The British Grand Prix - Qualifying Formula 1


The British Grand Prix - Qualifying

Similar Content

Browse content similar to The British Grand Prix - Qualifying. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

This is how it looks from the sky. Both as you expect there are clouds

:02:45.:02:50.

in the sky and some rain around but that is the new look at Silverstone.

:02:50.:02:55.

That is impressive and so is the packed Grandstand for the start of

:02:55.:03:01.

the British Grand Prix weekend. 70 years ago this place was full of

:03:01.:03:07.

World War Two bombers. And the aerobatic display happening just

:03:08.:03:17.

above, creating a great atmosphere. And these two men have seen a lot

:03:17.:03:21.

as commentators and as fans. You have seen this place changed a lot.

:03:22.:03:27.

What do you think of the wing? think it is amazing. We had to have

:03:28.:03:33.

that to get the extension to the contract, that was what we needed

:03:33.:03:39.

to do for the fans. I think the facility is amazing. No question

:03:39.:03:45.

that the facility was necessary for what the teams and the media need.

:03:45.:03:50.

But the great atmosphere has not been lost. And the fans are ready

:03:50.:03:55.

for this, they have been queuing up in the last couple of days and

:03:55.:04:02.

hopefully they will be rewarded with a classic British Grand Prix.

:04:02.:04:07.

Was there a need to compete with the likes of Singapore? Absolutely,

:04:07.:04:13.

it is the home of motor-racing world wide. Abu Dhabi, none of

:04:13.:04:20.

these circuits can ever replicate the atmosphere. Just coming in here,

:04:20.:04:25.

but people with a genuine passion for the sport. That is special and

:04:25.:04:30.

you will not repeat that anywhere in my opinion. It is fantastic to

:04:30.:04:35.

be back home for the British Grand Prix. Formula 1 was born here 60

:04:35.:04:45.
:04:45.:05:14.

years ago. And the atmosphere has They have come in their droves.

:05:14.:05:19.

They can build an impressive building and also the sun comes out

:05:19.:05:27.

for them on cue. Damon Hill is with us. How has your weekend been so

:05:27.:05:34.

far? It was quite stressful, but successful? Very successful. It has

:05:34.:05:39.

been brilliant. There are bound to be a few teething problems. The

:05:39.:05:44.

terrain is a bit different but it is fantastic and we have got a long

:05:44.:05:51.

contract for the Grand Prix going forward. It must be your best

:05:51.:05:56.

moment? Well driving is what I started out doing and ended up

:05:56.:06:01.

being involved somehow in developing Britain's premier

:06:01.:06:05.

motorsport venue. It has been a very interesting experience and it

:06:05.:06:12.

shows you how much work goes into the organising of this event.

:06:12.:06:16.

your son was ever going to drive in the future of what advice would you

:06:16.:06:26.
:06:26.:06:27.

give him? I seem to be a bit out of date as far as he is concerned! It

:06:27.:06:31.

is a fantastic thing to be a racing driver and to race in front of your

:06:31.:06:38.

home crowd. To do that at a British Grand Prix, it is a dream for any

:06:38.:06:45.

British driver. If you wanted to give him some tips, just show him

:06:45.:06:53.

this footage from 1994! I do try to remind him occasionally! But he's

:06:53.:06:59.

doing brilliantly. It is not easy having a father and grandfather who

:06:59.:07:07.

was a champion. Chris, does it bring back memories? I think you

:07:07.:07:12.

get to the stage where you forget that you did it. Looking back at

:07:12.:07:16.

those images, it seems amazing to me that that is actually me doing

:07:16.:07:25.

that. I had a go last weekend at Goodwood and I was terrified! But

:07:25.:07:31.

there you go. Nigel Mansell has never actually officially retired!

:07:31.:07:38.

I keep expecting him to make a comeback. You never know. We all

:07:38.:07:43.

know what it is like to have an interfering father as a team

:07:43.:07:51.

principal. What I do like? I'm very mindful. I don't want to get myself

:07:51.:07:57.

into this situation where I am applying pressure on Josh. This is

:07:57.:08:02.

quite a common thing these days but it did not used to be like that. In

:08:02.:08:06.

the old days drivers used to go to be a racing driver against the

:08:06.:08:12.

wishes of their parents. Now it seems to be a semi- managerial role.

:08:12.:08:18.

But I have got advice and I tried to do it at arm's length. This is

:08:18.:08:23.

just the first step on a big phase of redevelopment at Silverstone but

:08:23.:08:29.

it does seem to be already successful. So congratulations. We

:08:29.:08:37.

all want a successful weekend, as do the fans. Everyone hoping for a

:08:37.:08:42.

weekend more akin to Turkey or Canada rather than what we saw in

:08:42.:08:48.

the balance here a few weeks ago. But Valencia was just perfect for

:08:49.:08:58.

the defending world champion. And they're off. Wherever going up

:08:58.:09:08.
:09:08.:09:15.

Jensen Button, at great over take from him. Michael Exits the pits.

:09:15.:09:23.

It looked like he crossed the white line as well. Mark Webber has had

:09:23.:09:33.
:09:33.:09:46.

the difficult lap. Showing his Maldonado appearing to come from

:09:46.:09:56.
:09:56.:10:18.

Petrov and Kobayashi, no points for that one, I would imagine. We have

:10:18.:10:23.

said it before, it Mark Webber did not have bad luck, he would not

:10:23.:10:31.

have any luck at all. An utterly dominant performance yet again from

:10:31.:10:37.

Sebastian Vettel. I love that little skip at the end. Let's go

:10:37.:10:41.

for a walk and give everyone at home the chance to get to know

:10:41.:10:47.

these new surroundings. The fans had again turned out in their

:10:47.:10:53.

droves. Sebastian said after that last wind he did not even know what

:10:53.:10:58.

the points situation was. But in case he is watching, we can show

:10:58.:11:05.

him. It is 77 points of the difference. Do you buy that, and

:11:05.:11:12.

surely he would no? May be at that moment he was not to in the

:11:12.:11:18.

calculation, but he is a man who likes the statistics. He will

:11:18.:11:23.

remember every single thing that he has done this season. He will

:11:23.:11:28.

certainly no good gap in the points. He is just trying to give himself

:11:29.:11:38.

that comfort zone. Don't believe a word of it. David, you drove in a

:11:38.:11:42.

period of dominance, Michael Schumacher or winning races. This

:11:42.:11:50.

season has one -- has gone on for 18 weeks. How do you keep

:11:50.:11:55.

motivation if the same guy keeps on winning? You have to build it

:11:55.:12:01.

across at season. Sebastian statistically has a bigger lead now

:12:01.:12:06.

than any driver in the history of the Championship. But there is a

:12:06.:12:11.

lot of racing still to be done. There will be more twists and turns,

:12:11.:12:19.

that is for sure. Fernando Alonso has said this has to be the weekend

:12:19.:12:24.

than if anyone other than Sebastian has to get their hands on the title,

:12:24.:12:29.

it will have to be here. We will soon be running out of races.

:12:29.:12:36.

know how astute Fernando is. This time last year he was 46 points

:12:36.:12:42.

behind and he pulled it back. With the changes, the engines, the

:12:42.:12:46.

defuse a system, it could positively affect Ferrari. So he

:12:46.:12:53.

will be hoping that this is the turn around for him. One thing that

:12:53.:12:57.

could cause the turn around are the changes that the sports governing

:12:57.:13:04.

body have made. They have tried to restrict the exhaust gases coming

:13:04.:13:10.

into the underside of the cars. But this has caused a lot of

:13:10.:13:15.

consternation and a couple of the team principals had a set to in one

:13:15.:13:20.

of the press conferences. But there has been annual ruling this morning.

:13:20.:13:27.

Ted Kravitz can explain. This is an exhaust blender future. The teams

:13:27.:13:31.

take hot exhaust gases from the engine and feed it down this

:13:31.:13:37.

channel to put it into the car which creates low pressure beneath

:13:37.:13:42.

the carp and effectively sucked sit down on to the ground. The gas

:13:42.:13:46.

comes through the diffuser and creates downforce. That was fine

:13:46.:13:51.

when the driver was on throttle but in the middle of the corner, off

:13:51.:13:59.

the throttle, no exhaust gases were created and the car lost downforce.

:13:59.:14:04.

So what the teams have been doing is to open the throttle in the

:14:04.:14:10.

middle of the corner giving the driver consistent Darren forced off

:14:10.:14:14.

the throttle. That led to the rough engine sound we had been hearing

:14:14.:14:21.

lately. The Sports rule-makers had decided that the practice had got

:14:21.:14:27.

out of hand and they banned it. But in doing so they allowed the

:14:27.:14:31.

Mercedes to do a small amount of the exhaust blowing because

:14:31.:14:36.

Mercedes said that is just how their engines work. The other teams

:14:36.:14:45.

were furious. Where is this going to end? It would be down to

:14:45.:14:49.

complying with the technical regulations. It would be impossible

:14:49.:14:57.

to accept a Clear and specific handicap. We are not doing what we

:14:57.:15:03.

were doing and we have taken quite a big performance hit. McLaren have

:15:03.:15:08.

lacked downforce all season. So how will they balance the car when they

:15:08.:15:17.

lose that rear downforce? We will take front downforce. We have

:15:17.:15:21.

developed this car around the diffuser. So to not have it

:15:22.:15:31.
:15:32.:15:35.

suddenly off throttle, that is a Any opportunity you can get in

:15:35.:15:42.

Formula 1, you cannot turn it down, at least not at the stage I'm in in

:15:42.:15:46.

my career. That's why am delighted Red Bull and Hispania Racing have

:15:46.:15:51.

come to a deal. I will not look too far ahead. Hopefully I will be on

:15:51.:16:01.
:16:01.:16:04.

Finally, two teams have made big plans for the future. The famous

:16:04.:16:11.

pairing of Williams Renault is back in F1 next season. And Virgin

:16:11.:16:14.

Racing will be using some McLaren know how to try to get off the back

:16:14.:16:18.

of the grid. So, the teams at the back are looking to the future. The

:16:18.:16:23.

teams at the front are not looking any further than this weekend. The

:16:23.:16:26.

latest news is that this morning, there was a meeting of the

:16:26.:16:31.

technical work group, to try to work out where they stand on this

:16:31.:16:38.

diffusers scenario. They had a meeting, they have now emerged from

:16:38.:16:45.

that meeting. Let's find out the latest, with Ted Kravitz and

:16:45.:16:51.

Christian Horner. Give us the latest, what's the outcome of the

:16:51.:16:55.

technical working group meeting? We're trying to find a solution. It

:16:55.:16:58.

is in nobody's interest to have the lack of clarity which currently

:16:58.:17:05.

exists. Charlie made an offer. Red Bull has also offered a concession

:17:05.:17:14.

this weekend. That is to run as we are. We need all the teams to agree

:17:14.:17:18.

to move on and put this behind us. Hopefully we're not far away from

:17:18.:17:23.

achieving that. So that means you will run with a bit more exhaust

:17:23.:17:32.

blowing? Here, no. So that will mean you have one arm behind your

:17:32.:17:36.

back, as far as you're concerned, this weekend? At the moment, in our

:17:37.:17:42.

opinion, we're running a disadvantaged system, compared with

:17:42.:17:45.

other engine manufacturers. We're trying to find a solution to put

:17:45.:17:49.

this episode behind us. The most simplistic thing would be to go

:17:49.:17:54.

back to exactly where we worked in the weeks ago. So, to sum it up,

:17:54.:18:03.

you're prepared to take that hit this weekend? Yes. We're here in

:18:03.:18:06.

the pit lane, and you can see how busy it is all around us. These

:18:06.:18:10.

fans have not turned up to talk about blown diffusers, and what

:18:10.:18:14.

percentage of exhaust gases you can run. But it is important to get

:18:14.:18:18.

this sorted out. It is unsavoury that we're talking about this

:18:18.:18:24.

during the race weekend. There was a directive from the FIA while the

:18:24.:18:29.

cars were on track! I find it confusing, and I'm supposed to know

:18:29.:18:35.

what's going on in this business. In my day, you could not change the

:18:35.:18:40.

rules during the season. I wish we had adhered to that. This may seem

:18:40.:18:45.

like a clarification, but this is not clarification, this is, for me,

:18:45.:18:48.

blatantly giving an advantage to Ferrari, because they do not have

:18:48.:18:53.

this system. The only way you can make regulation changes during the

:18:53.:18:59.

year was on the grounds of safety, and there's nothing about this

:18:59.:19:04.

which suggests it is anything to do with safety. It is just about the

:19:04.:19:11.

exploitation of aerodynamics in a way which was not done in the past.

:19:11.:19:15.

As you heard from Christian Horner, it looks like for this weekend, Red

:19:15.:19:20.

Bull will be slightly handicapped. We will wait and see what that

:19:20.:19:25.

means when the cars come out for qualifying in about half an hour.

:19:25.:19:29.

Amongst the 100,000 people here today will be the very nervous di

:19:29.:19:34.

Resta family. Finally, Paul is racing in a Formula 1 race at his

:19:34.:19:37.

home Grand Prix. We thought we would send someone sensible and

:19:37.:19:41.

trustworthy, with greater experience around here, to find out.

:19:41.:19:49.

Sadly, that man is also a bit of a mischief-maker. It is amazing how

:19:49.:19:57.

close it is to the circuit? We will not be wasting any money on a taxi.

:19:57.:20:06.

You're young and fit, and I need the exercise. This is this sign,

:20:06.:20:11.

welcome to the British Grand Prix, I used to cross and this. You can

:20:12.:20:18.

see your picture, David. I think I was about the same age as you are

:20:18.:20:23.

now. You can see how much I have aged. We have got a few of your

:20:23.:20:32.

fans here. A photo of the back of your head! Has anyone got a

:20:32.:20:40.

question for Paul? No idea, when you're a rookie. Are you enjoying

:20:40.:20:44.

it? Yes, it is everything I have ever dreamed of doing. Not

:20:44.:20:49.

everybody gets the opportunity. need to get you over here. We're

:20:49.:20:52.

and a pressure for a time, so we have got to get you over to the

:20:52.:21:02.

paddock. Hop on. I've just got to go to the paddock, I've got Mr

:21:02.:21:08.

Coulthard in the cab. Who said Grand Prix racing is glamorous?

:21:09.:21:15.

Have you ever been in a truck before? I have not been in a truck

:21:15.:21:21.

for a long time. My family business is transport, so I kind of grow up

:21:21.:21:24.

in this position in a truck. This is where we spend our family

:21:24.:21:34.
:21:34.:21:43.

I think we may have to walk the last part. Kenya droppers at the

:21:43.:21:49.

Gate, because we do not want to use up Paul's energy. You're the only

:21:49.:21:53.

former one driver to arrive at Silverstone in a truck. Thank you

:21:53.:22:01.

very much. Well driven. We will send your CV into Force India. We

:22:01.:22:10.

seem to be missing something. They're very expensive, these Grand

:22:10.:22:20.

Prix drivers. One big advantage of driving for one of the winning

:22:20.:22:24.

teams is that you do not have such a long walk down the paddock. So,

:22:24.:22:28.

if nothing else, that has got to be your motivation. I can see your

:22:28.:22:33.

team in injured. We wish you luck for the weekend. -- your team

:22:33.:22:38.

manager. We got him delivered back, where only a minute late. That

:22:38.:22:42.

struck was a bit slow. Entirely the truck driver's fault,

:22:42.:22:47.

wasn't it? He genuinely did not expect us to ever a lift with him.

:22:47.:22:52.

He was in trouble with his boss. It was interesting to see how relaxed

:22:52.:22:56.

