Silverstone archive

Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll) 13th July 2010, 10:00

You take great risks when you tamper with a masterpiece – but that’s just what the British Grand Prix organisers had to do at Silverstone ahead of this year’s race. The changes added a fast new corner to the track at Abbey and the new section of track was the scene of some exciting racing […]

New Silverstone ‘even tougher on tyres’ 5th July 2010, 10:58

Bridgestone say the revised Silverstone circuit will be even tougher on tyres than the previous layout – which was already one of the hardest on the calendar for tyre wear. Director of motorsport tyre development Hirohide Hamashima said: The track was previously one of the most severe for the tyres in terms of layout and […]

Is the new Silverstone better for F1? After a day in the stands I think so 2nd May 2010, 19:10

In the 12 years I’ve been to Silverstone to watch F1 and other races the track has changed very little. So it felt strange to stand at Abbey today and watch the cars turn right instead of left. But having seen GT1 and Formula Three races at the track today I think the revised circuit […]

Will Monza lose “fastest track” crown? 30th April 2010, 9:25

The revised Silverstone circuit revealed yesterday could take Monza’s place as the fastest track in Formula 1. Though F1 cars will hit higher top speeds at Monza, the projected average lap speed for F1 cars at the new Silverstone is 4kph faster than that achieved at Monza last year. Here’s why.

Silverstone boss explains why they didn’t use Tilke for Arena track upgrades 29th April 2010, 17:29

Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips said they chose rival company Populous to produce their new Arena circuit because they didn’t want to risk someone ‘;wrecking’ the track.

Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey

The revised Silverstone Arena Circuit, which will hold the 2010 British Grand Prix, was formally opened today by the Duke of York in a ceremony at the track. BRDC President Damon Hill drove the Duke around the circuit. Current and past F1 drivers were on hand for the unveiling of the track including Mark Webber […]

Silverstone Arena track laid (Pictures) 9th March 2010, 10:21

Tarmac for the new Arena sequence at Silverstone, which will be used for the 2010 British Grand Prix, had been laid. Pictures released by the circuit today also show the revised run-off areas at Brooklands and Woodcote corners towards the end of the lap. Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Richard Phillips said work was progressing […]

Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010 11th February 2010, 16:36

The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ??5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and […]

Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures) 27th January 2010, 16:27

Silverstone has begun work to build the new “Arena” circuit which it intends to use for this year’s British Grand Prix. The grandstands opposite the pits have been knocked down and several bridges have also been removed as the circuit’s remodelling begins. These stands will be re-constructed in time for this year’s race and the […]

Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures) 7th December 2009, 15:50

Silverstone intends to use a new track layout for the 2010 British Grand Prix. The new circuit will include most of Silverstone’s signature high-speed bends such as Copse, Maggotts, Becketts and Stowe, but not the high-speed Bridge corner. But a circuit spokesperson told F1 Fanatic he expected the new circuit to be “equally, if not […]