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DESTINATION GUIDE: What fans can eat, see and do when they visit Silverstone for the British Grand Prix

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Amy Overy
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As Grands Prix go, they really don’t come more iconic than the British GP at Silverstone. Once an RAF airfield, it became a racetrack in 1947 before having the honour of hosting the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship in May 1950, a race won by Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo 158 – the man who would go on to win the title that year.

The track itself has undergone many layout changes over the years, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the incredible atmosphere. With a capacity crowd of 140,000 each day, there is no doubt that the fans in attendance are some of the most passionate in the sport – and with three British drivers on the grid, the home crowd have plenty to cheer this year.

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