British GP Race Week

After a week gap from Canadian GP, we head to British GP. One of the oldest and most iconic tracks in calendar. So here are some interesting stats and records for Silverstone race weekend

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British GP Race Week

This race week it will be the 73rd entry of British Grand Prix.

Short facts

  • Lap distance: 5.891km. Total distance: 306.198km (52 laps)
  • 2021 pole position: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  • 2021 race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • Grid was set by sprint qualifying in 2021. This year there won’t be sprint qualifying.
  • Race lap record: Verstappen, 2020: 1.27.097

Review:

Start time: 1400GMT (1500 local)

Lewis Hamilton has won the British GP 8 times and could become the first driver to win the same race nine times. He shares the record with Michael Schumacher (eight at the French Grand Prix).

He has also been on pole seven times at Silverstone and on the podium 11 times. No driver has been on the podium more at a home race.

Struggling with underperformance this year, Mercedes may lose out on podium after dominating win in eight of the last nine British Grands Prix.

Every winner has started from fourth or higher since 2000.

Among the current drivers, four have won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen.

Max Verstappen won the 70th anniversary race at the circuit in 2020, the first time Silverstone hosted two races in a single season due to Covid.

Ferrari have won record 17 times here in Silverstone.

Here are how the drivers and constructors’ championship look after Montreal:

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