British Grand Prix, held at renowned Silverstone Circuit, is an annual race in the calendar of F1 Championship. In 1950, at the inception of Formula 1 World Championship, Silverstone held the very first round, won by Guiseppe Farina. Even today, winning at Silverstone is something of extraordinary pride for the drivers.
Held at famous Silverstone Circuit, F1 British Grand Prix has special importance for Formula drivers. Winning in British GP is a dream come true for the drivers.
British Grand Prix
|Circuit length||5.141 km (3.194 mi)|
|Race length||308.355 km (191.604 mi)|
|Most wins (drivers)||Jim Clark (5), Alain Prost (5)|
|Most wins (constructors)||Ferrari (15)|
|Lap record||1:18.739 - M Schumacher (2004)|
Silverstone Circuit has been hosting the British Grand Prix every year since 1987. The circuit is built on the site of a World War II bomber base, RAF Silverstone. The three runways of the airfield lie within the outline of the present track. Since its inception the circuit is known for its fast and challenging tracks. In 1951, the pits were moved to the straight between Woodcote and Copse, and a short circuit was built within the larger circuit. The track was modified after 1994 to reduce speeds and ensure safety for the drivers. A racing school also exists at Silverstone Circuit.
Drivers Having Multiple Wins
|Jim Clark||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967|
|Alain Prost||1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993|
|Nigel Mansell||1986, 1987, 1991, 1992|
|Jack Brabham||1959, 1960, 1966|
|Niki Lauda||1976, 1982, 1984|
|Michael Schumacher||1998, 2002, 2004|
|Alberto Ascari||1952, 1953|
|José Froilán González||1951, 1954|
|Stirling Moss||1955, 1957|
|Jackie Stewart||1969, 1971|
|Emerson Fittipaldi||1972, 1975|
|Jacques Villeneuve||1996, 1997|
|David Coulthard||1999, 2000|