Circuit Length: 5.901 Km
Lap Record: 1:30.874 = 233.373 km/h F. Alonso (Ferrari) 2010
F1 returns to what TV commentator Martin Brundle now calls “the centre of the universe for motor racing”.
A spectacular makeover has seen the arrival of Silverstone’s ‘Wing’, a 390m-long, 30m-high new pit building opened in May.
New slow corners like Village and the left-right before the main straight mean the new-look track will demand new tactics.
This was the scene in 2010 of one of Mark Webber’s greatest drives, a front-row-to- flag victory fuelled by his anger at seeing a new wing of a different kind given to Vettel; the result prompted his now infamous ‘Not bad for a #2 driver’ comment.
Webber’s been on the front row here in each of the last three years – but still waits for his first Silverstone pole.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:29.615 = 236.652 km/h
1st: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault)
2nd: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
3rd: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
1:30.875 = 233.373 km/h
His full record at Silverstone:
2002 (Minardi) Q 20 / R dnf