Tony Gilham
Team Hard

Silverstone

Silverstone

6-7 October


Northamptonshire NN12 8TN
Tel: 08704 588 200
Website: http://www.silverstone.co.uk
Length: 1.64 miles
Number of laps: 22
Distance: 36.08 miles

Silverstone Circuit is located in Northamptonshire and is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix.

Silverstone started life as an aerodrome. When the Second World War ended in 1945, England’s other two circuits, Donington Park and the legendary Brooklands, had fallen into disrepair. And so it was that the outer taxiways and interconnecting runways of Silverstone became adopted by the Royal Automobile Club as the home for the British Grand Prix in 1948. The circuit was fast and challenging and in 1949 the shape was formed that remains the basis of the track to this day.

In recent years various upgrades have been made to the track’s facilities. A racing school now exists at the circuit and with government funding a new bypass has been built, greatly improving access to the once notoriously out-of-the-way venue.
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