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Formula 1 comes to Great Britain with the Silverstone GP

The weekend of the British Grand Prix arrives, one of the most special events on the Formula 1 calendar. Not in vain, in this setting, Silverstone,

Formula 1 comes to Great Britain with the Silverstone GP


The weekend of the British Grand Prix arrives, one of the most special events on the Formula 1 calendar. Not in vain, in this setting, Silverstone, the first official round of the championship was held in 1950.

Formula 1 comes to Great Britain with the Silverstone GP

Silverstone is characterized above all by its ability to manage speed. With just three zones that go below 150 km/h, such as curves 3-4, 6-7 and 16-18, the rest of the lap is done at over 200 km/h, including many fast curves, such as the curve 9, curves 1 and 2 or curves 10 and 11.

High speed, fast curves and a lot of speed management capacity, which lead him to need absolutely everything from the car and more to be able to make some stratospheric laps, without losing, of course, time on the straight, because they also exceed 300 kilometers / hour at various points, such as when approaching turn 6, when approaching and passing through turn 10 and at the end of the Hangar Straight, on the way to turn 15.

In sports, Max Verstappen arrives at Silverstone as the favorite. The Dutch driver has achieved victory in six of the nine races held to date this season and has a 46-point lead over Sergio Pérez at the head of the 2022 Drivers’ World Championship. The best Ferrari in the standings is Charles Leclerc, third to 49 points of Max.

The facts you need to know

The British Grand Prix is ​​the most often run in the history of Formula 1, this will be the 73rd time it has happened. Silverstone will host the 57th Formula 1 Grand Prix, being the third circuit that has seen a Formula 1 race the most times in history after Monza (71) and Monaco (68).

Formula 1 comes to Great Britain with the Silverstone GP

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG F1) has the opportunity to become the driver with the most victories in a single Grand Prix in F1 history (there would be nine) surpassing the eight that the Briton already has in Hungary and Michael Schumacher in France.

Mercedes AMG F1 has claimed eight of the last nine wins at the British GP (with the exception of Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari in 2018), while also taking eight of the last nine pole positions on this stage (with the exception of Max Verstappen with Red Bull last year).

Formula 1 comes to Great Britain with the Silverstone GP

Ferrari is just one double away from overtaking Mercedes AMG F1 as the team that has achieved it the most times in Formula 1 history (82 times each has achieved it). The last time he got one in Great Britain was in 1988 with Gerhard Berger first and Michele Alboreto second.

Great Britain GP Timetables 2022

friday 1

– (FP1) Free practice: 9:00

– (FP2) Free practice: 12:00

saturday 2

– (FP3) Free practice: 8:00
– (Q) Classification: 11:00

Sunday 3

– (RAC) Race: 11:00