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British Grand Prix 2017 - Stats & Facts

Written by  Jul 13, 2017

The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England.

The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix. It was designated the European Grand Prix five times between 1950 and 1977, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe.

British Prix, Round Ten of the 2017 Formula 1 season

Circuit Name: Silverstone

Race Laps: 52

Circuit Length: 5.891 km (3.66 mi)

Race Length: 306.291 km (190.32 mi)

Number of corners: 18 (10 Right, 8 Left)

DRS Zone: Two Zones (zone 1 Between turn 5 and 6, Zone 2 Between Turn 14 and 15)

Circuit Direction: Clockwise

Pole Position 2016: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Time 1:29.287

Race Lap record: Mark Webber 2013 – Red Bull Renault 1:33.401

Ultimate track record: 1:29.243 (HAM, Q2, 2016)

Distance from Pole to T1 Apex: 296.3 m

Pole Position Side: Left

Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control: 376.4 m

Drive-Through Time at 80 km/h: 16.9 s

Lap Time at Full Throttle: 58 %

Lap Distance at Full Throttle: 70 %

Gear Changes per Lap: 40

Braking Events (>2G)         8

Heavy Braking Events (<0.4s @ >4G) 3

Fuel Consumption: Medium

Maximum Lateral G-Force: 4.8G

Maximum Speed: 328 km/h

Track Evolution (P1 – Qualifying) Low

Key Overtaking Opportunities T2/3, T15

Silverstone Circuit

  

Pirelli used compounds

Tyres that must be available (one of them to be used) at some point in the race:

One set of P Zero White medium

One set of P Zero Red Yellow soft

Tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:                     

One set of P Zero Red Super-Soft

Teams/Drivers compounds choice

Driver Soft Super-Soft Ultra-Soft
Lewis Hamilton 2 3 8
Valtteri Bottas 1 4 8
Daniel Ricciardo 2 2 9
Max Verstappen 2 2 9
Sebastian Vettel 1 5 7
Kimi Raikkonen 2 4 7
Sergio Perez 1 2 10
Esteban Ocon 1 2 10
Lance Stroll 1 4 8
Felipe Massa 2 3 8
Stoffel Vandoorne 1 2 10
Fernando Alonso 1 2 10
Daniil Kvyat 2 3 8
Carlos Sainz 2 3 8
Romain Grosjean 1 5 7
Kevin Magnussen 1 5 7
Nico Hulkenberg 2 3 8
Jolyon Palmer 2 3 8
Marcus Ericsson 2 4 7
Pascal Wehrlein 3 3 7

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“The decision to bring softer tyres to Silverstone than we had originally planned was taken by Pirelli, but with the full approval of the drivers, FIA, teams and promoters, who have appreciated what we are trying to do with this more aggressive nomination. This should open up extra possibilities for different strategies and push teams towards more than one pit stop, although we’ll obviously have a better idea of exact wear and degradation rates when we get there, especially with the supersoft that makes its Silverstone race debut. With Silverstone being among the most demanding tracks for tyres of the entire season, it will be interesting to see how one of the softest tyres in the 2017 range performs there. A lot will depend on the weather: in the past, we’ve seen an extremely wide range of conditions and temperatures”.

SILVERSTONE MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)

 

