British Grand Prix, Silverstone

British Grand Prix, Silverstone

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 14th July 2019 14:02
Bonus Round: No
Circuit Name: Silverstone Circuit
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891
Race Distance: 306.198
Lap Record: 1:30.621 Lewis Hamilton (2017)

Statistics

Silverstone circuit is 5.89 kilometers long and features 18 corners, ten right-handers and eight left-handers. Since 2010 the track layout includes the new Arena complex, a section between Abbey corner and Brooklands which offers three additional overtaking opportunities. The track's length was increased by 759 meters. Becketts is probably the most impressive corner with a 290 km/h bend which leads into a challenging complex. If you want to be quick at Silverstone you have to be driving a car with extremely good aerodynamic balance.

Silverstone is a historic motor sport place and the British fans are really enthusiastic about Formula One. Several teams count the British Grand Prix as their home race, since they are based in UK. Every driver and team wants to win in front of home crowd, friends and family. Usually a lot of staff from the teams goes to the race and there is always a special atmosphere which all the teams enjoy. On F1 race day a number of visitors travel to the circuit by helicopter, enough to make Silverstone Heliport the busiest airport in the country for this day.