Paul who are, it is only his 9th Grand Prix. You would think the

:22:56.:23:02.

pressure was immense, but he seems so grounded. This is his car behind

:23:02.:23:09.

us. One piece of advice for him? You have got to just attack the

:23:09.:23:12.

track like any other racetrack. If you consider the fact that your

:23:12.:23:17.

family is here, there are a lot of British fans wanting you to do well,

:23:17.:23:21.

it just adds pressure. He has just got to do exactly what he has been

:23:21.:23:25.

doing, and finish ahead of Adrian Sutil again. Which is pretty much

:23:25.:23:30.

what he has been doing so far, only out-qualified by his teammate twice

:23:30.:23:37.

so far. Over to Eddie. I have never seen so much involvement and

:23:37.:23:43.

excitement. I just happened to meet this lovely Hannah Benn. Where are

:23:43.:23:48.

you from? I'm from Leipzig in Germany but I live in London. I

:23:48.:23:55.

love it here, it is my first time but it is really gorgeous. You're

:23:55.:24:03.

probably a or Vettel fan. I am. Who couldn't be? Something tells me

:24:03.:24:10.

that lady is probably not camping out this weekend. Everybody says,

:24:10.:24:16.

and it is totally true, the British marshals are the best in the world.

:24:16.:24:20.

Today, it is their chance to be here at the British Grand Prix, and

:24:20.:24:27.

they have got a new recruit. This is Thruxton, the fastest circuit in

:24:27.:24:33.

England. When it goes wrong here, it goes very wrong. It is not only

:24:33.:24:36.

the driver's risking their lives for the love of motor sport. Spare

:24:36.:24:40.

a thought for the men and women in orange, standing in the line of

:24:40.:24:49.

fire. High time for me to man up and join the volunteers to be a

:24:49.:24:52.

marshal for the day and stand side- by-side with the unsung heroes who

:24:52.:25:02.

make motorsport tick. I have not been disclosed to a circuit when

:25:02.:25:11.

the racing is going on, ever. I'm quite excited, actually. The most

:25:11.:25:15.

important thing, whilst we're here on post, always watch the oncoming

:25:15.:25:25.
:25:25.:25:28.

traffic. Watch out! I barely saw Jason Plato as he lost control and

:25:28.:25:36.

crashed right in front of me. Now, I know him very well, you know him

:25:36.:25:42.

very well, but this isn't it time to talk to a driver. I'll tell you

:25:42.:25:48.

what they need to do. That is not on. I could have hit that. That

:25:48.:25:58.
:25:58.:26:00.

kills people, that does. I will speak to the supervisor. I did not

:26:00.:26:04.

expect to be doing manual labour as well. That's all part and parcel of

:26:04.:26:12.

it. Next, I was seconded to Church, one of the fastest corners in the

:26:12.:26:22.
:26:22.:26:23.

UK. I find myself naturally leaning back. You do, yes. We have not got

:26:23.:26:28.

any protection! You have, you've got a tyre wall. This was pure

:26:28.:26:38.
:26:38.:26:45.

adrenalin. Are you not tempted just to look over? No. We are starting

:26:45.:26:55.
:26:55.:27:02.

the race? Yes. I'm very proud when Right, they're all away cleanly,

:27:02.:27:08.

and we've got to go. At the next race, I was allowed on the grid to

:27:08.:27:18.
:27:18.:27:29.

fulfil a boyhood dream. Are you Susan's standing on a live motor

:27:29.:27:32.

racing circuit, at the start. The last race of the day, and events

:27:32.:27:42.
:27:42.:27:55.

Rescue three scramble, start line. Every marshal on the grey will be

:27:55.:27:59.

called into action. Thankfully, everyone was OK, and we started the

:27:59.:28:08.

clear-up. The racing was able to resume. All in a day's work. I was

:28:08.:28:11.

President of the British motor racing Marshal's Club for some

:28:11.:28:16.

years, and you could not be doing a better thing. Because the British

:28:16.:28:20.

marshals are the best in the world, the best trained, so enthusiastic,

:28:20.:28:25.

they do it all with their own money, to the extent that British marshals

:28:25.:28:28.

are asked to go to places like the Monaco Grand Prix and one of the

:28:28.:28:35.

others. And of course, a big thank you to

:28:35.:28:37.

all of the marshals involved at Silverstone this weekend. It is

:28:37.:28:42.

important that we shine a light on the great work done by these guys.

:28:42.:28:47.

Without them, motor racing would not exist. And they are absolute

:28:47.:28:51.

fans as well. But they care about the safety not just of the drivers,

:28:51.:28:56.

but also of the people who turn up. They do an unbelievable job. We see

:28:56.:29:00.

them in Singapore, all over the world. They are absolutely state-

:29:00.:29:06.

of-the-art, these marshals. That should be the next thing the three

:29:06.:29:11.

of us do. But as we saw, you have got to be a fireman, engineer and

:29:11.:29:16.

sometimes counsellor to the drivers. Yes, we could see Jason after the

:29:16.:29:23.

incident, brushing away the marshal. I would always suggest to a marshal,

:29:23.:29:29.

approach with caution a racing driver who has just crashed.

:29:29.:29:32.

Whatever it is you need to ask him about medical issues, I would just

:29:32.:29:37.

give it a minute. We are now outside probably the busiest garage

:29:37.:29:45.

at the weekend, this is the McLaren garage. Jenson Button has not had

:29:45.:29:48.

the best of times at the British Grand Prix, never made it onto the

:29:48.:29:57.

podium. He would love to change that this weekend. 100,000 fans all

:29:58.:30:02.

hoping for some British success. But these days, being a racing

:30:03.:30:07.

driver, as David will testify, it is more than just about driving a

:30:07.:30:17.
:30:17.:30:36.

And action. How are you doing? I am the stylist

:30:36.:30:46.
:30:46.:30:57.

to date. You are running the show. And you are here to help? I am not.

:30:57.:31:02.

We'd never know what we're going to do before we turn up, which is

:31:02.:31:08.

actually quite good. We had to put all this together, I was the

:31:08.:31:17.

photographer. Lewis decided that he was not going to be an assistant to

:31:17.:31:25.

Jensen Button. That is a bit like the way that they race. He helped

:31:25.:31:29.

pick out all the clothes and he definitely has a strong feminine

:31:29.:31:39.

side in real life! I am good to go with that one. He he had a keen eye

:31:39.:31:47.

for the make-up and the shoes and all that stuff. I think Jensen

:31:47.:31:54.

Button had an alarmingly foreign knowledge of women's clothing.

:31:54.:32:04.
:32:04.:32:07.

Exactly how I imagined it. That were receipt -- that worries me,

:32:07.:32:14.

you being my team-mate. I it really do like photography. They knew what

:32:14.:32:24.
:32:24.:32:28.

they wanted from the off, which is great. It looks terrible! Show her

:32:28.:32:38.
:32:38.:32:40.

at the posts. It is a little bit naughty. Lewis chose this one.

:32:40.:32:48.

me just get a picture of it. When I was watching Ayrton Senna in those

:32:48.:32:53.

days they did not have this but now there is a lot more of a commercial

:32:53.:33:03.
:33:03.:33:05.

aspect to it. Your head is in the shot! We had to do than Alice in

:33:05.:33:12.

Wonderland posed with a plastic rabbit next to me!

:33:12.:33:22.
:33:22.:33:25.

These guys have got vision. I think it is really cool. Not that -- not

:33:25.:33:33.

bad for my first photo-shoot. What a lovely pose for Jensen

:33:33.:33:39.

Button. I guess he would like to be posing on the podium. Let's Talk

:33:39.:33:44.

about British drivers at McLaren. We saw them getting along famously.

:33:44.:33:49.

Is it better than even McLaren could have expected? They have

:33:49.:33:53.

distinct personalities but I think they gel together and enjoy a week

:33:53.:33:58.

each other's company. But they have an huge determination to beat their

:33:58.:34:02.

team-mate, that is clear. But they don't work well together.

:34:02.:34:07.

Nevertheless, we do see that in the past there has been a number one

:34:07.:34:12.

and number two. McLaren have been going for 30 years in his current

:34:12.:34:20.

guise. So 30 years ago they had his first victory here. They had many

:34:20.:34:25.

great drivers together so they understand how to get the best out

:34:25.:34:30.

of two highly motivated drivers. There always able to put some

:34:30.:34:35.

cooling water on any little tensions that arise. One tension

:34:36.:34:40.

that has not been diluted is this situation with that will they stay

:34:40.:34:45.

or will they go? Why does Lewis not just come out and say that he's not

:34:45.:34:50.

going to leave? That is the manager's job to get the most out

:34:50.:35:00.
:35:00.:35:01.

of his financial and contractual decisions. Commercially there will

:35:01.:35:05.

always try to squeeze the maximum out of it. The driver has to Trust

:35:05.:35:15.
:35:15.:35:15.

his manager. Eddie knows all about doing that! I have a slight concern.

:35:15.:35:19.

Lewis is managed by a team that seemed to know a lot about movies

:35:19.:35:23.

and pop-music but I'm trying to figure out what they actually know

:35:23.:35:28.

about motor-racing and world champions. My guess is that in my

:35:28.:35:33.

opinion they should appoint someone who has actually ate huge knowledge

:35:34.:35:39.

of Formula 1 to assist him. thing is to get the best contract

:35:39.:35:43.

that you can buy the other thing is livestock management within the

:35:43.:35:48.

Pavett. How do you get the best out yourself to deliver the maximum in

:35:48.:35:55.

that car every time. But if they did leave McLaren they would not

:35:55.:36:00.

get the chance to wear the kind of overalls that I think Leevan

:36:00.:36:05.

Yearwood be impressed by. Nice and colourful. It is colourful and it

:36:05.:36:11.

is a good marketing tool. The person who thought this up, it is

:36:11.:36:16.

well conceived. We used to do all kinds of things which snakes and

:36:16.:36:21.

animals on the front of the Jordan car. But this is remarkable, they

:36:21.:36:29.

are doing it for charity and it really is a worthwhile thing.

:36:29.:36:33.

known that you would like that. But one man scratching his head would

:36:33.:36:38.

be Stirling Moss. They did not wear outfits like that in his day. And

:36:38.:36:43.

you may have heard that he has finally hung up his racing gloves.

:36:43.:36:48.

But he can still put on that famous leather helmet and take a trip down

:36:48.:36:58.
:36:58.:36:59.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

:36:59.:37:45.

Very nice. So here we are, this is one of the biggest tests of a

:37:45.:37:54.

Formula 1 car in the world. How was it impure des? What was hard for as

:37:54.:37:59.

is hard for them. So many drivers leapt Silverstone because it has a

:37:59.:38:05.

lovely flow to it. And in my day there was a lack of downforce

:38:05.:38:10.

compared to the modern cars. Back then we did not even know what

:38:10.:38:20.
:38:20.:38:29.

downforce was so we did not miss it. We have just done did down and

:38:29.:38:39.

stopped here. At this point you stand on the brakes. I'd bet you

:38:39.:38:45.

had a few tasty overtakes just here? There is a great place just

:38:45.:38:52.

at the end of the straight. If the car looks a bit out of control, it

:38:52.:39:02.
:39:02.:39:11.

slows the others up anyway. Here we are on the newest piece of tarmac

:39:11.:39:18.

around the new Silverstone win. Just looking behind, we can see the

:39:18.:39:22.

right hand of Abbey. Last year in qualifying Sebastian Vettel took

:39:22.:39:32.
:39:32.:39:32.

that flat at 255 kilometres an hour. If you had your way it would be the

:39:32.:39:38.

same circuit as in 1950. But it is important to make changes. Do you

:39:38.:39:43.

think they have managed to keep the integrity of the Silverstone?

:39:43.:39:49.

think so. I think the modern drivers are at right. If the car

:39:49.:39:56.

drivers like it is well that is the thing. If how does the old car

:39:56.:40:06.
:40:06.:40:18.

cope? Tremendous. She feels really good, I tell you.

:40:18.:40:25.

What a guy. He never won here but he won twice at Aintree. Martin

:40:25.:40:29.

Whitmarsh from McLaren has joined us. We want to talk about this

:40:29.:40:34.

weekend but we first have to discuss blown Duff users, and

:40:34.:40:39.

incredibly exciting subject but central to Formula 1 at the moment.

:40:39.:40:43.

What has been decided for this weekend? Are all the cars running

:40:43.:40:49.

the same thing? The answer is I think everyone will be running the

:40:49.:40:54.

same thing. There is a limit to the extent which the throttles can be

:40:54.:40:59.

opened. But inevitably when you change the regulations even before

:40:59.:41:03.

qualifying then there will be winners and losers. The drivers on

:41:03.:41:08.

the front row today will probably be pleased with the outcome and

:41:08.:41:12.

Ferrari look happier than others coming out of the meeting. Those

:41:12.:41:17.

who fought back well feel that they had been disadvantaged. We have had

:41:17.:41:22.

very little man in to change the fundamentals so it is difficult for

:41:22.:41:28.

the drivers. It is a real change -- will shame that we are in this

:41:28.:41:33.

situation. Red Bull think they're running at a disadvantage. What

:41:33.:41:38.

does it do for McLaren? I could answer that better after

:41:38.:41:43.

qualifying! But we are not particularly happy. We're

:41:43.:41:47.

frantically adjusting the car. Not just the exhaust settings but how

:41:47.:41:52.

we put on the brakes, the style of the brakes. The whole balance of

:41:52.:41:57.

the car has changed. It sounds small but some people will be lucky

:41:57.:42:03.

and some not. It is all unsavoury, washing dirty linen in public. You

:42:03.:42:08.

are brought in the F-duct and you're allowed to continue with it

:42:08.:42:13.

for the season. How has this happened? I personally feel we have

:42:14.:42:18.

had blown deaf users now for 18 months and the proper thing would

:42:18.:42:24.

be to let it run to the end of the year. But clearly that is not what

:42:24.:42:31.

has happened. We have stumbled from one change to another so it does

:42:31.:42:35.

confuse people and it is not satisfactory. Formula 1 can do a

:42:35.:42:40.

better job than this. We need to do it better in future. Qualifying

:42:40.:42:48.

coming up, help is your basic practice here? Could there be a

:42:48.:42:53.

British victory? Intrudes we do not know. The factors we have just been

:42:53.:42:57.

talking about, it is that detail that makes the difference. We have

:42:57.:43:03.

not run as we were going to run in qualifying. The brakes are being

:43:03.:43:10.

changed, behold dynamics of the card. The engineers and the drivers

:43:10.:43:15.

between them have either done a good job and got lucky, otherwise

:43:15.:43:20.

they will be deeply unhappy. That is a real shame. Hopefully we will

:43:20.:43:26.

come out of it OK, but I'm not convinced. But it could play into

:43:26.:43:32.

your hands, Europe race pace during the season has been better than on

:43:32.:43:39.

Saturday. Reno we have to work on qualifying pace. It is a challenge

:43:39.:43:43.

for as at the moment this close to the qualifying session, we are

:43:43.:43:50.

changing the car. Well you had better make your way to the pit.

:43:50.:43:56.

And David, to the commentary box. Not long now until the start of

:43:56.:44:01.

qualifying. One man has dominated qualifying - Sebastian Vettel. We

:44:01.:44:08.

have seen his new helmet for the season. This is a great idea.

:44:08.:44:15.

not believe how intricate it is. It is minute detail. The links he has

:44:15.:44:23.

gone to do this is extraordinary. I love what he is doing here. That is

:44:23.:44:28.

his Helmut for this weekend, adorned with the engineers from

:44:28.:44:33.

this side of the garage. Red Bull have said that they're handicapped,

:44:33.:44:40.

and they have been so quick in qualifying. It is all full of

:44:40.:44:45.

intrigue. I have seen it time and again. It is a pity it is being

:44:45.:44:50.

done in such a public arena and in the middle of the season. So let's

:44:50.:44:56.

hope it does no big disadvantage to anybody. I'm pretty sure it will

:44:56.:44:59.

not disadvantage Red Bull so much that they fall out in qualifying.

