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The F1 British Grand Prix


Next weekend sees the pinnacle of the British motor sport calendar as the Formula One Grand Prix comes to town, and with it an attendance of over 300,000 people.
Second only to the Italian in terms of age the British Grand Prix has been a staple of the F1 calendar every year that a season has been ran since 1926.

In years gone by the event has been held at Brooklands, Brands Hatch, and Aintree (yes the racecourse venue), but it has been held at Silverstone in Nottinghamshire every year since 1987 when a certain Nigel Mansell came across the line first.
The track itself has been through many changes, but since 2010 has been 20 Corner, 190 miles, 52 lap race.


A good note for the majority of the fans is that this event has been won by a British driver more than any other, although it must be said that even with 3 Brits taking to the grid on Sunday 5th July, it looks like the only serious challenge for the top spot (both for the race itself and the Championship Title) will come from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

In fact you would be hard pressed to look past a Mercedes winner what with their dominance in the season so far. A Mercedes driver has won 7 of the opening 8 races, and neither driver has finished out of the top 3 all season.
Hamilton currently has a 10 point lead over team mate Nico Rosberg in the Championship, and was victorious last year at Silverstone, with Nico winning the year before.

For more information or to book tickets please head on over to the Silverstone website here.