August 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite showing impressive pace, luck was not on Eastwood's side at Silverstone
Despite showing tremendous pace at the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Charlie Eastwood was denied the results at the Silverstone round after a mixture of issues in rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the series. He was tapped into a spin in the first race of the weekend, fell victim to a tyre lottery in race two, and failed to make the grid for... [Read more...]
May 28, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Kane en route to Bentley's first UK win in 84 years!
At last weekends Silverstone round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, Northern Irish sportscar racer Steven Kane helped M-Sport Bentley score its maiden victory in only the second competition event for both the Continental GT3 and the new race team. The no7 car driven by Kane, Andy Meyrick and Guy Smith drove an astonishing lights to flag race and in-turn... [Read more...]
April 24, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Matt and his AF team mates top the podium
Ferrari ace and 2013 ELMS champion Matt Griffin tasted success and disappointment at Silverstone this weekend in the first round on the European Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship. The busy Irishman successfully juggled the two race events which were held on the same weekend at the famous Northamptonshire circuit. Griffin was quickest in... [Read more...]
April 16, 2014 by Dave Mint
Two different teams and two different championships in one weekend- Matt is going to be busy!!
Ferrari GT driver, Matt Griffin, will be one of the busiest men in Northamptonshire as he tackles the 1st round of both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), at Silverstone this coming weekend. In the WEC, Matt will re-join Ram Racing, a team that he has already tasted success with after winning the GTE class... [Read more...]
February 18, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Kane at the wheel of the Strakka Racing HPD ARX-03
Last week it was announced that Northern Ireland, sportscar ace Jonny Kane will again be competing in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship for Northamptonshire based Strakka Racing. The team also confirmed an unchanged driver line-up for the fifth consecutive year with Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts driving a LMP2 prototype DOME Strakka S103,... [Read more...]
October 4, 2013 by P1 Digital
Aron enjoyed a hugely successful weekend when the BTCC visited Silverstone!
Airwaves Racing’s Árón Smith was aiming to return to the podium at Silverstone after a challenging weekend at Rockingham some two weeks earlier. A circuit that holds many fond memories for the young Dubliner would surely provide the ideal platform for some strong results as he made his podium debut here in 2012. Saturday morning’s free practice... [Read more...]
June 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Daly briefly starred on his F1 debut despite world class opposition.
This is an incredible video of the 1978 International Trophy Race at Silverstone in 1978. F3 driver Derek Daly qualifies an impressive ninth in the Hesketh, makes a cracker of a start and is up to second by the first corner in atrocious conditions. A broken visor blinds him and sends him off on the first lap, but he somehow rejoins and climbs to second... [Read more...]
June 28, 2013 by Status Grand Prix
Status hope for a good showing at Silverstone this weekend. Their factory is only just down the road from the circuit!
Status Grand Prix is all set for the third round of the 2013 GP3 Series supporting the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, within walking distance of the team’s factory. Silverstone also represents the home event for one of Status GP’s three drivers, and as such Josh Webster is itching to score his first points in his maiden season of international... [Read more...]
April 9, 2013 by Tony Gregory
Comber born Jonny Kane will again be playing an important part in the Strakka racing’s all-British driver line-up at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone this Sunday 14 April. Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts will be giving the team’s upgraded Honda Performance Development ARX-03c its race debut.... [Read more...]
January 31, 2013 by Rory Cummins
A flavour of the vast collection open to the public at Donington Park's museum. Photo: speedhunters.com
A few months ago I eventually made it to the Donington Grand Prix museum. Now I have never been one for static displays of racing cars- much preferring to see them at full noise but this was Donington for Gods sake. I was lucky in that it was the middle of the week and I had the place virtually to myself and I could wander around in quiet contemplation.... [Read more...]