British Grand Prix – Preview

Features

Round ten of the 2016 season sees Formula One come to the place where the championship began Silverstone. The circuit was built after WWII on a former air base which was built after the war and earned its name the Mutton Grand Prix after a sheep was ran over in 1947.

The circuit is half in the counties of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire using most of the old runways of the former RAF base. The circuit can get very windy and despite the race being held in the height of summer as ever the weather is unpredictable. This means rain and wind could affect the race meaning it could give a surprising results.

However this could be another fight between the Mercedes Duo who will want a win on home turf for them and Lewis Hamilton will want a fourth win around Silverstone.

Facts and figures

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Race 2016 Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Venue Arena Grand Prix Circuit, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire
Circuit Length 5.891 km (3.66 mi)
Laps 52
Race Distance 306.198 km (190.32 mi)
Lap Record 01:33.401 (Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, 2013)
Most wins drivers Jim Clark (5)

Alain Prost (5)

Most wins manufacture Ferrari (15)

Event timetable

  Local
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30
P2 14:00-15:30
Saturday
P3 10:00-11:00
Qualifying  13:00-14:00
Sunday
Race 13:00-15:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton was forced to fight back against both Williams after the both made a stunting start to the race. But there was drama as McLaren’s Jenson Button and the Lotus’s crashed out on the opening lap. Late in the was the rain returned which allowed Ferrari to get ahead of the Williams in the closing stages. But it was a good result for Williams who finished fourth and fifth.

Full Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:34.274 01:34.155 01:32.917 01:33.426 01:32.737 01:32.248 01:31:27.729 01:37.093
Diff -00:01.150 -00:00.353 -00:19.605 -01:19.046 -00:02.133 -00:03.518 -55:25.635 -00:00.083
2014 01:35.424 01:34.508 01:52.522 01:40.380 01:34.870 01:35.766 02:26:52.094 01:37.176

Tyres

Driver Soft Medium Hard (prime)
HAMILTON 7 5 1
ROSBERG 7 5 1
VETTEL 8 3 2
RAIKKONEN 8 3 2
BOTTAS 7 5 1
MASSA 7 5 1
RICCARDO 7 4 2
VERSTAPPEN 7 4 2
MAGNUSSEN 7 5 1
PLAMER 7 5 1
HULKENBERG 6 4 3
PEREZ 6 4 3
KYVAT 8 3 2
SAINZ 8 3 2
BUTTON 7 5 1
ALONSO 7 5 1
ERICSSON 9 3 1
NASR 7 5 1
WEHRLIN 7 5 1
HARYNATO 7 5 1
GROSJEAN 7 4 2
GUTIERREZ 7 5 1
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