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Silverstone ready to celebrate 50th British Grand Prix

This year's F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be a landmark occasion in the circuit's illustrious history, and the venue is ready to celebrate.The 2014 season will see the 50th British Grand Prix to be held at the famous track since Luigi Villoresi won the first ever event on 2 October 1948, two years even before the inauguration of the FIA F1 World Championship in 1950.During the Second World War, many of Britain's existing circuit layouts had become unusable, which lead the Royal Automobile Club to take out a one-year lease on the newly-redundant RAF Silverstone airfield site in 1948. The original race track was created using the two longest runways as straights and large...
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