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The 2013 British Grand Prix was the 8th round of the 2013 Formula One Season. It was held over the weekend of 28th–30th June 2013 at the Silverstone Circuit, between Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, UK. It was the 64th consecutive running of the British Grand Prix as part of the Formula One World Championship, the 47th at the Silverstone Circuit, and the third on the current layout.

Lewis Hamilton took pole position in front of his home crowd, his second pole for Mercedes. Teammate Nico Rosberg joins him on the front row, with Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in third. Fernando Alonso disappointed by qualifying in tenth, which became ninth after fifth-placed Paul di Resta was excluded from qualifying and sent to the back of the grid for having an underweight car.

The race was affected by left-rear tyre punctures to Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Jean-Éric Vergne. Sergio Pérez had a failure of the same tyre in free practice, and then had another in the last few laps. Esteban Gutiérrez had a left-front tyre puncture, making it five punctures. It later emerged that Alonso had also been subject to a puncture, to his right-rear tyre, but made it to the pits in time.

In the end, Rosberg won, ahead of Mark Webber and Alonso. Webber started horribly, but recovered in impressive style. Vettel, who had inherited the lead following Hamilton's tyre failure, suffered a gearbox failure, handing the lead to Rosberg.

BackgroundEdit

Sebastian Vettel leads the Drivers' World Championship by 36 points from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso going into the British Grand Prix. Vettel's team, Red Bull-Renault lead Ferrari by 56 points in the Constructors' Championship.

Contrary to what had been planned, Pirelli will supply the Hard and Medium compounds of their steel-based tyres for this weekend. An experimental Kevlar-based construction had been tested in Canada with a view to introduction at Silverstone, but has been temporarily rejected due to the limited dry-running in Canada leading to insufficient testing.

An International Tribunal took place prior to this event to discuss the implications of an apparently illegal test conducted by Mercedes on behalf of Pirelli following the Spanish Grand Prix. Both parties were found guilty of illegal testing in line with Rule 22.4(h) of the FIA Sporting Regulations, however no race or championship sanctions were applied as both parties had acted in good faith and Mercedes had not intended to gain a sporting advantage. Instead, both parties were reprimanded and Mercedes suspended from the upcoming Young Drivers Test.

There will be two DRS zones in operation for the British Grand Prix. The first of these, fed by a detection point prior to Village corner (T3), will run along the Wellington Straight. The second, fed by a detection point before the Maggots complex, will run along the length of the Hangar Straight.

On the Thursday before the race, Mark Webber announced his retirement from the sport for the end of the season, meaning it is to be Webber's last British Grand Prix.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2013 British Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

The first practice was not what either the fans, the drivers or the teams wanted. James Rossiter was meant to take part in the session for Force India, but the extreme wet weather meant he did not drive. And to an extent, nor did anyone else. While all the drivers bar Kimi Räikkönen went out on track, it took until the 77th minute of the 90-minute session for a driver to complete a full lap, Daniel Ricciardo setting a time of 2:00.029. He eventually completed ten laps, his fastest time being 1:54.249 and the fastest of the session. Charles Pic had an accident when he slid out of exit of Club Corner into the tyre wall with three minutes left.

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renaultno time211:32.68031:32.0373
2 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-Renaultno time181:32.54721:32.0784
3 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrarino time171:33.494101:32.4547
4 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari2:06.534111:43.466221:33.27315
5 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedesno time151:33.740111:32.92612
6 Mexico Sergio PérezMcLaren-Mercedesno time191:34.130141:33.60718
7 Finland Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renaultno time221:34.120131:32.4598
8 France Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renaultno time141:33.32291:32.3915
9 Germany Nico RosbergMercedesno time121:32.24811:31.4871
10 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:55.45841:32.91151:31.6332
11 Germany Nico HülkenbergSauber-Ferrari1:55.03321:33.896121:33.22514
12 Mexico Esteban GutiérrezSauber-Ferrari1:55.82551:34.998151:33.37017
14 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedesno time131:32.83241:32.57110
15 Germany Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedesno time161:33.31381:32.5369
16 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:55.35431:35.127171:33.13313
17 Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:56.36161:35.070161:33.30916
18 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1:57.89171:33.29071:32.58011
19 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1:54.24911:33.17161:32.4406
20 France Charles PicCaterham-Renaultno time201:36.079201:34.97119
21 Netherlands Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1:58.85981:35.984191:37.44322
22 France Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1:59.876101:35.802181:34.99020
23 United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1:59.71991:37.329211:36.69421

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Mark Webber
Row 3 5 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 6
______________ Adrian Sutil
Row 4 7 ______________
Romain Grosjean 8
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 5 9 ______________
Fernando Alonso 10
______________ Jenson Button
Row 6 11 ______________
Felipe Massa 12
______________ Jean-Éric Vergne
Row 7 13 ______________
Sergio Pérez 14
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 8 15 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 16
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 9 17 ______________
Esteban Gutiérrez 18
______________ Charles Pic
Row 10 19 ______________
Jules Bianchi 20
______________ Max Chilton
Row 11 21 ______________
Paul di Resta* 22
______________ Giedo van der Garde

* Paul di Resta qualified fifth, but was excluded from qualifying for running an underweight car. He was forced to start from the back of the grid.

Giedo van der Garde qualified 21st, but was given a five-place grid penalty for causing a collision at the Canadian Grand Prix, and then another five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 52 1:32:59.456 2 25
2 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 52 + 0.765 s 4 18
3 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 52 + 7.124 s 9 15
4 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 52 + 7.756 s 1 12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 52 + 11.257 s 8 10
6 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 52 + 14.573 s 11 8
7 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 52 + 16.335 s 6 6
8 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 + 16.543 s 5 4
9 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 52 + 17.943 s 21 2
10 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 52 + 19.709 s 14 1
11 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 52 + 21.135 s 15
12 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 52 + 25.094 s 17
13 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 52 + 25.969 s 10
14 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 52 + 26.285 s 17
15 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 52 + 31.613 s 18
16 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 52 + 36.097 s 19
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 52 + 1 m 7.660 s 20
18 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 52 + 1 m 7.759 s 22
19 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 51 Front wing 7
20 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 47 Wheel 13
Ret 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 41 Gearbox 3
Ret 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 35 Puncture damage 12

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 132
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 111
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 98
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 89
5 Australia Mark Webber 87
6 Germany Nico Rosberg 82
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 57
8 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 36
9 France Romain Grosjean 26
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button 25
11 Germany Adrian Sutil 23
12 France Jean-Éric Vergne 13
13 Mexico Sergio Pérez 12
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 11
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 0
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0
18 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
19 France Jules Bianchi 0
20 France Charles Pic 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
22 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 219
2 Germany Mercedes 171
3 Italy Ferrari 168
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 124
5 India Force India-Mercedes 59
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 37
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 24
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 6
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 0
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

NotesEdit

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
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