British Grand Prix

The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.

Henry Segrave first established Grand Prix motor racing in Britain in 1926 after his winning of the 1923 French Grand Prix and the San Sebastian Grand Prix the following year. The team of Louis Wagner and Robert Senechal won the first ever British Grand Prix driving a Delage 155B. The second British Grand Prix was held at Brooklands in 1927. It was designated the European Grand Prix five times between 1950 and 1977, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe.

Silverstone has hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950 and every year since 1987. Twelve British drivers have won the British Grand Prix including: Englishman Stirling Moss being the first and Scotsman Jim Clark winning 5 times, the most of any driver other than French driver Alain Prost, who also won the British Grand Prix 5 times (all of them at Silverstone).

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