Behind the scenes at Silverstone
Torrential rain might have threatened to overshadow the weekend, but there were plenty of other stories during the British Grand Prix. Jonathan Noble reports from behind the scenes at Silverstone
The British contingent in the paddock are often mocked for being obsessed with the weather, but there was truly only one topic of conversation on anyone's lips over the Silverstone weekend.
The wettest June in the United Kingdom since records had begun – allied to unprecedented rainfall at Silverstone in the week before the race – had left campsites and grassy car parks like mud baths, and meant organisers faced an uphill battle to try to get the weekend running as smoothly as possible.
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