Setting the scene for Britain

Setting the scene for Britain

A very wet British Grand Prix weekend was in prospect, and the predictions proved accurate on Friday as the action kicked off. Edd Straw sets the scene for the Silverstone event

Silverstone in July means two things; the British Grand Prix and rain. Sure enough, while Thursday was mostly dry, Friday dawned with the kind of relentless rain that only the United Kingdom can consistently deliver.

The fans were out in force, by Friday standards, but for the teams and drivers it was largely a morning of frustration. For those with high hopes for their upgrade packages and those in need of serious running, the start to the weekend couldn't have been worse.

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