SIL­VER­STONE: FOR­MULA 1 BRI­TISH GRAND PRIX July 8-10

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It’s no sur­prise the Bri­tish Grand Prix is on this list, how­ever it is quite fright­en­ing to con­sider the num­ber of mo­tor­sport fans who haven’t made the pil­grim­age to For­mula 1’s old­est race.

The home of the Bri­tish Grand Prix con­tin­u­ously since 1987 af­ter ro­tat­ing with Brands Hatch be­tween 1964-87 and Ain­tree be­fore that, Sil­ver­stone pro­vides one of the tough­est tests on the F1 cal­en­dar with bril­liant high-speed cor­ners like Mag­gotts and Beck­etts.

De­spite Mercedes’ dom­i­nance over the last two years, Sil­ver­stone has con­tin­ued to throw a span­ner in the works, with last year’s event al­most won by Wil­liams. The Grove jumped ahead of the front row­start­ing Mercs and held the lead for the first por­tion of the race, but leader Felipe Massa held up team-mate Valt­teri Bot­tas and the Sil­ver Ar­rows were soon through. Lewis Hamil­ton took the win and will be look­ing to be­come only the se­cond driver to take three straight Bri­tish GPS af­ter Jim Clark.

This year’s event should bring a stronger chal­lenge from Fer­rari as it closed the gap to Mercedes in 2015, and the Ital­ian mar­que has the most wins at the event – 15 – one ahead of Mclaren.

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