The Changing Face of Silverstone
Few circuits have undergone as many changes as Formula One’s first circuit: Silverstone. Indeed, the changes even start before that 1950 British Grand Prix which started it all off. A very different looking circuit layout greeted the drivers in 1948. After that it was a tail of gradual change, largely in the name of safety until 2010. At the point, the new ‘Arena’ section significantly altered the configuration, adding an extra dimension to Silverstone’s high speed curves and powerful straights. The following year, the Formula One paddock moved to a new pit lane in the latest of Silverstone’s evolutions.
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