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The British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone

Silverstone in Northamptonshire Photo: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Around 100,000 people are expected to descend on Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend as the British Formula One Grand Prix returns to the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire.

Lewis Hamilton tacking the chequered flag at Silverstone in 2008 Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

British Grand Prix facts

  • Silverstone hosted its first round in the Formula One World Championship in 1950.
  • This year's Grand Prix will be the 47th British Grand Prix.
  • Last year, a total of 297,000 people attended the British Grand Prix across the weekend. 127,000 watched the Sunday race.
  • The F1 drivers will complete 52 laps during the race - a total of 190.32 miles.
  • Fernando Alonso holds the lap record at Silverstone with a time of 1:30.874 set in 2010. His average speed was 145.01 mph.
Fernando Alonso holds the lap record at Silverstone Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The weekend timetable

10:00am Friday - 1st Practice session

2:00pm Friday - 2nd Practice session

10:00am Saturday - 3rd Practice session

1:00pm Saturday - Qualifying session

1:00pm Sunday - Race

Nico Rosberg finished today's second practice in first place with a time of 1:32.248 Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

An advance warning is in place for people travelling to the circuit over the weekend. No through traffic will be allowed on the A43 in both directions between A422 (Brackley) and A5 (Towcester) because of the Grand Prix.

Only race spectators will be able to use this section of the A43. A one way system will be in place for traffic heading into and out of Silverstone.

Diversion in place: Between M1 J15 using A508 and A422 via Old Stratford and A421 between Buckingham and the A43 just South of Brackley.

For more information on this weekend's British Grand Prix, visit the Silverstone website.