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A Formula One fan negotiates the mud as she makes her way from a campsite to the main circuit at Silvestone yesterday

Silverstone mud: 'It was worth it – but I am worried about getting home... '

Hardy Silverstone fans endure muddy chaos but organisers steer clear of responsibility

Rain dance: Fernando Alonso qualifies fastest in the wet at Silverstone for today's British Grand Prix

Ferrari win the tyre compound quiz

Italian team take their first pole position in two years as Hamilton and Button fail to get heat in Pirellis

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Alonso splashes to pole at Silverstone

Spaniard Fernando Alonso slid and splashed through atrocious conditions to hand Ferrari their first Formula One pole since 2010 in a rain-delayed British Grand Prix qualifying today.

Vitaly Petrov tackles the wet during practice at Silverstone yesterday

Silverstone: How to cope in the driving rain

From Senna to Hamilton, ability to thrive in the wet has always marked the men from the boys

Lewis Hamilton pictured at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton masters the Silverstone rain ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton mastered Silverstone's treacherous conditions to fire up hopes of another wet-weather British Grand Prix triumph akin to 2008.

Fernando Alonso of Ferrari celebrates his European Grand Prix win in style

Ferrari must continue to improve says Fernando Alonso ahead of British Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has hailed Ferrari's turnaround in form that has thrust him into the lead of the Formula One world championship as "amazing", but knows more is required if he is to win a third title.

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James Calado with F1 legend Damon Hill

Calado has the formula for success

Briton is modest but Silverstone will prove his worth

Maria De Villota pictured earlier this year

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa offers support to Maria De Villota after Marussia test driver loses eye

Felipe Massa has drawn on his own accident hell in offering his support to Maria De Villota.

Maria De Villotta loses eye in testing crash

Spanish driver Maria de Villota has lost her sight in one eye following her crash in a test for the Marussia team at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday, the team have confirmed.

Marussia test driver De Villota loses eye after Duxford crash

Marussia's Spanish test driver Maria De Villota has lost her right eye and remains critically ill in hospital after surgery for facial and head injuries, her Formula One team said today.

Maria De Villota

Marussia show support following Maria De Villota's 'life threatening' crash

Marussia driver Charles Pic has admitted to being "very affected" by yesterday's accident involving test driver Maria De Villota.

Maria De Villota

F1 driver’s life-threatening injuries after freak crash

Maria de Villota collides with lorry in pits after test run at Duxford for British Grand Prix

Damon Hill: I stick to 70mph

The former world champion racing driver Damon Hill has spoken out against government proposals to increase the speed limit on English and Welsh motorways from 70mph to 80mph.

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