Formula 1

British Grand Prix

British
Like so many of England's racing circuits, Silverstone started life as an aerodrome. When the Second World War ended in 1945, England's other two circuits, Donington Park and the legendary Brooklands, had fallen into disrepair. And so it was that the outer taxiways and interconnecting runways of Silverstone became adopted by the Royal Automobile Club as the home for the British Grand Prix in 1948. The circuit was fast and challenging and in 1949 the shape was formed that remains the basis of the track to this day.
Race Track Details
Creation date
1950
First F1 GP
13/05/1950
Grand Prix held
42
Spectactor capacity
around 90000
Organiser
MSA
Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone Circuit
Address
Silverstone Circuit
Northamptonshire
NN12 8TN
Telephone
(+44) 1327 857271
Fax
(+44) 1327 857663
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Silverstone Circuit All Time Records
Track length
5.141 km
Number of laps
60 (308.355 Km)
Number of corners
14 (left:6) (right:8)
Top speed
335 Km/h
Start line offset
105 m
Downforce setup
medium
Best lap
M. Schumacher - 1'18''739 (2004, Ferrari)
Record Pole
K. Raikkonen - 1'18''233 (2004, McLaren)
British Grand Prix Previous Winners
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen
F.Alonso
J-P. Montoya
M. Schumacher
R. Barrichello
M. Schumacher
M. Hakkinen
D. Coulthard
D. Coulthard
M. Schumacher
J. Villeneuve
J. Villeneuve
J. Herbert
D. Hill
A. Prost
N. Mansell
N. Mansell
A. Prost
A. Prost
A. Senna

Team
McLaren-Mercedes
Ferrari
Renault
McLaren
Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari
McLaren
McLaren
McLaren
Ferrari
Williams
Williams
Benetton
Williams
Williams
Williams
Williams
Ferrari
McLaren
McLaren