:45:00.:45:06.

It is time for due one for the British Grand Prix with David

:45:06.:45:16.
:45:16.:45:25.

speedy Silverstone for round nine of this year's Championship. The

:45:25.:45:32.

second longest circuit of the year. It includes six very fast corners,

:45:32.:45:40.

which challenged the drivers in the extreme. This is the new and

:45:40.:45:50.
:45:50.:45:54.

reposition and rather spectacular track. Three sectors as always.

:45:54.:45:58.

Those other sectors which we will refer to when we talk about sector

:45:58.:46:02.

times during qualifying. It is dry at the moment, 26 degrees on the

:46:02.:46:09.

track. 61% humidity. But this is the driest we have seen the track

:46:09.:46:15.

so far. A lot of teams and drivers will be thoroughly relieved about

:46:15.:46:23.

that. It has been thoroughly interesting this weekend to watch

:46:23.:46:28.

the teams fighting each other over what they can and can't do with

:46:28.:46:36.

their throttles in the corners, and how it affects the race cars on

:46:36.:46:42.

track. We will try to explain that as the qualifying session unfolds.

:46:42.:46:45.

Four British drivers have won the British Grand Prix here at

:46:45.:46:49.

Silverstone at least twice. And one of them has finally made it up into

:46:49.:46:57.

the commentary box, David Coulthard. David, it is unprecedented for me

:46:57.:47:01.

that the teams are coming out of the meeting just minutes before

:47:01.:47:06.

qualifying starts. How will they be able to load whatever software or

:47:06.:47:11.

parts on to the car which they need for qualifying? Well, it is

:47:11.:47:14.

incredible. I'm not sure we were able to get to the bottom of it

:47:15.:47:23.

with Martin Whitmarsh just earlier on. They can do the programming, of

:47:23.:47:28.

course they can, that is what they have got the clever engineers for.

:47:28.:47:38.
:47:38.:47:39.

But it is the actual effect on the car. It is all about guesswork.

:47:39.:47:42.

This is a prototype business, you're doing things which have

:47:42.:47:52.
:47:52.:47:52.

never been done before. As soon as they roll-out of the pit lane, and

:47:52.:47:55.

a parc ferme, they cannot make changes to the car. So they will be

:47:55.:47:59.

hoping that they're legal as they get into the final stages of the

:47:59.:48:08.

race. There is that. I think this is unique, so the FIA may take a

:48:08.:48:13.

slightly different approach this weekend. That said, it is the only

:48:13.:48:18.

thing which could go wrong, somebody physically typing in the

:48:18.:48:26.

wrong number. The rest of it is all about hardware. Talking about great

:48:26.:48:29.

unknowns, with the wet track on Friday, and changeable conditions

:48:29.:48:36.

this morning, what do you think the drivers and teams know about this

:48:36.:48:40.

racetrack? This has happened so many times at Silverstone, you get

:48:40.:48:44.

changeable conditions. The surface does not really work that tyre that

:48:44.:48:51.

hard. It is big, open air, affected by the wind. Throw in the fact that

:48:51.:48:55.

this is the first time we have come here with Pirelli tyres, and many

:48:55.:49:03.

other things. That driver is going out into a journey of discovery. He

:49:03.:49:10.

does not know exactly what the car will do when he gets down to

:49:10.:49:17.

Village Corner. It will all be about who can be the most creative

:49:17.:49:23.

driver when it comes to qualify. had done thousands of laps of

:49:23.:49:26.

testing, but these cars have not been around here since last year's

:49:26.:49:32.

Grand Prix. That's a very good point. In Monaco, you need track

:49:32.:49:36.

time to build up confidence. Silverstone is at the other end of

:49:36.:49:41.

the extreme in terms of speed, but you do need track time. You're

:49:41.:49:49.

going through some of the corners at massive speeds. Your favourite

:49:49.:49:59.

Corner? Becketts, it is unbelievable. We're just a few

:49:59.:50:03.

seconds away from the first part of qualifying. We have 20 minutes to

:50:03.:50:09.

lose seven drivers. And qualifying begins. The cars stream out on to

:50:09.:50:12.

the racetrack, a lot of activity very early in the session,

:50:12.:50:17.

confirming what we have just been talking about. Grey skies, you do

:50:17.:50:22.

not know if it is going to rain. Also, they do not know their cars,

:50:22.:50:25.

so there will be more running happening at this stage of the

:50:25.:50:33.

session from the top teams. Let's here from Ted Kravitz. The other

:50:33.:50:37.

reason they're going out so soon is because they're being told that

:50:37.:50:44.

there is a chance of rain in 10 minutes. There is a big, heavy

:50:44.:50:50.

cloud above the pit straight. We do believe on the diffuser question

:50:50.:50:56.

that they're all running now in the configuration in which they ran in

:50:56.:51:05.

the practice session at 10 o'clock this morning. I think the Renault

:51:05.:51:09.

engined cars have lost out, that means Lotus and Red Bull, among

:51:09.:51:17.

others. I think Mercedes have gained, because they can steal fire

:51:17.:51:21.

four cylinders. It is all about KERS harvesting of energy, it is

:51:21.:51:25.

about gearshift, so many other knock-on effects. It seems to me

:51:25.:51:30.

that Ferrari, who have been very, very quiet on all of this, have

:51:30.:51:35.

gone a long in the slipstream of Mercedes Benz, probably Ross Brawn,

:51:35.:51:44.

and they seem very happy about it. What do you think, David? I would

:51:44.:51:48.

not want to play poker with Martin Whitmarsh. His face was not a happy

:51:48.:51:53.

face. If you're telling me they're gaining from running the Mercedes

:51:53.:51:59.

engine, then why was he standing there like that? I think it is the

:51:59.:52:03.

Mercedes team as much as anything who have gained. Mercedes have a

:52:03.:52:09.

different throttle system to the Renault-engined teams. It is

:52:09.:52:14.

curious that we have heard nothing from Ferrari. They're just saying,

:52:14.:52:18.

whatever they choose to do, we will go along with it - which is not

:52:18.:52:24.

normally how it is. John Todd, president of the FIA, very much

:52:24.:52:29.

active around the paddock here at Silverstone. There used to be

:52:29.:52:35.

rumours when he was running Ferrari that rule changes were made which

:52:35.:52:38.

would be favourable to Ferrari. I wonder what the conspiracy theories

:52:38.:52:45.

will be this weekend. We cannot see any of the parts on the car, you

:52:45.:52:49.

can hear them being much cleaner in the slow corners. You do not get

:52:50.:52:53.

that clattering sound from the exhaust. But putting all of that

:52:53.:52:58.

aside, this is about maximising this magnificent racetrack. So many

:52:58.:53:01.

challenges around here to get the perfect lap in. You can be the

:53:01.:53:08.

bravest, the best driver through corners like Copse and Becketts and

:53:09.:53:14.

still waste a couple of tenths of a second on braking. Of course, the

:53:14.:53:21.

stop watch is running all the time. One of the challenges at

:53:21.:53:27.

Silverstone is, you only use that brakes for 10% of the lap.

:53:27.:53:34.

Unusually, as we walked down the pit wall before coming up here, you

:53:34.:53:39.

could see teams putting on brake tape, they were desperately trying

:53:39.:53:47.

to get heat into the brakes. course, they do not brake for turn

:53:47.:53:56.

one. RADIO: light rain in Copse.

:53:56.:54:01.

Sebastien Vettel being told that there's already precipitation down

:54:01.:54:09.

at Copse Corner. That used to be the old turn one. Remember, all

:54:09.:54:13.

this does is to establish which seven drivers will will be losing

:54:13.:54:23.
:54:23.:54:24.

from the first section of They will have to go again,

:54:24.:54:34.
:54:34.:54:43.

racetrack. They know they have got to get out there and deliver time.

:54:43.:54:47.

They have gone out on the softer tyre, you can see the yellow

:54:47.:54:52.

banding. DAVID COULTHARD: This is the worst

:54:52.:54:56.

nightmare for the drivers, it is the perfect conditions for having a

:54:56.:55:03.

slightly shaken up grid. If it starts to read a more heavily, of

:55:03.:55:10.

course, they will be fixed into the course, they will be fixed into the

:55:10.:55:12.

positions they have achieved so far. This is a bit like going out for

:55:12.:55:15.

qualifying on a Friday morning when you have just rocked up to the

:55:15.:55:22.

venue. There has been so much rain. There has been no rubber going down

:55:22.:55:28.

from the other formulas. So, it really is an adventure. That's a

:55:28.:55:33.

good point. Normally you would be putting a nice coating of Pirelli

:55:33.:55:37.

rubber onto the track, preparing the track, but we did not have that

:55:37.:55:42.

on Friday. It was wet. And the session before this was the Porsche

:55:42.:55:46.

Super Cup, but they were running Michelin tyres, so they're

:55:46.:55:52.

effectively picking up whatever rubber was put down by the Porsches.

:55:52.:55:58.

The track is a living, evolving thing. Sebastien Vettel goes over

:55:58.:56:07.

the line in not a particularly fast time. He's looking for a hat-trick

:56:07.:56:10.

of pole positions here. We have got a yellow flag, we will keep an eye

:56:10.:56:14.

out for that. We're on board with Lewis Hamilton. He has done his

:56:14.:56:19.

personal best in the first sector. Alonso's flying for Ferrari also in

:56:19.:56:27.

the first sector. And that's Alonso, off the racetrack. It tends to be a

:56:27.:56:33.

bit more firm out there, and he is using that very well. Do you think

:56:33.:56:38.

he will have damage underneath the car? Well, it looked like there

:56:38.:56:46.

were some fairly big stones in that gravel. If he has damaged the

:56:46.:56:51.

underside of the car... Here, we are on board. He rides the kerb,

:56:51.:56:56.

gets on the power. Actually, you can see, he's just lost grip

:56:56.:57:00.

completely coming out of Brooklands. He has made a correction, and once

:57:00.:57:03.

he has done that, he is on a wet track. He has gone straight into

:57:03.:57:12.

the gravel at Luffield. What a strange incident that was. I have

:57:12.:57:20.

never seen a cargo off before in Formula 1. -- I have never seen a

:57:20.:57:30.
:57:30.:57:31.

car go off there before in Formula 1. Now, going down the Hangar

:57:31.:57:38.

Straight,km livers and sight. He was on the throttle nice and early

:57:38.:57:48.
:57:48.:58:00.

there. Yes, he went down to fourth That's to or three seconds slower

:58:00.:58:10.
:58:10.:58:13.

than we expected. Clearly, the track is not in its prime condition.

:58:13.:58:17.

You can see tiny little splattering some rain. A massive amount of and

:58:17.:58:27.
:58:27.:58:32.

a spear on the exit of Becketts. -- understeer. Understeer, that is a

:58:32.:58:42.
:58:42.:58:45.

Barrichello is up into second place. Maldonado is absolutely flying for

:58:46.:58:55.
:58:56.:58:58.

Williams. Massa goes over the line. He is fastest with that. Maldonado

:58:58.:59:03.

goes fastest on those soft tyres. The times will keep tumbling.

:59:03.:59:13.

Michael Schumacher only makes eighth position, though. Vettel in

:59:13.:59:19.

the background getting pretty close to the leading time. Lewis Hamilton,

:59:19.:59:29.
:59:29.:59:35.

then. He goes past the old pits into Copse. You know that they're

:59:35.:59:41.

not absolutely getting a grip they normally expect yet. These cars are

:59:41.:59:48.

fuelled longer than you would normally use in qualifying. They're

:59:48.:59:53.

doing several laps here, so every lap, you're burning of a lap of

:59:53.:59:56.

fuel, which would gain you a tenth of the second. But the track

:59:56.:00:06.
:00:06.:00:09.

Lewis Hamilton has got the hard tyres on, as he goes over in sixth

:00:09.:00:13.

place. The same for Jenson Button, such as not wasting a set of the

:00:13.:00:23.
:00:23.:00:30.

What we are looking for, it is all about the 7th drivers who will turn

:00:30.:00:40.
:00:40.:00:42.

into spectators and be the first of the midfield could get it wrong.

:00:42.:00:51.

Heikki Kovalainen has got the Lotus in in 16th place. So the told

:00:51.:01:00.

Rossouw cars would be the ones to drop out. And the new boy, Daniel

:01:00.:01:10.
:01:10.:01:13.

avocado. He is in 24th place at the moment. Mark wherever it goes

:01:13.:01:19.

fastest, the man who was Supreme here in the race last year. He has

:01:19.:01:26.

looked good in every session this weekend, wet or dry. He goes to the

:01:26.:01:33.

front of the queue. Down in the danger zone, Mickey Harte felt. He

:01:33.:01:43.
:01:43.:01:43.

is currently behind Heikki Kovalainen. It looks like we are at

:01:43.:01:53.
:01:53.:01:57.

the only ones on the first time lap. In these conditions you want to get

:01:57.:02:05.

an extra lap or two in before you go to refuel. Absolutely, you want

:02:05.:02:10.

to make sure you have a reserve of fuel. Because there is also the

:02:10.:02:18.

uncertainty over the weather. or a yellow flag sign at the top of

:02:18.:02:23.

the screen. We will find out who that was. But some years about

:02:23.:02:31.

Fernando Alonso. Yes after it all a bit stones and pebbles in his

:02:31.:02:41.
:02:41.:02:42.

diaries, he put in at a time that was good enough for effect.

:02:42.:02:49.

sorts of pieces of carbon fibre underneath. Classics Silverstone

:02:50.:02:58.

whether. The front runners have decided they can get through

:02:58.:03:08.
:03:08.:03:25.

without risking a set of soft tyres. It would be a shock for the Tote

:03:25.:03:35.
:03:35.:03:52.

Rossouw team if they dropped out of The Torro Rosso Guys are not going

:03:53.:04:00.

to be able to do faster times now with these conditions. So unless

:04:00.:04:10.
:04:10.:04:14.

something remarkable happens in the next six minutes, that will be them

:04:14.:04:24.
:04:24.:04:28.

in the bottom seven. They were happy with their performance in

:04:28.:04:33.

practice but that will not do them much good unless it is the down for

:04:33.:04:39.

tomorrow. The big winner of course is a Heikki Kovalainen in the lotus,

:04:39.:04:45.

going through to the second part of qualifying. Really outperforming

:04:45.:04:52.

his car, as we have seen so often. McLaren have sent both Lewis

:04:52.:04:59.

Hamilton and Jensen Button out on the soft tyres. They have seen it

:04:59.:05:05.

was raining. Not quite sure what they are doing. Maybe it is a

:05:05.:05:14.

software check? Not about ultimate lap time? Silverstone is such a

:05:14.:05:20.

wide open space that you have to be out on track before or you can get

:05:20.:05:25.

in a flying lap. If we have a wet qualifying session, they have got

:05:25.:05:32.

plenty of tyres any way for at the Grand Prix tomorrow. I was just

:05:32.:05:37.

wondering what the reason it might be for them going out on the soft

:05:37.:05:47.

tyres is if they have perhaps reprogrammed to something on the

:05:47.:05:51.

software. Are they perhaps checking something with the Billown diffuser.

:05:52.:05:57.

That is a very good. Because they are at the ball bring their cars

:05:57.:06:02.

through the weekend. I have never seen Christian Horner looking so

:06:02.:06:11.

unhappy on camera. They have been changing the rules between practice

:06:11.:06:17.

sessions, for goodness sake. When did that last happen? I do not

:06:17.:06:27.

recall having that during my career except for safety grounds. That was

:06:27.:06:33.

all on the basis of slowing down the cars. I agreed with heel, those

:06:33.:06:38.

where fundamental changes. But we knew look of those before we came

:06:38.:06:48.
:06:48.:07:10.

