The complete 2009 British GP review

The complete 2009 British GP review

A thorough review of all the events and results from round eight of the season


Practice 1 - Friday am

While Formula 1 teetered on the brink of implosion due to the political warfare in the paddock, Red Bull got on with the important business of restarting a meaningful title challenge. Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel held first and second for most of the morning in their upgraded cars, swapping places near the end of the 90 minutes and beating the chasing Brawns by 0.8s.

Fernando Alonso took fifth for Renault, ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa, as an uneventful session was enlivened by spins for the Toyotas and Nelson Piquet.

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