Motor sports correspondent Bruno Sousa leads us through the thrills ‘n’ spills of another hectic weekend of high speed racing:
“Hello and welcome to Speed our look at the world of motor sports. This weekend all eyes were firmly fixed on Silverstone for the British F1 Grand Prix and the prospect of victory for home boy, Lewis Hamilton.
They were not disappointed.
Lewis Hamilton put in a solid gold performance at Silverstone to send the majority of 140,000 petrol heads attending the British Grand Prix into raptures.
The world champion lost the lead at the opening corner when the Williams of Felipe Massa burst through the two Mercedes followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas.
As the the drama intensified the rain fell, and Hamilton timed his late pit stop to perfection and normal service was resumed with Hamilton first and teammate and shadow Nico Rosberg second.
A dramatic day’s racing.
History has a funny way of repeating itself, in July 1955, the first British driver to win a home Grand Prix took the chequered flag in a silver arrow it marked the start of an illustrious career.
The 1955 British Grand Prix saw a return to the grid of the Formula One speed machines after the disaster at Le Mans that left 83 dead one month earlier.
The race at Aintree, Liverpool, saw a 25-year-old Stirling Moss get the better of his illustrious Mercedes teammate, the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, to claim his first ever F1 victory and at the British Grand Prix to boot.
Moss led home a silver arrow 1-2-3-4 and went on to become one of the most respected drivers ever to grace Formula One.
Saturday, July 16th 1955, Aintree: Stirling Moss takes the flag ahead of Fangio and wins the British Grand Prix! pic.twitter.com/J9Pk6J0Qc4— Paul-Henri Cahier (@F1Photo) July 4, 2015
The World Rally Championship tends to throw up a dominant force and this year is no different. So what happened in the Rally of Poland?
No surprise, Sebastian Ogier claimed the race his fifth win in seven rallies.
The Frenchman led from Friday and left the rest of the field squinting through the dust.
The closest anyone got to Ogier was Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen who finished second 11.9 seconds behind after 300km of racing.
Third place went to Estonia’s Ott Tanak.
Belgium’s Thierry Neuville lost control. Ogier is in total control of the Rally World Championship.
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is no stranger to hosting major rugby and football internationals, but this weekend the venue, in heart of the Welsh capital, reverberated to the sound of speedway as Dane Niels-Kristian Iversen won the British Grand Prix.
Speed is back next week with the German MotoGP see you then.