Felipe Massa leads Valterri Bottas
Silverstone hosted the very first round of the World Championship in 1950 and it's home to eight of the 11 teams on the grid, so its links with F1 are extensive. Its history is also inextricably linked to Williams, for it was here in 1979 that the team scored its first grand prix victory and in 1997 Jacques Villeneuve racked up our 100th win.
The track has undergone several facelifts over the years, but it has always retained its high-speed challenge. Efficient aerodynamics and a good car balance are as crucial today as 20 years ago, but irrespective of lap time, the drivers love the Copse-Maggotts-Becketts section, believing it to be one of the most...
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