Silverstone is the home of British motor racing and can make a great day out for all the family.
Silverstone started life as an RAF bomber station during world war 11. The very first motor race took place in 1947 between a group of friends who set up a spur of the moment race in the deserted airfield.
The first races between these friends became known as the mutton races after a sheep wandered onto the track and got run over. Sadly, the sheep didn’t survive but the name mutton races stuck for quite a while.
A year later the RAC took a one-year lease on the airfield turning it into a more formal race track. They used oil drums and straw bales to mark out the circuit and created hairpin bends on the track.
Things remained largely unchanged until chicanes were introduced in 1973 and 1987. This was the result of several pile ups at some of the more dangerous bends.
The Silverstone 3D circuit track overviewThe 3D Silverstone track infographic below lets you see at a glance the type of driving skills required for each bend and corner. This is essential information giving you tips to ensure your safety and reduce the risk of accidents.
You can clearly see which are slowest corners and which ones need more care in slippery, wet conditions. There are 15 corners displayed on the infographic showing details of buildings and green spaces situated alongside the track.
Clearly marked numbered lines connect the info text to the bends and corners making it easy to read. There is a lot of very useful information to make your day out at Silverstone race track a fun and enjoyable one.Infographic by Trackdays.co.uk