When was the track constructed?
In 1942, those who constructed the perimeter road of the RAF Silverstone airfield had no idea that they were building the foundation for one of the world's best racetracks. However, they were! In 1947, the Silverstone circuit hosted its first official motor race, during which a local sheep tragically perished...
When did the first Grand Prix occur?
On May 13, 1950, the inaugural Formula One World Championship race was held at Silverstone, making it the first Grand Prix. In his Alfa Romeo 158, veteran driver Giuseppe Farina, who would win the title that year, won the race.
How the circuit feel's like?
Lewis Hamilton compared a lap around Silverstone during the 2018 British Grand Prix to piloting a fighter jet, which should tell you everything you need to know about the Northamptonshire circuit. Silverstone has kept its core character as one of the quickest courses on the F1 calendar despite various layout modifications over the years, while iconic turns such as Maggotts, Becketts, and Abbey present some of the greatest challenges for racing drivers anywhere in the world.