Vettel leads Hamilton, Bottas and Raikkonen at the start of the British GP




British Grand Prix


The British Grand Prix was the first ever Formula One race, thus making it the oldest F1 event. It has been part of the F1 calendar ever since, and is now one of the most popular F1 races in the world.

The British GP was first run in 1926 at Brooklands, but after two years the event was discontinued until 1948, when the race was held at Silverstone for the first time. Two non championship races were held there before the inaugural F1 championship race in 1950.

Silverstone has been by far the most regular venue for the event, but Aintree also hosted the GP five times between 1955 and 1962, and Brands Hatch alternated with Silverstone between 1964 and 1987. Since then Silverstone has held the British GP continuously, and has become known as the home of British motor racing.

British GP Details
LocationSilverstone, Northamptonshire, England
Date6th-8th July 2018
Lap Length 3.661mi, 5.891km
Race Distance190.263mi, 306.198km
Race lap record1:30.621, Lewis Hamilton, 2017
Routed track plan of Silverstone

Footprint :- 7.04 x 4.35m

Lanes :- 4

Lane Width :- 4cm

Lane Length :- 23.47m

Track :- Scratch build


Silverstone is one of many British circuits that were set up on disused airfields after the Second World War. Unlike most of those tracks which appeared only fleetingly, Silverstone went from strength to strength.

The circuit has had many configurations, from the perilous 1948 layout where cars would run directly towards each other at full speed with only hay bales as protection, through to the current, modern F1 facility.

In spite of the numerous layout changes, Silverstone has retained the characteristics of a challenging, high speed circuit, and the Maggots, Becketts complex is rightly renowned as being a challenge for any driver.


Three drivers share the record for the most British GP wins, with Jim Clark, Alain Prost, and Lewis Hamilton having each won five times. Nigel Mansell has four wins, and Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, and Michael Schumacher have three.

Ferrari are the most succesful constructor at the British GP, with 16 wins, followed by McLaren who have have 14, Williams who have 10, Lotus 8, and Mercedes 6.

Of the current F1 drivers, Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, and Raikonnen have won the event.


With so many teams based not so far from the circuit, with a British world champion, and an enthusiastic public, it is perhaps not surprising that the British GP often tops the F1 attendance figures.

Crowds regularly approach 350,000 for the race weekend, and the circuit will often approach it's maximum capacity of 150,000 on race day.

Past Winners
2018Sebastian VettelFerrari
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2016Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2013Nico RosbergMercedes
2012Mark WebberRed Bull
2011Fernando AlonsoFerrari
2010Mark WebberRed Bull
2009Sebastian VettelRed Bull
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLaren
2007Kimi RäikkönenFerrari
2006Fernando AlonsoRenault
Scalextric track plan of Silverstone

Footprint :- 6.32 x 3.41m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 21.26m

Track :- Scalextric

C8204 R3 11
C8205 S 28
C8202 R1 7
C8200 1/4S 3
C8236 SS 1
C8235 R4 14
C8234 1/2 R2 2
C8206 R2 15
C8278 1/2 R1 1
C8207 1/2S 8
Ninco track plan of Silverstone

Footprint :- 6.74 x 4.00m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 23.44m

Track :- Ninco

10112 1/2 R2 3
10105 R2 14
10104 1/4 S 2
10113 1/2 R1 1
10103 1/2 S 8
10102 S 25
10115 R5 12
10108 R4 10
10107 R3 9
10106 R1 8
Carrera track plan of Silverstone

Footprint :- 7.87 x 4.11m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 25.61m

Track :- Carrera

20577 R1/30 3
20571 R1/60 12
20573 R3/30 7
20572 R2/30 16
20509 S 32
20578 R4/15 10
20611 1/3S 9
20612 1/4S 3
Airfix track plan of Silverstone

Footprint :- 4.11 x 2.50m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 14.33m

Track System :- Airfix

A100 1
A001 6
A105 15
A104 11
A103 2
A002 4
A102 7
A101 2
A003 15