Formula 1 Season

June 2016

British Grand Prix

26.06.16 - 28.06.16
Silverstone, Northamptonshire

The British Grand Prix is considered one of the world's foremost motor racing events, and is also the oldest continuously staged Grand Prix along with the Italian race, dating back to 1949.

It is held at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, a former airfield, which has undergone several transformations. Silverstone used to be one of the fastest F1 tracks until it was modified in the early 1990s. Before the modifications, Keke Rosberg qualified for the 1985 Grand Prix at an average speed of over 255 kph - a world record.

Silverstone circuit is very flat, with a series of long straights, connected by open corners - some of the most famous in racing history. It is a physically demanding course, and overtaking is notoriously difficult.

SHARE THIS:
Debrett's Handbook

Debrett's Handbook

Debrett's Handbook

Debrett's Handbook

Debrett's new publication encompassing correct form, modern manners and everyday behaviour

search now
Debrett's Diaries

Debrett's Diaries

Debrett's Notebooks

Debrett's Notebooks

Think in Ink Notebook

Think in Ink Notebook

Celebrating the power of the written word, encouraging ideas to flow and thoughts to be recorded.

buy it now
The Season

The Season