The 2023 British Grand Prix
England, the birthplace of Formula One, as many call it. After all, the first offical championship Grand Prix was held here, although that was over 70 years ago. Today, Silverstone is still the Grand Prix of the season that many teams are looking forward to. It is also a special circuit for most drivers, as the track demands a lot.
Fast rules, technical sections of corners and, above all, a lot of speed. In the first sector, today's cars have so much grip that the average speed has only increased in recent years. In addition, the hairpin offers additional overtaking opportunities.
In recent seasons, Silverstone has caused problems with the tyres. In 2020, Lewis Hamilton managed to cross the finish line with a flat tyre, while Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas also had tyre problems towards the end of the race. In 2021, Pirelli came up with a firmer rubber, mainly due to the retirements of Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen in Baku that same year.
The 2022 edition was won by Carlos Sainz. In what was arguably the best race of the season, Max Verstappen picked up damage and had to fight hard with Mick Schumacher in the final stages of the race for P7. A late safety car period set up a dramatic last 10 laps. Sainz beat Leclerc at the restart, who drove free but a series of undescribable overtakes took place behind him. Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton completed the podium.
What does the British Grand Prix race weekend look like?
The first free practice session is scheduled for July 7th at 12:30pm [UK time]. FP2 is held at 4pm UK time. Qualifying starts on Saturday, July 8th at 3pm, followed by the race on Sunday, July 9.
What time does the British Grand Prix start?
As in previous years, the British GP can be followed live on the GPblog.com blog from half an hour before the start of the race. The start time of the British Grand Prix is 15:00 (UK time) and the race can also be followed live on your local TV option from that time.