9. Silverstone – September 18
If Oulton is a circuit that the health & safety police have bypassed, then the Silverstone National circuit is the opposite! That’s not to say that the racing’s not good, though, because it is. With so few corners to make and/or lose time, it can be incredibly close. The trick is to get into the slipstream of another car in qualifying as a few tenths here and there can drop you a load of places. The first 22 cars qualified within a second of each other last year! As the penultimate weekend of the year, it can be crucial to the title fight, too, so you have to make the most of it.
My favourite bit? There are only four corners, but Copse is fun. It’s approached at high speed, with a dab on the brakes, a downchange and get it in! Track-limit rules have put paid to carrying too much speed and getting away with it by running miles wide so you have to be really neat.