The Silverstone circuit, which straddles the border of the English counties of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, is one of the most famous motor racing circuits in the world and is the current home of the Formula One British Grand Prix, as well as the British motorcycle Grand Prix.
Owned by the British Racing Drivers’ Club, Silverstone’s history as a race track dates to the 1940s. The track is a firm favourite with Formula One fans and drivers alike and has seen memorable wins from British drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark and Nigel Mansell, in addition to other icons of the sport, such as Michael Schumacher, who enjoyed three wins at Silverstone, and Alain Prost, who won the British Grand Prix five times.
Silverstone also played host to one of the most memorable moments to ever take place in Formula One. After winning the 1991 British Grand Prix, Nigel Mansell stopped during his victory lap to give his rival, Ayrton Senna, a lift back to the paddock. Senna’s car had run out of fuel on the last lap of the race and the image of Senna perched on the side pod of Mansell’s car is one of the most iconic in the sport’s history.
The circuit itself is made up of 18 turns, and spans just over 3 and a half miles. As a motorsport venue, it has a capacity of around 150,000. Over the years, the track has undergone many modifications, fundamentally changing how the track should be tackled by drivers and bikers. While it was previously one of the fastest tracks in all of motorsport, it was adapted in the early 1990s, to make it a much more technical course.
Below, you will find a comprehensive 3D Silverstone Race Track Analysis, which will provide everything you need to know about the Silverstone circuit, including its history and key facts about the course, as well as a three-dimensional map of the track itself. The map not only serves as a visual guide to the course, it also contains important information about some of the key corners and other features.
The analysis also offers expert advice on how different parts of the course should be approached and what the best technique is. We hope this information will be of interest and use to those who are planning to attend a driving experience day at the venue, as well as to those who are passionate spectators of Formula One or MotoGP.