|1. Silverstone, the “Home of British Motor Racing”, hosted the first Formula One race in 1950.
2. With the four straights over the course of the lap the average speed is high.
3. Historically the weather can change a lot during the Silverstone weekend, which usually spices things up quite a bit.
4. The high-speed corners, swift changes of direction and abrasive surface mean that tyres take a beating at Silverstone.
5. After a short sprint comes the awesome Maggotts-Beckett-Chapel complex, a sweeping, high-speed complex of four connected turns that need rapid changes of direction and complete responsiveness from the engine.
6. The circuit features 18 corners - 10 right-hand and 8 left-hand.
7. The start-finish line was moved to the international pit straight that starts after Club Corner following the recent completion of the new pits and paddock complex with its impressive jagged-edge roof.
8. 58,000 square metres of asphalt and 56,000 square metres of gravel have gone into the new run-off areas.
9. The amount of TV cable laid out around Silverstone for the race would stretch from Dover to Calais and back.
10. If all of the sausages eaten over the weekend were to be lined up, they would measure 1.08 miles, the equivalent of a lap around Silverstone's Stowe circuit.