There are already fixes in place for last year. Give them back a

:07:10.:07:16.

throttle cable and appear shift, that is what I say! The good old

:07:16.:07:22.

days, Martin! When you mention the noise of these cars, in first

:07:22.:07:28.

practice this morning we could hear the noise, the emotion. And that is

:07:28.:07:33.

why we need loud Formula 1 engines. You need to be able to hear that

:07:33.:07:39.

emotion, it is like a rock concert when they take to the track.

:07:39.:07:46.

Absolutely right. But this is all about qualifying one, so let us

:07:46.:07:56.
:07:56.:07:57.

remember that. R Alguersuari, Ricky Ardboe, out of qualifying. The

:07:57.:08:07.
:08:07.:08:10.

remaining drivers go through today the second part of qualifying. Then

:08:10.:08:20.
:08:20.:08:26.

we found out which Concepts are working well. This situation with

:08:26.:08:31.

full-throttle is not new. They call it engine braking and that is

:08:31.:08:36.

adjusted to avoid locking the rear axles, that is something we has

:08:36.:08:41.

been doing for a long time. The driver would have just that to get

:08:41.:08:51.

the maximum performance from the car. If you can't really eat

:08:51.:08:58.

minimise that braking zone then you gain a lot of lap time. Only 8% of

:08:58.:09:05.

the lap is spent on the brake pedal here. One of the difficulties with

:09:05.:09:15.
:09:15.:09:19.

this track is getting energy into the KERS system. It does not affect

:09:19.:09:24.

them of course if they are doing a flying lap. But with this change of

:09:24.:09:29.

conditions, and throwing in the rain, then it becomes difficult to

:09:29.:09:37.

recharge your battery packs. What do you read about going with the

:09:37.:09:45.

soft tyres? At think it was a case of whether you had a clear lap and

:09:45.:09:49.

Europcar was able to get the tyres working in a single lap. I think it

:09:49.:09:59.
:09:59.:10:02.

is early days. Radio: it is going to get worse so we go straight away

:10:02.:10:09.

for flying laps. Interesting about going out on intermediate tyres, it

:10:09.:10:15.

has completely stopped raining now. It must presumably still be raining

:10:15.:10:24.

out the back. So the session has finished. The chequered flag is alt.

:10:24.:10:31.

And it is now beginning to dry quite rapidly. Mark Webber was the

:10:31.:10:41.
:10:41.:10:42.

fastest man out there. The McLaren boys in a 7th and 11th. Paul di

:10:42.:10:52.
:10:52.:10:55.

Resta et in 15th. Buemi, blog, it Daniel Ricciardo, they take no

:10:55.:11:05.
:11:05.:11:07.

further part in qualifying. The fans are pretty happy that the

:11:07.:11:12.

rain has disappeared for the time being. And some of the teams as

:11:12.:11:17.

well. It is working in the dry here at Silverstone as far as Red Bull

:11:17.:11:24.

is concerned. But McLaren always planned to go out and when the rain

:11:24.:11:29.

came they did not change their plan and that is why we saw them on the

:11:29.:11:33.

soft tyres in the rain. I am flabbergasted, I'm really need to

:11:33.:11:39.

ask what was going on there. I'm at a loss to understand why you would

:11:40.:11:48.

even think about putting on soft tyres in a situation like that.

:11:48.:11:52.

are outside the Hispania racing team and hopefully we can speak to

:11:52.:11:57.

Daniel Ricciardo in a few minutes. He is a hot prospect for the future

:11:57.:12:02.

and is finally in Formula 1. Two men they are far more experienced

:12:02.:12:09.

both struggled in possession, Fernando Alonso and Filipe Massa.

:12:09.:12:13.

The intriguing thing is many think that these will changes may have

:12:13.:12:18.

been designed to favour Ferrari. There were certainly struggling

:12:18.:12:22.

with their car. Fernando Alonso was lucky to go through the gravel like

:12:22.:12:28.

that. Historically usually that cannot happen. To be able to

:12:28.:12:33.

continue is surprising to me and is probably a good sign for this new

:12:33.:12:37.

Silverstone circuit. They must have designed gravelled that it is

:12:37.:12:43.

possible to drive through. What does it like for a Daniel

:12:43.:12:49.

Ricciardo? His first ever qualifying session for Formula 1.

:12:49.:12:54.

It was interesting. The weather has made it an little more difficult.

:12:55.:12:59.

It would have been nice to get another run me the option tyres.

:12:59.:13:09.

But it was OK. I cannot expect too much at this stage. A long list of

:13:09.:13:14.

great world champions from your country. Are you the next one? The

:13:14.:13:20.

next Australian world champion? is too early to ask that question!

:13:20.:13:25.

But that is my long-term goal and that is the big dream. It is

:13:25.:13:31.

definitely part of the green bean year in Formula 1. What is the

:13:31.:13:40.

short term goal? Took us through the pinking between joining a team

:13:40.:13:47.

like Hispania? Arguably the slowest team in the sport at the moment.

:13:47.:13:55.

I'm quite fortunate to have the opportunity to race in Formula 1,

:13:55.:14:01.

and sooner than I expected. It is great that Red Bull and Hispania

:14:01.:14:05.

have come to an agreement and let me drive in the last 10 races. It

:14:05.:14:10.

is good for me to get the experience and learn what it takes

:14:10.:14:19.

and set a good foundation for hopefully along career in Formula 1.

:14:19.:14:27.

I am fortunate with my team-mate who has a lot of experience. I have

:14:27.:14:37.
:14:37.:14:39.

got him to learn from. When we saw you racing with the juniors, where

:14:40.:14:49.
:14:50.:14:51.

do you see your future? Potentially at Red Bull? That would be nice. It

:14:51.:14:58.

is a nice seat up there. I think a few people have compared me to

:14:58.:15:02.

Sebastian Vettel. I do not really know where that stands. But for me

:15:02.:15:08.

it is just to go out there and do as much as I can. It is definitely

:15:08.:15:15.

a good person to learn from. He is a bit of a role model when I was

:15:15.:15:20.

younger. So I have some good people I can't learn from and use them as

:15:20.:15:25.

a benchmark. I will try to be myself at the end of the day, but

:15:25.:15:30.

there are some classic guys out there I can take a leaf from.

:15:30.:15:35.

Although the places to start, this generates incredible crowds. What

:15:35.:15:45.
:15:45.:15:45.

is it like to drive around in these Silverstone has always been a great

:15:45.:15:49.

circuit for me. I do not live too far from here. It is a second home.

:15:49.:15:52.

It is not Australia, but it is probably the second best on the

:15:52.:15:57.

list for me. The fans always come out, they're here early in the

:15:57.:16:03.

morning. It is lovely to have such a good atmosphere. Welcome to BBC

:16:03.:16:13.
:16:13.:16:17.

London News. A ride in Formula 1. Thank you very much. One of the big

:16:17.:16:20.

stories in that session would be Heikki Kovalainen, making it

:16:20.:16:25.

through to the second part of qualifying. Yes, good news for them

:16:25.:16:34.

indeed. Other news this week, Hispania getting new investors,

:16:34.:16:38.

Virgin Racing tying up with McLaren on a technical liaison, as Force

:16:38.:16:48.
:16:48.:17:01.

India do. And the Williams team MARTIN BRUNDLE: I was listening to

:17:01.:17:10.

some team radio there. Right now, we are in to qualifying two. 15

:17:10.:17:14.

minutes, and we're looking for the top 10 to go into the shoot-out.

:17:14.:17:21.

That looked like a set of dry tyres to me, David. I don't normally

:17:21.:17:29.

argue, but I am, it is a set of intermediates. It is surprising,

:17:29.:17:33.

from where we are looking, the track does not look two. But

:17:33.:17:43.
:17:43.:17:44.

there's no harm, I guess, in doing a nice lap. They have got 14

:17:44.:17:52.

minutes available here. Heidfeld has gone out on soft tyres. Both

:17:52.:18:01.

Mercedes out on intermediates. They have only got four sets of these

:18:01.:18:04.

intermediate tyres for the whole weekend, including Friday practice.

:18:04.:18:10.

And they have used one set all ready. They cannot afford to burn a

:18:10.:18:14.

set of those up. DAVID COULTHARD: Yes, the drivers

:18:14.:18:19.

are just getting a view of the track, it will not do any harm to

:18:19.:18:23.

just go through those apexes and take-off the release agent which is

:18:23.:18:28.

on the new tyres. It always makes it a bit slippery for the first

:18:28.:18:34.

couple of corners, when you go out on a damp track. So these will end

:18:34.:18:38.

up being a perfectly prepared set of tyres. Is that were they're just

:18:38.:18:48.

doing, then? We have still got more than 30 minutes to go, and you have

:18:48.:18:56.

got to try and keep one eye on the weather. You can see, it is

:18:56.:19:06.
:19:06.:19:08.

actually very wet down at the exit of Copse.

:19:08.:19:15.

Do you think Jenson is out on intermediate tyres as well? This

:19:15.:19:24.

looks to me like it is right in the middle. It is a challenging one.

:19:24.:19:30.

is indeed, because down where we are, near the new pit complex, it

:19:30.:19:38.

is dry enough for slicks. We saw the Red Bull coming through Copse

:19:38.:19:41.

and struggling with the amount of water on the track. So, they do

:19:41.:19:46.

have a bit of time before having to make that critical decision, but at

:19:46.:19:50.

the moment, I would say, go for slicks to maximise this end of the

:19:50.:19:57.

track, and then just tiptoe through Copse Corner. Fernando Alonso has

:19:57.:20:01.

gone out on intermediate tyres as well. I agree with you, David, it

:20:01.:20:09.

looks like it should be slicks to me, but we are not out there.

:20:09.:20:16.

TED KRAVITZ: no risk from the top teams at the moment. They know they

:20:16.:20:20.

will only have to do the one run on the soft tyres later to get through

:20:20.:20:27.

to the next round of qualifying. think everyone's just getting a

:20:27.:20:37.

little look at it right now. Interesting point from Ted - nobody

:20:37.:20:40.

wants to take risks on such a high- speed circuit, nobody wants to get

:20:40.:20:44.

caught out of position in qualifying. You need to get

:20:44.:20:49.

yourself running as near to the front as possible. It is a track

:20:49.:20:52.

where if you do make a mistake on the high-speed corners, you will

:20:52.:20:58.

almost certainly slam it into the barriers. That is why we love these

:20:58.:21:08.
:21:08.:21:22.

traditional racetracks. Nick Maldonado goes quicker, he loves

:21:22.:21:28.

these conditions. He seems to be very comfortable out there. He was

:21:28.:21:33.

second quickest in the first part of qualifying. The Williams is not

:21:33.:21:37.

having any difficulty getting heat into those tyres, clearly. Even on

:21:37.:21:47.
:21:47.:21:52.

Still, they're using the DRS. They can use it whenever they want in

:21:52.:21:59.

qualifying, but only in one place in the race, that's out of turn

:21:59.:22:09.
:22:09.:22:22.

four, into the new complex. This is Vettel on the dry tyres.

:22:22.:22:27.

The times will be tumbling, as they find grip and confidence and belief

:22:27.:22:32.

that these cars will stick, as you turn into a Corner like this, at

:22:32.:22:42.

190mph. We saw Lewis Hamilton getting well out of the way coming

:22:42.:22:48.

through Woodcote. Did not want to get any accusation of getting in

:22:48.:22:52.

the way of Sebastien Vettel. But they are having to tiptoe all the

:22:52.:23:02.
:23:02.:23:23.

way through that section. Now, we Schumacher has pitted, as has Lewis

:23:23.:23:32.

Hamilton. Presumably they will be going for a set of dry tyres. I did

:23:32.:23:37.

a test in Spain, and I went out on a set of intermediates on a bone

:23:37.:23:46.

dry track, and was six seconds slower. Kobayashi goes fastest. But

:23:46.:23:52.

it changes immediately, as Mark Webber goes fastest. The times are

:23:52.:24:00.

really beginning to come down now. We expect to see something in the 1

:24:00.:24:06.

minute 30s. That is if it is a bone dry track.

:24:06.:24:12.

DAVID COULTHARD: Track conditions here, we have not had a proper dry

:24:12.:24:17.

run for any of these drivers. So we could see the times tumbling at the

:24:17.:24:22.

end of this session. Absolutely right. We could see the first big

:24:22.:24:32.
:24:32.:24:35.

surprise of the day. Sutil has just gone fastest. Very slow in the

:24:35.:24:45.
:24:45.:24:53.

first sector from Vettel, that's Only seven minutes remaining.

:24:53.:24:57.

Several top drivers in the drop zone at the moment. Five of them

:24:57.:25:04.

have done no laps. Seven minutes remaining. And it is one minute 45

:25:04.:25:07.

to get out of the pit lane and get around before the chequered flag

:25:07.:25:14.

drops. This is going to get very interesting and very busy indeed.

:25:14.:25:18.

Fernando Alonso, we have already seen him barging through the gravel

:25:19.:25:23.

traps and the service roads in the first part of qualifying. We have

:25:23.:25:29.

not got any sector times for him yet. A little sprinkle of rain

:25:29.:25:34.

would spoil a few drivers' ambitions this weekend. We only

:25:34.:25:38.

have three cars currently on track, with six and a half minutes to go.

:25:38.:25:45.

That will suddenly change. We will see all of the cars about jockeying

:25:45.:25:49.

for position. They will be trying to make sure that they do not get

:25:49.:25:59.
:25:59.:26:00.

blocked by anyone. That was the new camera shot. Here's the old pit

:26:00.:26:03.

straight, where they have started this Grand Prix for 61 years. It

:26:03.:26:07.

will be different tomorrow. It looks like it is drying out a bit

:26:07.:26:17.
:26:17.:26:23.

Fernando Alonso, lifting off at Copse, that would normally be taken

:26:23.:26:32.

in seventh gear. He is just taking a look on the soft tyres. At one

:26:32.:26:35.

sounded like a motorbike going through there, how gentle he was

:26:35.:26:43.

being with opening the throttle, going through Stowe. He will let it

:26:43.:26:50.

go now, because this is where the time starts. Alonso sets about

:26:50.:26:56.

doing a representative time. He's only in a dingy at the moment. And

:26:56.:27:06.
:27:06.:27:11.

The end of the pit lane is unrestricted on speed. Lewis

:27:11.:27:20.

Hamilton now also starting his first fast lap. Ted... It is three

:27:20.:27:28.

laps for all of them now. All six top cars around the soft tyre now.

:27:28.:27:33.

But Webber well up there on the soft tyres. Many of the teams are

:27:33.:27:43.
:27:43.:27:43.

expecting Mark Webber to benefit from the changes. People think

:27:43.:27:48.

Vettel was benefiting from the weird things the engine was doing

:27:48.:27:54.

when lifting the throttle. That's an interesting concept, we will

:27:54.:27:58.

debate that later on. We will see if it does indeed benefit Mark

:27:58.:28:08.
:28:08.:28:18.

Webber. We have 15 of the 17 cars on track at the moment. Sutil is

:28:18.:28:22.

not out yet. It is going to be last man over the line, that's the

:28:22.:28:27.

critical thing now. DAVID COULTHARD: Yes, there is no

:28:27.:28:35.

question that the times will be tumbling. The last few minutes of

:28:35.:28:40.

this part of qualifying are absolutely critical. If any of what

:28:41.:28:44.

you would expect to be the regular top 10 runners make any mistake or

:28:44.:28:49.

get out of position, then they will not get through. Have you ever

:28:49.:28:56.

known 15 minutes to go so fast? this is the worst nightmare for the

:28:56.:29:00.

drivers, changing conditions in qualifying. They want to have

:29:00.:29:03.

stable conditions so that they can extract every last bit of

:29:03.:29:07.

performance out of the car, a known quantity. Right now, every Corner

:29:07.:29:13.

is a journey of discovery. And what we want is the fast drivers at the

:29:13.:29:18.

back of the grid tomorrow for the best race! All 17 cars out there as

:29:18.:29:24.

expected. Michael Schumacher does that. This is not for grid

:29:25.:29:34.
:29:35.:29:39.

positions, this is just to sort out who will be in the top 10 shoot-out.

