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Back to its home track, F1 will make the trip to Silverstone for the British GP. Check out our preview for this weekend’s race, the start times for all sessions and where to watch. We also have F1 predictions and betting odds available.
British GP Start Time and UK Schedule
- 1 British GP Start Time and UK Schedule
- 2 How Can I Watch the British GP?
- 3 About the British GP
- 4 Great Britain Offers More Than Just Racing
British Grand Prix Date
The 2023 British GP is scheduled for Sunday, July 9th.
British Grand Prix Start Time
The British Grand Prix will get underway at 3:00 pm BST (2:00 pm GMT). Take a look at the table below in order to know the British GP start time for all sessions.
British GP Schedule
|Friday, July 7th||Session Time (GMT)|
|Free Practice 1||11:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|Free Practice 2||3:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Saturday, July 8th||Session Time (GMT)|
|Free Practice 3||10:30 am – 11:30 am|
|Qualifying||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Sunday, July 2nd||Session Time (GMT)|
How Can I Watch the British GP?
If you are looking for ways on how to watch the British GP this weekend, Sky Sports will broadcast the race live on TV. Channel 4 will air a highlights show after the race. You can also follow British GP streaming on NOW. In the US, ESPN will broadcast the race live on TV.
|Sky Sports F1||UK|
|NOW TV/Sky Go App||UK|
About the British GP
The place where it all began, Silverstone hosted the first ever F1 race in 1950. Giuseppe “Nino” Farina, driving for Alfa Romeo, won the 70-lap race from pole. The Italian would go on to become F1’s first world champion later that year.
Built on an old airfield, Silverstone retained the old outline, although it has since added a number of corners. Like most airfield-based tracks around Britain, Silverstone is defined by its long straights. The track has an interesting mix of high speed corners that demand a lot of downforce, long straights, as well as slow corners. Finding the right balance is always a major challenge.
In theory, the track’s high speed nature should favor Red Bull once again, as the RB19 excels around downforce-demanding layouts with long straights. The Austrian team, however, has not won in Silverstone since 2020.
Altitude and Weather
As is often the case for the British Grand Prix, the weather forecast will demand attention. There is a 0% chance of rain on Friday, but that number climbs up to 80% on Saturday. According to the forecast, there is a high chance of rain during FP3, which could lead to a green and slightly damp track for qualifying. Sunday has a 40% chance of rain early in the day, but the race will likely be held in dry conditions, with 22ºC and light winds.
British GP Stats
Here are some key stats for the British Grand Prix:
Last British Grand Prix: 2022
Circuit length: 5.891 km
Number of laps: 52
Race distance: 306.198 km
Lap record: Max Verstappen, 2020 (1:27.097)
Most Wins (Drivers)
Lewis Hamilton – 8
Jim Clark, Alain Prost – 5
Nigel Mansell – 4
Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher – 3
Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Alberto Ascari, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber – 2
Juan Manuel Fangio, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Jo Siffert, Peter Revson, Jochen Rindt, Jody Scheckter, Clay Regazzoni, Alan Jones, James Hunt, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, Mika Hakkinen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg, Carlos Sainz Jr. – 1
Most Wins (Constructors)
Ferrari – 18
McLaren – 14
Williams – 10
Mercedes – 9
Lotus – 8
Red Bull – 3
Cooper, Tyrrell, Renault – 2
Alfa Romeo, Matra – 1
Great Britain Offers More Than Just Racing
Silverstone has naturally become a hub for the motor industry. Aston Martin is based at Silverstone, while Mercedes is based at the neighboring Barkley. Northamptonshire is also home of the now deactivated Rockingham Motor Speedway.
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