British GP racing is always the race that attracts the most participants. Only counting the number of spectators in the stands, the main race day attracted 140,000 people and the total throughout the week of the race had 350,000 spectators.
F1 fans in the UK are also considered the most passionate in the world, as they often flood down the track to celebrate. In the past, when the Englishman Mansell finished first, many fans celebrated so early that the remaining riders had no way to finish a good race or pit.
The first F1 British Grand Prix in 1950 was the only race with the participation of the royal family in the presence of King George VI.
The 1960s were a time when British riders were most successful with world-class riders such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill. Jim and Jackie have won 5 times on Silverstone, only Graham has never won at home.
In history, there have been 22 times the British riders won on their homeland. The closest is Lewis Hamilton’s victory in 2017.
Ferrari is the most successful racing team on the Silverstone track with 14 wins and 11 wins in pole in history.
The basic information about Silverstone racetrack
Type: Closed race track
Length: 5,891 km
Number of laps: 52 laps
Total distance for racing: 306,198 km
Maximum speed: 329 km / h
Average speed: 234 km / h
The longest segment of the line: 1,034 m
Official lap record (Lap Record): 1: 30,621, created by Lewis Hamilton in 2017; F1 racing car Mercedes W08
Pole Record lap record: 1: 25,892, created by Lewis Hamilton in 2018; F1 racing car Mercedes W09
Who will win the British Grand Prix 2019?
From the beginning of the 2019 season, Mercedes has always been the dominant team with 1-2 achievements in the races, before having to lose at the Austrian GP.
In 2018, Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was the winner of the British GP race. Lewis Hamilton, despite the pole advantage and cheering from the home audience, only finished second. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) was the other driver who stepped onto the podium.
The race in Austria ended in disappointment for Mercedes fans when Bottas finished third and Hamilton finished fifth, though just a week earlier Mercedes was still overwhelmingly victorious in France. Is British GP an opportunity to “revenge” and return of the “silver arrow” racing team?