:29:39.:29:44.

Button has just gone over the line. It is all about timing your lap to

:29:44.:29:50.

be last man over the line. Webber's the fastest man in the middle

:29:50.:29:55.

sector. Maldonado has gone fourth. Ted tells us that McLaren have

:29:56.:29:59.

fuelled for three laps. That's the sensible thing to do - keep running

:29:59.:30:09.
:30:09.:30:24.

Rosberg just dipping his left hand tyres into the water of Farm corner.

:30:24.:30:33.

Hamilton still up in it fifth-place. Nico Rosberg up there and all of a

:30:33.:30:41.

sudden Barrichello out of the action. Paul di Resta rap is about

:30:41.:30:49.

to start what will be his only flying lap. He has actually

:30:49.:30:55.

finished that one in 6th place just ahead of Maldonado. Schumacher in

:30:55.:31:02.

the top 10 at the moment. Who will get over at the line just before at

:31:02.:31:09.

the flag drops? The driver is beginning to find the confidence

:31:09.:31:13.

they need to keep the throttle nailed to the floor up in these

:31:13.:31:23.
:31:23.:31:34.

spectacular corners. You can see the heat haze. Kobayashi his 5th at

:31:34.:31:44.
:31:44.:31:52.

the moment. Hill can get the lap completed? There is so much action

:31:52.:32:00.

to come. Just 15 seconds before at the flag drops. Who is likely to

:32:00.:32:04.

get thrown there and get that time in? That part of the track is

:32:04.:32:14.
:32:14.:32:23.

remarkably clear. It is Alonso, Maldonado and Rosberg, at these

:32:23.:32:33.
:32:33.:32:35.

times will be their final times there. Michael Schumacher...

:32:35.:32:45.
:32:45.:32:49.

Hamilton has pitted. Pressure bear for him. Jensen Button is the 14th.

:32:49.:32:59.
:32:59.:33:01.

Club is now the final quarter of the lap. MS Jensen Button and makes

:33:01.:33:11.
:33:11.:33:14.

it. Michael Schumacher will take no further part in qualifying. Paul di

:33:14.:33:24.

Resta are just squeezes in as Des Maldonado. Mickey Harte felt only

:33:24.:33:34.
:33:34.:33:35.

managing 16th. Let's see who the top 10 are not including this man,

:33:35.:33:45.
:33:45.:33:58.

Michael Schumacher in full stop -- I think he will be a thoroughly

:33:58.:34:04.

disappointed with that. It is Massa who has emerged from that chaos to

:34:04.:34:14.
:34:14.:34:16.

be part of it. Ferried in that session was Fernando Alonso. --

:34:16.:34:25.

there it. Paul di Resta has out qualified his team-mate Adrian

:34:25.:34:35.
:34:35.:34:49.

Sutil in his seven out of 10 qualifying races. Situations like

:34:49.:34:54.

this are constantly changing and we have seen how badly it can affect

:34:54.:34:59.

people. It was all of that for Michael Schumacher. He just did not

:34:59.:35:09.
:35:09.:35:15.

get it together. Rubens Barrichello it starts 15th on the grid. Also

:35:15.:35:22.

struggling in dodgy conditions. But one man made it work. Heikki

:35:22.:35:30.

Kovalainen. 17th on the grid is not bad. It is better than we were

:35:30.:35:34.

expecting. The car has been functioning well and the work

:35:34.:35:41.

continues. Today the conditions where they bring us a little. We

:35:41.:35:47.

have to do that every time. much is going on between Europe and

:35:47.:35:51.

you're engineers with these changeable conditions? It is hard

:35:51.:35:58.

to work out what to do. It is. You want to get out on the dry tyres as

:35:58.:36:03.

much as possible. So at the beginning when it was dry we

:36:03.:36:07.

thought, let's go out and then it the second time I went out, it

:36:07.:36:17.

rained. How are you now going to drag Team Lotus, because you seem

:36:17.:36:21.

to be leading the team, how are you going to drag them into the middle

:36:22.:36:28.

group? There are many things to improve on. I involved myself a lot

:36:28.:36:33.

in these kind of discussions. We had great people in the team and I

:36:33.:36:38.

think most of their designers and engineers do not yet have the up-

:36:38.:36:44.

to-date facilities and the capacity to do what the guy is in other

:36:44.:36:50.

teams are doing. It will take time but I'm remained patient, keeping

:36:50.:36:56.

my focus and making sure I am in shape 100% every time. It will just

:36:56.:37:06.
:37:06.:37:11.

take some time. Some people seem to be a little impatient. That is how

:37:11.:37:16.

you get the best out of Europe drivers. He warned the best from

:37:16.:37:24.

this team. What do you make about all the talk this weekend about

:37:24.:37:28.

blown Duff users, and how the cars have had to be set up minutes

:37:28.:37:36.

before qualifying? I has been trying to keep it simple. And just

:37:36.:37:42.

change the balance slightly according to what happens. I just

:37:43.:37:46.

keep it simple and I hope the debate will be sorted out

:37:46.:37:53.

eventually. And to make it such a way as the fans and everywhere else

:37:53.:38:03.
:38:03.:38:12.

knows what it is going on. Well done, you have played it through to

:38:12.:38:18.

the second part of qualifying. Have a good one tomorrow. We can now

:38:18.:38:28.
:38:28.:38:31.

hear from Jarno Trulli. I suppose the rain curtailed

:38:31.:38:36.

anything out there today? Possession was cut short because of

:38:36.:38:40.

the rain and the first round was not good for me. I have been

:38:40.:38:47.

struggling with the car all weekend. But the conditions have changed so

:38:47.:38:50.

often this weekend, it must be difficult to get comfortable in the

:38:50.:38:58.

car? The whole weekend has been difficult for me. I never felt

:38:59.:39:06.

comfortable to push it hard enough. So the poll position should doubt,

:39:06.:39:13.

with three British drivers in the top 10. Sounds good. Sounds amazing.

:39:13.:39:18.

Paul di Resta or yet again, he has surprised a lot of people. He is so

:39:18.:39:23.

focused and clinical in everything he does, he is a breath of fresh

:39:23.:39:26.

air in Formula 1 this year and I hope he has a good qualifying

:39:26.:39:32.

session. Time to hand back to our commentators. It has been frantic,

:39:32.:39:39.

we have had meetings minutes before qualifying. But three British

:39:39.:39:44.

drivers are all in the hunt for pole position. It could be very

:39:44.:39:49.

special. And it is the stop watch that has the will of the answers in

:39:49.:39:58.

Formula 1. Sebastian Vettel, seven pole positions and one thoroughly

:39:58.:40:03.

disappointing second place on the grid. Who can stop him being on the

:40:03.:40:10.

opposition here at the British Grand Prix?

:40:10.:40:20.
:40:20.:40:33.

Qualifying three begins, the top 10 lacking in grip. Ted is in the pits.

:40:33.:40:39.

The teams are expecting some rain and have sent everyone out on the

:40:39.:40:49.
:40:49.:40:59.

soft tyres. Many was just one lap of fuel on board. Are a changeable

:40:59.:41:04.

day like today, they may as well get out there and see how far they

:41:04.:41:13.

can get up the grid. Yes driver confidence is a big factor. There's

:41:13.:41:19.

no benefit from sitting in the pits at all. Maldonado has gone out.

:41:19.:41:25.

Paul di Resta that has gone out. Nine of the tent runners take to

:41:25.:41:33.

the race track. No other beginning you asked who was going to stop

:41:33.:41:42.

Sebastian Vettel. Interestingly in these changing conditions, I'm

:41:42.:41:52.
:41:52.:41:52.

trying to look through the statistics to see if he has ever

:41:52.:42:02.
:42:02.:42:02.

been so slow before it. Just look at those clouds. Very threatening

:42:02.:42:07.

as Sebastian Vettel starts his lapse. I still would not bet

:42:07.:42:12.

against this young man who has this heat, add the brain and the card to

:42:12.:42:17.

deliver just about anything he wants. But I think he is more under

:42:17.:42:27.
:42:27.:42:29.

pressure today than we have seen him for a long time. This is

:42:29.:42:39.
:42:39.:42:45.

Luffield, a never ending, clumsy right hander. Look at him and

:42:45.:42:55.
:42:55.:43:10.

Vettel literally in his sights on the track and will usually be able

:43:10.:43:18.

to reference the mother he is going faster. -- whether he is going

:43:18.:43:28.
:43:28.:43:42.

faster. It has not been a good lap in the final part of the lap.

:43:42.:43:52.
:43:52.:43:54.

Rosberg has gone up into third place. Does Jensen Button confirm

:43:54.:44:04.
:44:04.:44:06.

that McLaren are struggling? He does indeed. That is not looking at

:44:06.:44:14.

old good for McLaren. McLaren are definitely struggling. Fernando

:44:14.:44:24.

Alonso is the closest contender to pole position. It looks like

:44:24.:44:34.
:44:34.:44:34.

Ferrari either meant to challenge. -- are the men to challenge. Paul

:44:34.:44:44.
:44:44.:44:59.

di Resta up his 6th on the grid in tied to the pits for another set of

:44:59.:45:09.
:45:09.:45:29.

these soft tyres. -- presumably Kobayashi gets down to the end of

:45:29.:45:39.
:45:39.:45:41.

The provisional pole sitter at the moment is Mark Webber. Kobayashi

:45:41.:45:51.
:45:51.:46:06.

There's Mark Webber, we can see that he has got a set of soft tyres

:46:06.:46:11.

on, brand, spanking new ones, no doubt, to give the maximum amount

:46:11.:46:16.

of grip. You do sense that Mark Webber, surely he senses, he can

:46:16.:46:22.

beat Vettel today. DAVID COULTHARD: It looks like Mark

:46:22.:46:27.

has got a couple of tenths to find in the middle sector, but he has

:46:27.:46:31.

got Sebastiaan covered in the first and third sectors, as we speak.

:46:31.:46:37.

TED KRAVITZ: Something which might explain Hamilton's slow pace, that

:46:37.:46:41.

was the soft set of tyres which they went out on at the end of Q1,

:46:42.:46:45.

so they would have had the best performance already taken out of

:46:45.:46:52.

those tyres. Would you expect that to account for two seconds, David?

:46:52.:46:56.

No, I would imagine it could be half a second, if they had been

:46:56.:47:01.

lightly used in that first part of qualifying, but I would be very

:47:01.:47:06.

surprised. You have got to look at this, Lewis is more than half a

:47:06.:47:10.

second off in the third sector alone, and there's not many corners

:47:10.:47:15.

on that sector. It is just starting to spit with rain. Have we already

:47:15.:47:25.

got the top 10 on the grid? Brand new soft tyres for Jenson. Brand

:47:25.:47:32.

new soft tyres for Lewis Hamilton as well. When it is streaming off

:47:32.:47:39.

your visor at 100mph, or 200mph, it is not what you need. The horrible

:47:39.:47:42.

thing for drivers in these situations is, you do not know

:47:42.:47:45.

until you get the car into the corner just how much grip you will

:47:46.:47:51.

have. If you find out in the middle of cabinet at 180mph, if there is

:47:51.:47:56.

not as much grip as you anticipated, then you could be in trouble. I

:47:56.:48:00.

hope this is not the end of the shoot-out, but I fear it is. That's

:48:00.:48:04.

why these are 10 of the finest drivers in the world, because

:48:04.:48:08.

that's what they do, they cope with challenges like this. They have to

:48:08.:48:12.

believe the car will stick, and if it goes into the barriers, then so

:48:12.:48:16.

be it. RADIO: We believe there is light

:48:16.:48:26.
:48:26.:48:27.

rain falling at the south of the circuit. His engineer sells like an

:48:27.:48:37.
:48:37.:48:42.

air traffic controller. It did not So, Button, into the pit straight.

:48:42.:48:51.

Almost cautious on his out lap. What did you think of that? It did

:48:51.:48:57.

not look like he had absolute faith in the car. No, he has backed out

:48:57.:49:01.

of it. Jenson Button has delivered his lap time for qualifying for the

:49:01.:49:06.

British Grand Prix, and it is only good enough for fifth place. He's

:49:06.:49:10.

not going to get back around to do a time. I would not be surprised if

:49:10.:49:20.
:49:20.:49:21.

he gets on the radio describing his woes. This man, Nico Rosberg, has

:49:21.:49:25.

done a personal best first sector, fourth tenths off the pace. That

:49:25.:49:33.

would get him in amongst the top five, round and about Jenson.

:49:33.:49:36.

Jenson has decided there is not anything in it for him, and he

:49:36.:49:46.
:49:46.:49:50.

might regret that. What can Rosberg do? He's the fastest man if anybody

:49:50.:49:57.

at the first straight-line speed measuring point. He got out of

:49:57.:50:03.

shape there. It is another personal best middle section. This is a

:50:03.:50:09.

Super brave lap from Nico Rosberg. He has backed out of it. Such a

:50:09.:50:15.

shame. As you say, that was usually brave coming out on to the turn one.

:50:15.:50:25.
:50:25.:50:30.

Just to wet coming in to Stowe, sadly. You could see the car trying

:50:30.:50:34.

to get away from him there. Normally, the car would be just

:50:34.:50:40.

glued to the track. Lewis Hamilton starts just tenth on the grid. We

:50:40.:50:44.

should see a stellar performance from him in the Grand Prix tomorrow.

:50:44.:50:54.
:50:54.:51:03.

This is the top 10 for tomorrow's The second row of the grid, all-

:51:03.:51:13.
:51:13.:51:16.

Ferrari. Button, fifth. Di Resta, sensationally, sixth place. And a

:51:16.:51:24.

great effort from Maldonado in seventh. Kobayashi is becoming a

:51:24.:51:34.
:51:34.:51:37.

world-class driver. He starts in eighth. All through qualifying, we

:51:37.:51:42.

have had their headmaster standing behind us, checking us out, a man

:51:42.:51:45.

who must have very big feet, because we have had to try and fill

:51:45.:51:50.

his shoes, Mr Murray Walker himself. He has been keeping an eye on us,

:51:50.:51:53.

to make sure we're doing this properly. Wonderful to see you,

:51:53.:51:58.

what is your take on that session? You're making me feel very

:51:58.:52:02.

embarrassed first of all. My immediate reaction, Martin, is,

:52:02.:52:08.

nothing changes. We have got Red Bull first and second. It did not

:52:08.:52:12.

matter whether they were hot blowing, cold blowing, whether it

:52:12.:52:17.

was wet, whether it was a dry, the two top blokes come out yet again,

:52:17.:52:22.

demonstrating that that Red Bull car is the complete package.

:52:22.:52:31.

you happy to see Webber ahead of Vettel? I'm delighted. I like

:52:31.:52:34.

Sebastien Vettel enormously as a chap, I think he's a brilliant

:52:34.:52:39.

driver, but I have got a big soft spot, emotionally, for Mark Webber.

:52:39.:52:42.

He's such a nice bloke, he has come all away for Australia and fought

:52:42.:52:46.

his way up through the ranks. He won here last year, pole position

:52:46.:52:51.

this year, so fingers crossed for him tomorrow. Do you see a big

:52:51.:52:56.

warning sign out for the McLaren's, they're miles off the pace...?

