Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit

Silverstone is the host of the Foster's British Grand Prix and the Home of British Motor Racing.

Originally used as a wartime airfield the circuit was converted to racing in 1948 when a track using a combination of runways and perimeter road was created. Two Grands Prix were held on that configuration before the runway was abandoned. The circuit has a special place in the hearts of Ferrari fans as it was here that, in 1951, Jose Froilan Gonzalez scored the first ever World Championship victory for the Scuderia.

Silverstone Satellite Photograph

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