EOS CAMBER LIMIT

British Grand Prix Winners 1950 – 2016

Year

Driver

Constructor

Location

2016

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Silverstone

2015

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

2013

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

2012

Mark Webber

Red Bull-Renault

2011

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

2010

Mark Webber

Red Bull-Renault

2009

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

2008

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2007

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

2006

Fernando Alonso

Renault

2005

Juan Pablo Montoya

McLaren-Mercedes

2004

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2003

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari

2002

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2001

Mika Hakkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

2000

David Coulthard

McLaren-Mercedes

1999

David Coulthard

McLaren-Mercedes

1998

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault

1996

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault

1995

Johnny Herbert

Benetton-Renault

1994

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1993

Alain Prost

Williams-Renault

1992

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Renault

1991

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Renault

1990

Alain Prost

Ferrari

1989

Alain Prost

McLaren-Honda

1988

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1987

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Honda

1986

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Honda

Brands Hatch

1985

Alain Prost

McLaren-TAG

Silverstone

1984

Niki Lauda

McLaren-TAG

Brands Hatch

1983

Alain Prost

Renault

Silverstone

1982

Niki Lauda

McLaren-Ford

Brands Hatch

1981

John Watson

McLaren-Ford

Silverstone

1980

Alan Jones

Williams-Ford

Brands Hatch

1979

Clay Regazzoni

Williams-Ford

Silverstone

1978

Carlos Reutemann

Ferrari

Brands Hatch

1977

James Hunt

McLaren-Ford

Silverstone

1976

Niki Lauda

Ferrari

Brands Hatch

1975

Emerson Fittipaldi

McLaren-Ford

Silverstone

1974

Jody Scheckter

Tyrrell-Ford

Brands Hatch

1973

Peter Revson

McLaren-Ford

Silverstone

1972

Emerson Fittipaldi

Lotus-Ford

Brands Hatch

1971

Jackie Stewart

Tyrrell-Ford

Silverstone

1970

Jochen Rindt

Lotus-Ford

Brands Hatch

1969

Jackie Stewart

Matra-Ford

Silverstone

1968

Jo Siffert

Lotus-Ford

Brands Hatch

1967

Jim Clark

Lotus-Ford

Silverstone

1966

Jack Brabham

Brabham-Repco

Brands Hatch

1965

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax

Silverstone

1964

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax

Brands Hatch

1963

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax

Silverstone

1962

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax

Aintree

1961

Wolfgang von Trips

Ferrari

1960

Jack Brabham

Cooper-Climax

Silverstone

1959

Jack Brabham

Cooper-Climax

Aintree

1958

Peter Collins

Ferrari

Silverstone

1957

Stirling Moss

Vanwall

Aintree

Tony Brooks

1956

Juan-Manuel Fangio

Lancia-Ferrari

Silverstone

1955

Stirling Moss

Mercedes-Benz

Aintree

1954

José Froilán González

Ferrari

Silverstone

1953

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari

1952

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari

1951

José Froilán González

Ferrari

1950

Giuseppe Farina

Alfa Romeo


Multiple Winners
(Drivers)

Wins

Driver

Years

5

Jim Clark

1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967

Alain Prost

1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993

4

Nigel Mansell

1986, 1987, 1991, 1992

Lewis Hamilton

2008, 2014, 2015, 2016

3

Jack Brabham

1959, 1960, 1966

Niki Lauda

1976, 1982, 1984

Michael Schumacher

1998, 2002, 2004

2

Alberto Ascari

1952, 1953

José Froilán González

1951, 1954

Stirling Moss

1955, 1957

Jackie Stewart

1969, 1971

Emerson Fittipaldi

1972, 1975

Jacques Villeneuve

1996, 1997

David Coulthard

1999, 2000

Fernando Alonso

2006, 2011

Mark Webber

2010, 2012

 


Multiple Winners
(Constructors)

# of Wins

Constructor

Years won

15

Ferrari

1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1976,

 1978, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011

14

McLaren

1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985,

 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008

10

Williams

1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 

1994, 1996, 1997

8

Lotus

1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972

5

Mercedes

1955, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

3

Red Bull

2009, 2010, 2012

2

Cooper

1959, 1960

Tyrrell

1971, 1974

Renault

1983, 2006


Numbers and Facts

(*Underlined in Silverstone)

Most winning driver: 5, Jim Clark (1962 – 63 – 64 – 65 67) and Alain Prost (1983 8589 90 93 )

Most wins (constructor) 15, Ferrari (most recent 2011 – they also have 1 win with Lancia-Ferrari in 1956)

Wins from pole position 25, Most recent 2016 (Lewis Hamilton) – 18 wins from pole at Silverstone

Lowest grid for past winner 8, 1978 (C.Reutemann at Brands Hatch). At Silverstone lowest grid is 7 (1975 – E.Fittipaldi)

Most recent 1-2 finish 2015, Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg)

Most emphatic win 1 lap, 1952 56 69 75 (all Silverstone)

Closest winning margin 0.2s 1955 (Aintree). Closest at Silverstone was in 2013 – 0.765s

Rain-affected races 12, (1953 54 – 61 – 66 – 75 88 98 2002 08 11 15 16)

Safety Car-affected races 12 (1993 97 98 99 2003 04 05 06 10 13 14 15 16)

Red Flag (and result declared) races 1, 1975

Fastest race 1985, 65 laps @ 1hr 18m 10.436s

Slowest race 1956, 101 laps @ 2hrs 59m 47.0s (1955 race at Aintree lasted 3hrs 07m 21.2s)

Most pole positions (driver) 5, Jim Clark (1962 – 63 64 65 67 )

Most pole positions (constructor) 15, Ferrari (recent 2012)

What Happened last race here?

