A historic British GP this weekend as it is the 50th F1 race at Silverstone, only the third track to reach 50.
The track is 5.891km long with 18 corners, there will be 52 laps in the race giving a total distance of 306.332km. The race has been won 17 times (34.69%) from pole position, but only once in the last five British GPs. 30 different drivers have won the race at Silverstone, Ferrari are the most successful team at the track with 13 wins and Alain Prost the most successful driver with five.
Of the current drivers on the grid Lewis Hamilton is most successful with three wins, Alonso has two and Vettel, Raikkonen and Rosberg all have one win each. The British GP is one of only two GPs to have been on the F1 calendar in every single season, the Italian GP being the other with all but one race being at Monza, the other being Imola. Three circuits have hosted the British GP, starting off with Silverstone before a few trips to Aintree and then alternating between Silverstone and Brands Hatch from the mid-60s to mid-80s.
Lewis Hamilton is now the first driver to break the 2000 point mark in F1, but a sixth place or better for Vettel and he can become the second. Rosberg’s championship lead is now down to just 11 points, if Hamilton wins the race and Rosberg does not finish on the podium then Hamilton will take the lead of the championship.
The Silly Stats
Everyone loves tea, right? It would take approximately ten thousand litres of dry tea to cover the track in 1cm of the stuff. That’s a lot of cuppas.
It would take 118,020,000 delicious strawberries to cover the Silverstone track surface. Those strawberries would weigh 1,416,240kg and cost at least £404,640.