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British GP

Silverstone

16/07

Silverstone

Along with the Italian race, the British Grand Prix is the only event never to have missed a year on the Formula 1 calendar. For years now it’s been held on the historic Silverstone circuit, now 5.891 kilometres long, based on what used to be the perimeter roads of a military airfield. The first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix was held here on 13 May 1950. Alfa Romeo took a clean sweep of the top three places, watched by King George VI. The weather generally plays a part: even if it takes place in the height of summer, there’s always a reasonably high chance of rain. The 2010 layout has been changed significantly, with the introduction of the new Wellington Straight, while the start-finish line has been moved to just after Club corner. However, left untouched are the famous Copse, Becketts and Stowe corners, which remain very quick and technically demanding. Ferrari has won in the UK 16 times, the first courtesy of José Froilan Gonzalez in 1951, which was the Scuderia’s first ever Formula 1 win, while the last came in 2011 with Fernando Alonso.

Wellington Straight
There’s no lack of passing places at Silverstone, but after the layout was changed, one of the best became this new straight, where the use of DRS is permitted.

Finish line (Or pit lane)
In 1998, Michael Schumacher made history here: the German Ferrari driver won a chaotic race having taken a stop&go penalty by coming into pit lane on the very last lap.

British Grand Prix in numbers

Silverstone Historic Standings from 1950
Race wins
Pole Positions
Fastest Laps
Podium

The Track

Turns

Max speed

DRS

Sectors

Circuit length
5.891 m
Lap record
1:33.401
M.Webber 2013
1951 Gonzalez 375 F1
1952 Ascari 500 F2
1953 Ascari 500 F2
1954 Gonzalez 625 F1
1956 Fangio D50
1958 Collins 246 F1
1961 Von Trips 156 F1
1976 Lauda 312 T2
1978 Reutemann 312 T3
1990 Prost F1-90
1998 Schumacher F300
2002 Schumacher F2002
2003 Barrichello F2003-GA
2004 Schumacher F2004
2007 Raikkonen F2007
2011 Alonso Ferrari 150° Italia
1951 Gonzalez 375 F1
1952 Farina 500 F2
1953 Ascari 500 F2
1961 Hill 156 F1
1971 Regazzoni 312 B2
1972 Ickx 312 B2
1974 Lauda 312 B3-74
1976 Lauda 312 T2
1983 Arnoux 126 C3
1988 Berger F187/88C
1990 Mansell F1-90
2000 Barrichello F1-2000
2001 Schumacher F2001
2003 Barrichello F2003-GA
2012 Alonso F2012
1952 Ascari 500 F2
1953 Ascari 500 F2
1954 Gonzalez. Hawthorn 625 F1
1958 Hawthorn 246 F1
1963 Surtees 156 F1-63
1974 Lauda 312 B3-74
1975 Regazzoni 312 T
1976 Lauda 312 T2
1989 Mansell F1-89
1990 Mansell F1-90
1997 Schumacher F310 B
1998 Schumacher F300
2002 Barrichello F2002
2003 Barrichello F2003-GA
2004 Schumacher F2004
2007 Raikkonen F2007
2008 Raikkonen F2008
2010 Alonso F10
2011 Alonso Ferrari 150° Italia

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