Silverstone Circuit

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Massa - 2012. Cahier Archive.

Massa, 2012. Cahier Archive.

Located near the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border in southern England, sits Silverstone Circuit, a state-of-the-art 3.66-mile racing facility, and current host to the British Grand Prix.

The track is used by Formula One, FIA World Endurance, FIA GT, British Touring Cars, British GT, and a vast array of lower formulas and historic racing events.

Brabham, Amon - 1967. Cahier Archive.

Brabham and Amon, 1967
Cahier Archive.

Originally opened by the Royal Air Force as RAF Silverstone in 1943, this ex-World War II air base with its connecting roads between runways became host to the British Grand Prix for the first time in 1948. It also hosted the first round of the Formula One World Championship in 1950, and over the years has held the race on varying layouts and circuit redesigns throughout the history of Formula One. The track also serves as the ‘home race’ for the majority of the Formula One teams and personnel, many teams located very close by.

It’s hard for many to imagine the history of motor racing without Silverstone, it is so deeply entwined with the great drivers who have both raced and won there. Great names like Alonso, Schumacher, Prost, Senna, Brabham and Ascari join British race winners like Moss, Clark, Stewart, Mansell, Hill and Hamilton.

The new track, first raced in 2010 by GT cars, is now vastly different to the high-speed and relatively simplistic circuit it once was, now with high and slow speed turns, it has become a far greater technical challenge for driver, team and even tire manufacturers.

Silverstone comes with two configurations. GP/GT and International. National is planned to be added at a later date.

The Silverstone Circuit is a free addon for our racing simulation rFactor2. Download it here.

If you wish to attend an event at Silverstone, or drive on the track yourself, please visit their Web site.

Please note that you are required to license the track from Silverstone, along with our software from us, if you wish to use it commercially. Contact us for information on rFactor 2 commercial licensing. For licensing Silverstone Circuit for commercial use please contact David Thomson on


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