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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Grand Prix
Silverstone
Circuit Silverstone - IE7 safe version.png
Race information
Laps 60
Circuit length 5.141 km (3.194 mi)
Race length 308.355 km (191.604 mi)
Number of times held 64
First held 1926
Most wins (drivers) United Kingdom Jim Clark

France Alain Prost (5)

Most wins (constructors) Italy Ferrari (15)
Last race (2009):
Pole position Germany Sebastien Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:19.509
Podium 1. Germany Sebastien Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1h 22m 49.328s
2. Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
+15.188s
3. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
+41.175s
Fastest lap Germany Sebastien Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:20.735

The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.

Grand Prix motor racing was first established in Britain by Henry Segrave at Brooklands in 1926 after his winning of the 1923 French Grand Prix and the San Sebastián Grand Prix the following year, which raised interest in the sport. The first ever British Grand Prix was won by the French team of Louis Wagner and Robert Sénéchal driving a Delage 155B. The second British Grand Prix was held at Brooklands in 1927.

Silverstone has hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950 (in which it was the first race of the first ever official World Championship) and every year since 1987; it alternated with Brands Hatch between 1964 and 1986, and with Aintree (better known as a horse-racing course) between 1955 and 1962.

Before it was heavily modified in 1991, Silverstone was one of the fastest tracks on the Formula 1 calendar. The drivers loved the challenge of the sweeping and extremely demanding Copse, Stowe and Club corners. 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg held the all-time Formula 1 qualifying lap record for 16 years after posting fastest time for the 1985 British Grand Prix with an average speed of 258.983 km/h (160.92 mph).

In recent times Silverstone has produced many race wins by British drivers, such as John Watson (1981), Nigel Mansell (1987, 1991, 1992), Damon Hill (1994), Johnny Herbert (1995), David Coulthard (1999, 2000) and Lewis Hamilton (2008).

A dispute between Silverstone's owners, the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), and the Formula One authorities in 2003 over the funding of necessary improvements to the track's facilities led to doubts over the future of the race.

In October 2004 the British Grand Prix was left off the preliminary race schedule for 2005 because the BRDC refused to pay the race fee demanded by Bernie Ecclestone. However, after months of negotiation between the BRDC, Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors, a deal was made for the Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone until 2009.

Despite the controversy and political bickering that has surrounded the future of the race in recent years, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone remains one of the world's premier motor racing events.

On 4 July 2008, it was announced that Donington Park had been awarded the contract to host the British Grand Prix for 10 years from 2010.[1]. However, Donington failed to secure the necessary funding to host the race, and its contract was terminated in November 2009. On the 7th December 2009 Silverstone signed a 17 year contract to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards.

Contents

Venues

Venue (in chronological order) Years
Brooklands 1926, 1927
Silverstone 1948 to 1954
Aintree and Silverstone 1955 to 1960 (alternating yearly)
Aintree 1961, 1962
Silverstone and Brands Hatch 1963 to 1986 (alternating yearly)
Silverstone 1987 to present (contracted until 2026)

Multiple winning drivers

Wins Driver Years
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967
France Alain Prost 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993
4 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992
3 Australia Jack Brabham 1959, 1960, 1966
Austria Niki Lauda 1976, 1982, 1984
Germany Michael Schumacher 1998, 2002, 2004
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 1952, 1953
Argentina José Froilán González 1951, 1954
United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1955, 1957
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1972, 1975
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1996, 1997
United Kingdom David Coulthard 1999, 2000

List of winners

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Silverstone Report
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Silverstone Report
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault Silverstone Report
2005 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
2003 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Silverstone Report
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
2001 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
2000 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
1999 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
1998 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1996 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1995 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault Silverstone Report
1994 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1993 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1991 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1990 France Alain Prost Ferrari Silverstone Report
1989 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Silverstone Report
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Silverstone Report
1987 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Silverstone Report
1986 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Brands Hatch Report
1985 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Silverstone Report
1984 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Brands Hatch Report
1983 France Alain Prost Renault Silverstone Report
1982 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1981 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Silverstone Report
1980 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1979 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford Silverstone Report
1978 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Brands Hatch Report
1977 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Silverstone Report
1976 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Brands Hatch Report
1975 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Silverstone Report
1974 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1973 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Silverstone Report
1972 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Silverstone Report
1970 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1969 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Silverstone Report
1968 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1967 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Silverstone Report
1966 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Brands Hatch Report
1965 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Report
1964 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Brands Hatch Report
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Report
1962 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Aintree Report
1961 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari Aintree Report
1960 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Silverstone Report
1959 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Aintree Report
1958 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari Silverstone Report
1957 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Tony Brooks
Vanwall Aintree Report
1956 Argentina Juan-Manuel Fangio Lancia-Ferrari Silverstone Report
1955 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes-Benz Aintree Report
1954 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari Silverstone Report
1953 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Report
1952 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Report
1951 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari Silverstone Report
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Silverstone Report
1949 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati Silverstone Report
1948 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati Silverstone Report
1947
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1928
Not held
1927 France Robert Benoist Delage Brooklands Report
1926 France Louis Wagner
France Robert Sénéchal
Delage Brooklands Report

