Key facts

Address Silverstone, Northamptonshire England, United Kingdom
Capacity 150,000
Build Date 1948
Who is the owner of Silverstone Circuit? British Racing Drivers’ Club
Where is Silverstone Circuit located? 52°4′43″N 1°1′1″W


Silverstone is the home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was built on the site of a former RAF air field and has been host to the British Grand Prix since 1948.

The Lap Distance of the British Grand Prix Circuit is 3.194 miles (5.14 km). The lap record was set in 1997 by Michael Schumacher.


Fosters served throughout the venue.

Admission prices

Dependant on event, can be in hundreds for top seats at the British Grand Prix.

How to get to

Approaching from the M40, exit at Junction 10 (from the South) and follow the A43 signposted to Northampton, or, Junction 11 (from the North) and follow the A442 to the A43. It should take you approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic. Approaching from the M1, exit at Junction 15a and follow signs for the A43 Oxford. It will take you approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic.