Silverstone provides one of the highest average speeds of any circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, thanks to its long straights and sequences of quickfire, high-speed corners. A well-balanced car able to handle quick changes of direction is key to success here. While Silverstone is demanding of a car overall, it’s actually relatively easy on the brakes. The circuit’s largely high-speed corners mean there are very few heavy braking events. Combined with high average speeds, cooling is also less of an issue here than at many other circuits.
Form guide from the first three rounds of the campaign, split across Austria and Hungary, suggests Mercedes has a clear advantage out front, while both Red Bull and Ferrari have lost ground compared to last year.
Scuderia Ferrari introduced a major upgrade in the last two races in a bid to claw back lost performance, but it wasn’t enough to bridge the gap to Mercedes.
Join us for the latest updates and results from the Silverstone Circuit, as the first practice session for the 2020 British Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.