2022 AM Wings_Mono Negative
1st-3rd July - Race Preview by Cognizant

Great Britain

Silverstone
2022 season
The AMR21's livery featured the British flag

The first-ever World Championship Formula One race took place at Silverstone in 1950, and the Northamptonshire circuit has acquired legendary status across the decades. It's where you will also find the ultra-high-speed Copse, Becketts and Stowe corners, which will be a huge test for this new breed of 2022 race cars...

2022 season
British Grand Prix circuit figures
2.95
Lap length (km)
153.1
Race distance (km)
26
No. of laps
9
No. of corners
2021 British GP track map
  • Sectors
  • Turns
  • DRS
Free Practice 1
Friday 1st July13:00 - 14:00 BST
Free Practice 2
Friday 1st July16:00 - 17:00 BST
Free Practice 3
Saturday 2nd July12:00 - 13:00 BST
Qualifying
Saturday 2nd July15:00 - 16:00 BST
Race
Sunday 3rd July15:00 - 17:00 BST
I hope we can have some fun and score some solid points in front of our home crowd.
Sebastian Vettel
British GP

Sebastian Vettel

"I have enjoyed many race weekends at Silverstone, and I am always struck by the enthusiasm and appreciation that the British crowd shows to the teams and drivers. It is such a fantastic event.

"The mix of corners should give us a better understanding of some of the key performance characteristics of these 2022 cars and should also help us to further improve and refine our understanding of the AMR22.

"The Silverstone weekend is always pretty intense, but I hope we can have some fun and score some solid points in front of our home crowd."

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
The midfield is incredibly tight right now, so it would be great if we could take another step forward.
Lance Stroll
British GP

Lance Stroll

"After the outliers of Monaco, Baku and Canada, I am looking forward to seeing how the AMR22 will perform around Silverstone. We've been finding performance at each race as we learn more and more about the car and we are really making progress.

"The midfield is incredibly tight right now, so it would be great if we could take another step forward this weekend.

"The British Grand Prix is a huge event for the whole team and I am really looking forward to driving in front of the fantastic Silverstone crowds."

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
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Insight and Speed

01

Tyres

Despite Pirelli bringing compounds two steps harder than the previous three events, the high degradation expected means that long stints on the Hard compound are likely. Recent races have often been completed using a one- or two-stop strategy.

02

Overtaking

Cars of similar pace tend to end up in DRS trains around Silverstone, with 63% of overtakes assisted by the device. High-speed corner entries and windy conditions further add to the difficulty of passing – although particular attention will be paid to whether ground-effect can improve the situation this year.

03

Safety Cars

Silverstone has a high rate of Safety Car deployment, with each British GP featuring at least one since 2014. The timing of these could play a crucial role in the strategy of the race – especially with such a relatively long lap. Virtual Safety Cars are rare, however: just one has been used since its introduction in 2015.

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Unlocking the Lap

Silverstone has several overtaking opportunities: drivers usually make moves up the inside into Brooklands (Turn Six) and Stowe (Turn 15). These are at the ends of the two longest straights and are some of the more common passing places. These are also where the DRS zones are located, and 69% of overtakes in the last five races have occurred here.

There are few heavy braking events, so top speed and mastering key corners such as Luffield (Turn Seven) and Becketts (Turn 14) are critical to lap time. The Loop (Turn Four) is also important to set up an overtake into Brooklands.

Village (Turn Three) and Vale (Turn 16) kick off a sequence of corners, so drivers can get creative at the entry-points to try and force cars off-line or move themselves into a better position by the exits.

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The number of races at Silverstone won from pole position - that's a rate of just 35.1%
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24% of the United Kingdom's electricity output is supplied by wind farms
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At 56, Silverstone has hosted the third-most Grands Prix in World Championship history behind Monza and Monte Carlo
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The maximum apex speed (km/h) at Copse corner during qualifying in 2021
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