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Vital Statistics - the British Grand Prix

02 Jul 2014

Did you know that 12 different British drivers have won their home race, or that the very first world championship Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in 1950?

Ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia…

Circuit: Silverstone

Circuit length: 5.891 km

Number of corners: 18 (8 left, 10 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 52

Race distance: 306.198 km

2014 tyre compounds: Medium, Hard

Circuit lap record: 1m 33.401s - Mark Webber (2013), Red Bull (Fernando Alonso set a faster lap time on the current track configuration during the 2010 race, but this was when the start/finish line was still between Woodcote and Copse. The following year the start/finish line was moved to its current location, something that constituted a ‘change of circuit’ under the International Sporting Code).

First world championship Grand Prix in Great Britain: 1950, Silverstone (won by Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo)

Number of races: 64 (47 - Silverstone; 12 - Brands Hatch; 5 - Aintree)

Number of races with at least one safety-car appearance: Six of the last 14 races

Longest race at Silverstone: 1956 (2h 59m 47s)

Shortest race at Silverstone: 1985 (1h 18m 10.436s)

2013 pole position: 1m 29.607s, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

2013 podium: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 - Mark Webber (Red Bull), 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Most appearances (current field): 14 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Lewis Hamilton; 6 - Adrian Sutil

Most wins (driver): 5 - Jim Clark, Alain Prost; 4 - Nigel Mansell; 3 - Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher; 2 - Alberto Ascari, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber; 1- Nino Farina, John Watson, Carlos Reutemann, Jo Siffert, Jochen Rindt, Juan Manuel Fangio, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Peter Revson, Jody Scheckter, James Hunt, Clay Regazzoni, Alan Jones, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, Mika Hakkinen, Rubens Barrichello, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg

Most wins (constructor): 16 - Ferrari; 14 - McLaren; 10 - Williams; 8 - Lotus; 3 - Red Bull; 2 - Cooper, Tyrrell, Renault, Mercedes; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Vanwall, Brabham, Matra, Benetton

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 16 - Ferrari; 14 -Ford/Cosworth; 12 - Renault; 7 - Mercedes; 6 - Climax; 4 - Honda; 2 - TAG/Porsche; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Vanwall, Repco

Most pole positions (driver): 5 - Jim Clark; 4 - Stirling Moss; 3 - Jack Brabham, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Fernando Alonso; 2- Mika Hakkinen, Nino Farina, Jochen Rindt, Niki Lauda, Ronnie Peterson, Rene Arnoux, Keke Rosberg, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Graham Hill, James Hunt, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Clay Regazzoni, Jacky Ickx, Tom Pryce, Alan Jones, Didier Pironi, Gerhard Berger, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen, Heikki Kovalainen, Mark Webber

Most pole positions (constructor): 15 - Ferrari; 13 - Williams; 10 - Lotus; 7 - McLaren; 3 - Renault, Red Bull, Mercedes; 2 - Vanwall, Cooper, Brabham; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Shadow, Ligier

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 15 - Ferrari; 13 - Renault; 11 - Ford/Cosworth; 8 - Mercedes; 6 - Climax; 4 - Honda; 2 - Vanwall, BMW; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Repco

Number of wins from pole at Silverstone: 15 from 47 races (31.9 percent)

Number of wins from pole in the last ten races: Two (20 percent)

Lowest winning grid position in Silverstone: 7th (Emerson Fittipaldi, McLaren, 1975)

Laps led (current field): 155 - Fernando Alonso; 117 - Sebastian Vettel; 80 - Lewis Hamilton; 43 - Kimi Raikkonen; 12 - Nico Rosberg

Most podium places (current field): 6 - Fernando Alonso; 5 - Kimi Raikkonen; 3 - Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Nico Rosberg

Number of Britons to have started at least one Grand Prix: 142

Number of Britons to have won the British Grand Prix: 12

Number of victories for British drivers in the British Grand Prix: 21 (Note: Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks shared a car and thus victory in the 1957 British Grand Prix)

All-British podiums: Four (1958, 1963, 1964, 1965)

Strange but true: If all of the sausages eaten by fans over the Grand Prix weekend were to be lined up, they would measure 1.738 km (1.08 miles). Those same sausage-eating fans consumed 6,000 bottles of Champagne, 10,000 bottles of wine and 20,000 bottles of mineral water at last year’s race.

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 42 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 300

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 75 consecutive races in the points; Nico Rosberg - 17 consecutive races in the points, eight consecutive podium finishes; Fernando Alonso - 11 consecutive points finishes; Nico Hulkenberg - 10 consecutive points finishes; Rosberg, Alonso and Hulkenberg - finished in points in every race in 2014

Massa’s milestone: Felipe Massa will make his 200th Grand Prix start in Great Britain. He’ll become the 15th driver in history to reach 200 starts, and the third Brazilian after Nelson Piquet (204 starts) and Rubens Barrichello (322 starts).

Turbo history: If a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it’ll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.