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Some dominant record of the Great British Grand Prix

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

18 bends

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?

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British Grand Prix 2019 – A great challenge for riders

From July 12 to July 14, the F1 GP UK race will take place at Silverstone racetrack, which is more than 70 years old. This is the home ground for racer Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – who is at the top of the rankings for the 2019 season, but also a “mecca” to guarantee the victories of the Ferrari team.

Silverstone – the beginning of the F1 world race

The Silverstone racetrack is next to Silverstone’s Northamptonshire village, the oldest in the UK. England is considered a “promising land” for F1 racing teams, because of the 10 teams participating in this season, there are 7 teams based in the UK. Mercedes, Red Bull, Haas, Williams, Renault and McLaren are only 70 miles from Silverstone; while the Racing Point racing headquarters is located on the main road that connects to the gate of this track.

No one expected the Ring Road to RAF Silverstone airport in 1942 to become one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world today. In 1947, Silverstone racetrack was first used in a racing competition; In 1948, the first British Grand Prix was organized here.

In 1950, the first time the F1 race was held and Silverstone was chosen as the venue for the first race. That’s why the oldest race in England is considered a symbol of the history of F1 racing. The 1950s British GP took place successfully on May 13 with the victory of Giuseppe on the Alfa Romeo 158. Having had a good start on the Silverstone “mecca”, Giuseppe became the season winner and won the prize that year, which was the first world championship in history.

Over the past 70 years, although the structure of the track has changed over the years, Silverstone has always retained the important characteristic of being one of the fastest speeds in F1 races.

The classic corners like Maggotts, Becketts, and Abbey are the biggest challenges for riders. At British GP 2018, Lewis Hamilton compared the speed of the race at Silverstone to the fighter jet, to give the audience a picture of the race track in Northamptonshire.