:52:56.:53:00.

is very worrying. McLaren are always there or thereabouts. You

:53:00.:53:05.

have driven for them, you know. You have only got to look at the

:53:05.:53:11.

panoply of stars who have become world champions for McLaren. But

:53:11.:53:17.

they're going through a bad period at the present moment. They must be

:53:17.:53:20.

bitterly ruing the day that they lost Adrian Newey, because that's

:53:20.:53:25.

when things changed. Kamui Kobayashi, the fans love the way he

:53:25.:53:30.

drives the car. And Paul di Resta, look at that, top six in his first

:53:30.:53:35.

British Grand Prix. He has not even been in single TVs to bracing for

:53:35.:53:43.

four years. -- single-seater racing. He was doing touring cars in

:53:43.:53:47.

Germany, a very demanding discipline, and he won that

:53:47.:53:51.

Championship. He is not in the best team, but Force India are doing

:53:51.:53:56.

jolly well. They have got Mercedes engines and drive line. For di

:53:56.:54:01.

Resta to come here for the very first time in Formula 1 and qualify

:54:01.:54:06.

sixth on the grid is a mighty achievement. It indicates that he

:54:06.:54:10.

might well be in an even better team next year, maybe even Mercedes

:54:10.:54:16.

Benz. You never know, we certainly have got some great young drivers

:54:16.:54:22.

coming through. Lewis Hamilton, one of the very best, the fastest, the

:54:22.:54:26.

bravest, he does like up the racetrack, but not this afternoon,

:54:26.:54:33.

Murray... No, tenth. If he was despondent and depressed before,

:54:33.:54:39.

he's going to be even more so now. But, Martin, unless I am very much

:54:39.:54:46.

mistaken, Heikki Kovalainen, for Lotus, got in to Q2 for the first

:54:46.:54:54.

time. I think he might have crept in earlier on in the season. But

:54:54.:54:58.

let's look a bit further down. Michael Schumacher, who has won

:54:58.:55:05.

here three times, 13th on the grid. How do you see it? There's the only

:55:05.:55:09.

man, on the right, that seems to be able to potentially disrupt Red

:55:09.:55:15.

Bull. And he has got to get past by the Vettel or Webber or both, to do

:55:15.:55:23.

so. He has got a hard furrow to plough, Fernando Alonso. Indeed, he

:55:23.:55:32.

has. So, Sebastien Vettel, absolutely right, he has still got

:55:32.:55:42.
:55:42.:55:43.

it at the front of the grid. MURRAY WALKER: what is your take on

:55:43.:55:48.

Maldonado? I was a bit lukewarm about him earlier in the season,

:55:48.:55:52.

but he has come alive in the last couple of races, and starting

:55:52.:55:57.

seventh here, with the Cosworth engine, terrific. I agree, when I

:55:57.:56:01.

saw him in testing, he seem to be half a second behind a car at all

:56:01.:56:05.

times, but he's really getting on with it now. This is the pole

:56:05.:56:08.

position lap for Mark Webber. It happened very early on in the

:56:08.:56:12.

session, with that sprinkling of rain. At the time you would not

:56:12.:56:17.

necessarily know that this would be pole position. Tomorrow, in the

:56:17.:56:22.

race, they will be switching off the DRS at this point. This is

:56:22.:56:29.

Luffield, a Valley Lake apex. And then you just let it go through

:56:29.:56:34.

Woodcote corner, one of the finest pieces of racetrack anywhere in the

:56:34.:56:43.

world. Fantastic. Go For It, Murray, take us through Becketts. Becketts,

:56:43.:56:48.

a tremendously fast complex. When they clear it, just listen to the

:56:48.:56:53.

engine note, as he goes through the gears. Mark Webber, and now, it's

:56:53.:56:59.

going to be the long drag a downer to Stowe, where there has been so

:56:59.:57:05.

much action in the past. Down through the gears, beautiful, now,

:57:05.:57:11.

down into the Vale, and Club corner. I am still trying to get orientated

:57:11.:57:15.

at this new Silverstone, because we are right down at the bottom of the

:57:15.:57:20.

circuit, compared with last year. Absolutely, but luckily for mild

:57:20.:57:23.

weather, he has orientated himself very quickly indeed to this

:57:23.:57:30.

racetrack. Not a spectacularly fast lap, but of course, we know the

:57:30.:57:35.

track is pretty green. But fast enough to beat the rest of them.

:57:36.:57:39.

What do you think about Mark's psychological feelings at the

:57:39.:57:45.

present moment? He has been out- qualified time after time by Vettel.

:57:45.:57:49.

He's a grim, determined chap. I suspect he could see his chances

:57:49.:57:52.

slipping away. If there has been any bad luck at Red Bull this year,

:57:52.:57:58.

it has been his, invariably, but now he has got back on top by youth.

:57:58.:58:01.

Yes, and I think he has been getting on top of these Pirelli

:58:01.:58:08.

tyres. We know that Mark Webber really does excel in adversity. We

:58:08.:58:13.

saw him here last year, going on and winning the race. Murray, it

:58:13.:58:20.

has been wonderful to see you again. I think young Jake is ready to pick

:58:20.:58:25.

the show up. Lovely to have you both reunited. Murray, thank you

:58:25.:58:34.

very much indeed. That was the highlight of the weekend. What is

:58:35.:58:37.

more nerve-racking, driving at the British Grand Prix or commentating

:58:37.:58:45.

with having Murray walker standing 2ft behind you. I do not want to be

:58:45.:58:48.

a turkey voting for Christmas, but I really enjoyed the qualifying

:58:48.:58:54.

session, listening to Murray and Martin together. Murray summed it

:58:54.:59:00.

up, nothing changes. Loads of Tor Bay for this session, how will the

:59:00.:59:05.

new changes affect things, but Red Bull were fastest yet again. Yes,

:59:05.:59:09.

but there is a something lurking behind them, and that is two

:59:09.:59:14.

Ferraris. They make unbelievably good starts, and the ball will be

:59:14.:59:17.

scratching their heads tonight, they will be very wary of the

:59:18.:59:21.

Ferrari. Everybody believes this rule change has favoured Ferrari.

:59:21.:59:27.

We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out. It seems to have

:59:27.:59:35.

favoured Mark Webber, but what about McLaren? I think it is too

:59:35.:59:38.

early to say who it has favoured. That was a very unusual qualifying

:59:38.:59:46.

session. It remains to be seen. But McLaren, Lewis Hamilton, in tenth

:59:47.:59:51.

Place, clearly disappointing for him. I will be curious to know

:59:51.:59:56.

exactly what went on. I did not see him going off the track anywhere.

:59:56.:00:00.

Whether it was just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

:00:00.:00:05.

thing is for sure, the person who splits them, for me, is Paul di

:00:05.:00:12.

Resta. He has done a remarkable job. The family, everyone is here for

:00:12.:00:17.

Paul. It is a remarkable story. Nobody really gave him the

:00:17.:00:21.

opportunity before, and now that Force India have done so, they will

:00:21.:00:31.
:00:31.:00:33.

Good news and bad news for British motor racing on the track. Good

:00:33.:00:38.

news and bad news for you guys as well. Because of the awful weather

:00:38.:00:42.

in Scotland that golf is delayed by the good news is we will be staying

:00:42.:00:50.

with you a little longer until the top of the hour. 28 to talk about.

:00:50.:00:55.

Pulled a rest up, let us remind you that this is the first time he has

:00:55.:01:00.

qualified in Formula 1. So a great performance from him and here he is

:01:00.:01:06.

now. You are a man of few words. But even you can't crack a smile at

:01:06.:01:13.

that. This weekend has been tough. The unpredictable weather, and

:01:14.:01:17.

coming to the British Grand Prix not having done it a race on the

:01:17.:01:22.

track. But I have grown in confidence in the car and I think

:01:22.:01:29.

that was progress. And any time we have been on the track this weekend

:01:29.:01:35.

we have been competitive. The raw from your family when they saw the

:01:35.:01:40.

rain coming down - it must be the first time Scottish people have

:01:41.:01:50.
:01:51.:01:51.

been delighted to see the range! is definitely worked for me. We did

:01:51.:01:56.

a good lap. Credit to the team because they have got the car

:01:56.:02:03.

working well. We sold earlier when you're interviewed with David, you

:02:03.:02:10.

pointed out his youthful looks on the pillar board. Could you will

:02:10.:02:14.

really surprise us and do something like that or is the car just a

:02:14.:02:20.

little too far away? I think to be realistic that is not a realistic

:02:20.:02:25.

target. But we aim to get into the third round of qualifying and we

:02:25.:02:32.

have done that. We took the chance to run the tyres and that has paid

:02:32.:02:37.

off. And I think tomorrow a positive step would be some good

:02:37.:02:45.

points ahead of us. Is it too early to look at where your future lies?

:02:45.:02:51.

The team is going for it. Are you committed to them all ready for the

:02:51.:02:56.

next season? Other teams must be looking at these great performances

:02:56.:03:01.

you were doing so early in your career. I am committed to Force

:03:01.:03:07.

India. They made a commitment to me and I'm trying to do the best job

:03:07.:03:11.

possible for them. I think the end of the year is when you sit down

:03:11.:03:16.

and think about where the opportunities come. But I'm happy

:03:17.:03:22.

in this environment. Formula 1 is a difficult place to predict anything

:03:22.:03:28.

but we can't look back on how the season has gone for you. Only twice

:03:28.:03:31.

this year you're team-mate, renowned for being a fast driver,

:03:31.:03:37.

has managed to look out qualified you. Where have you found the speed

:03:37.:03:45.

in qualifying? Adrian has pushed me on. We are probably the closest

:03:45.:03:51.

driver pairing at the moment. He beat me at the last one. But you

:03:51.:03:56.

can judge yourself on him. Obviously I want to be competitive

:03:56.:04:03.

against him and beat him. You will hope for many happy memories

:04:03.:04:08.

tomorrow. You would like to join the holy trinity of Scottish

:04:08.:04:12.

winners here. But plenty of memories for all the other boys who

:04:12.:04:18.

have managed to come here and conker Silverstone. Tomorrow is

:04:18.:04:28.
:04:28.:04:31.

going to be pretty special. You have to beat 41 seconds, that

:04:31.:04:41.
:04:41.:05:12.

We have no chance. D'you shake its hand? Don't look at it, don't talk

:05:12.:05:22.
:05:22.:05:25.

to it. Just let it walk by. Do you have a girlfriend? Is she wearing a

:05:25.:05:33.

helmet as well? Brilliant. That is only ever going

:05:33.:05:42.

to be a one-way conversation. Plenty of action tomorrow. But also

:05:42.:05:47.

much for us to talk about right now. Let's hear it from the guys who

:05:47.:05:52.

were quickest on track in these changeable conditions. Mark, what

:05:52.:05:58.

is it about you on Ms Silverstone circuit? I'm not sure. I have

:05:58.:06:04.

always enjoyed driving here. You have to put it all together, you

:06:04.:06:10.

have to apply yourself. It was a mixed session for everyone. Even

:06:10.:06:15.

the build up yesterday with the weather. It was important to make

:06:15.:06:20.

sure that every lap counted because you never knew it was going to be

:06:20.:06:30.
:06:30.:06:31.

the one that did count. So in the end I am happy with the job that we

:06:31.:06:38.

did. It is easy to slip up in conditions like that. So it was a

:06:38.:06:43.

great job from the team and we are up in a good position for tomorrow.

:06:43.:06:47.

Sebastian, there has been a lot going on in the run-up to

:06:47.:06:52.

qualifying. Was that the most pressure you have felt under during

:06:52.:07:01.

the season? I think it was a difficult start with the conditions

:07:01.:07:06.

changing. It can affect different parts of the circuit. It is

:07:06.:07:12.

difficult to see where it is wet so you rely on the experience of the

:07:12.:07:20.

lap before. If you ride flat-out and then it is still damp it is

:07:20.:07:25.

easy to go or off-track. But in the end it was dry and it was a shame

:07:25.:07:31.

that we could not have got the second run full stock all in all I

:07:31.:07:36.

think it was a good result for us today especially with the amount of

:07:36.:07:44.

talk going in to that qualifying. So it is good to see that we are

:07:44.:07:50.

still on top of our game and can still produce reasonably quick lap

:07:50.:07:56.

times. Tomorrow I think anything can happen, that circuit is quite

:07:56.:08:02.

tough on the tyres. Fernando, you're off the track in the first

:08:02.:08:05.

part of qualifying and flirting with disaster but you came through

:08:05.:08:12.

at the end to be just one 10th of the poll. It was the best

:08:12.:08:19.

qualifying in terms of the gap to pull position of the year. Been

:08:20.:08:26.

years in Silverstone in a circuit that normally is not our preferred

:08:26.:08:31.

circuit, with these high-speed corner, being one turns off the

:08:31.:08:35.

poll is good news for us. All the new parts we brought here are

:08:35.:08:42.

working well and I'm pleased with the qualifying. But the job is

:08:42.:08:49.

tomorrow when the points are given. So hopefully tomorrow we can put on

:08:49.:08:55.

some pressure to be on the pole at the end. How big a distraction as

:08:55.:09:05.
:09:05.:09:15.

the row over each -- the diffuser been? It is not new. Every year we

:09:15.:09:19.

have something new to talk about. This last few weeks it has been

:09:20.:09:26.

about this. Let us hope everyone can find common ground. It is

:09:26.:09:32.

incredibly boring also for the fans. So let us get on with the racing

:09:33.:09:38.

and keep the rules as simple as possible. But tomorrow we are in

:09:38.:09:48.

great shape. How much would Mark Webber love to

:09:48.:09:53.

pick up a win just as he managed to do right here 12 months ago?

:09:53.:10:02.

Congratulations to him, he is on pole. Just behind them, Ferrari are

:10:02.:10:10.

pushing them hard. Jensen Button putting it a good lap for 5th. And

:10:10.:10:15.

Paul di Resta or, congratulations to him, second highest qualifying

:10:15.:10:21.

British driver here today. Maldonado and Kobayashi will be

:10:21.:10:31.
:10:31.:10:32.

quite happy with their respective efforts today. And Lewis Hamilton

:10:32.:10:37.

starts tents on the grid for this race. A difficult weekend for him

:10:37.:10:46.

so far. Michael Schumacher starts the 13th, a disappointing day for

:10:47.:10:53.

him today. And Rubens Barrichello will also be pretty fed up, out

:10:53.:11:03.
:11:03.:11:04.

will also be pretty fed up, out qualified by his team mate. And

:11:04.:11:12.

towards the back we have Timo Glock. And finishing off, Liuzzi and

:11:12.:11:17.

Daniele Ricciardo the made his debut here as a Formula 1 driver.

:11:17.:11:21.

Weakened walkabout Daniel also. Day that has been involved with his

:11:21.:11:24.

that has been involved with his career. But first we must talk

:11:24.:11:31.

about McLaren. This new ruling about exhaust gases, that has done

:11:31.:11:36.

something to beat McLaren that is not good for event. Well before

:11:36.:11:41.

qualifying it was clear that Martin Whitmarsh was unhappy that the

:11:41.:11:44.

teams do not have the chance to optimise their cars before going

:11:44.:11:54.

out in qualifying. It just does not seem to have enabled the drivers to

:11:54.:12:00.

have that confidence they need. Qualifying is normally somewhere

:12:00.:12:08.

Lewis Hamilton excels. But just listen to him through this section.

:12:08.:12:17.

