Sport Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone would like to extend the ruling of double-points to the final three races

Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

Sebastian Vettel at the German Grand Prix
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel leads Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in Montreal

Sebastian Vettel leads Pirelli praise in tyre turnaround ahead of German Grand Prix

Triple-World Champion is one of many drivers to credit tyre manufacturer on their response to last weeks blowout viasco

Pirelli said that the exploding tyres were ‘unforeseen’

Pirelli in the dock after FIA calls urgent meeting over tyre concerns

Tyre manufacturer admits to being in the dark as to why blowouts ruined British GP

British Grand Prix: Drivers threaten boycott as tyre fears explode

Felipe Massa calls for action over safety issues caused by shredded wheels at Silverstone

The punctured tyre of Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil

British Grand Prix: What they said about tyre-gate

Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone was marred by four identical Pirelli left-rear tyre failures, with most teams experiencing problems with the Italian company's rubber.

Lewis Hamilton navigates the track with the blown tyre that ruined his chances of a home GP win

British Grand Prix: Tyre failures by lap

The British Grand Prix was yesterday overshadowed by a string of tyre failures that will lead to serious questions being asked of manufacturer Pirelli.

All smiles: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Silverstone pole

Lewis Hamilton: This car can repeat my 2008 triumph in British GP

Briton starts on pole today – but Scot Di Resta is sent to back of the grid

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Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Formula One grand prix on Saturday

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton secures pole at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row.

Mercedes lead the pre-qualifying practice laps as Lewis Hamilton seeks home victory

Nico Rosberg pipped Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two at Silverstone on Saturday as the heat raced up for the British Grand Prix.

Paul di Resta on his way to an ‘excellent result’ in Canada

British Grand Prix: Paul Di Resta raises his game

Hamilton and Button may have to cede limelight to another Brit this weekend

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during practice for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg emerges from spray as Mercedes underline Silverstone potential

Heavy rain meant cars and drivers stayed in garages till final 10 practice minutes

Lewis Hamilton at a press conference in Monte Carlo

Lewis Hamilton given backing by Mercedes team

The former world champion has been outpaced by his team-mate Nico Rosberg at times this season

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel leads Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in Montreal

Canadian Grand Prix: Rivals have no answer to Sebastian Vettel’s bullet run as German wins in Red Bull

Hamilton and Alonso fight a heroic battle but it was only ever  to be called second best

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel leads Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in Montreal

Rivals have no answer to Sebastian Vettel’s bullet run as German wins Canadian Grand Prix in Red Bull

Hamilton and Alonso fight a heroic battle but it was only ever  to be called second best

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