Race Details Race Times: 4pm & 5pm Laps: 20 & 10 Last Time Here Winner: Gaz Weather: Random Hotspots: Brooklands & Copse The Track Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly created World Championship of Drivers. The race rotated between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch from 1955 to 1986, but relocated permanently to Silverstone in 1987. On 30 September 2004 British Racing Drivers' Club president Jackie Stewart announced that the British Grand Prix would not be included on the 2005 provisional race calendar and, if it were, would probably not occur at Silverstone. However, on 9 December an agreement was reached with Formula One rights holder Bernie Ecclestone ensuring that the track would host the British Grand Prix until 2009 after which Donington Park would become the new host. However, the Donington Park leaseholders suffered economic problems resulting in the BRDC signing a 17-year deal with Ecclestone to hold the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Silverstone is built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. Silverstone was first used for motorsport by an ad hoc group of friends who set up an impromptu race in September 1947. One of their members, Maurice Geoghegan, lived in nearby Silverstone village and was aware that the airfield was deserted. He and eleven other drivers raced over a two-mile circuit, during the course of which Geoghegan himself ran over a sheep that had wandered onto the airfield. The sheep was killed and the car written off, and in the aftermath of this event the informal race became known as the Mutton Grand Prix. The next year the Royal Automobile Club took a lease on the airfield and set out a more formal racing circuit. Their first two races were held on the runways themselves, with long straights separated by tight hairpin corners, the track demarcated by hay bales. For the 1975 meeting a chicane was introduced to try to tame speeds through the mighty Woodcote Corner (although MotoGP would still use the circuit without the chicane up until 1986), and Bridge Corner was subtly rerouted in 1987. The track underwent a major redesign between the 1990 and 1991 races, transforming the ultra-fast track into a more technical track. The reshaped track's first F1 race was perhaps the most memorable of recent years, with Nigel Mansell coming home first in front of his home crowd. On his victory lap back to the pits Mansell even found time to pick up stranded rival Ayrton Senna and give him a lift on his side-pod after Senna's McLaren had run out of fuel on the final lap of the race. Following the deaths of Senna and fellow Grand Prix driver Roland Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994, many Grand Prix circuits were modified in order to reduce speed and increase driver safety. As a consequence of this the entry from Hangar Straight into Stowe Corner was modified in 1995 so as to make its entry less dangerous. In addition, the flat-out Abbey kink was modified to a chicane in just 19 days before the 1994 GP. Parts of the circuit, such as the starting grid, are 17 metres wide, complying with the latest safety guidelines. Mark Webber's lap of 1:33.401 in the 2013 British Grand Prix is the outright lap record for the current Grand Prix configuration, which has only been in existence since 2011. Below is an evolution of Silverstone from its beginning to its current layout. Hotlap This week we have some washed up old man attempting to go kind of quick Last Time Out The feature race saw a Spam Fritters lockout of the front row, with them holding that into T1, In T2 Jeremy had an odd spin. Soon it became Gaz from Matt, as a kerb trainlined Liam. The order never changed, however there is confusion as to whether matt was allowed to qualify, but the stewards will have the last say on that. Benji beat Adam, to make it Gaz, Matt, Liam, Benji, Adam (Provisionally). The sprint qulaifying was the best of the year, with only 2 allowed to qualify, so it was a Coyote Motorsports front row. Frank though dropped back, after he and Seeks touched, putting Seeks in the pit wall, subsequently slowing Liam. Frank then had an accident at T1, Taking Jamie & Matt with him. Jeremy still lead but had the Spam drivers right behind him, and duly dropped to P3. Soon though a glitch to Liam put him last bar 1. Gaz still lead, from Benji, Adam, Matt & Jeremy. The order stayed the same but Benji and Adam duked it out on the last lap, with Adam nearly completing the move into T3, But over cooking it. On the last straight Adam had a run but the finish line came too soon for him. Questions We're slowly approaching the end of Project Cars, will you miss it or will you be happy to see it done? Is there a particular discipline you would like to see in pCars 2? Alot of new tracks have been announced, but is there any you would love to see? Are there any other new games coming out you are excited about?