That was a lot of overs steering and then a locked up. He's not even

:12:17.:12:21.

halfway into the lap and has already dropped away in that

:12:21.:12:25.

section. I think his frustration levels would be growing all the

:12:25.:12:35.
:12:35.:12:36.

time. Just fighting the carp all the way round the lap. So big

:12:37.:12:44.

losses for McLaren are due to that regulation change. They have

:12:44.:12:49.

totally changed the card just moments before qualifying. You

:12:49.:12:55.

cannot judge anything. That is right and arguably it is dangers to

:12:55.:13:01.

put drivers in the situation wear regulation change puts them in a

:13:01.:13:06.

situation where they simply do not know the vehicle they are driving.

:13:06.:13:11.

I'm virtually lost for words. In that interview Mark Webber said it

:13:11.:13:17.

was nonsense. The people do not understand it, the engineers do not

:13:17.:13:21.

understand it and as a driver, he does not understand it. So how can

:13:22.:13:27.

you ask them to drive a car when they do not know what they're being

:13:27.:13:31.

given. There is an element of danger there and why did they play

:13:31.:13:36.

this out on the morning of the official qualifying? It leaves me

:13:36.:13:42.

dumbfounded. That was Lewis Hamilton's fastest lap today, two

:13:42.:13:46.

seconds off the pace. Do you almost feel sorry for McLaren here? The

:13:46.:13:54.

last thing anyone needed was to give Red Bull a bit of a toe up.

:13:54.:13:59.

And that is during a race weekend, on the morning of qualifying.

:13:59.:14:07.

would not single out any one team. Martin Whitmarsh was Ciara, some

:14:07.:14:13.

people may have a small advantage. But I think that any disruption -

:14:13.:14:18.

McLaren put more into their package, their centre and are sold Finaghy

:14:18.:14:22.

about detail - they will have been the people who'll suffer the most

:14:22.:14:32.
:14:32.:14:39.

and today just endorsed that. A frustrating day, I would say.

:14:39.:14:42.

the fans here are fantastic, the support we have had already from

:14:42.:14:47.

Thursday onwards has been magnificent. I hope that tomorrow,

:14:47.:14:53.

we can do something special for them. If we can rely on someone to

:14:53.:14:57.

come blasting through the field, it is normally you. From tenth

:14:57.:15:03.

tomorrow, how do you think you will set up? I have probably got a

:15:03.:15:07.

couple of people in front of me which I might be quicker than, but

:15:07.:15:09.

overtaking here is very difficult, but we can still have an exciting

:15:09.:15:17.

race. It is not a fantastic weekend, but I'm still quite happy because

:15:18.:15:22.

of the support we have here. have to take our hats off to Lewis

:15:22.:15:28.

there, trying to keep a smile on his face. We could not really get

:15:28.:15:32.

into it there, precisely what's going on with the car, but you can

:15:32.:15:36.

understand how difficult it is for a driver at their home race just

:15:36.:15:40.

not to know the vehicle that they're racing in. The frustration

:15:40.:15:44.

of not performing well at your home Grand Prix, I remember qualifying

:15:44.:15:47.

fourth at his Grand Prix, but knowing that it meant that I would

:15:47.:15:51.

lose the opportunity to seriously challenge for victory, and going

:15:51.:15:56.

back to the motor home, it was frustration, crying, because you

:15:56.:15:58.

really want to deliver a great performance for your home Grand

:15:58.:16:03.

Prix. Hats off to Lewis, he has come out and faced the media, Lee

:16:03.:16:08.

is just one of the number of people he has to speak to. Interestingly,

:16:08.:16:12.

we had Anthony Hamilton, his father, gleaming town at Force India,

:16:12.:16:20.

because he manages Paul di Resta. What about that?! Anthony Hamilton,

:16:20.:16:26.

for me, has devoted the next part of his life on the carrier path of

:16:26.:16:31.

Paul di Resta. If you look at a mirror image of what he did for

:16:31.:16:35.

Lewis, you would have to say, good on Paul di Resta, he's in good

:16:35.:16:45.
:16:45.:16:45.

hands. It is starting to rain once again. While we try and keep dry if

:16:45.:16:50.

we can, let's here from Jenson Button, who starts fifth on the

:16:50.:17:00.
:17:00.:17:05.

Jenson, not too many smiles from the McLaren boys today - how are

:17:05.:17:09.

you feeling? I don't think the position is too bad, but the pace

:17:09.:17:13.

is. It was not a perfect lap, I did not have very good balance. But

:17:13.:17:20.

still, just a couple of tenths, that was about it. I do not know

:17:20.:17:24.

where our place has gone. I can have a guess. But we have a car

:17:24.:17:28.

which is suddenly 1.3 seconds slower than a Ferrari. I do not

:17:28.:17:32.

know the full details of the regulation change, but I'm

:17:32.:17:40.

surprised to see where we are. It has been all day, not just Q3. In a

:17:40.:17:44.

couple of hours, we will be looking at the positive, hoping to put on a

:17:44.:17:48.

great show for the British fans. We have got three British drivers in

:17:48.:17:51.

the top 10, not where we would want them, but we want to put on a great

:17:52.:17:57.

show. It is looking difficult with a one. Five-second deficit at the

:17:57.:18:01.

moment, but that is what it is. Christian Horner was saying that he

:18:01.:18:05.

thought the Red Bull would be very affected by these changes, but it

:18:06.:18:10.

does not necessarily look that way. Do you feel it has been a

:18:10.:18:19.

distraction for you guys? It is everyone, the mechanics, the

:18:19.:18:23.

engineers, the drivers, it has been a massive destruction that he

:18:23.:18:31.

should not be any worse for us than it is for the other guys. Saying

:18:31.:18:34.

the Red Bull will be massively affected, I do not know any more

:18:34.:18:37.

who's really telling the truth. It is a bit frustrating. Hopefully we

:18:37.:18:42.

can get our act together in time for tomorrow and oh mack competitor.

:18:42.:18:46.

I have never been on the podium before here. I would love to get up

:18:46.:18:56.
:18:56.:18:59.

No doubt the fans were hoping for some more from McLaren today. Nigel

:18:59.:19:08.

Mansell, the FIA's driver representative, joins us now. And

:19:08.:19:12.

storm clouds brewing over Formula 1 is what we were discussing. I know

:19:12.:19:17.

you cannot talk specifics, but maybe you can tell us how involved

:19:17.:19:22.

the stewards have been in what's been going on. We are aware of what

:19:23.:19:26.

is going on. The nice thing going forward is that everyone is going

:19:26.:19:30.

to get together and agree something going forward. Arguably, that

:19:30.:19:34.

should have been done before this weekend. But the great thing is

:19:34.:19:38.

that everyone's going to capitulate hopefully at some time in the near

:19:38.:19:41.

future. But we have got the most marvellous weekend, British Grand

:19:41.:19:45.

Prix, it is going to be a fantastic event, and the weather is going to

:19:45.:19:50.

throw something at us as well. seem pretty child about the

:19:50.:19:53.

controversy surrounding the changes... I have been docking a

:19:53.:20:00.

lot. Was there ever anything like this in your career? Yes,

:20:00.:20:04.

absolutely. When I drove for the late, great Colin Chapman, we had a

:20:04.:20:08.

car coming here, and it was disqualified before the race began,

:20:08.:20:13.

if you remember, in 1988. So there has been things in the past.

:20:14.:20:19.

Hopefully everything will get sorted out very quickly. We do not

:20:19.:20:23.

want to be critical of the people, but nevertheless, doing this the

:20:23.:20:28.

way it has been done, you as a driver, now in the FIA, being one

:20:29.:20:32.

of the stewards, it is totally unsavoury, it is not fair on the

:20:32.:20:37.

public... As we said earlier, we cannot pass any comment. The main

:20:37.:20:41.

thing is that no-one realises the complexities of everything going

:20:41.:20:46.

forward here. It will unravel and unfold and people will realise just

:20:46.:20:51.

how incredible the situation is. I will give you one specific thing.

:20:51.:20:55.

Obviously, NASA has developed so incredible carbon fibre, some teams

:20:55.:21:00.

have got hold of it and done some very special things with it.

:21:00.:21:04.

were obviously at the forefront of mobilising people power around

:21:04.:21:08.

Silverstone - can you recall any frustrating British Grand Prix as

:21:08.:21:13.

well so we can try and explain the frustration for Jenson and Lewis?

:21:13.:21:16.

The biggest frustration for both of them will be that their car at the

:21:16.:21:20.

moment is not quick enough for them. It is like anything in life, you

:21:20.:21:24.

have to work harder. When it is not quite there, you're frustrated

:21:24.:21:28.

because you cannot compete. At the moment, no question, some teams are

:21:28.:21:34.

a bit quicker than others. In case you were wondering why Nigel does

:21:34.:21:37.

not have an umbrella, I can tell you that he was offered, and

:21:38.:21:42.

decided not to take one, because Nigel drove when men were men, and

:21:42.:21:49.

you had to do audacious things. Let's have a little look at one of

:21:49.:21:59.
:21:59.:22:01.

Nigel's greatest ever races, from MURRAY WALKER: Nigel Mansell,

:22:01.:22:05.

winning the British Grand Prix for the second year in succession. Out

:22:06.:22:09.

comes the chequered flag. Nigel Mansell has won the British Grand

:22:09.:22:15.

Prix! Nelson Piquet finishes in second place. And the British crowd

:22:16.:22:20.

breaks ranks. Nigel is not going to be allowed to get back to his pit.

:22:20.:22:28.

Amazing! Nigel just said to me, you only showed that finish, you did

:22:28.:22:33.

not show the brilliant overtake that I did! Even in this kind of

:22:33.:22:42.

weather, that's enough to make you feel like you're be enshrined on.

:22:42.:22:46.

And there's a Ferrari umbrella behind you. Wasn't it marvellous,

:22:46.:22:53.

Alonso, he did not have the most fantastic practice, but he did

:22:53.:23:01.

really well to get really close to the Red Bill Pullman. Surely you

:23:01.:23:05.

have circumvented the rules to give them that advantage, Nigel. I have

:23:05.:23:13.

no idea what you're on about. thanks for trying to be as

:23:13.:23:18.

controversial as ever. David, for being as professional as ever, and

:23:18.:23:22.

you being the most fantastic referee. It is exhausting, that

:23:22.:23:32.
:23:32.:23:33.

someone's got to do it. Nigel, seriously impressed by Fernando

:23:33.:23:38.

Alonso today. Yes, it is true, Ferrari have done brilliantly, but

:23:38.:23:45.

the issue is that they have been helped by the situation. Give us

:23:45.:23:51.

your thoughts, David. commitment is unquestioned. He was

:23:51.:23:54.

sitting in that press conference looking incredibly satisfied with

:23:54.:24:00.

the fact that, as Nigel mentioned, he's just over a tenth off the pole

:24:00.:24:04.

position. He knows this Ferrari is benefiting from the rule changes,

:24:04.:24:08.

and that is allowing him to get ever closer to claiming his first

:24:08.:24:12.

victory of the season. I would just like to make a point, in case

:24:12.:24:17.

anybody thinks we're trying to beat up on Ferrari - Ferrari's

:24:17.:24:20.

interpretation of the rule is such that they say they are totally

:24:20.:24:24.

vindicated because they complied with the rule. Maybe their argument

:24:24.:24:29.

is, we have been the victim in the past, and we are only now back in

:24:29.:24:33.

our white for position. So maybe we shouldn't beat up on Ferrari too

:24:33.:24:39.

much. We can hear from the Ferrari Team Principal danger. So, we have

:24:40.:24:45.

not spoken much to Ferrari this weekend. Tell us how qualifying

:24:45.:24:50.

went. I think it was quite good. It is a shame that with this kind of

:24:50.:24:55.

weather, we could not exploit the perfect lap, but that's for

:24:55.:25:03.

everyone. At least we have made a step forward in qualifying. Let's

:25:03.:25:06.

see if we can have the same thing tomorrow, which is the most

:25:06.:25:11.

important thing. Why do you think you have made a step forward?

:25:11.:25:16.

have worked a lot. Everything, development, new bits, and tried to

:25:16.:25:25.

catch up. This is what we have to do. Tomorrow will be the outcome,

:25:25.:25:31.

that is the most important thing. And how have you been affected by

:25:31.:25:34.

the whole diffuser thing? I think everyone has been affected, no

:25:34.:25:40.

doubt. I do not want to follow these polemics, it is not very good.

:25:40.:25:45.

We need to rely on the FIA. We totally rely on them, and that's

:25:45.:25:49.

the way it is. It has not been good for Ferrari, as some people are

:25:49.:25:53.

saying? People can say what they want, I do not care about it. It is

:25:53.:26:00.

affecting everyone. That's what the principle of the whole thing is all

:26:00.:26:06.

about, that's the way it is. Those are the thoughts of the Team

:26:06.:26:16.
:26:16.:26:17.

Principal from Ferrari. We have decided to come inside. Let's here

:26:17.:26:25.

from Felipe Massa a after today's qualifying session. Congratulations,

:26:25.:26:29.

fourth place start for tomorrow, but it was quite a confusing,

:26:29.:26:34.

frustrating qualifying, I would imagine, with the weather? Yes, it

:26:35.:26:41.

was difficult. We did not know which tyres to use. But anyway, I

:26:41.:26:48.

did not have a great use -- I did not have a great lap in Q3. I

:26:48.:26:52.

thought I would improve the lot on the second set of tyres, but I was

:26:52.:26:58.

not able to, because it was raining. By not having a great lap, starting

:26:58.:27:06.

fourth is not so bad. I will try to be even stronger tomorrow. Felipe

:27:06.:27:10.

Massa said he did not have a great lap in the final part of qualifying

:27:10.:27:15.

- talk us through it, David, he should be pretty happy, I guess?

:27:16.:27:20.

He's close, but you could hear him as he went through Copse corner, he

:27:20.:27:30.
:27:30.:27:30.

just had that hesitation through the apex. Again, a bit of

:27:30.:27:36.

hesitation as he comes down towards turn one. He will know from his

:27:36.:27:39.

engineer, the lap term he was targeting, and he will be able to

:27:39.:27:43.

work out how much she was losing. It looks to me like he has got a

:27:43.:27:48.

lot of understeer on that car. could be a real dark horse for the

:27:48.:27:54.

race tomorrow. If you recall Q2, he was right there. He has embraced

:27:54.:27:58.

the rule changes, and I think he's having a bit of a rebirth here.

:27:58.:28:04.

Let's hope for his sake that that is the case. Nigel could not tell

:28:04.:28:08.

us too much, obviously, but he knows what has been going on. Based

:28:08.:28:13.

on what you both know about the sport, and you have been through

:28:13.:28:23.
:28:23.:28:24.

situations like this, just explain what you think might happen next.

:28:24.:28:30.

Where will this go? It will be very clear. All the team principals will

:28:30.:28:34.

come together, Bernie Ecclestone will lock everyone in a room, the

:28:34.:28:38.

