Image credit: Jason Gore.

Welcome to snowy Silverstone!

A cold and wet day dawned at Silverstone for the WEC and ELMS opening weekend. With rain coming down heavily in the early morning things look bed, but possible for the WEC Free Practice 3 session – sadly it was not to be.

Five cars managed to get out on track before the rain turned to snow and conditions became undriveable ending with a Toyota spinning at the exit to Chapel bringing out the red flags. While we waited and hoped with 10 minutes to go the remainder of the session was eventually abandoned.

Here’s the view from a warm media centre, it was snowing far more than the pictures may lead you to believe!

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We have to ask, is this all a ploy to launch new snow tyres from Dunlop & Michelin?