?? THE 2019 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
ROUND 10. 12th-14th JULY.
1007TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 74TH BRITISH GRAND PRIX | 53RD GRAND PRIX AT SILVERSTONE
2018 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2018 WINNER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Friday 12th July
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time)
Saturday 13th July
Free Practice 3 (11am Local Time)
Qualifying (2pm Local Time)
Sunday 14th July
The 2019 British Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time)
?? WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS
If Lewis Hamilton wins this weekend, he’ll set a new outright record for the most British Grand Prix victories. He’s currently tied on five wins in Britain with Jim Clark and Alain Prost. He’d also set an outright record for the most wins at the British Grand Prix, a record which he currently shares with Prost. If he wins, Hamilton will become the first driver to have scored more than 200 points at the British Grand Prix.
In 2018, Lewis Hamilton equalled Ayrton Senna’s record of six poles at his home Grand Prix. Hamilton will take the outright record should he take a seventh British Grand Prix pole this season, while if he wins the race, Hamilton would equal Alain Prost’s record of six wins at his home event.
If a Mercedes-powered car takes pole, Mercedes will equal Renault as the most successful team in qualifying at Silverstone.
If Sebastian Vettel wins, he’ll become the ninth driver to have taken back-to-back victories at the Silverstone circuit.
You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.
ALL THE INFO
Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the 2019 race!
- The Ultimate Track Guide
- Track Stats (Coming Soon)
- Team Form (Coming Soon)
- Driver Form (Coming Soon)
- Lucky and Unlucky Grid Positions (Coming Soon)
2018 RACE RECAP
Lewis Hamilton took pole for the British Grand Prix, but Sebastian Vettel spoiled Hamilton’s home party on Sunday as he took victory in one of the season’s most enthralling races.
Brendon Hartley was left unable to compete in Qualifying following a huge crash in the final practice session as a result of a suspension failure. The Williams cars had difficulties in Qualifying due to a new rear wing, leaving Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll starting the race from the pit-lane alongside Hartley’s Toro Rosso. Lewis Hamilton started from pole at Silverstone for a record-breaking sixth time, but a tangle with Kimi Raikkonen left him down at the back of the field at the end of the first lap. Sebastian Vettel had struggled with a pain in his neck earlier in the weekend, but that failed to stop him taking the lead before his team-mate and Hamilton collided. Raikkonen was handed a ten-second penalty, while Bottas pursued Vettel for the lead. Charles Leclerc was having a strong race, but an incorrectly fitted tyre at his pit stop brought an early end to his race. Sauber’s bad day continued as Marcus Ericsson crashed at the first turn prompting a Safety Car period. As Vettel took the opportunity to pit for a second time, Mercedes opted to keep their cars out on track, meaning Bottas took the lead. Raikkonen duelled with Max Verstappen for fourth place after the Safety Car restart, with the Finnish driver ultimately getting ahead some laps later, before Verstappen retired with braking troubles. Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz collided, ending both of their races. Back at the front, Vettel snatched the lead back from Bottas with five laps to go. Hamilton soon cruised by his team-mate for second, while Raikkonen passed his fellow Finn for third place in the closing stages.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Lando Norris (McLaren)
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)
George Russell (Williams)
The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Toyoharu Tanabe (Honda)
Zak Brown (McLaren)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Marcin Budkowski (Renault)
Claire Williams (Williams)
Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Vitantonio Liuzzi.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:
FASTEST EVER LAP
The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2018. Will it be beaten over the race weekend?
Each weekend, the tyres will be known as Soft (red), Medium (yellow) and Hard (white), but the actual compounds will change each race weekend.
Pirelli supply teams with the C1, C2 and C3 compounds this race weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres can be found below:
2018 FASTEST LAP IN EACH SESSION
|Free Practice 1||1:27.487 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Free Practice 2||1:27.552 (Sebastian Vettel)|
|Free Practice 3||1:26.722 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Qualifying||1:25.892 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Grand Prix||1:30.696 (Sebastian Vettel)|
ON THIS DAY
While there have been six previous races held on 14th July, the 2019 British Grand Prix will be the first race to be held on 14th July in this millennium. All six races held on this date have also been held at Silverstone, in 1951, 1956, 1973, 1979, 1991 and 1996.
The Williams team have won all of the last three races to have been held on this date, with Clay Regazzoni taking victory in 1979, Nigel Mansell in 1991 and Jacques Villeneuve in 1996. Juan Manuel Fangio, who won the 1956 British Grand Prix, is the only driver to have won on this date and gone on to win the title in the same season.
The 1951 and 1991 British Grands Prix are the only races held on this date to have been won from pole position. In 1956, 1979 and 1996 the polesitter failed to finish the race, while polesitter Ronnie Peterson finished as runner-up in 1973. There’s yet to be a race on this date which has seen more than thirteen drivers cross the finish line
There have been a number of memorable moments on this date in F1 history: the 1951 British Grand Prix was the first F1 race in which the Ferrari team took victory and the 1991 race produced memorable scenes as Nigel Mansell gave Ayrton Senna a lift back to the pits after the Brazilian’s car ran out of fuel in the closing stages.