The Iconic British Grand Prix Roars into Action

Grand Prix - Speedyreg
Grand Prix – Speedyreg

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, the F1 round on home turf, it’s the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The season is well underway with Lewis Hamilton looking good so far. Will he make it a sixth World Championship win this year? If he does he’s coming close to the record of seven wins achieved by Michael Schumacher. Of the last five races at Silverstone, Hamilton has won four of them, it’s obviously a track that works well for him.

For all his achievements, Lewis Hamilton really should treat himself to one of our personalised number plates and we’ve found one that is just perfect for him… LEW 15H. Or if he’d like to show his love for the British Grand Prix then he could pick one of our many BGP plates such as C11 BGP, D1 BGP or E2 BGP.

Watch for free on Channel 4

For the first time, the British Grand Prix will be shown live on Channel 4 from 2:10pm until 4:10pm. That means you can at least watch one Grand Prix without a subscription to Sky Sports F1. Coverage will also be continuing as usual on Sky Sports F1 of course, with extra coverage of the practice rounds and qualifying, which you won’t get to enjoy on Channel 4.

The Schedule

Practice 1 – Friday, July 12 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Practice 2 – Friday, July 12 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Practice 3 – Saturday, July 13 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Qualifying – Saturday, July 13 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Race – Sunday, July 14 – 2:10 pm to 4:10 pm

Could this be the last Grand Prix at Silverstone?

This is the final year of the contract to hold the Grand Prix at the famous Silverstone circuit. Hopefully a deal will be made this week to renew the contract, but with escalating costs for holding the Grand Prix, it’s still unclear quite what the deal will be. There have been rumours of a Grand Prix on the streets of London, which would be amazing, but a huge task to organise. It would be a great shame to lose Silverstone from the F1 calendar, especially if a British alternative was not found. The first ever Grand Prix race was held at Silverstone and seven out of the ten teams are based within fifty miles of the circuit.  Silverstone truly is the home of F1.