2014 British Grand Prix

Watch the 2014 British Grand Prix live from Silverstone

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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Silverstone GPThe British love motor racing. There’s something about the way man merges with machine in a Titanic battle for mastery of the road. We love the plucky underdog. We love the big shot racing drivers. And we love the young upstart. When it comes to F1, we pretty much love the whole package: the cars, the glamour, the girls, the champagne and the unrelenting noise.

Over the years, Britain has turned out some formidable racing drivers, from Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard to Lewis Hamilton, who still turns out the occasional podium finish for Mercedes. This summer, he’ll be hoping to triumph when the F1 GP comes home to Silverstone. This well-loved circuit has been the permanent home of the British Grand Prix since the late '80s. A weekend at the races promises to be an ear-splitting spectacle that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the bravery and skill of the world’s greatest racing drivers.

 

2014 British Grand Prix: everything you need to know


   

2014 British Grand Prix: setting 2014 British Grand Prix: setting

Silverstone first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948, but in subsequent years, the honour was divided among England’s other major tracks at Aintree and Brands Hatch. Since becoming Britain’s permanent Formula One race track in 1987, Silverstone has undergone a raft of improvements. Its origins, build upon an RAF bomber station, can still be seen however in the triangle-shaped outline that mirrors the runways that once reverberated to the sound of WWII fighters. Today, Silverstone proudly claims to be the home of motor racing, despite what other nations may claim to the contrary.

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2014 British Grand Prix: ticketing 2014 British Grand Prix: ticketing

Tickets for the 2014 Grand Prix start at less than £40, but these only cover general admission to the grandstand and Kaiser Chiefs concert on Thursday 3 July. It’s the first time Silverstone has hosted such an event and it promises to be a lively affair. Real racing fans will want to stump up for a weekend pass or a Sunday ticket when the main race takes place. Family tickets are available, making the cost of a weekend’s racing action more reasonable.

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2014 British Grand Prix: weekend schedule 2014 British Grand Prix: weekend schedule

For members of the elite Paddock Club, a pit lane walk is scheduled for 8.45am on Friday 28 June. The first practice session commences shortly afterwards. Throughout the day, GP2 and GP3 practices will also be held, while there’s an F1 press conference scheduled for 4pm. F1 qualifying starts at 1pm on Saturday 29 June, followed by the G2 and G3 races. The Red Arrows will usher in the main event on Sunday with a spectacular aerial display at 12pm. Then, an hour later, the F1 drivers will bring the high-speed entertainment.

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2014 British Grand Prix: pubs near Silverstone 2014 British Grand Prix: pubs near Silverstone

The Silverstone circuit is positioned close to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. While many visitors choose to drive straight to the circuit from London, others prefer to stay nearby and explore the local area when all the mayhem has died down. There are a few cracking pubs in the surrounding area, with the pick of the bunch being The Fox & Hounds. This Whittlebury gastro-pub serves up hearty food and a selection of excellent local ales.

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2014 British Grand Prix: outdoor activities in Northamptonshire 2014 British Grand Prix: outdoor activities in Northamptonshire

After a weekend watching Formula One cars tear around a racetrack, you may feel a little flat when you retreat to your holiday cottage. Thankfully, Northamptonshire offers plenty of options to keep the whole family active and entertained. The region boasts a number of award-winning country parks complete with surfaced trails, picnic areas and cycle paths. Explore the Edwardian reservoir at Sywell Country Park and let the kids clamber through the high ropes adventure course at Irchester.

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Images

Grand Prix image 1 © PresidenBertho
Grand Prix image 2 © First Stop - Bridgestone's UK tyre retail network
Grand Prix image 3 ©  themechanic123
Grand Prix image 4 © Ben Sutherland
Boathouse pub image © Dave Hamster
Tunnel image © shirokazan

 

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