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.