Circuit information Lap data Lap length 5.891km (3.66 miles) Race laps 52 Race distance 306.332km (190.346 miles) Pole position Left-hand side of the track Lap record* 1’30.874 (233.374 kph) by Fernando Alonso, 2010 Fastest lap 1’29.607 (236.673 kph) by Lewis Hamilton, 2013 Maximum speed 302kph (187.654 mph) DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight and Hangar straight Distance from grid to turn one 420m Car performance Full throttle 66% Longest flat-out section 1034m Downforce level High Fuel use per lap 2.8kg Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.112s Strategy Quickest complete pit stop in 2013 24.092s by Red Bull (see full list) 2014 prime tyre: Hard (2013: Hard) 2014 option tyre: Medium (2013: Medium) *Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes Silverstone Circuit track map Questions: 1.) With some big changes coming for the 2015 season of F1 in terms of drivers and teams, assuming the teams are fairly equal in terms of car performance across the performance tiers of the grid (i.e. Red Bull compared to Ferrari and Mercedes, Williams compared to Sauber, Force India, etc) a.) Who are you hoping takes the Driver's Championship? b.) Which team are you hoping takes the Constructor's Championship? c.) Which driver and/or team are you hoping for a surprise performance in terms of wins, podiums, and overall performance? 2.) What are your expectations for the historic track of Silverstone?