British Grand Prix - Betting Odds, Event Details, History and Records

Date: 2024.07.05 - 2024.07.07
Contest: F1
Location: Silverstone Circuit

Britain has been home to some of the finest sporting events in the world, with wonderful crowds, amazing media engagements, and smartly managed administrative aspects. British Grand Prix is one of Britain's most prestigious sporting events, as the race has been held since 1926.

British Grand Prix is one of the most famous races on the F1 circuit.  In photo:  Lewis Hamilton, one of the all-time greats.History:

Grand Prix racing debuted in Great Britain with the British Grand Prix in 1926. The move was prompted by the great success of the French Grand Prix (first held in 1923). Organizers and administrators could see potential profits in British Grand Prix and thus held its first-ever edition at the Brooklands motor-racing circuit in 1926. The British Grand Prix became a part of the fascinating FIA Formula One Championship in 1950.

In total, 76 editions of the British GP have been held at various circuits.


Brooklands Oval was the venue for the inaugural edition of the British GP. However, the Grand Prix has been held at Silverstone, Brand Hatch, and Aintree racing circuits. Silverstone has been the most used circuit over the years.

Though few modifications have been made to the racing track, Silverstone Circuit, located in Northamptonshire, has been the permanent racing venue for the British GP since 1987.

Circuit Length:

The total length of the Silverstone Circuit is 5.891km. In total, there are 52 laps in British Grand Prix. Thus, making it a total of 306.198km distance at the GP.

2023 Winner:

Max Verstappen won the British Grand Prix in 2023, making it his 6th win in a row this season.

2023 British Grand Prix Betting Odds:

The odds for Max Verstappen winning were -334 leading up to the race. He was a heavy favourite to extend his winning streak.

Past Winners:

British Racing Car drivers and constructors have enjoyed great success at the British Grand Prix. Among the drivers, Sir Lewis Hamilton has led the charts, while McLaren and Williams have been successful among constructors.


Sir Lewis Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton is among the greatest racing car drivers in the history of F1 racing and shares the record for winning the most number of World Championships. With Britain being the home of the great man, his performances at the British Grand Prix have been as illustrious as his overall record.

He has won the British Grand Prix titles 8 times, with victories coming in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Jim Clark:

Another British racing car driver holds the second spot on the list of most successful drivers at the British GP. Jim Clark was a two-time world champion and dominated the racing world for most of the 1960s. It was during this period that he won all his titles at the British GP.

He won the British Grand Prix 5 times, with victories in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1967.

Alain Prost:

The French driver Alain Prost has been the most successful non-British racing car driver in the history of British GP. He also won the title 5 times, with victories in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1993.

Nigel Mansell:

Nigel Mansell is another British racing car driver who enjoyed great success at the British GP, with four titles in 1986, 1987, 1991, and 1992.


Among Constructors, Ferrari has been the most successful constructor, with 18 wins. However, they are followed by another two British constructors, McLaren and Williams. McLaren has won 14 races in the British GP, while Williams has won 10 titles.

They are closely followed by Mercedes with 9 and Lotus with 8 titles.


Among Engine Manufacturers, Ferrari's engines won the British GP 18 times, while Ford won it on 14 occasions. Other than Ford, Mercedes-made engines have also been successful at the British GP on 14 occasions.

Fastest Lap:

The record for the fastest Lap in the history of the British GP belongs to Sir Lewis Hamilton, whose domination at the Grand Prix has been unbelievable. He recorded a lap time of 1:30.510 while racing for Mercedes.


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