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Silverstone Circuit, commonly referred to as simply Silverstone, is an motor racing circuit based in the village of Silverstone in England. It has hosted the British Grand Prix 52 times since 1950, and is the current host of the race. It has hosted races since 1948, when the World War II airfield was converted into a race circuit.

LocationEdit

RAF Silverstone 1945

RAF Silverstone in 1945. The layout used from 1950 to 1974 is clearly visible from the outline of the base

The circuit is based on the former World War II base known as RAF Silverstone, which was opened in 1943. The airfield's three runways remain within the outline of the circuit today.

The circuit is located in both Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, straddling the border, near the villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury, which are both in Northamptonshire. The circuit entry is in Buckinghamshire. The town of Brackley, in Northamptonshire, where Mercedes are based, is just seven miles away.

British Grand PrixEdit

Silverstone1948

The original layout used in 1948, using two of the three runways

The first British Grand Prix to be part of the World Drivers Championship in 1950 was held at Silverstone and the Grand Prix was held there every year until 1954. It then began to alternate first with Aintree Racecourse, then with Brands Hatch until 1987, when it became the permanent home of the British Grand Prix.

It was announced in 2008 that Silverstone would host its last British Grand Prix in 2009 after a long running dispute between the circuit's owners, the British Racing Drivers' Club, and the FIA. Donington Park was to become the new home of the British Grand Prix from 2010. However, due to problems with financing the renovation of Donington Park, the British Grand Prix was awarded back to Silverstone until at least 2026.

Grand Prix Winners at SilverstoneEdit

Per Grand PrixEdit

Silverstone Circuit 1950

The original layout used for F1 in the 1950–51 seasons, first used in 1949

Silverstone1952

The Silverstone circuit (1952–74)

Silverstone1975

The Silverstone circuit (1975–86)

Silverstone1987

The Silverstone circuit (1987–90)

Silverstone1991

The Silverstone circuit (1991–93)

Silverstone1994

The Silverstone circuit (1994–95)

Silverstone1996

The Silverstone circuit (1996)

Silverstone1997

The Silverstone circuit (1997–99)

Silverstone2000

The Grand Prix circuit (2000–09)

Silverstone Circuit 2010 version 2010 startline

The Arena circuit (2010) with previous startline

SilverstoneArena2010

The Arena circuit (2011–present) with current startline

Year Driver Constructor Report
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo Report
1951 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
1952 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
1953 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
1954 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
1955 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari Report
1958 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Ferrari Report
1960 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
1965 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
1967 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth Report
1969 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Matra-Ford Report
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
1973 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1975 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1977 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1979 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
1981 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1983 France Alain Prost France Renault Report
1985 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
1987 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
1989 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
1990 France Alain Prost Italy Ferrari Report
1991 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1993 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1994 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1995 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
1996 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
1998 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
1999 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2000 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2001 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
2003 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari Report
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
2005 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault Report
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari Report
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
2010 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
2011 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
2012 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
2013 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
2015 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report

Multiple winnersEdit

DriversEdit

Wins Driver Years
5 France Alain Prost 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963, 1965, 1967
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1987, 1991, 1992
Germany Michael Schumacher 1998, 2002, 2003
2 Argentina José Froilán González 1951, 1954
Italy Alberto Ascari 1952, 1953
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1996, 1997
United Kingdom David Coulthard 1999, 2000
Spain Fernando Alonso 2006, 2011
Australia Mark Webber 2010, 2012

ConstructorsEdit

Wins Constructor Years
13 Italy Ferrari 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955,
1958, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2007, 2010
12 United Kingdom McLaren 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985,
1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001,
2005, 2008
8 United Kingdom Williams 1979, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993,
1994, 1996, 1997
4 Germany Mercedes 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
3 United Kingdom Lotus 1963, 1965, 1967
Austria Red Bull 2009, 2010, 2012
2 France Renault 1983, 2006

Wins by CountryEdit

Wins Country
19 United Kingdom Great Britain
5 France France
Germany Germany
3 Argentina Argentina
Australia Australia
Brazil Brazil
Italy Italy
2 Canada Canada
Finland Finland
Spain Spain
1 United States United States of America
Switzerland Switzerland
Colombia Colombia

NotesEdit

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The Red Bull Ring was previously known as the "A1-Ring" and before that the "Österreichring".
United Kingdom British Grand Prix
Circuits Silverstone (1950 - Present), Aintree (1955 - 1962), Brands Hatch (1963 - 1986)
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