Silverstone: F1's most famous circuit

Published 1405 GMT (2205 HKT) July 17, 2017
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In 1950, Silverstone (pictured here in 1953) became the first circuit to host a Formula One race. AFP/Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton (car No. 44) leads the way at the start of the 2017 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. To date, the famous track has hosted 51 F1 races. AFP/Getty Images
Belgium's Thierry Boutsen in action for the Benetton team at the 1988 British Grand Prix. Silverstone has enjoyed an unbroken run on the F1 calendar since 1987. AFP/Getty Images
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton crowd surfs following his fifth win at Silverstone. AFP/Getty Images
Hamilton's tally of five wins equals the record of Jim Clark (pictured) and Alain Prost, who both won the British Grand Prix on five occasions. AFP/Getty Images
Briton Clark, pictured here celebrating his 1965 win at Silverstone, was one of F1's greatest drivers, winning the world title twice. AFP/Getty Images
Fans attend the 1953 British Grand Prix. Motorsport lovers have always flocked to Silverstone in droves -- in 2017 attendance for the race weekend was in excess of 300,000. AFP/Getty Images
Sean Bratches, F1's managing director of commercial operations, has been tasked with improving the sport's marketing at races and across social media platforms. Clive Mason/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
A young fan uses a virtual reality headset in the fan zone at Silverstone. F1's new owners have been revamping the attractions at race venues this season. Jack Taylor/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A young motorsport enthusiast enjoys one of the features at the Silverstone fan zone at this year's Grand Prix. Jack Taylor/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images