PREVIEW – Superb Silverstone

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Round nine of the season takes us to Silverstone and the historic circuit. The track originally built on a WWII airfield half in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. Silverstone still takes in many of the old runways from the war and means the circuit is very fast.

The circuit held the first grand prix on the 13th May 1950 and has been held 50 times at the circuit. Eyes will once again be on home star Lewis Hamilton who Mercedes car plays to the circuit and will he take a back to back and his third win at Silverstone?

He will be challenged by Ferrari for the win and he is yet to win in Europe this season.


Facts and figures

Race Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Venue Arena Grand Prix Circuit, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire
Circuit Length 5.891km (3.661 mi)
Laps 52
Race Distance 306.291 km (190.32 mi)
Lap Record 01:33.401 Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, 2013
Most wins drivers Jim Clark, Alain Prost (5)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (15)


Event timetable

  Local BST GMT


P1 1000-1130 0900-1030
P2 1400-1500 1300-1430


P3 1000-1100 0900-1000
Qualifying  1300-1400 1200-1300


Race 1300-1500 1200-1400


2014 Race Data

Fastest P1 time Fastest P2 time Fastest P3 Time Pole position time Race Time Fastest Lap
01:35.424 01:34.508 01:52.522 01:35.766 02:26:52.094 01:37.176



2014 – Silverstone marks its 50th grand prix with Lewis Hamilton taking victory in a fight with Nico Rosberg.

2008 – Lewis Hamilton drives to victory through a chaotic rain affected race for the first time.

1993 (European) – Ayrton Senna makes a fanatic start to take the lead after just a few corners at Donington Park.

1955 – Sir Stiring Moss becomes the first brit to win the race in F1 and his first Formula One race.

1950 – Giuseppe Farina wins the first ever F1 race in an Alfa Romeo 1-2-3.


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