British Grand Prix
The oldest race in the Formula 1 calendar and with seven of the competing teams hailing from Great Britain, Silverstone is celebrated as the home of Formula 1. This summer, the World Championship returns to Silverstone to celebrate this renowned circuit’s 70 years.
The sport is not only renowned for its blistering speed but for pushing boundaries and pioneering technologies and the Championship’s history of innovation will be at the forefront of Silverstone in 2018. With the cars getting ever faster, this year Britain’s most successful Formula 1 driver, Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, is gunning to be top of the podium for a fifth consecutive year. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is currently hot on his heels – so this tenth meet of the World Championship is set to be a thrilling, tightly run race.
The British Grand Prix is one of the highlights of any Formula 1 season. It’s a combination of the history of the circuit, the knowledge and racing culture of the fans, unpredictable weather conditions and, of course, the unique feeling of racing just a few kilometres from our factories.
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
On and off the track
Whoever wins, Sunday race-goers will be able to follow the victory lap and relive every ear-splitting moment with an exclusive post-race track walk. Then, after racing icons have lined up on the starting grid, an international line-up of music acts takes to the stage. Set to electrify the crowds are British DJs Jo Whiley and Sara Cox, 90s pop icon Melanie C and pioneering dance brand Ministry of Sound. Elsewhere helicopter rides, military displays and art installations created by British artist Ian Cook round off a weekend-long, sport-fuelled party.
Silverstone has got the greatest combination of corners – Copse, Maggots and Becketts is the best combination of corners on the whole Grand Prix calendar.
5 - 8 July 2018
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