The 2013 Formula One season is becoming more and more a season ruled with tires. Pirelli is making a real mess of it and let’s hope this British Grand Prix is the most disastrous it will become. Three cars suffered unexplained blowouts and the race was even neutralized behind the safety car to clear up all the tire debris which was left on the track.
The tires might have taken the headlines, but the British Grasnd Prix at Silverstone had some great and close racing to offer the thousands of fans.
Nico Rosberg won in the end, with Mark Webber finishing only 0.7 seconds behind him.

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia signs a fan's shirt as he arrives ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver Di Resta of Britain walks the track with teammates ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber watches McLaren Formula One driver Button during a media conference ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

A Pirelli technician carries a tyre ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Marussia Formula One driver Max Chilton of Britain watches from the pit lane during first practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel watches from pit lane during first practice ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa takes corner during first practice session for British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Marussia Formula One driver Chilton takes corner during first practice session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia enters pit lane during first practice session for British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Caterham Formula One driver Pic of France climbs out of his car after sliding off track during first practice session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Sauber Formula One driver Gutierrez of Mexico takes corner during first practice session for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa of Brazil speaks with his pit crew during first practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Ricciardo of Australia takes corner during first practice session for British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain exits pit lane during first practice ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain prepares to leave his pit garage during first practice session ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Engineers push Ferrari Formula One driver Massa of Brazil's car to the pits after he crashed during second practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain exits the pits during the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany exits his garage during the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia exits the pits during the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain and team mate Perez of Mexico leave the pit lane during the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg makes a pit stop during second practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland leads team mate Romain Grosjean of France into a curve during the second practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber heads queue to leave pit lane during final practice session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg is pushed into garage during final practice session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Perez enters pit with damaged tyre during final practice session for British Grand Prix atSilverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives past pit board of Mercedes driver Hamilton during final practice session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives into pit lane during final practice ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel watches from car during final practice ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton takes curve during final practice session ahead of British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain and Rosberg of Germany return to pits during qualifying British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton takes corner during final during qualifying session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Formula One driver Vettel takes corner during qualifying session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives out of pit lane during qualifying for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives out of pit lane during qualifying for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver di Resta takes curve during qualifying session of British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain makes a pit stop during qualifying British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Williams Formula One team founder Frank Williams poses with past and present drivers during a party at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton celebrates taking pole position for final during qualifying session for British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain arrives for drivers parade before British Grand Prix at Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

The Red Arrows perform before the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the pack at the start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia loses part of a wing in a collision off the start during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain leads on the first lap of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany takes a corner during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg passes the abandoned car of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel before winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain enters the pit with a puncture during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa of Brazil enters the pit with a puncture during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa of Brazil makes a pit stop with a puncture during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

The punctured tyre of Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil is seen during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Vergne of France enters the pit with a puncture during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Marshals clear debris from the track after three cars had punctures during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

A Pirelli technician works on a tyre during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain makes a pit stop during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg takes a curve before winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Marshalls remove abandoned car of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel during British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel walks away from his car after it broke down during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany takes a corner during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany take chequered flag to win the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia throws his cap to the crowd after coming second in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: British Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning British Grand Prix with Ferrari driver Alonso third at Silverstone Race circuit. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS