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Silverstone Circuit is built on the site of the 1943 World War II RAF bomber station, RAF Silverstone. Using the classic WWII triangle format, the runways lie within the outline of the present track. The track has undergone many chnages since its first use in 1947
Silverstone Circuit was first used for motorsport in 1947. That September an ad hoc group of friends set up an impromptu race. Knowing that the aurfield was deserted at the time a local from Silverstone village Maurice Geoghegan gathered eleven other people and raced around the then two mile circuit.
In 1948 the a lese for the for porperty was taken out by the RAC, who the set out to turn the airfield into a formal racing circuit. The origianla track was actually the airfield runways to start with. However, by 1949 a dedicated track was designed so that it could hold the International Trophy meeting. During 1950 and 1951 the layout was used for the first Grand Prix. It was in 1952 that the design was then changed with the tracks start finish line being moved. This layout was then kept in this configurarion until 1975.
That year to try and help with speed reductions at woodcote on the circuit a chicane was introduced at bridge Between 1990 and 1991 the disgn of thew track underwent some major changes. In 1994 after deaths of Senna and Ratzenberger saftey measure were called for and as a consequence of these Copse, Stowe, Abbey and Priory corners were all re-profiled to be slower with increased run off.
August 2007 a £25m redevelopment of the circuit was approved. This was for various change including Grandstands Pits and other major developments. but in 2008 F1 decicded to move in 2010 to Donnington Park putting pressure on Silverstone.
Moto GP moved to silverstone the following year. untilising a reprofiled track.
After MotoGP announced its move Formula 1 said it would use Silverstone if Donnington was not ready to accept the British Grand Prix. later that year Donnington annouced that it was not able to meet its commitments and failed in getting the funding it needed and as such Silverstone was then asked to take over F1 duties.
In 2011 the new Pit complex was opened, for use by the Formula 1 teams. That year also saw the bridge section of the track decommissioned.
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The original 1948 circuit, utilising the main and second runways. Lap record: Luigi Villoresi, Maserati, 2:52.0 (1948 British Grand Prix)
The circuit was now run on the airport perimeter roads. Track length: 4.649km. Lap record: José Froilán González, Ferrari, 1:43.4 (1951 British Grand Prix)
Following the relocation of the pits area. Track length: 4.711km. Lap record: Ronnie Peterson, Lotus-Ford, 1:16.3 (1973 British Grand Prix) This configuration was used by Grand Prix motorcycle racing until 1986.
with the Woodcote Chicane in place to reduce speeds through Woodcote Corner. Track length: 4.718km. Lap record: Keke Rosberg, Williams-Honda, 1:05.591 (1985 British Grand Prix)
with the Bridge Chicane in place to reduce speeds through Woodcote Corner. Track length: 4.778km. Lap record: Nelson Piquet, Williams-Honda, 1:07.110 (1987 British Grand Prix)
The National Circuit was created by the addition of Brooklands and a short straight connecting to the Bridge chicane. The South Circuit was also constructed in 1989 and used for testing. An oval track was also built between Brooklands and Woodcote.
In 1989 the Woodcote Chicane was used for some national level meetings including the British Touring Car Championship. The 1989 configuration had a greater radius to the left hand apex than the 1975-1986 chicane. New tarmac was laid inside the first apex, and the pit entry lane was routed further right as a consequence.
The Woodcote Chicane was once again decommissioned.
Major redesign to the circuit: Copse radius increased; Maggotts and Becketts esses; Stowe, Vale and Club complex; elevation change beyond Abbey; and Bridge, Priory, Brookands and Luffield complex. Track length: 5.226 km. Lap record: Nigel Mansell, Williams- Renault, 1:18.965 (1992 British Grand Prix)
Copse tightened; Maggotts and Becketts resurfaced; Stowe tightened with Vale straightened into tighter Club left apex; Abbey Chicane added; and Priory slower and moved closer to Bridge. Pit entry also rerouted more safely behind wall. Track length: 5.057 km. Lap record: Damon Hill, Williams- Renault, 1:24.960 (1994 British Grand Prix)
Tarmac from 1991 Vale section removed leaving only 1994 reroute. Left/right kink on entry to Brooklands on National circuit straightened.
