screen better than any other venue. This year will be no different with a 450,000-strong attendance predicted across the three days of on-track running.

More car upgrades​

Once again as we approach a new racing weekend, fans of certain teams will be pleased to learn that upgrades are coming to the cars this weekend. Mercedes and McLaren in particular have brought refreshed front wing designs in order to continue their respective fight backs to the front.

However, the big changes come aboard the Alpha Tauri, a team which has languished at the back of the pack all season. Hoping to fight their way back to the points, they are bringing several new parts to Silverstone. The list includes an all-new floor design along with a fresh diffuser. On a more visible note, the engine cover and rear wing are both significantly different. Finally, they are bringing a tweaked rear suspension design which will hopefully provide the drivers with more stability and confidence.

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The other Alfa - Romeo - also did a lot of shopping over the past week. They too have had a put a lot of focus into their floor and diffuser design. This is another team that has spent much of the season uncharacteristically anonymous and will be hoping for more this weekend.

Finally, Haas, Red Bull, Aston Martin and Williams are all bringing minute changes to their cars in a more gradual upgrade curve.

Whilst these upgrades will certainly not flip the running order on its head, certain cars may appear closer to the front than previous races. This all helps in creating what one can only hope will be a fantastic 2023 British Grand Prix.

How to watch the 2023 British Grand Prix​

With that in mind, you won't want to miss any of the action. F1 TV will provide coverage for every on-track session. However, for those that can't spend the money on race cars going round in circles, the event will be live and free on Channel 4 in the UK as is the case every year. Furthermore, highlights packages of every session is posted to Youtube relatively quickly. Here are the sessions and times you won't want to miss.

Friday:​

Free Practice 1: 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Free Practice 2: 17:00 - 18:00 CET

Saturday:​

Free Practice 3: 12:30 - 13:30 CET
Qualifying: 16:00 - 17:00 CET

Sunday:​

British Grand Prix: 16:00 - 18:00

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Seems to me Merc were sandbagging a lot. I wasn't buying their comments. They will factor in the race for podium or a win if RB falters etc.
 
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I voted for the driver I'd like to see do well, but their car isn't the best in race conditions.

However if you remove Max Verstappen (his results, not anythin... you know, nasty) out of the equasion then the championship would be quite tight...
 
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I voted for George, because I want him ahead of Hamilton. If I had a second choice, it would be for my favourite driver, Alonso. Having said all that, I don't at all mind another Max win, he is after all, the best driver.
 
Uau, Max on pole again, it must've been a hell of a lap from him, who would imagine it with that car... Seriously, Red Bull should consider saving equipment and leaving Perez out of qualy because even starting in last he will easily manage to finish at the podium.
Great job from Mclaren improving the car, despite making worse livery.
 
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Uau, Max on pole again, it must've been a hell of a lap from him, who would imagine it with that car... Seriously, Red Bull should consider saving equipment and leaving Perez out of qualy because even starting in last he will easily manage to finish at the podium.
Great job from Mclaren improving the car, despite making worse livery.
I don't know.. but it was very close together. again
 
Too bad for APEXGP... they couldn't even qualify... even so tomorrow they will be at least in the formation lap
 
I voted for the driver I wish to win

You can even bet about it, but you are going to earn almost nothing because it is the safest bet on the planet. DOTD should be awarded to drivers that outperformed the car, not to someone that severely underperformed on qually on a top car and is overtaking cars way slower than his own.

I could understand this DOTD award granting mentality in the age of no DRS, no ERS and no mandatory tyre compounds. But nowadays the cars breeze past each other by virtue of a device that makes the defending car a sitting duck. And if it fails, the attacking car only has to wait until the slower car eats it's tyres. In the era before that, overtaking had a massive value.

About Perez, I am at a loss of words to describe how face-palmic the whole situation is.
 
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You can even bet about it, but you are going to earn almost nothing because it is the safest bet on the planet. DOTD should be awarded to drivers that outperformed the car, not to someone that severely underperformed on qually on a top car and is overtaking cars way slower than his own.

I could understand this DOTD award granting mentality in the age of no DRS, no ERS and no mandatory tyre compounds. But nowadays the cars breeze past each other by virtue of a device that makes the defending car a sitting duck. And if it fails, the attacking car only has to wait until the slower car eats it's tyres. In the era before that, overtaking had a massive value.

About Perez, I am at a loss of words to describe how face-palmic the whole situation is.
Recently, if Checo didn't get bad luck he'd have no luck at all.
 
Oh dude Checo again, unbelievable.. really happy for McLaren.. Max making a difference, without him we would have one of the best seasons ever with 3 or 4 different cars fighting for wins and podiums, now also McLaren joining the fight up there.. a bit disappointed in Aston though
 
Oh dude Checo again, unbelievable.. really happy for McLaren.. Max making a difference, without him we would have one of the best seasons ever with 3 or 4 different cars fighting for wins and podiums, now also McLaren joining the fight up there.. a bit disappointed in Aston though
We may never know, but with Max in a strong position, could it be that Checo is given a tasks to test some new techs, maybe for the next season?
 
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The unearthly ability of Verstappen has been obvious for a few years, but F1 this year is showing just how good some of the other drivers are, drivers that were unable to show it in the Merc dominating years. Look how Bottas performs without a Merc, look how some drivers can now show how good they are in cars comparable with the Merc. Qualifying today must be an eye-opener to many, even though it might be a bitter pill to swallow :)
 

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