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The evolution of Silverstone in Formula 1

Silverstone is the legendary home of British Grand Prix, but like many of Britain’s racetracks, it sprung up from humble beginnings as an abandoned airfield. RAF Silverstone was a Royal Air Force bomber station and its three runways formed a perfect triangle from which to mould a racetrack. The runways were originally used to generate high speed straights and, along with its challenging perimeter road corners, one of the world's most famous racetracks was born. In 2014, it celebrates its 50th British Grand Prix. The first races there in the late ‘40s were informal events that used bales of hay and ropes to mark out the track, with the first race being labelled the ‘Mutton Grand...
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