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)|
|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)|
2014 Race Data
|Fastest P1 time||Fastest P2 time||Fastest P3 Time||Pole position time||Race Time||Fastest Lap|
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.