Must know forward of the British Grand Prix

Must know forward of the British Grand Prix

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Spherical 10 of the 2023 FIA Components One World Championship sees groups and drivers compete on the residence of motorsport, the British Grand Prix. F1Technical’s senior author Balázs Szabó picks out the trivia forward of the Silverstone spherical.

Observe info – The 5.891km-long observe is among the favorite with drivers and followers due to the sequences of quick and flowing corners that thrill each rivals and spectators alike. Drivers will cowl a complete of 52 lap as we speak to finish the race distance of 306.198km. The quickest race lap belongs to Max Verstappen who set the quickest ever race lap with a time of 1’27.097 in 2020. Drivers might want to adhere to a pace restrict of 80km/h within the pit lane when diving into the pits for recent tyres.

Three – Over the 73-year-long historical past of Components One, three completely different venue have hosted the British Grand Prix. Aintree has appeared 4 occasions on Grand Prix calendar, Manufacturers Hatch on twelve events whereas Silverstone has given place to all the opposite races. Brooklands held the primary two races, albeit it was forward of the beginning of the F1 championship.

Ferrari and Ferrari – The Italian producer is essentially the most profitable marque each as a constructor and an engine provider. They’ve claimed 16 victories up to now in historical past of the British Grand Prix. McLaren is the second most profitable constructor with fourteen wins adopted by Williams with ten wins. Among the many engine suppliers, Ferrari is adopted by Ford with fourteen triumphs and Renault with twelve victories.

78 – At the moment’s race would be the 78th working of the British Grand Prix and the 74th FIA Components One British Grand Prix. It was first held again in 1926, adopted by three different races earlier than 1950. The venue then grew to become the birthplace for Grand Prix racing. Since then, the venue has by no means missed the calendar and can play host to the 74th Components One British Grand Prix as we speak.

First triumph – Silverstone is the venue the place Scuderia Ferrari took its maiden F1 victory in 1951 courtesy of José Froilán González in a 375 F1.

Overtaking help – There are two DRS zones at Silverstone. The primary one has its detection level 25m earlier than Flip 3 and its activation level 30m after Flip 5. The second zone has its detection level at Flip 11 and its activation level at Flip 14.

Experience onboard with @Max33Verstappen for his pole lap at Silverstone! 🤩#BritishGP #F1 @Pirellisport

— Components 1 (@F1) July 8, 2023

Arduous compounds – With the British circuit inserting the best vitality calls for on tyres all 12 months, Pirelli has nominated the three compounds of the extra sturdy finish of its vary for this weekend: C1 because the P Zero White laborious, C2 because the P Zero Yellow medium, and C3 because the P Zero Crimson smooth.

Modifications – The 5.891km Silverstone observe has gone by way of some modifications for this 12 months. The straight gravel half within the run-off in Flip 1 has been changed with a 40x40m asphalt part. Between Turns 5 and 6 on the LHS new concrete partitions with a particles fence have been put in. At Turns 6 and 9, the tyre boundaries have been changed with new tyres together with new conveyor belts. Moreover, between Turns 13 and 14 on the LHS boundaries have been realigned for roughly 260m.

The house hero – Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is essentially the most profitable driver within the historical past of the British Grand Prix, having received his residence race eight occasions. The Stevenage-born driver scored his first win at Silverstone in difficult moist situations in 2008, however wanted to attend for his second win till 2014, and has received each British Grand Prix since then aside from the 2018 version of the race that was received by Sebastian Vettel.

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