Wet weather causes problems for F1 fans at Silverstone
Page last updated at 06:51 GMT, Monday, 9 July 2012 07:51 UK
- Heavy rain caused major problems for organisers at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Waterlogged car-parks meant thousands of ticket holders were turned away on Saturday (7 July).
- Up to 20,000 people missed Saturday's qualifying. Organisers apologised and said those who didn't get in would be refunded.
- Problems in the car-parks forced many spectators to arrive at the site on foot. Other people who had park and ride tickets found it much easier.
- Once inside, spectators had to negotiate large stretches of mud and puddles around the circuit. The downpours on Saturday meant qualifying was delayed.
- Thousands of people who chose to camp at Silverstone had to endure mud and water getting into their tents. People with car-park tickets were encouraged to drive in on Sunday morning for the race.
- Mark Hetherington and Chris Pringle, both 28, travelled from Newcastle. They paid nearly £700 for their campsite place and race tickets. Mark said: "Surely the customers here pay enough to get proper roads and better facilities?"
- Martyn Thurston (25), Lee Mawby (27) and Stuart Thurston (24). Just ahead of the race, Martyn said: "I can't believe it's sunny, first time this weekend." After the race, Lee said: "Webber just got better and nicked it in the last few laps."
- Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso spray champagne during victory celebrations on the podium. Webber beat the Spanish driver into second place, while his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel came third.