The 13th May 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the first Grand Prix championship race which took place at Silverstone Circuit on the 13th May 1950.
Silverstone have teamed up with Motor Sport Magazine to explore the past seven decades since that first race which has seen some truly epic battles take place at Silverstone. Motor Sport magazine have picked out one memorable battle from each decade and asked a key participant including world champions Sir Jackie Stewart and Lewis Hamilton, to recall how the race unfolded.
British success beckoned at Silverstone in 1956, with Vanwalls and Connaughts and BRMs comprising the first three rows on the grid. By the end of an epic race though, Juan Manuel Fangio proved his class once more. Click to read more.
Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart put on a show for British fans during the 1969 British Grand Prix. The pair duelled for the race win in a memorable battle, slip streaming by one another lap after lap, though in the end it was Stewart that prevailed. Click to read more.
A redesigning of the circuit ahead of the 1975 race was meant to lessen the chaos seen two years prior, but the ’75 race flew directly in the face of that. John Watson recalls the nightmare conditions, how he overcame them and drama that unfolded around him. Click to read more.
Few drivers have had such an affinity for a single circuit as Nigel Mansell did with Silverstone. The British crowd flocked in their thousands to watch their hero year after year, and in 1987 he took one of his favourite victories in front of a home crowd at fever pitch. Click to read more.
A home win for a driver is an experience like nothing else as Johnny Herbert explains in his archive story. He was the man to etch his name onto the Silverstone winners list in ’95 as he scored his first Formula 1 victory on home soil. Click to read more.
An off weekend up until race day had David Coulthard off the pace and searching for answers. But come Sunday, the clouds scattered, and the Scot rose to the challenge. He looks back at the British GP weekend from 2000. Click to read more.
Lewis Hamilton has notched up six victories at the British Grand Prix, and Silverstone has played host to some of his greatest victories. Two of those wins came in changeable conditions, and the six-time champion explains how he sailed to victory on both occasions. Click to read more.
Click to see every Formula 1 race winner at Silverstone across the decades.