The complete 2011 British GP review

The complete 2011 British GP review

The controversy over off-throttle diffuser blowing hung like a bad stink over the British Grand Prix weekend, but come the race it was all forgotten as Fernando Alonso and Ferrari denied Red Bull another victory. Find out what happened in our comprehensive review


Practice one

Silverstone greeted the field with a shiny new pit complex and a very wet track for opening practice, but it was still Red Bull on top, with Mark Webber leading the way by 0.6 seconds from Michael Schumacher's Mercedes.

Rubens Barrichello looked strong for Williams in third, as did Sauber's Sergio Perez in fourth, though these were never likely to be the most representative performances of the year given the conditions and the drivers' unwillingness to get through too many sets of tyres that they might need later in the weekend if things stayed damp.

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