GT1 World Championship set for Silverstone
Monday 26 April 2010
The FIA GT1 World Championship, the FIA's newest accredited world championship, makes it debut on British soil this coming weekend when the series becomes the first major championship to race on the new Silverstone circuit layout.
The series which features GT cars from Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, Lamborghini, Maserati and Nissan, began in Abu Dhabi on April 17, and ends in Argentina in December. The championship consists of ten rounds with Silverstone being the first of the European rounds, and the second overall.
The Silverstone schedule for the championship will be as follows:
Friday April 30: 9:40 – 11:00 Free Practice, 14:40 – 16:00 Pre Qualifying
Saturday May 1: 10:45 – 11:45 Qualifying, 17:15 – 18:15 Race 1 (Qualifying Race)
Sunday May 2: 09:30 – 10:00 Warm Up, 15:15 – 16:15 Championship Race
The opening round of the championship in Abu Dhabi was won in sensational style by former Renault F1 pilot, Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch driving a Ford GT, from Matech Racing, followed home by a pair of Corvette's from Phoenix Racing/Carsport.
More information on the FIA GT1 World Championship, including video highlights of the opening round can be found at www.GT1world.com.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more
World Cup 2014: 20 things we learned in Brazil
Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014: Five reasons why Argentina will win the World Cup
Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thwarting Louis van Gaal over transfer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 final preview: German team ethic tests Lionel Messi's ability to meet the challenge
- 1 World Cup 2014: 20 things we learned in Brazil
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’