Ah, Silverstone. The race everyone looks forward to. Britain is one of only two countries to have hosted a grand prix every year since 1950 although not all of them have been held at Silverstone. Brands Hatch and Aintree have also hosted the event. This is the 48th race at Silverstone.
The current layout of Silverstone is 5.901km long with a race distance of 306.852km after 52 laps. The lap features 18 corners. 34.04% or 16 of the 47 races have been won from pole position and 29.79% or 14 from second on the grid. McLaren have won at Silverstone 12 times and Ferrari 13 times, Alain Prost is the most successful driver with five wins to his name for four different constructors. The lap record at the current layout is 1:30.874, set by Fernando Alonso at the first race in 2010.
Nico Rosberg will be aiming for his fourth win of the season to spoil the British party, after taking wins in Australia, Monaco and Austria. Lewis Hamilton will be after his fifth win of the season in front of the home crowd after taking victories in Malaysia, Bahrain, China and Spain.
Hamilton will also be looking for his fifth pole of the season, while Rosberg will be after his fourth pole.
The Silly Stats
Anthony Davidson is just 5 foot 4 and it would take 3,642 of him lying head to foot around Silverstone to lap once around it.
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.
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