The British motorway Silverstone Circuit, located almost ten miles northwest of London in the middle of the English countryside, belongs to one of the truly classic tracks in the Formula 1 world. Already in the childhood of the F1 World Cup, the British Grand Prix was run here and since 1987, Silverstone has been a permanent track for the competition.
Since the F1 race at Silverstone is run in the middle of the summer, it thus works really well in combination with a trip to London or the like.
The first Formula 1 race at Silverstone in the framework of the F1 World Championship was run on May 13, 1950 and was in fact the very first World Championship race in Formula 1 at all. The winner was the Italian Nino Farina, who would eventually also become the very first world champion in Formula 1.
In the early 1990s, Silverstone underwent a major change and became significantly more technical. Since then, the track has undergone a few more minor changes. In 2011, it got its current look and now measures just under 5.9 km and contains a total of 18 different curves and harassment.
The Frenchman Alain Prost has the most victories at Silverstone in the World Cup context, who between the years 1983 and 1993 took home no less than five victories here. The track record on the current track is held by the Australian Mark Webber in 1:33,401 and is from the year 2013. In the last two years' edition of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the home son Lewis Hamilton has been the winner. Hamilton has another victory from 2008, which together with the German Michael Schumacher makes him the driver with the second most victories behind Alain Prost.
The Silverstone Circuit, just outside the small village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in central England, has hosted motor racing since 1948. Previously, it served as an air base for the British Air Force RAF during World War II.
Silverstone's location also allows you to get to and from London quickly and easily in around an hour. Not far from Silverstone you will also find the UK's second largest city Birmingham and the classic university cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
If you want to see a really classic F1 race, well then you should see it at Silverstone. Also expect a great atmosphere in the stands as Silverstone has the capacity to accommodate no less than 150,000 spectators. If you are considering making an F1 trip to Silverstone, a good alternative could be to book some form of package tour where everything is included in the form of travel, hotels and tickets to the race itself. Both simple and practical!
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