Silverstone is a motor racing circuit spread across both Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom. It is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948.
The circuit is also home to the BRDC International Trophy, awarded to the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the annual Silverstone Classic meeting.
The circuit offers a range of facilities and events. The Silverstone Racing Club is a members-only organisation with its own exclusive grandstand offering superb views across the track, as well as a Clubhouse that hosts social events. The Clubhouse is situated between Woodcote and Luffield grandstands on the outer edge of the circuit.
There are also various Track Days at Silverstone, giving the public the chance to live their dream by racing round the famous circuit. More information about these days are available at www.silverstone.co.uk.
Silvestone circuit is located on the A43 Silverstone bypass between Towcester and Brackley in Northamptonshire, 80 miles from London. It is not well served by public transport, making driving the easiest option.
Historically Silverstone has suffered terrible traffic jams on race days, though this problem has been eased with the completion of the A43.
Parking at the circuit is not recommended due to the thousands wanting to do the same. One alternative is to make use of the Silverstone School Parking Scheme, which provides parking in the nearby village. More information can be found at www.silverstoneschoolsparking.co.uk
There are two main railway stations near Silverstone: Northampton and Milton Keynes, both of which connect to major UK cities including London. Northampton is about 20 miles away from the circuit and Milton Keynes a little closer. However, there is no public transport from either stations to the circuit, making taxis the only option.