Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK

This archetypal airfield perimeter circuit first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948, utilising the main runways and hay bales to make up the track layout for the first two races. Since the departure of the bombers and mustachioed pilots, the circuit has seen many revisions over the years and in its current 5.1km long configuration is still quite a fast circuit.

The circuit has seen some stunning races and duels over the years, but it was in the early ’90s that it reached fever pitch with Mansell Mania. One particular memory though is imprinted on fans all round the world, when Nigel Mansell (on his victory lap) stopped to give Ayrton Senna a taxi ride back to the pits on his side, after his McLaren had expired.

Although not always hosting the British Grand Prix, which moved to Brands Hatch for a while, it is however synonymous with the event, even if Bernie Ecclestone tries to shoot it down every year.

http://www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk/

By Phil Clark

This archetypal airfield perimeter circuit first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948, utilising the main runways and hay bales to make up the track layout for the first two races. Since the departure of the bombers and mustachioed pilots, the circuit has seen many revisions over the years and in its current 5.1km long configuration is still quite a fast circuit.

The circuit has seen some stunning races and duels over the years, but it was in the early ’90s that it reached fever pitch with Mansell Mania. One particular memory though is imprinted on fans all round the world, when Nigel Mansell (on his victory lap) stopped to give Ayrton Senna a taxi ride back to the pits on his side, after his McLaren had expired.

Although not always hosting the British Grand Prix, which moved to Brands Hatch for a while, it is however synonymous with the event, even if Bernie Ecclestone tries to shoot it down every year.

http://www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk/

By Phil Clark

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