Silverstone Track Days

Silverstone race track is possibly the most famous in the UK, mainly due to the fact that it has hosted the British Grand Prix exclusively since 1987 and on an alternating basis before then. This venue also hosts many other events such as Britcar 24, the UK's only 24 hour driving event and the British Touring Car championship.

The venue is built on the site of a former World War 2 bomber base and the three run ways are still present and the first ever races here were held on the runways themselves. From 1949 the decision was made to alter the track to make it a better racing circuit and changes have been going on until as recently as the year 2000.

Modern day Silverstone circuit is around 2.25 miles long with a total of 10 turns to contend with on a full lap. There are enough straights to test a cars top speed to the limit while the Chicane and corners such as Priory and Stowe will test a vehicle’s handling abilities to the maximum. The record lap time here is just under one minute and nineteen seconds, set by somebody called Schumacher back in 2004.

The Silverstone track is partly in Northamptonshire partly in Buckinghamshire and roughly the same distance away from Milton Keynes and Northampton, a very central location making it an ideal venue to travel to from much of the UK.

  • Centrally located making this venue easily accessible from most of the UK
  • Probably the most famous racing circuit in the UK
  • Several long straights and no fewer than ten corners, enough to put any car through it's paces