GT1: Silverstone: Matteo Bobbi Friday report

SILVERSTONE: PROBABLE RAIN, LIKE IN 2006... Free practice held this morning officially started the second round of the FIA GT1 World Championship 2010. After the good recovery and the first points harvested in the season opener at Abu Dhabi, ...

SILVERSTONE: PROBABLE RAIN, LIKE IN 2006...

Free practice held this morning officially started the second round of the FIA GT1 World Championship 2010. After the good recovery and the first points harvested in the season opener at Abu Dhabi, Matteo Bobbi, in crew with Bert Longin at the wheel of the MC12 Maserati of the Triple H Team Hegersport, will have the object to finish the British race in the top position to keep the classification situation open.

The British track, located in Northamptonshire, was born as army airfield, called RAF Silverstone in 1943; its configuration was the standard one for all British airfields of the time of the Second World War: three runways disposed as a triangle. After the war, the first races used the three runways as track, they were connected by three corners marked by hay bales. A very fast track was born. On this very track, on the 13 May 1950, the first Formula One race was held and the British Formula One Grand Prix is still held at Silverstone. The track, in it biggest configuration, is 5.141km long and is composed by 17 corners. The current record lap belongs to Michael Schumacher (2004, Ferrari F.1, 1:18.739).

The weekend's programme follows (GM+2):

Matteo Bobbi:

"My last race at Silverstone dates back to 2006, in the occasion I was racing in FIA GT though in GT2. That was a positive weekend ended with the victory in a race, as often happens hear, conditioned by bad weather. Certainly weather will be an important theme this year too. Forecasts talk about rain on Sunday therefore I reckon we have an eventful Championship Race ahead of us. I doubt that the recent refinements to the balance of performance mechanisms will revolutionize what seen at Abu Dhabi: if we will count on a limited power increase, Aston Martin, Nissan and Lamborghini will get an advantage from their respective minimum weights and this will keep the situation almost unaltered".

-source: matteo bobbi

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Matteo Bobbi , Bert Longin
Teams Nissan Motorsports