Santander British Grand Prix
Circuit length 3.667 miles
Race length 190.604 miles
First held 1926
British Drivers have won the most world championships and are still the most successful nation in Formula one followed by Germany and Italy. So the British Grand Prix is always an incredibly important event in the calendar.
The British Grand Prix is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire, though has been under threat for falling behind the new modern circuits of recent years.
The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.
The history of British motor racing goes back to the early to mid 20′s. Henry Segrave won the French Grand Prix which raised interest in the sport. Soon a Grand Prix at Brooklands took place in 1926 and the interest grew.
Silverstone has hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950 in which it was the first race of the first ever official World Championshipand every year since 1987; it alternated with Brands Hatch between 1964 and 1986, and with Aintree better known as a horse-racing course between 1955 and 1962.
Donnington has been close to securing the British Grand Prix a few times, but financial pressure has alluded the track securing such a position.With recent updates and investment Silverstone circuit has secured further years as the home of British Racing.