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Silverstone Circuit flag

Silverstone / 06 – 08 Jul 2018Silverstone
06 – 08 Jul 2018
Laps: 52
Lenght: 5.891 Km
Distance: 306.198 Km

First Grand Prix: 1950
Visitor capacity: 150.000
Practice 110:00 - 11:30

Practice 110:00 - 11:30
Practice 214:00 - 15:30
Practice 311:00 - 12:30
Qualifying14:00 - 15:00
Practice 214:00 - 15:30

Race14:10Qualifying14:00 - 15:30
Practice 311:00 - 12:00

  • Silverstone

Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit in England next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit straddles the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border, with the current main circuit entry on the Buckinghamshire side. The Northamptonshire towns of Towcester (5 miles) and Brackley (7 miles) and Buckinghamshire town of Buckingham (6 miles) are close by, and the nearest large towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes.

  • RACE
  • qualifying
1 (+1)Sebastian Vettel2251:30.696233.83 Kph
2 (-1)Lewis Hamilton1181:31.245232.42 Kph
3 ( - )Kimi Räikkönen3151:30.795233.58 Kph
4 ( - )Valtteri Bottas4121:31.377232.09 Kph
5 (+1)Daniel Ricciardo6101:31.589231.55 Kph
6 (+5)Nico Hülkenberg1181:33.405227.05 Kph
7 (+3)Esteban Ocon1061:33.606226.56 Kph
8 (+5)Fernando Alonso1341:33.482226.86 Kph
9 (-2)Kevin Magnussen721:33.604226.57 Kph
10 (+2)Sergio Pérez1211:33.472226.89 Kph
11 (+6)Stoffel Vandoorne1701:33.551226.7 Kph
12 (+7)Lance Stroll1901:33.869225.93 Kph
13 (+1)Pierre Gasly1401:33.465226.9 Kph
14 (+4)Sergey Sirotkin1801:34.620224.13 Kph
15 (-10)Max Verstappen5Brakes1:32.007230.5 Kph
16 (-8)Romain Grosjean8Collision1:34.391224.68 Kph
17 (-1)Carlos Sainz16Collision1:34.602224.18 Kph
18 (-3)Marcus Ericsson15Accident1:33.675226.4 Kph
19 (-10)Charles Leclerc9Tyre1:35.209222.75 Kph
20 (-20)Brendon Hartley0Power Unit0 Kph

Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly created World Championship of Drivers. The race rotated between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch from 1955 to 1986, but relocated permanently to Silverstone in 1987.

Flashback 2017

In the formation lap Jolyon Palmer suffered a hydraulic failure and retired from the race. Another formation lap was held and thus the grand prix was shortened to 51 laps instead of the scheduled 52 laps.

At the start, Hamilton easily pulled away opening a 1.6 seconds gap to Räikkönen after just one lap. Sebastian Vettel, starting from third, was overtaken by Max Verstappen. Valtteri Bottas started his slow run towards what would become a second place, overtaking both McLaren Honda driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Sergio Perez in a Force India, who started from eight and sixth respectively. A crash of the Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat, caused by Kvyat, brought out the safety car on lap 2, with Sainz retiring while Kvyat continued but finished the race only fifteenth after receiving a drive-through penalty.

At the restart, once again Hamilton pulled away and, in the following laps, opened a gap towards second placed Kimi Räikkönen which allowed him to cruise to victory. Meanwhile, Bottas continued his charge and got up to fifth place before lap 7, overtaking Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg. Vettel, after the restart, was stuck behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and the two banged wheels as Vettel tried to overtake. Verstappen stayed in third but Vettel eventually got out in front of him after he pitted on lap 18, one lap earlier than Verstappen.

Bottas, who was the only one of the top ten who started on the slower but more durable soft tyres instead of the supersofts, stayed out until lap 32 and then pitted for supersofts. As he set fastest lap he soon caught up to Vettel and overtook him on lap 44, moving up into third. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo, who started from 19th on the grid, also moved up, overtaking, among others, Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez and Kevin Magnussen. He eventually finished fifth.

In the final laps, both Ferraris suffered punctures. On lap 49 Kimi Räikkönen suffered a puncture on his left front tyre. With a relatively short distance to the pits, Räikkönen only lost second place to Bottas and still managed to finish third. Vettel's puncture came on lap 51 with almost the entire lap remaining to return to the pits with a blown tire. Losing a significant amount of time, the blow out dropped him down to seventh place.

As a result of the race, Hamilton narrowed the gap to Vettel in the Drivers' Championship to just one point, while Mercedes expanded their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 55 points over Ferrari. [source: wikipedia]

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Circuit Silverstone
Towcester NN12, 8TN Silverstone
United Kingdom

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