It’s GP weekend, and that’s a fact

ebastian Vettel has the fastest lap at practice, driving for Red Bull, at last year's British GP
ebastian Vettel has the fastest lap at practice, driving for Red Bull, at last year's British GP
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THE 2011 F1 British Grand Prix is here again.

Race lovers will be flocking to the track today and all over the weekend to watch drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button take on the famous Silverstone circuit.

The Advertiser/Review series brings you some of the facts about the GP:

> The circuit hosted its first RAC International Grand Prix in 1948, and was the venue for the first ever round of the Formula One World Championship in 1950

> Silverstone has been the only circuit to stage the Formula 1 British Grand Prix since 1986

> This year’s race will be the 45th British Grand Prix, as part of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, to be held at Silverstone

> This year’s event will be run out of the new Silverstone Wing – the circuit’s state-of- the-art new Pit, Paddock and Conference complex, officially opened on May 17

> In 2010, 305,000 fans attended The British Grand Prix - 85,000 on the Friday, 105,000 on the Saturday and 115,000 on the Sunday

>> For more features, news and views on the Silverstone Grand Prix make sure you but Friday’s Buckingham & Winslow Advertiser, Brackley & Towcester Advertiser or Bicester Review