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Silverstone Circuit - GREAT BRITAIN

British Grand Prix

Circuit information

Length: 5.900 m / 3.666 miles

Width: 17m

Left Curves: 8

Right curves: 10

The longest straight: 770 m / 0.478 miles

Built: 1948

Modified: 2011

The Silverstone circuit is a track originally created for car races, located not far from the homonymous village in the county of Northamptonshire in England. It was on this circuit that the first race of the Formula 1 world championship took place on May 13, 1950.

With more than 60 years of history Silverstone has become one of the most prestigious venues dedicated to motorsport. Completely revamped in recent years, a multimillion pound investment saw the completion in 2010 of a first phase of works to greatly improve the venue, making it one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar and earning high praise from the World Championship riders who enjoyed the new layout. The ‘Silverstone Wing’, a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound complex, became a new landmark at the circuit from 2011, thus adding to already breathtaking facilities at Silverstone.

Balda’s thought

I like Silverstone track, it’s a quite difficult technical track, because there is a bit of everything. There are not many changes of slope and there are not many banking points, however, it’s beautiful because it is a circuit to be connected, there are different chicanes, fast and slow corners and because of these it’s particular, beautiful!