The Silverstone Grand Prix circuit is Britain's premier race track & home to the British Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix circuit is the longest circuit in the country & one of the greatest challenges. High & low speed highly technical sections combined with flat out blasts in-between make this 3.66 mile challenging track not to miss....
The International circuit takes in the southern half of the Grand Prix circuit. The updated 1.969 configuration includes all the fastest parts of the circuit and makes for an exhilarating and flowing lap.
The National circuit, although shorter at 1.639 miles, is extremely fast and a real challenge to any driver.
Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit Information
Silverstone is built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. The airfield's three runways, in classic WWII triangle format, lie within the outline of the present track.
Silverstone was first used for motorsport by an ad hoc group of friends who set up an impromptu race in September 1947. One of their members, Maurice Geoghegan, lived in nearby Silverstone village and was aware that the airfield was deserted. He and eleven other drivers raced over a two-mile circuit, during the course of which Geoghegan himself ran over a sheep that had wandered onto the airfield. The sheep was killed and the car written off, and in the aftermath of this event the informal race became known as the Mutton Grand Prix.
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 fourth or fifth gear, depending on the transmission of the car, except for the Bridge chicane, which was usually taken in second gear) into a more technical track.
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A short break for lunch is usually taken between 12:00pm till 1:00pm
Lunch time break 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Depending upon the time of year the track usually closes at 5.00pm
Closing time 5:00pm
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