On a former military airport took place in May 1950 the first race in the history of the F1 world championship. The track has undergone many modifications that it gradually extended from the original 4649 meters to 5891 meters and the current circuit has undergone several major renovations.
The last one dates back to 2010. The high prestige races at Silverstone is also affected by the fact that the neighborhood is home to many stables F1. Just 50 miles from the circuit in Milton Keynes Red Bull is based on a very Silverstone has built a factory team Force India.