British Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit located in Northamptonshire, England. It is known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which has been held at the circuit since 1987, and is one of the most prestigious races on the Formula One calendar.
The circuit was first opened in 1948 as a World War II airfield, and hosted its first Grand Prix in 1950. It has undergone many changes over the years, with several different layouts being used. The current layout is 5.891 km (3.661 mi) long and features 18 turns.
In addition to the British Grand Prix, the circuit also hosts other major motor racing events such as the British Touring Car Championship, the World Endurance Championship, and the MotoGP British Grand Prix. It is also a popular testing venue for Formula One teams.
Silverstone is considered one of the fastest circuits on the Formula One calendar, with its long straights and high-speed corners providing a challenge for drivers and teams alike. It has a rich history in motor racing and is widely regarded as one of the most iconic circuits in the world.
The Silverstone Circuit was built in 1942, on the ground of a former Royal Air Force bomber station. It was first used in 1948, but Formula 1 didn’t use it until 1950, when the first British Grand Prix was held on site. Giuseppe Farina was the winner of the inaugural race, who also won that year's World Championship title.
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Total Race Distance: 306.198 km (190.262 mi)
Number of Laps: 52
Lap Record: 1:27.097 (Max Verstappen, 2020)
What the 2022 British Grand Prix gave us
The 2022 race in Silverstone will always be remembered as Carlos Sainz’ first ever victory. The Spaniard was able to convert Saturday’s pole position to maiden Grand Prix victory, after Esteban Ocon triggered the deployment of a Safety Car, as his Alpine slowly “died”, at the closing stages of the race. Sainz pit under SC to switch to a fresh set of tyres, while his teammate, Charles Leclerc, who was leading at the time, didn’t act the same way. This allowed Sainz to overtake at the race restart, and finish ahead of Sergio Perez, in P2, and Lewis Hamilton, in P3, as Leclerc dropped to P4.
Last 5 Winners
2022: Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
2021: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2020: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2019: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2018: Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
FORMULA 1 ARAMCO BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday July 7th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday July 8th:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday July 9th:
Race Start: 15:00