Arrive at the British Grand Prix in style with Atlas Helicopters
Each year 140,000 people descend on Northamptonshire and visit the world-famous Silvertone Circuit for the British Grand Prix. The event lasts the whole weekend, kicking off with practice and qualifying on the Friday. Here, you will witness history being made as the drivers battle it out and race to victory. Which driver will be lifting the world-renowned British Grand Prix trophy?
There are 25 points up for grabs for the winner of the race, and with F1 as competitive as ever, the stakes are high. The 20 best drivers in the world will take on the historic course, cheered on by an excited crowd of over 360,000 spectators over the course of the weekend. Fans watched Lewis Hamilton take first place in a controversial win after taking out championship rival Max Verstappen on lap one with the Dutchman sent spearing into the barriers at 180mph with an impact of 51G. The question is, who will come out top in the 2022 British Grand Prix?
The race weekend begins with a now traditional one-hour session for free practice. With just one hour of practice, the pressure is on to have an error-free session. A driver mistake on track or a mechanical issue could mean they head into qualifying blind – and therefore very much on the back foot. Teams will also have to largely finesse their cars for the rest of the weekend. There is a list of parts that can be changed, such as brake friction material. Qualifying then commences at 18:00 local time, in order to maximise the chances of people being able to watch after work.
On Saturday, teams are able to have the second and final practice session of the weekend. This allows teams to gather long-run data and run the two tyre compounds which they expect to use in the Grand Prix the following day. They can use this session to check things like car balance, brakes and tyre degradation with an eye on the main event. Teams do not have much time to prep, so teams rely heavily on pre-event simulation tools.
Saturday afternoon is the F1 sprint, a fast and furious 100km single stint race. The plan is that cars will run at their maximum speed for the full distance. The winner will get three points, second and third will get two and one points respectively, with the classification defining the grid. For the winner, it’s pole position for the main event!
Of course, Sunday is the real focal point of the weekend. This is where the big points are up for grabs, 25 for the win all the way down to 1 point for tenth place. Formula One is always unpredictable, but Silvertone is up there with the most unpredictable races due to the high chances of rain (which always makes for an exciting race!). We all can’t wait for the madness of the British Grand Prix next year!
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