“I agree that Maggots is not a really good name for a corner. Does anyone knows why it was named that way? “
Silverstone’s fast corners and sweeping curves make for very high average lap times, but how did some of those changes in direction get their names? “Maggots” conjures up some rather unpleasant mental pictures, but in fact the first sweeping chicane (right, at the top, with Becketts following, and then Hangar Straight) gains its title from Maggots Moor, which lies near the village of Whittlebury, just to the north-east.