Scuderia Ferrari Visits The Home of British Motorsport

Track Facts

  • 52 Laps Make Up Round 10's British GP
  • 5.891km Measures Each Lap Around The Silverstone Circuit
  • 306.19km Is The Total Race Distance
  • 1:33.401 Is The Lap Record Held By Mark Webber From 2013

The Silverstone Circuit known as the ‘Home of British Motorsport’ boasts some of the most challenging high-speed corners in Formula 1. Each lap measures 5.891km in length and poses one of the biggest car set-up challenges, due to the reoccurring crosswinds. None-the-less Scuderia Ferrari will continue the fight in Round 10 and hope for more ‘Rosso’ glory on the podium.

Only a mention of Copse, Beckett’s or Stowe would cause the hair on the back of a driver’s neck to stand up in a sense of pure adrenaline racing for 52 laps this Sunday. How will it all pan out for Scuderia Ferrari on Sunday? We will wait and see, but we know it’s going to be a thrilling Grand Prix with guaranteed excitement from the British crowd after Formula 1 took over central London in the first ever F1 Live show.

As the summer break edges closer in the Formula 1 season, the fight for the 2017 Formula 1 championship hangs in the balance with 3 or 4 potential champions, including Sebastian Vettel who currently leads the way. The drivers championship has been blown wide open after Valtteri Bottas’ stunning win in Austria, which has hauled himself back into contention alongside Lewis Hamilton and podium regular Daniel Ricciardo – maybe too many ‘shoeys’ as of late?

Race facts:

52 – Laps make up this Sunday’s race for the British GP

5.891km – The length of each lap around the Silverstone Circuit

306.19km – Total race distance covered by Scuderia Ferrari this Sunday

1:33.401 – The lap record set by Aussie favourite Mark Webber in 2013.

The orange striped hard compound tyre was prematurely selected early on in the season but then the decision was reversed months later to offer the teams the choice of the Medium, Soft and Supersoft Tyre for the British GP. The Scuderia Ferrari’s strategists will be tested once again to find the perfect race plan for both Seb and Kimi.

The two Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Seb and Kimi have taken similar routes to glory this Sunday with both the drivers opting for 1 set of the white striped Medium Tyre, 3 sets of the Soft Tyre and 9 sets of the red striped Supersoft Tyre.

With the tyre choices set, we will wait and see how tyre wear affects the SF70H around the slippery Silverstone Circuit, but the question still looms, could the team opt for a 2-stop strategy or push for a 3-stop strategy? How will the unpredictable British weather affect race set-up?

Is there rain expected this weekend? It’s likely, according to the weekend forecast the weather is unsettled with a 40-50% chain of rainfall over the Silverstone Circuit. Despite the unsettled outlook, temperatures are set to rise to 23°C across Free Practice, Qualifying and for Race Day too.

Although, Pirelli has set the Medium, Soft and Supersoft Tyres for the British GP weekend, there is a chance of seeing the Pirelli Cinturato Intermediate and Wet Tyres too, which could mix up race strategies up and down the paddock for Qualifying and Sunday’s main race.

Join us in our exclusive Kaspersky Motorsport Paddock for all the race chat and exhilarating action from Silverstone and join Seb, Kimi and Scuderia Ferrari for round 10 of the Formula 1 season! #BritishGP #ForzaFerrari

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