Formula One 2012: the highlights
Come with us on a journey through one of the best F1 seasons in living memory…
Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Mud and water and queues at Silverstone
Did you go to Silverstone? Dried out yet or did you just throw the tent away?
Silverstone didn't need the rain this year, or the terrible decision it had to take to ask people not to come to qualifying on Saturday. To do that to UK race fans was the low spot of the season, and we're still not sure whether we can forgive Silverstone for that, however freaky the weather was. It's hard enough to see the romance in Silverstone when the sun is shining, let alone when it looks like Glastonbury, yet F1 needs Silverstone, like it needs Spa, like it needs Monza.
Without their edges, worn rough by decades of history, it can all get a bit shiny, a bit new. And we're not sure we want that all of the time. Still the sun shone on race day, Mark Webber beat Fernando Alonso in a straight fight and although we got less than 90mins of racing, we went home happy, if still a little muddy.