Stowe corner re-profiled to its present fast sweep. International circuit is built over the existing South circuit. Track length: 5.072 km. Lap record: Damon Hill, Williams-Renault, 1:26.875 (1996 British Grand Prix)
Major redesign to Copse, Priory, Brooklands and Luffield, resulting in a faster track. Classic circuit created with extra route at Club. Nearly all old track and runway close to the current circuit was dug up or demolished at this time. Track length: 5.140km. Lap record: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams-Renault, 1:21.598 (1997 British Grand Prix)
Ireland chicane bypass created on International circuit.
Straight line pit lane entry created.
New section inside Luffield with chicane at Woodcote created for motorbikes.
Pit exit lane length reduced. Track length: 5.141km. Lap record: Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1:18.119, (2009 British Grand Prix)
New infield "Arena" section was added to the layout, while Bridge and Priory corners are suppressed. Club re-profiled to allow grid boxes to be in line. Motorbike circuit inside Luffield removed.
The pit lane was moved to the straight connecting Club and Abbey corners, making Abbey the new first corner.
|2004 LMS 1000Km||Audi R8||A. McNish, p.Kaffer||1002.348||180.263|
|2005 LMS 1000Km||Audi R8||A. McNish, S.Ortelli||776.177||132.626|
|2007 LMS 1000Km||Peugeot 908 HDi FAP||N.Minassian, M.Gené||.||176.003|
|2008 LMS 1000Km||Audi R10 TDI||R.Capello, A.McNish||.||176.696|
|2009 LMS 1000Km||Oreca 01 AIM||N.Lapierre, O.Panis||.||182.673|
|2010 LMS 1000Km||Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP||N.Minassian, A.Davidson||.||192.777|
|2011 LMS/ILMC||Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP||S.Pagenaud, S.Bourdais||.||198.900|
|2012 WEC||Audi R18 e-tron quattro||M.Fässler, A.Lotterer B.Tréluyer||1142.660||190.100|
|2013 WEC||Audi R18 e-tron quattro||L.Duval, T.Kristensen, A.McNish||1160.330||193.400|
|2014 WEC||Toyota TS040 Hybrid||S.Buemi, A.Davidson, N.Lapierre||983.760||182.900|
|2015 WEC||Audi R18 e-tron quattro||M.Fässler, A.Lotterer B.Tréluyer||1186.100||197.400|
|2016 WEC||Porsche 919 Hybrid||R.Dumas, N.Jani S.Lieb||1144.790||189.800|
|2017 WEC||Toyota TS050 Hybrid||S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima||1162.490||193.500|
|2013 ELMS||Zytek Z11SN Nissan||S.Dolan, O.Turvey||282.720||125.300|
|2014 ELMS||Morgan LM P2 Nissan||C.Gommendy, P.Thiriet, Badey||695.110||173.400|
|2015 ELMS||Gibson 015S Nissan||Hirsch, Lancaster, Wirdheim||696.310||173.200|
|2016 ELMS||Gibson 015S Nissan||S.Dolan H.Tincknell G.Van Der Garde||696.310||172.800|
|2017 ELMS||Ligier JSP217 Gibson||W.Owen, H.de Sadeleer, P.Albuquerque||743.520||184.800|
|2006 FIA GT3||Ferrari F430 GT3||Simonsen, Lester||.||.|
|2007 FIA GT3||Ferrari F430 GT3||Moser, Vannelet||.||.|
|2008 FIA GT3||Ford GT||Khan, Mutsch||.||.|
|2009 FIA GT3||Aston Martin DBRS9||Accary, Rodrigues||.||.|
|2010 FIA GT3||Porsche 997 GT3 R||Cunill, J.Bergmeister||.||.|
|2011 BES||BMW Z4||Palttala, B.Leinders, Martin||.||165.200|
|2012 BES||BMW Z4||Palttala, B.Leinders, Martin||.||143.300|
|2013 BES||Aston Martin Vantage GT3||D.Turner, F.Makowiecki S.Mucke||.||167.400|
|2014 BES||Bentley Continental GT3||S.Smith S.Kane, A.Meyrick||.||163.600|
|2015 BES||McLaren 650 S GT3||M.Bell, S.Van Gisbergen, K.Estre||.||163.400|
|2016 BES||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Baumann, Jaafar, M.Buhk||.||161.700|
|2017 BES||Lambourgini Huracan||M.Bortolotti, A.Caldarelli, C.Engelhardt||.||.|