Built on an old military airport in 1948, Silverstone was a high-speed track with long straights and quick curves. Throughout the years the track layout has undergone several changes but retained most of its character. There are in fact 4 different layouts of the circuit at Silverstone, including a new GP Circuit, National, International and Stowe Circuit. With a combination of ultra fast corners, long straights and some slow sections, Silverstone represents a good challenge to any driver or rider. Silverstone, just like most of the other race circuits in the UK is another airfield conversion. Racing commenced in 1948 on the old perimeter track and runways and has continued to the current day. Silverstone has been the UK's top international car racing venue for much of the last twenty years, but until the last couple of years held no motorcycle races. Silverstone is the most famous race circuit in the UK at present, holding prestigious races like the Formula 1 Grand Prix and The World SuperBike Championship. A number of Formula 1 race teams are based close to the circuit in Northamptonshire. Anyone with a licence can do a track day at Silverstone. The Bike track days and Silverstone Car track days are open to anyone with a roadworthy vehicle.
Silverstone Track Day Noise Limits
The Silverstone noise limit is usually based around a drive-by/ride-by limit of 102dB(A) but during an event, if a vehicle fails this limit they will be required to pass a 105db(A) static noise test at 0.5m at a 45-degree angle with the engine running at 3/4maximum revs.
Below is a top ten list of the quickest cars around the 1.6mile National circuit layout at Silverstone
McLaren P1: 0:58.24
Porsche 918 Spyder: 0:58.47
Ferrari LaFerrari: 0:58.58
Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 0:60.00
Porsche Cayman GT4: 1:03.20
Ascari KZ1: 1:05.20
Caterham Superlight: 1:06.26
Ferrari F430: 1:07.10
TVR Sagaris: 1:08.00
Chevrolet Corvette C6: 1:08.40
Silverstone Silverstone Circuit Towcester, Northants,
NorthamptonshireNN12 8TN United Kingdom
Silverstone hosts both the British F1 Grand Prix and the Moto GP. It is probably the most recognised and spectacular track day Circuit in the UK. It's a pleasure to drive or ride on a track day knowing that some of the greatest names in motorsport have been laid down some rubber underneath you. Silverstone Bike track days and Silverstone Car track days regularly take place on the Grand Prix and National Circuit, whilst the driving experiences at Silverstone are mainly on the International and Southern Circuits.