FIA will be there, Charlie will be there, and they will come up with a

:28:38.:28:43.

proper solution. It is a just a shame for everybody that we're in

:28:43.:28:47.

this no go area, where nobody actually knows what is likely to

:28:47.:28:53.

happen, or where in fact the rules have got to at this stage. I agree,

:28:53.:28:58.

this needs to be sorted out. The last thing the FA needs his any

:28:58.:29:01.

team going into the Grand Prix tomorrow with the possibility to

:29:01.:29:04.

protest afterwards. And of course the teams would have to do that if

:29:04.:29:08.

they felt they had been disadvantaged in any way. So they

:29:08.:29:17.

have got to thrash this out this evening. So there could be changes

:29:17.:29:22.

to the cars before tomorrow? Absolutely, because otherwise, they

:29:22.:29:28.

could protest against the result. That is the threat. I think this

:29:28.:29:31.

was a compromise today, to get through qualifying, and they will

:29:31.:29:41.
:29:41.:29:43.

need to find something more solid I think David, if he had gone to

:29:43.:29:49.

the commentary box, we heard what Christian had to say. The rules for

:29:49.:29:52.

the race is going forward are actually agreed. It is this one

:29:52.:30:02.
:30:02.:30:03.

which is at issue. You made the point that it is potentially

:30:03.:30:07.

dangerous and I agree with that. To send a driver out was no real

:30:07.:30:13.

knowledge of what he is actually driving. As far as the Gulf is

:30:13.:30:21.

concerned, the weather is too bad and there is no play today. That

:30:22.:30:27.

will be happening tomorrow. But we are staying on air until the top of

:30:27.:30:35.

the hour. Let as go on board now with Michael Schumacher. He did not

:30:35.:30:45.
:30:45.:30:47.

make it through to the final part of qualifying. Clearly the car has

:30:47.:30:54.

reasonable pace. He's a League Two and tenths away from the 5th

:30:54.:30:59.

position time in that particular section of qualifying. It would

:30:59.:31:09.
:31:09.:31:14.

only have taken a little and better run on his lap. That is an easy

:31:14.:31:19.

thing to find around this track. How does Michael see his race

:31:19.:31:25.

tomorrow? Michael, you must be frustrated, so close to getting

:31:25.:31:31.

into that top 10? I am not too frustrated. We simply went out too

:31:31.:31:37.

early. We put in two laps on the tyres and they were not ready any

:31:37.:31:42.

more by the time the lap was completely dry. We have to live

:31:42.:31:48.

with that. We will see what we can do with some fresher tyres compared

:31:48.:31:55.

to the others. Although I do not wish to use them tomorrow if I

:31:55.:32:03.

don't have to and just use the intermediates is possible.

:32:03.:32:13.
:32:13.:32:14.

Norman is in charge of the team. Not great for Michael today. What

:32:14.:32:24.
:32:24.:32:31.

happened? It was very close. I think that was mentioned already. I

:32:31.:32:34.

think two tenths quicker and he would have been in the middle of

:32:34.:32:40.

the pick. So he just missed it. There has been a lot of talk about

:32:40.:32:46.

which particular team and engine is benefited by the changes to the

:32:46.:32:53.

regulations. What do you think? think there are go lot of noises

:32:53.:32:58.

and a lot of lobbying going on. But at the end of today it did not

:32:58.:33:06.

change a lot. I think it is not a big change. Maybe Ferrari was

:33:06.:33:14.

helped a little bit. But not in an unfair way. It looks like McLaren

:33:14.:33:23.

were not so strong here. Lewis Hamilton is behind us and we did

:33:23.:33:33.
:33:33.:33:35.

not have the perfect qualifying. from the manufacturer's point of

:33:35.:33:42.

view you are pretty chilled about eight? I am along time in business

:33:42.:33:48.

and being frustrated to never helps. You need to put the facts on the

:33:48.:33:54.

table. If you change rules during the course of the season, it is

:33:54.:34:00.

unfortunate. Do you expect there to be another ruling coming through

:34:00.:34:07.

over the course of this weekend? do not think there will be further

:34:07.:34:13.

changes this week. But I'm sure people will sit down and modify it

:34:13.:34:21.

for the future. Could you confirm that the specification for Valencia

:34:21.:34:25.

will be for the remainder of the season, not on what we have got

:34:25.:34:34.

here? And cannot confirm that. That is one of the discussion points. It

:34:34.:34:38.

was changed already during first practice and I think we will stick

:34:38.:34:48.

with what we have over the course of the week. We will head back

:34:48.:34:54.

outside because apparently it has stopped raining. Let's hear from

:34:54.:34:58.

Fernando Alonso who had a great session today and start spared on

:34:58.:35:02.

the grid. You must be pleased with Europe pays out there today could

:35:02.:35:09.

smack definitely. It was a good qualifying for asked. Sometimes you

:35:09.:35:14.

bring parts to the Grand Prix and some of them work OK, some of them

:35:14.:35:22.

need more time. But here everything was running well and we have found

:35:22.:35:25.

ourselves one-tenth of the poll in Silverstone which normally is a

:35:25.:35:31.

circuit we struggle with an little more. But tomorrow it is the time

:35:31.:35:36.

to deliver because the points are given. What about the regulation

:35:36.:35:41.

discussions this weekend, how does that affect Ferrari? My thoughts

:35:41.:35:47.

are simple. It is quite boring I think for the fans first of all and

:35:47.:35:53.

also for the people in the paddock. We just concentrate on the

:35:53.:35:58.

performance of the park and there's a lot of talk and a lot of meetings.

:35:58.:36:05.

We cannot be distracted by this. We need to make sure we give 100% on

:36:05.:36:14.

the track. That is also what the fans want. And for the roles here,

:36:15.:36:23.

as I said, we just adapt to whatever rules are written.

:36:23.:36:28.

Stability would be welcome, to have less confusion for the fans. I

:36:28.:36:33.

think we need to think about the fans and have less talk about

:36:33.:36:39.

things that happen on the circuit. The British weather is a little

:36:39.:36:44.

confused today. What do you hope for tomorrow? I'm hoping for at dry

:36:44.:36:52.

a race. A simple race with the right conditions I think would be

:36:52.:36:59.

better for asked to check if we can get close to Red Bull. And also for

:36:59.:37:05.

the fans I think they have got wet all ready for today's on the

:37:05.:37:11.

Grandstand. Sleeping on the wet grass. So hopefully tomorrow is at

:37:11.:37:16.

sunny day. Very nice of him to think of the

:37:16.:37:24.

fans. Let's take a walk down towards Red Bull and see what the

:37:24.:37:29.

atmosphere is like down there. Ferrari will be delighted about

:37:29.:37:33.

this weekend performance. Filipe Massa at once again slightly behind

:37:33.:37:38.

his team-mate. But for author on the grid, there is the opportunity

:37:38.:37:43.

for him to do something from that. Most people think he is under

:37:43.:37:47.

pressure and she probably is because Ferrari have an end game,

:37:48.:37:54.

they want to see someone of relief stroll alongside Alonso. -- someone

:37:54.:38:00.

really strong. But I think Massa is probably coming back to a comfort

:38:00.:38:06.

zone and I think he will just get on with it. I think they have found

:38:06.:38:16.
:38:16.:38:17.

a way now of beating McLaren. Formula 1 is a development race. It

:38:17.:38:21.

is about how quickly you can bring in the developments during the

:38:21.:38:27.

course of the season. It is about getting regulations that suit your

:38:27.:38:33.

car and your development and it does seem like Ferrari, they do

:38:33.:38:39.

seem to be the team that are slowly but surely putting themselves

:38:39.:38:43.

forward to be in no position to beat Red Bull. If anyone was to

:38:43.:38:52.

come close to catching Red Bull on each occasion it has been McLaren.

:38:52.:38:57.

You have to say, who can actually deliver the maximum number of

:38:57.:39:02.

points? It still is McLaren. But today on the evidence we have seen,

:39:02.:39:08.

bear in the doldrums. Red Bull are still ahead of Ferrari. Sebastian

:39:08.:39:14.

Vettel still ahead. Let's find out his thoughts after qualifying today.

:39:14.:39:19.

A slightly different view then you're used to commit you start

:39:19.:39:29.
:39:29.:39:30.

second tomorrow. I can see the car next to me, and market did a good

:39:30.:39:34.

job in qualifying and was very close. Shame I did not get the

:39:34.:39:41.

second run. I think it is the same sort all of us except Mark Webber

:39:41.:39:46.

in that situation, wishing for the second run to be a little better.

:39:46.:39:53.

It was tricky with the rain. It seems this weekend is difficult to

:39:53.:39:59.

predict. We get the forecast for no rain and then it was raining and

:39:59.:40:04.

the other way round. They said that tomorrow should be dry. What would

:40:04.:40:10.

you prefer? To be honest, I do not care as long as I have the right

:40:10.:40:18.

set of tyres. I think that rain is possible. We will see. Have you

:40:18.:40:24.

been distracted by this ongoing conversation about the regulation

:40:24.:40:32.

changes? D'you feel the car has been affected? I tried not to get

:40:32.:40:42.
:40:42.:40:42.

affected because it is not my business at the end of the day. It

:40:42.:40:49.

is in their hands. That is the real shame in hindsight. For people to

:40:49.:40:54.

understand what really is going on and took is affected and foot is

:40:54.:41:00.

not. I think the best is always to show up on the track where you are.

:41:00.:41:06.

McLaren may be did not have the smoothest qualifying. It is early

:41:06.:41:12.

to say we lost, Ferrari did not and McLaren lost even more. We will see

:41:12.:41:17.

tomorrow. All of these teams I mentioned, will be competitive

:41:17.:41:22.

tomorrow. Up and then the tyres will play a much bigger role than

:41:22.:41:29.

the exhausts. We will find out what effect the

:41:29.:41:33.

weather will have on the race tomorrow. Sebastian Vettel just

:41:33.:41:40.

thinking about how to get a win tomorrow. Ted Kravitz is always

:41:40.:41:44.

there asking questions. He spoke to Martin Whitmarsh and the news we

:41:44.:41:50.

think is that despite the changes this weekend, slowing down some

:41:50.:41:55.

teams, issuing new directives, after this weekend the sport will

:41:55.:42:01.

revert back to the same spec that we saw in Valencia. Which means

:42:01.:42:07.

that this was a lot of hot air for one raise only. I do not want to

:42:07.:42:14.

say aye told you so. But what has happened today has brought on this

:42:14.:42:23.

is their intention, this looks shambolic and nobody wants that. It

:42:23.:42:27.

is the right thing to do to go back to where we wear for the remainder

:42:27.:42:32.

of the season. You cannot make will changes in the middle of the season

:42:32.:42:38.

unless they are for safety reasons. It is also confusing. I do not

:42:38.:42:44.

think I have got my head round it completely. It does seem sensible

:42:44.:42:51.

to allow people to go down the path they had spent the year developing.

:42:51.:42:57.

And then it could get out what at the end of the season if necessary.

:42:57.:43:07.
:43:07.:43:11.

-- outlawed. Role of the teams have their motor homes went in Europe.

:43:11.:43:16.

One of the biggest belongs to Red Bull. Let us just look in it and

:43:16.:43:22.

see what the atmosphere is like. This is where the drivers spend

:43:22.:43:28.

most of their weekend. Christian Horan at their chatting to his wife

:43:28.:43:37.

and a few friends. Maybe that is the way to get things resolved! Do

:43:37.:43:46.

you want to go over and have a word with Christian? See if he will talk

:43:46.:43:54.

to us. The great British public would like to speak to you. You

:43:54.:43:59.

looked so grim before the start of qualifying. First and second on the

:43:59.:44:05.

grid must have changed that perspective. Break into a smile for

:44:05.:44:12.

us! It has been a busy day to day. It was nice to get into the grand

:44:12.:44:16.

prix weekend. We have just heard that this directive is going to

:44:16.:44:22.

disappear and the cars will return to their speck in Valencia. If so,

:44:22.:44:26.

what a strange and disappointing thing to happen this weekend to

:44:26.:44:36.
:44:36.:44:37.

overshadow what was an interesting It is a very difficult and

:44:37.:44:40.

technical subject. Putting yourself in Charlie Whiting's shoes, it is

:44:40.:44:44.

very difficult for him to be able to judge between one engine and the

:44:44.:44:51.

other. Actually, the solution that he suggested today I think is a

:44:51.:44:54.

compromise which it is difficult for the teams to reject. We all ran

:44:54.:44:58.

reliably in Valencia, and it seems to be the most logical thing, to go

:44:58.:45:03.

back to those settings. You must have to spare a thought for the FIA,

:45:03.:45:08.

though, it will sometimes get to a point where they are not happy,

:45:08.:45:17.

they need to be able to do something. What is the way going

:45:17.:45:22.

forward to make sure this doesn't happen again? The biggest problem

:45:22.:45:26.

with his who are, effectively, you're looking at a rule change

:45:26.:45:31.

mid-season. They have managed to get themselves into a bit of a

:45:31.:45:38.

pickle over this. It is such a complicated subject. With where the

:45:38.:45:42.

exhausts are on these cars, it has a huge knock-on effect. Effectively,

:45:42.:45:47.

we're running here in a mode which is not optimised to our gearshift

:45:47.:45:52.

strategy, to our reliability. And the additional benefits which you

:45:52.:45:56.

see from the exhaust blowing. So we have accepted that for this weekend,

:45:56.:46:03.

on the basis that it will be addressed in time for the next race.

:46:03.:46:08.

The good news about this weekend is because Mark Webber is on pole

:46:08.:46:13.

position for this race, and we can hear from him now.

:46:13.:46:18.

This circuit seems to like you and you seem to like it very much.

:46:18.:46:23.

it has been good to me in the past. Hopefully it can be good to me

:46:23.:46:26.

again in the next 24 hours. I'm looking forward to challenging very

:46:26.:46:29.

hard for the victory tomorrow. It will be an interesting race between

:46:29.:46:39.
:46:39.:46:40.

the three of us, I think. You never know, Felipe might be there as well,

:46:40.:46:45.

it looks like the first two rose have a bit of a gap. Looking

:46:45.:46:51.

forward to it. Tell us about the controversy about the regulations

:46:51.:46:57.

and things - has it affected your car? The team has done a very good

:46:57.:47:02.

job. We have let the people that control the performance on the

:47:02.:47:07.

track focus on that. There has been a lot of talk, and hot and cold air

:47:07.:47:12.

going on, in terms of who is right and wrong, ambiguity, what is

:47:12.:47:17.

right? The most important thing is that we got it sorted out very

:47:17.:47:23.

quickly. We try to understand it as drivers, the people at home,

:47:23.:47:30.

obviously, 90% of them will not have much idea what it is all about.

:47:30.:47:37.

Let's try and get on with the racing now. You have had one pole

:47:37.:47:41.

position this season, but you did not convert it - how can you do

:47:41.:47:48.

that tomorrow? A good start would be nice, obviously. That is always

:47:48.:47:52.

beneficial. And then put yourself in a position to try to control the

:47:52.:47:57.

race. Obviously, you never know how easy that will be. But in the past,

:47:57.:48:01.

sometimes it has been quite straightforward. This year, yet not

:48:01.:48:04.

yet, for me, but I'm looking forward to giving it everything

:48:04.:48:13.

tomorrow. A new pit straight, new start line, it is going to be

:48:13.:48:22.

interesting at the start tomorrow. Yes, it is very open at turn one

:48:22.:48:27.

and turn two. The action will be taking place at turn three. Mark

:48:27.:48:30.

Webber loves this place, and I think most of the people here would

:48:30.:48:36.

love to see him win. And if he was wondering, yes, he has managed to

:48:36.:48:40.

get on the television. We're back tomorrow. There's more sport coming

:48:40.:48:43.

tomorrow. There's more sport coming your way this afternoon on the BBC.

:48:43.:48:48.

You can see the women's World Cup quarter-final over on BBC Two. And

:48:48.:48:52.

we're back tomorrow with all the build-up to the 2011 British Grand

:48:52.:49:01.

Prix. What can Mark Webber do? What can Lewis and Jenson do? One thing

:49:02.:49:07.

we are certain of, there will be more wonderful memories to add to

:49:07.:49:17.
:49:17.:49:25.

the bank of memories which distract NEWSREEL: Britain's first Grand

:49:25.:49:33.

Jake Humphrey presents live qualifying action ahead of the 66th British Grand Prix. During the 2010 event, eventual world champion Sebastian Vettel narrowly took pole position ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, with third place man Fernando Alonso almost three-quarters-of-a-second further back. Much like this season, the two Red Bull cars excelled in qualifying, with Vettel and Webber the only drivers to post sub-90 second laps. Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth, but 2009 champion Jenson Button could only manage 14th. Commentary comes from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard.


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS