Home of the British Grand Prix, British Grand Prix MotoGP, British Touring Car Championship and many other events.
The end of Second World War had left Britain with no major race track but an abundance of airfields. One of these surplus airfields was located outside the village of Silverstone and being roughly in the middle of England was seen as an ideal location, to bring back international motor racing to Britain.
By 1948 The Royal Automobile Club arranged a 1 year lease with the Air Ministry in the spirit of optimism and possibility that characterised the time. An ex-farmer, James Wilson Brown, was employed by the RAC and given just two months to turn the site from a wartime airfield and farm into a race track for the first RAC International Grand Prix.
Today you can discover all Silverstone Circuit has to offer by visiting the Silverstone Visitor and Tourist Information centre.
Situated at the main entrance to Silverstone, the Centre is the perfect place to stop off and find out what’s on not just at Silverstone but at attractions all over the region. Visitors can book tickets, find out about travel arrangements and accommodation, or just browse and have coffee.
Visitor Centre Opening Times
Monday to Friday – 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11am to 4pm