Sunday’s race will be the 71st British Grand Prix. This and the Italian GP are the only two races to have featured every year on the World Championship calendar.
The Northamptonshire circuit is hosting the British Grand Prix for the 57th time this weekend, having first staged the race in 1948. Silverstone’s layout has changed considerably over the years, with the high-speed blast around the former airfield perimeter roads being replaced in the 1990s by a slower but more technical track.
Located on the site of a former airfield, wind is a much bigger factor to consider at Silverstone than at most Grands Prix. Sudden gusts can easily catch a driver out in the corners, which also plays a part in the reasonably frequent appearance of the Safety Car here.
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Silverstone Circuit, as the qualifying session for the 2020 British Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000.