Some very early stats this week, but as I’ll be in London for Formula E and Race Week London until Tuesday this is the best time to write everything.
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first championship race in the inaugural Formula One season and was dominated by one team, 65 years later and not much has changed. The Silverstone track is 5.891km long, second longest on the calendar behind Spa-Francorchamps. The race is 52 laps and 306.332km, making it one of the shorter races.
In the previous 48 races at Silverstone only 16 have been won from pole position, just 33.33%, joint third lowest in the 2015 calendar. 30 different drivers have won the British GP at Silverstone, Alain Prost is the most successful driver there with five wins and Ferrari the most successful team with 13.
Trying something new and making a prediction on the outcome a week before the race, I will try and guess the polesitter, podium and by copying an idea from Superlicense F1 tenth place, just because.
Pole – Hamilton
1st – Hamilton
2nd – Rosberg
3rd – Vettel
10th – Verstappen
The Silly Stats
MUD! You would need 94,416m² of mud to completely cover the Silverstone track surface. That same amount of mud could cover between 13 and 16 football pitches. If the mud was ankle deep it could fill FOUR Olympic sized swimming pools and annoy a lot of swimmers.
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.