The Silverstone Circuit is situated in Northamptonshire in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. The racetrack was built in 1948 on an old World War II Air Force bomber station. Here they held the first World Cup in Formula 1, the British Grand Prix 1950. Since then the race was held every other year until they changed it to every year in 1987. See some cool archive footage from the British Grand Prix 1950 here.
This Sunday it’s time again for the British Grand Prix. The training already started yesterday and will continue today and tomorrow before the race starts for real on Sunday 11th of July. The atmosphere at the circuit should be fantastic this year as British drivers have won the World Championships in the last two years – Lewis Hamilton in 2008 and Jenson Button in 2009.
Check the TV-guides above for times and channels in your country. If you’re already in Northampton and haven’t got tickets for the race, you’ll be able to watch the Grand Prix on big screens in Northampton Market Square.
For further information about the race, timetables, tickets and how to get to Silverstone, please click here or view our Britain map for directions.