The British Grand Prix is one of the races still known as the “Grandes Epreuves,” one of the old European races that holds its own, despite fierce competition from richer venues outside the Old Continent.
It is the longest running event on the F1 calendar, an honour it shares with our home race, the Italian Grand Prix. Silverstone is always one of the highlights of the season as it’s home to the majority of race teams. Even we are at home here, given our wind tunnel is just down the road in Bicester.
It is also a celebration of a sport the British are good as members of this island race have won more races than those from any other nationality. Taking place in July, there is a chance the weather will be kind to the thousands of campers who arrive at the start of the week. However if it rains, the fans and their camper vans could be stuck there for a few days.
In 2018, Sebastian Vettel was the winner of the Silverstone Grand Prix, while since the start of the hybrid era, Lewis Hamilton claimed the previous four victories.
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Silverstone circuit, as the 2019 British Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.