Silverstone

Silverstone

Arena Grand Prix Circuit (2011-present

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
  • Turns: 18
  • Lap Record: 1:33.401 (Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, 2013, F1)

Arena Grand Prix Circuit (2010)

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 5.901 km (3.667 mi)
  • Turns: 18
  • Lap Record: 1:30.874 (Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 2010, F1)

Bridge Grand Prix Circuit

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 5.141 km (3.194 mi)
  • Turns: 17
  • Lap Record: 1:18.739 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004, F1)

International Circuit

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 3.619 km (2.249 mi)
  • Turns: 10

National Circuit

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 2.638 km (1.639 mi)
  • Turns: 6

Stowe Circuit

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length: 1.281 km (0.796 mi)
  • Turns: 5

Silverstone Racing Circuit is located on the Buckinghamshire/Northamptonshire border and is best know as the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix. The event has been hosted there every year since 1948 and has graced the most famous drivers/ riders in Motorsport. As well as numerous Race Meetings, Silverstone also host track days, testing, driving experiences and corporate hospitality.

Silverstone is the premier motorsport circuit in the UK with the reference "Home of British Motor Racing" and hosting F1 British Grand Prix, MotoGP, GT1 World Championship, Le Mans Series, European ormula Two, International Formula 3000, British Touring Car Championship, F3 International Series, British GT, British Superbike Championship and the Silverstone Classic.

Silverstone was established as a motor racing circuit in 1947 and was built on the site of RAF Silverstone, a Royal Air Force bombing station which had three runways.The British Grand Prix was first staged in 1948 at Silverstone.

The track underwent a major redesign between the 1990 and 1991 races, transforming the ultra-fast track (where in its last years, every corner was taken in no lower than 4th or 5th gear (depending on the transmission of the car) except for the Bridge chicane, which was usually taken in 2nd gear) into a more technical track. The reshaped track's first F1 race was perhaps the most memorable of recent years, with Nigel Mansell coming home first in front of his home crowd. On his victory lap back to the pits Mansell even found time to pick up stranded rival Ayrton Senna and give him a lift on his side-pod, after Senna's McLaren had run out of fuel on the final lap of the race.