70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Silverstone

First grand prix 1926

Number of laps 52

Race distance 306.291KM

Circuit length 5.891KM

Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix      

Silverstone fans will be delighted with the renewed 2020 F1 calendar. The legendary British circuit, will be on the calendar twice this year just like the Red Bull Ring. However, the second edition of the race has been renamed as the ''Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix''.

70 years of Formula 1

Formula 1 is already seventy years old in 2020. In 1950 the official Formula 1 championship was established and since then the absolute top of (car) motorsport.

The seventieth anniversary year of the sport should have broken the record of most races in a season. Originally this would have been 22, but because of the Corona crisis a number of races were cancelled. Nevertheless, in 2020 we will have many more races than in 1950, when the world championship consisted of only seven races.

Why Silverstone?

Silverstone is also often referred to as the cradle of Formula 1 and that is not without reason. Apart from the fact that the circuit is very popular among drivers and fans, it was also the place where it all started in 1950. The very first official Formula 1 Grand Prix was held on May 13th in 1950.

So there is no better place than Silverstone to celebrate the official seventieth anniversary race in Formula 1. Premier Boris Johnson has also made a personal commitment to have a double Formula 1 race on the British circuit in 2020.

What does the race weekend of the 70 Anniversary Grand Prix look like?

Due to the measures taken to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, fans unfortunately aren’t able to attend the Grand Prix this year. Also, stricts measures will be taken during the Grand Prix for any personal in order to minimize the risk of possible outbreaks.

It is expected that the sessions will follow the normal schedule. This means that we can probably expect two free practice sessions on Friday, a free practice session and a qualifying session on Saturday and the race on Sunday afternoon.

What time does the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix start?

Just like previous years, all sessions during the seventieth anniversary Grand Prix can be followed live via a live blog on GPblog's starting half an hour before each event. The start time of the Grand Prix is 15:10 GMT and the race can also be followed live on Sky Sports.
 

Session Date Time
Practice 1 7 August 2020 06:00 - 07:30
Practice 2 7 August 2020 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 3 8 August 2020 06:00 - 07:00
Qualifying 8 August 2020 09:00 - 10:00
Race 9 August 2020 09:10 - 11:10
Times are in America/New_York Timezone
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