The circuit, dubbed the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’, hosted the inaugural World Championship event in May 1950 and has since held the British GP a further 49 times – alternating with Aintree (five races) and Brands Hatch (12) until becoming the sole host in 1987.
And Britain has been the most successful nation at Silverstone. More British manufacturers have won the race than those from other nations, and our drivers have racked up the most wins, too.
Ten British racers have won at Silverstone, with half of them taking the spoils of victory in front of packed and patriotic crowds more than once.
In chronological order, these are our 10 home heroes.
Peter Collins took his third and final career win at Silverstone in 1958, leading all 75 laps in the Ferrari 246 to win by 24 seconds from team-mate Mike Hawthorn. Collins’ win was the last there for a front-engined car. Sadly, the 26-year-old was killed after crashing in the very next race, at the fearsome German Nürburgring Nordschleife.