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Formula 1 will be making a triumphant return to England for the British Grand Prix which will be held from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2019 at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in Northamptonshire for round 10 of the 2019 formula 1 world championship. The event will one of the best ones on the F1 calendar and will feature a great fanbase for the event itself.
There are currently three British F1 Drivers in the field, Lewis Hamilton who will be looking for his 6th win at Sliverstone whilst young guns, George Russell driving for Williams and Lando Norris driving for McLaren will be making their British Grand Prix debuts in formula 1 this weekend and there will definitely be lots of support for these British drivers.
Silverstone first hosted an F1 race in 1950 which was also the first ever F1 World Championship race in the formula 1 world championship history, the race was won by Italian driver, Giuseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo 158 with team mate and compatriot Luigi Fagioli second and Britain’s Reg Parnell third also in an Alfa Romeo 158. Other great British GP races include:
- 2008: Britian’s Lewis Hamilton won the British GP at Silverstone by over a minute in wet conditions driving for McLaren in front of his home fans, Germany’s Nick Heidfeld finished second for BMW with Brazilian Rubens Barrichello third for Honda.
- 2003: A fan ran out onto the Hanger straight just before Stowe corner, the race was won by Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello in a Ferrari with Columbia’s Juan-Pablo Montoya finishing second in a Williams and Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen third for McLaren
- 2018: Germany’s Sebastian Vettel won his second British GP driving for Ferrari, that’s after Britian’s Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes and Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari collided on lap 1 at Village corner, Hamilton and Raikkonen would go on to finish the race second and third respectively.
- 1973: The South African driver Jody Scheckter driving for McLaren caused a massive pileup after oversteering and spinning out at the exit of Woodcoote corner. 9 other cars were involved in the crash with one driver, Italian’s Andrea De Adamich driving for Surtess being injured in the crash. The race was won by American driver Peter Revson driving for McLaren with Sweden’s Ronnie Peterson second in a Lotus and New Zealand’s Denny Hulme third for McLaren