Silverstone Set to Host Formula 1 Grand Prix of Britain Until 2034
Silverstone, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, has assured its role as the location for the event for the next decade, according to a statement released by the world championship promoter, Formula 1, on Thursday. With this, the racing tradition continues in the region until 2034.
Continuing a Long-standing Tradition
The F1 British Grand Prix, which has been annually held at Silverstone without fail since 1987, has secured its place in the F1 calendar until 2034, following a ten-year extension agreement with the Silverstone promoter and its owner, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), says the announcement.
Britain and Formula 1: A Historic Partnership
This fresh deal will see the Northamptonshire circuit enter its ninth decade, having had the privilege of hosting the inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1950. To add to its rich heritage, Silverstone was the setting for the first-ever F1 race on May 13, 1950, won by Italian driver Giuseppe Farina, behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo.
Silverstone: A Home to F1 Teams
The Silverstone circuit, nestled on a former Royal Air Force (RAF) base, serves as home ground for most racing teams, located within a triangular area between Birmingham, London, and Bristol.
Among the Most Frequent F1 Venues
Counting the number of races since the inception of the F1 World Championship in 1950, Britain’s Grand Prix at the fast Silverstone track takes the third spot. Only Italy’s Monza and the Circuit de Monaco have seen more F1 actions. The 59th Grand Prix is scheduled for the weekend commencing on July 7th.
The 2024 Formula 1 season commences on Saturday, March 2nd, with the racing action kicking off in Bahrain.