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British GP

6 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018

The British Grand Prix currently hosted in the Silverstone circuit near Northamptonshire, England.

The British GP is one of the oldest races in the Formula One World Championship, it was also the opening race in the 1950 inaugural F1 season.


The 2018 British Grand Prix will be the 69th year in running and 52nd time that a World Championship round is held at Silverstone. The British GP and the Italian GP are the only two races that has been held every season since the beginning of the World Championship.


History

Brookland Ovals was constructed in the year 1907 near Surrey which was the first ever purpose built race track in England. Brookland was damaged and abandoned after the World War 2, British circuits were built on unused airfields and Silverstone was one of them. The first ever race at the venue was the Royal Automobile Club International Grand Prix held in 1948.


The first F1 race here in 1950 was won by Alpha-Romeo driver Farina. Ferrari's first ever Formula One victory was in 1951 by Jose Froilan at Silverstone.


The other venue's that hosted the British GP races are Aintree and Brands-Hatch.


The Teams

Scuderia Ferrari is the most successful team at the British Grand Prix with 15 wins over the years and the British team Mclaren has 14 wins to their credit and Williams have won it 10 times in the past.


The Drivers


The British drivers have been the most dominant at the British GP in the past with Jim Clark and Lewis Hamilton having won the race a record 5 times and also the French man Alain Prost joining the Brits with 5 wins.


The lap distance at Silverstone is 5.89 km and the total race consists of 52 laps. Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the fastest lap with a time of 1:30.621.


The 2017 race was won by Lewis Hamilton starting from pole, leading every lap of the race and also setting the fastest lap in the course. The Finns Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen finished second and third respectively.


2018

Sebastian Vettel heads to the British Grand Prix is just one point lead over Lewis Hamilton whereas Ferrari leads the constructors championship by 10 points over Mercedes

Horner Believes Ferrari Engine is Best in the Business
Horner Believes Ferrari Engine is Best in the Business
After their challenge fading away towards the end last year, Ferrari have bounced back admirably this season.
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F1 2018: Who will win the Midfield Scrap?
F1 2018: Who will win the Midfield Scrap?
The battle between the middle tier teams of Formula one
Was Ferrari's Silverstone win their finest stroke in extending the advantage to win the 2018 title? The story of a dramatic comeback. 
Was Ferrari's Silverstone win their finest stroke in extending the advantage to win the 2018 title? The story of a dramatic comeback. 
Ferrari won a sensational race at Silverstone in 2018. They were aided by luck, but was Hamilton's accident the only reason they won?
Silverstone win gives Vettel psychological boost - Ross Brawn
Silverstone win gives Vettel psychological boost - Ross Brawn
Lewis Hamilton only fell eight points off the pace as Sebastian Vettel won in Britain, but Ross Brawn saw momentum swing at Silverstone.
F1: Ricciardo Hopes He can Win More Races
F1: Ricciardo Hopes He can Win More Races
Ricciardo lies fourth in championship with two race wins under his belt but he hopes it won't be the highlight of his season
Hamilton backtracks while Ferrari boss attacks Mercedes
Hamilton backtracks while Ferrari boss attacks Mercedes
Maurizio Arrivabene launched a scathing attack on the Mercedes team
Vettel responds to Hamilton bluntly accusing Ferrari of deliberately hitting the Mercedes cars
Vettel responds to Hamilton bluntly accusing Ferrari of deliberately hitting the Mercedes cars
The battle for F1 title intensifies as opinions continue to pour in about the Silverstone incident.
Alonso Elaborates on ‘Three Ferrari Teams’ Comment
Alonso Elaborates on ‘Three Ferrari Teams’ Comment
Alonso is someone who never holds back in his comments.
F1, British Grand Prix 2018: Race Predictions
F1, British Grand Prix 2018: Race Predictions
Race predictions for the 2018 British Grand Prix.
F1: Wolff wants Hamilton at Mercedes for another five years
F1: Wolff wants Hamilton at Mercedes for another five years
While Lewis Hamilton is reportedly set to ink a new two-year contract, Toto Wolff can see him at Mercedes for the next five seasons.
F1 British Grand Prix: Hamilton back in the groove at Silverstone
F1 British Grand Prix: Hamilton back in the groove at Silverstone
Last week's mishaps in Austria were quickly forgotten by Lewis Hamilton in the first two practice sessions at Silverstone.
Williams' woes: Former F1 glories far away for British team
Williams' woes: Former F1 glories far away for British team
Williams' woes: Former F1 glories far away for British team
F1 British Grand Prix: Vettel Feels New DRS Zone at Silverstone is Tricky
F1 British Grand Prix: Vettel Feels New DRS Zone at Silverstone is Tricky
The FIA added a new DRS zone at the iconic Silverstone circuit but the drivers do not believe it will achieve it's desired result
Sebastian Vettel: 'I am sportsman, I am not celebrity'
Sebastian Vettel: 'I am sportsman, I am not celebrity'
Sebastian Vettel opens up about how the sport does not define him.
F1 2018: Hamilton chasing record 6th British GP win at home race
F1 2018: Hamilton chasing record 6th British GP win at home race
Hamilton chasing record 6th British GP win at home race
F1 British Grand Prix: Verstappen not expecting 'super competitive' Red Bull at Silverstone
F1 British Grand Prix: Verstappen not expecting 'super competitive' Red Bull at Silverstone
Despite winning in front of 20,000 Dutch fans in Austria last week, Max Verstappen does not expect a repeat victory at Silverstone.
F1: 5 biggest crashes at the British Grand Prix in chronological order
F1: 5 biggest crashes at the British Grand Prix in chronological order
Be it, Gilles Villeneuve or Michael Schumacher, everyone has their own version of a crash at the British GP. Here are the top 5 (with videos).
F1 British Grand Prix: Mercedes hopeful of avoiding Silverstone penalties
F1 British Grand Prix: Mercedes hopeful of avoiding Silverstone penalties
James Allison knows there are no guarantees Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will not be relegated at Silverstone.
The English are doing too well in the sport! - Ricciardo aims to pip Hamilton
The English are doing too well in the sport! - Ricciardo aims to pip Hamilton
With English sport riding the crest of a wave amid the national football team's World Cup run, Daniel Ricciardo is aiming to cause an upset.
F1: Eric Boullier Quits Mclaren as Gil de Ferran takes over as the race director.
F1: Eric Boullier Quits Mclaren as Gil de Ferran takes over as the race director.
Eric Boullier quits Mclaren F1 team as and Gil De Ferran replaces him.
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