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WRITE TO US Motorsport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP The crowd’s re­ac­tion at Sil­ver­stone left some­thing to be de­sired

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As so many of the driv­ers have said in the past, one of the most pleas­ing as­pects of the Bri­tish Grand Prix at Sil­ver­stone is the huge and highly knowl­edgable fans that throng to the cir­cuit to watch this coun­try’s most high pro­file race.

But I had the feel­ing that cer­tain el­e­ments let the event down (again) on Sun­day af­ter­noon. No driver who has just put his neck on the line in search of sport­ing glory de­serves to get booed at the end – par­tic­u­larly when they have done nothing to cause this but fin­ish on the podium. It hap­pened to Lewis Hamil­tion in Aus­tria after a con­tro­ver­sial crash with team-mate Nico Ros­berg but sadly, it hap­pened the other way around in Sil­ver­stone when Ros­berg was on the re­ceiv­ing end.

The Ger­man had done nothing wrong all week­end. In­deed, he had been at the heart of the fight for first place and made the race what it was. That he was jeered on the ros­trum (no mat­ter how much in­ter­viewer Mark Web­ber tried to de­flect the ca­coph­ony) left a bit­ter taste at the end the event. It is hardly a Bri­tish way to re­act and hardly sport­ing re­ac­tion.

It was a shame, given Hamil­ton’s su­perb week­end. Matt James, Ed­i­tor

Is this one of the most un­likely com­pe­ti­tion cars ever fea­tured in MN? Taken by James Lo­max Fay Til­ley’s sa­loon car rac­ing ac­tion from Snett Blanc­pain GT ac­tion, taken by Mark Reeves

Mark Owens was on a visit to the re­cent Le­gends of Brands Hatch meet­ing and cap­tured this John Pearson’s shot of clas­sic ral­ly­ing ac­tion

Chris No­ble’s pho­to­graph from An­gle­sey

Gra­ham Lo­max’s hill­climb snap Ewan Mcken­zie cap­tured this ral­ly­ing Ford Es­cort

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