Sponsors

  • RAC British Grand Prix 1950-1970
  • RAC Woolmark British Grand Prix 1971
  • John Player British Grand Prix 1972-1978
  • Marlboro British Grand Prix 1979-1985
  • Shell Oils British Grand Prix 1986-1988
  • Shell British Grand Prix 1989
  • Foster's British Grand Prix 1990-1993, 2000-2006
  • Hitachi British Grand Prix 1994
  • RAC British Grand Prix 1997-1999
  • Santander British Grand Prix 2007- Present

References

External links

Coordinates: 52°04′16″N 1°00′58″W / 52.071°N 1.016°W / 52.071; -1.016


Simple English

File:Flag of the United British Grand Prix
Silverstone
File:Silverstone Circuit 2010
Race information
Laps 52
Circuit length 5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Race length 306.747 km (190.604 mi)
Number of times held 64
First held 1926, First F1-1950
Most wins (drivers) Jim Clark

Alain Prost (5)

Most wins (constructors) McLaren

Ferrari (14)

Last race (2010):
Pole position Sebastien Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:29.615
Podium 1. Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1h 24m 38.200s
(217.457 km/h)
2. Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
+1.360s
3. Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
+21.307s
Fastest lap Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:30.874

Contents

Winners

Multiple winners (drivers)

Wins Driver Years
5 Jim Clark 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967
Alain Prost 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993
4 Nigel Mansell 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992
3 Jack Brabham 1959, 1960, 1966
Niki Lauda 1976, 1982, 1984
Michael Schumacher 1998, 2002, 2004
2 José Froilán González 1951, 1954
Alberto Ascari 1952, 1953
Stirling Moss 1955, 1957
Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971
Emerson Fittipaldi 1972, 1975
Jacques Villeneuve 1996, 1997
David Coulthard 1999, 2000

Active drivers are in bold.

Multiple winners (constructors)

Wins Constructor Years
15 Ferrari 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1976,
1978, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
14 McLaren 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988,
1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008
10 Williams 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,
1996, 1997
8 Lotus 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972
2 Cooper 1959, 1960
Tyrrell 1971, 1974
Renault 1983, 2006
Red Bull 2009, 2010

Active constructors are in bold.

By year

Year Driver Constructor Track
2010 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Silverstone Circuit
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Silverstone Circuit
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Circuit
2007 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault Silverstone Circuit
2005 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Circuit
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
2003 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
2001 Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Circuit
2000 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Circuit
1999 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Circuit
1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1996 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1994 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1993 Alain Prost Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1991 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Circuit
1990 Alain Prost Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1989 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Silverstone Circuit
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Silverstone Circuit
1987 Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Silverstone Circuit
1986 Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Brands Hatch
1985 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Silverstone Circuit
1984 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Brands Hatch
1983 Alain Prost Renault Silverstone Circuit
1982 Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Brands Hatch
1981 John Watson McLaren-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1980 Alan Jones Williams-Ford Brands Hatch
1979 Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1978 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Brands Hatch
1977 James Hunt McLaren-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1976 Niki Lauda Ferrari Brands Hatch
1975 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1974 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Brands Hatch
1973 Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch
1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1970 Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch
1969 Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1968 Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch
1967 Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Silverstone Circuit
1966 Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Brands Hatch
1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Circuit
1964 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Brands Hatch
1963 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Circuit
1962 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
1961 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
1960 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Silverstone Circuit
1959 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
1958 Peter Collins Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1957 Stirling Moss
Tony Brooks
Vanwall Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
1956 Juan-Manuel Fangio Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1955 Stirling Moss Mercedes Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
1954 José Froilán González Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1953 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1951 José Froilán González Ferrari Silverstone Circuit
1950 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Silverstone Circuit







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