2024 Formula 1 British Grand Prix Highlights


Aston Martin F1 Team


Lance and Fernando finished P7 and P8 in front of our passionate home fans in the 2024 Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Both drivers began the home Grand Prix on Medium tyres from P8 and P10, with the threat of rain looming. Lance had a good start, making up a place on the opening lap. On Lap 15, rain began to hit the circuit. Lance and Fernando chose not to pit during the initial light rain, but when heavier rain hit, Lance came in for Intermediates at the end of Lap 26. A lap later, Fernando also pitted for Intermediates. After the rain ended and the track began to clear up, Lance and Fernando switched back to Mediums. Both drivers finished the British Grand Prix in the top ten. Lance classified P7 and Fernando P8, picking up a combined 10 points.

Fernando Alonso

It was a good result for us today, with both cars scoring points in the top 10. I felt more competitive this weekend, and it seemed we were in our natural position, which was more encouraging than the last few races.

It was a tricky race to understand, with question marks on whether to fit wet or dry tyres at certain points. I think we waited one lap too late to switch to the Intermediates, but you need a bit of luck with these decisions. We must keep improving and find more performance in the car heading into the upcoming races.

Lance Stroll

It was a tricky race today, but we managed it well and picked up a decent load of points for the team. I had a good start and got [Nico] Hulkenberg off the line. Then the rain started a few laps in, and we stopped for the Intermediate tyres. It’s always a challenge to judge how long you can survive on the dry compound – you don’t want to leave it too late and end up in the barriers – but I think we made that call well.

It’s good to end this triple header with a more competitive weekend; it’s a big uplift for the team, and we’ll look to take that momentum to Hungary.

Mike Krack, Team Principal:

Ten important points were scored at our home race in Silverstone, with both cars in the top eight. Lance and Fernando didn’t put a wheel wrong, and they dealt well with a couple of rain showers that made for very tricky track conditions this afternoon. We optimised today’s strategy by keeping two sets of medium tyres, which was the correct choice.

The team and drivers have worked incredibly hard to improve the car recently, and this result shows our efforts are moving in the right direction. A big thank you to everyone in the team for their hard work during this triple-header and to the fans and our team partners for their support during this busy home race week.

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