During Saturday's qualifying session, Hamilton achieved the 55th pole position of his career to start from the front of the grid, ahead of Rosberg and Max Verstappen.

The race began behind the safety car due to rain shortly before the start.

Hamilton was able to convert his pole position into a third straight victory at the British Grand Prix, leading home Rosberg and Verstappen in changing conditions.

Rosberg came under investigation by the race stewards after he received detailed instructions by his team how to work around a gearbox problem in the closing laps of the race, a practice forbidden under Formula 1 regulations.

He was later handed a ten-second time penalty, demoting him to third place.

2016 Race Classification

Pos

Driver

Constructor

Time/Retired

Grid

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:34:55.831

1

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+8.25

3

3

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

+16.911

2

4

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+26.211

4

5

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

+1:09.743

5

6

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

+1:16.941

10

7

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

+1:17.712

8

8

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1.25.858

7

9

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

+1:31.6542

11

10

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1:32.600

15

11

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

+1 Lap

12

12

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

17

13

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

9

14

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

+1 Lap

6

15

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

+1 Lap

21

16

Esteban Gutiérrez

Haas-Ferrari

+1 Lap

14

17

 Kevin Magnussen

Renault

Gearbox

16

Ret

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

Gearbox

18

Ret

Rio Haryanto

MRT-Mercedes

Spun off

19

Ret

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

Transmission

13

Ret

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

Power unit

PL

Ret

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT-Mercedes

Spun off

20


Did you know?

DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel has still not won back-to-back Grand Prix since he won the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. That race ended a 9-race run of victories that started in Belgium,

(BEL, ITA, SIN, KOR, JAP, IND, ABU, USA, BRA)

Vettel has now finished 150 different F1 World Championship GP in the points

Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only drivers to have finished in the points in all races so far this season

Hamilton needs just 1 more top ten finish to = Jenson Button’s 162 GP in the points, an all-time record for a British driver. Most all-time for a driver of any nationality is

221 races in the points by Michael Schumacher

Hamilton is just 2 pole positions from equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 F1 GP pole positions. Since he has been at Mercedes he has taken pole 40 times already. That is nearly 50% of all races he’s started for the team (40/ 84 = 47.6%).

Hamilton has won (56) 28.4% of all GP he’s started (197) and is in the top 10 drivers races to win ratio of all-time. Here’s how he compares:- 1. Fangio 47.0%, 2. Ascari 40.6%, 3. Clark 34.7%, 4. M. Schumacher 29.7%, 5. Hamilton 28.4%, 6. Ja. Stewart 27.2%, 7. Prost 25.6%, 8. A. Senna 25.5%, 9. Moss 24.2% 10. Vettel 24.1% (45/187)

Hamilton starting to trouble Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 116 front row starts. Hamilton has to date started 111 Grand Prix from the front row

Kimi Raikkonen’s next win if ever it comes will be the 21st of his F1 career and will also be the most by a Finnish driver in F1. Currently he shares the record of 20 wins by

a Finn with Mika Hakkinen

The Spanish Grand Prix marked the first anniversary of Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix win. He has until the Singapore Grand Prix in September to win a second while still a teenager. (20th birthday on September 30th 2017). He is of course, so far the only teenager in F1 history to win a F1 World Championship Grand Prix and could still become the only teenager to take pole position too for a F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Max and Ricardo Rodriguez who started the 1961 Italian Grand Prix from P2 in his Ferrari when aged 19 years and 208 days are the only teenage drivers to date to have started a Grand Prix from the front row (Max the youngest, at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix where he started P2 he was aged18 years and 333 days

The British GP is scheduled to be Verstappen’s, Carlos Sainz’s and Kevin Magnussen’s 50th F1 GP starts

Sergio Perez needs just 1 more podium to become the Mexican driver with the most F1 podiums (currently = with Pedro Rodriguez on 7)

The British GP is likely to be the 50th race since Nico Hulkenberg last led a GP, Brazil 2014. The only race he’s led since Brazil 2014 is the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours which of course he won sharing a Porsche 919 Hybrid with New Zealander Earl Bamber and British driver Nick Tandy

