Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit in England next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. Silverstone has been on the Formula One calendar since the establishment in 1950.
In 2010 a major change to the circuit's Formula One layout was made - designed to further improve the venue for spectators and provide an even
greater driver challenge.
The new infield layout juts right at the reworked Abbey bend before heading into the new Arena complex of turns. This takes drivers on to the main straight of Silverstone’s National circuit, before rejoining the previous Grand Prix layout at Brooklands.
Since the GP3 Series was established in 2010, it has visited the Silverstone Circuit every season - becoming a drivers favourite due to the high speed nature of the track, passing through the legendary complex of corners consisting of Maggots, Becketts and Chapel, before flying down the Hangar Straight into the high speed Stowe corner.
The track is one of the great tests of car setup and driver ability - something George Russell will be revelling in when he makes the trip to his 'home race' infront of his supporting crowd.
Round 7: Races 13-14
6-8 July, 2018