The British Grand Prix weekend so far
The tiger has roarred again! That is the summary of today's qualifying session. Fernando Alonso thanked the team by saying: “Four in a row boys, fourth consecutive pole”. Alonso snatched pole position but will he bring home a victory for Renault?
On Friday the free practice sessions of the British Grand Prix were scheduled. No luck for Button who was praying for rain. It is sunny and hot in Britain and this will not be different tomorrow. As usual, the third drivers were the fastest drivers on track during the two free practice sessions on Thursday. Alexander Wurz, Robert Kubica and Anthony Davidson were the ones to shine.
Newly weds Jacques and Johanna Villeneuve, got a special surprise of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. They where offered a big wedding cake and JV's car got a special rear wing during the practice sessions saying 'Just married!'
There wasn't only action on track, but also in the paddock. In the afternoon, Max Mosley kept a special press conference where he discussed new regulations on engines and regenerative brakes. After the second free practice session, the GPDA meeting was scheduled. The F1 drivers asked Michael Schumacher to explain his behaviour during the Monaco qualifying session, now two weeks ago. Not much happened during the meeting as Schumacher keeps his director role.
The F1 paddock is a mix of people from all nationalities and with the World Cup Football kicking off yesterday, F1 wasn't the only thing that was discussed in the paddock. F1 drivers and mechanics were playing football with each other and the big flat screens that hang in the motorhomes of the teams were switched on to watch the opening game of the World Cup.
Michael and Ralf Schumacher, together with all the other Germans that work in the F1 paddock could cheer because their team won with 4-2 from Costa Rica. Today, Schumacher had less reasons to cheer as he wasn't able to set the fastest lap during the qualifying session. Schumacher will start 3rd from the grid tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be an exciting race at Silverstone. There are only two questions: Will Alonso win his fifth race of the season for Renault during the manufacturer's 200th Grand Prix? And if Alonso doesn't win, who will keep him from another victory?