CONSTRUCTORS

Mercedes next win will be its 70th in the F1 World Championship as a constructor

Mercedes in Great Britain will be aiming to lockout the front row for the 50th time. The all-time record is 62 and is jointly held by McLaren and Williams

Mercedes as a constructor has set the same number of race fastest laps in F1 World Championship GP as Red Bull (52)

Mercedes now led the same number of F1 World Championship GP as a constructor as Renault - as a constructor (88)

Ferrari has still not scored consecutive pole positions since Fernando Alonso took pole for the Scuderia at the 2012 British and German Grand Prix and has still not

scored a consecutive front row lock-out since Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa lock-out the front row for the 2006 US and French Grand Prix

Ferrari last season was the only team to score championship points at all 21 events

Mercedes and Red Bull are just 2 podiums apart. Mercedes has 139 podium places to date while Red bull has 141. The most is Ferrari with 716

Red Bull has achieved a podium result for at least one of their drivers in 105 different F1 Grand Prix. Mercedes has achieved their podium score in 89 Grand Prix

The current Williams team traces its origins back to the setting up of Williams Grand Prix Engineering by Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977. This year the team will

be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The team began by running a March for Belgian Patrick Neve who sadly died earlier is year and later in 1978, became a constructor

running a single FW06 car for Alan Jones. In 1979 the team expanded to 2 cars with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones. Regazzoni won Williams’s first Grand Prix, at Silversone

in 1979 while Jones claimed Williams’s first driver’s and first constructor’s titles in 1980. Frank Williams had made his first forays into F1 in 1969, running a Brabham for

Piers Courage. Campaigns with De Tomaso, private March’s, with his own cars and ex-works Heskeths latterly in conjunction with Canadian-Austrian entrepreneur Walter

Wolf followed but it wasn’t until Williams teamed up with Head and started a new team all over again that Williams’s F1 fortunes really took off

BRITISH GRAND PRIX

A fifth pole position on Saturday for Lewis Hamilton would equal Jim Clark’s all-time record. His 4 poles to date is already a record for British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Hamilton can equal Jim Clark’s and Alain Prost’s all-time record of the most F1 World Championship-qualifying British Grand Prix with a fifth win on Sunday. If Hamilton does win it would be his fourth in a row and would equal the record for the most consecutive British Grand Prix wins set by Jim Clark between 1962 and 1965.

Hamilton if he wins would also become the first driver ever to win 4 British Grand Prix in a row at Silverstone (Clark’s 1962 win was at Aintree and his 1964 win was at

Brands Hatch

Mercedes currently share the record for the most consecutive British Grand Prix wins with Lotus and Williams (4). A win on Sunday would be their fifth in a row

Driver’s Championship standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

171

2

Lewis Hamilton

151

3

Valtteri Bottas

136

4

Daniel Ricciardo

107

5

Kimi Raikkonen

83

6

Sergio Perez

50

7

Max Verstappen

45

8

Esteban Ocon

39

9

Carlos Sainz

29

10

Felipe Massa

22

11

Lance Stroll

18

12

Nico Hulkenberg

18

13

Romain Grosjean

18

14

Kevin Magnussen

11

15

Pascal Wehrlein

5

16

Daniil Kvyat

4

17

Fernando Alonso

2

18

Jolyon Palmer

0

19

Marcus Ericsson

0

20

Stoffel Vandoorne

0

21

Antonio Giovinazzi

0


Constructor’s Championship standing

Pos

Team

Points

1

MERCEDES

287

2

FERRARI

254

3

RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER

152

4

FORCE INDIA MERCEDES

89

5

WILLIAMS MERCEDES

40

6

TORO ROSSO

33

7

HAAS FERRARI

29

8

RENAULT

18

9

SAUBER FERRARI

5

10

MCLAREN HONDA

2


Driver’s penalty points
:

Driver

Penalty points

Sebastian Vettel

7

Carlos Sainz

7

Daniil Kvyat

7

Kevin Magnussen

5

Jolyon Palmer

5

Sergio Perez

5

Stoffel Vandoorne

5

Nico Hulkenberg

4

Esteban Ocon

3

Romain Grosjean

3

Pascal Wehrlein

2

Felipe Massa

2

Lewis Hamilton

2

Jenson Button

2

Max Verstappen

1

 

 

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