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Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

His Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third at Silvesrtone, also had a problem with the front left tyre in the closing laps and had to pit for a fresh set.

FIA chooses Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018 Formula One season

FIA chooses Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018 Formula One season

While Halo`s frontal cockpit protection was tested at least once by all Formula One teams during the free practice in 2016, Escudo`s has been trialled just once by Ferrari`s German Sebastian Vettel in the first free session for British GP, according to reports.

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equaling fifth time.

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh after an emergency pit stop with a shower of sparks from the wheel rim.

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

That's Hamilton's fifth British Grand Prix victory, drawing him level with Alain Prost and Jim Clark. Meanwhile just one point separates Vettel and Hamilton in the title fight.

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Mercedes have triple world champion Lewis Hamilton under contract for next year while Finland's Valtteri Bottas joined in January with no guarantee beyond 2017.

British Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas fastest in first two practices

British Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas fastest in first two practices

Vettel started the morning by trying out the new "shield", the first driver to experience the transparent open canopy system designed to protect the head from flying debris and bouncing wheels.

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

The Briton, who will be chasing a fourth successive home win at Silverstone on Sunday, was the only driver to miss the F1 Live event on Wednesday.

Ross Brawn sees more tactical future for F1 hybrid tech

Ross Brawn sees more tactical future for F1 hybrid tech

The Briton said there would be no return to the raucous, normally-aspirated V12 engines of old but the sport hoped to bring back some of the key qualities of the past.

British Grand Prix: Future of Formula One racing at Silverstone in doubt as owners activate break clause

British Grand Prix: Future of Formula One racing at Silverstone in doubt as owners activate break clause

Silverstone hosted the first world championship grand prix in 1950 and Britain, home to seven of the 10 teams as well as triple world champion Lewis Hamilton, has been on the calendar every year since.

Austrian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel unconvinced by Valtteri Bottas' reaction time

Austrian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel unconvinced by Valtteri Bottas' reaction time

The governing FIA said Bottas`s reaction time was 0.201 of a second. At the chequered flag, he beat Vettel by 0.658.

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

The victory from pole position was the second of the season and of his career for Bottas, who joined Mercedes in January as a replacement for 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg.

Formula One to test 'shield' device at Silverstone

Formula One to test 'shield' device at Silverstone

The shield is an open canopy in front of the driver and made from polycarbonate, a tough but see-through thermoplastic polymer.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Vettel extends his championship with second place, while Ricciardo completes the podium by holding off Hamilton, who finishes fourth.

Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole and Lewis Hamilton starts eighth

Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole and Lewis Hamilton starts eighth

Vettel will share the front row with Bottas, with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo on the second row.

Austrian Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

Austrian Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel still leads the drivers championship with 141 points to his name 12 ahead of second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who has 129 points. 

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton breaks lap record, tops both practice sessions

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton breaks lap record, tops both practice sessions

Mercedes have won every year since Austria returned to the calendar in 2014, after being absent for a decade, with Hamilton triumphant in 2016.

Formula One needs two races in China, says McLaren boss Zak Brown

The American also suggested the calendar should feature an updated `Asian Tour` grouping the key races in the region -- Japan, Singapore, China and other venues to be determined such as Thailand.

Sebastian Vettel set to face more trials of temperament at Austrian Grand Prix

A tight fight between Vettel`s Ferrari team and three-time champion Hamilton`s Mercedes outfit is in prospect in the Styrian Alps in the 30th running of the Austrian event.

Force India remind Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to fight fair on track

Force India remind Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to fight fair on track

In Azerbaijan, Perez and French rookie Ocon were fighting for a podium spot when they collided. Ocon suffered a puncture and significant car damage but continued to finish sixth.