Thursday, 18 June 2009

Final Farewell to Silverstone

Sunday draws a dramatic end to the home of British Grand Prix, as Silverstone will host its last ever race on the Formula One calendar. The Northamptonshire circuit as been on the F1 calendar since 1950, when it was the first race in the newly created World Championship.

The two final Brits involved in Sunday’s 191 mile race will be looking to mark the historical occasion with victory in front of a home crowd.

Last year’s World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, is no stranger to a podium finish and when the rookie driver won last years event, he became the second Brit to triumph at Silverstone since the turn of the millennium. Hamilton joined the likes of John Watson, Damon Hill, Johny Herbert, Nigel Mansell and the great Sir Stirling Moss.

With current leader Jenson Button in superb form, it will be difficult for Hamilton to re-enact last season’s display. Button, despite being in his ninth season in the sport, has yet to make any impact at Silverstone, but with the Brawn driver running away with the Championship, it seems we may say a final farewell with a British winner.

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