- WikipediaThe 2009 Santander British Grand Prix will be the eighth race of the 2009 Formula One season. It will be held on June 21, 2009 at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. This is likely to be the last British Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone, before the event moves to Donington Park in 2010.
Home driver Jenson Button leads the Drivers' Championship by 26 points from Brawn team-mate Rubens Barrichello. Barrichello is 8 points clear of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who lies 1.5 points ahead of team-mate Mark Webber.
Ross Brawn's team lead the Constructors' Championship by 39.5 points from Red Bull Racing and a further 24 points ahead of Japanese manufacturer Toyota
Home favourite and eventual World Champion Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 British Grand Prix for McLaren. The British Grand Prix has a history of native success, with wins for David Coulthard, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, John Watson and James Hunt in the last 40 years. Britain will be represented this year by Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Other former British GP winners in this year's field are Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen, Renault's Fernando Alonso and Brawn GP driver Rubens Barrichello.
Race Date: 21 Jun 2009
Number of Laps: 60
Circuit Length: 5.141 km
Race Distance: 308.355 km
Lap Record: 1:18.739 - M Schumacher (2004)
1 - Lewis Hamilton
2 - Nick Heidfeld
3 - Rubens Barrichello
4 - Kimi Raikkonen
5 - Heikki Kovalainen
6 - Fernando Alonso
7 - Jarno Trulli
8 - Kazuki Nakajima
2008 - Lewis Hamilton
2007 - Kimi Raikkonen
2006 - Fernando Alonso
2005 - Juan Pablo Montoya
2004 - Michael Schumacher
Fri 19 June 2009
Friday Practice 1 10:00 - 11:30
Friday Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Sat 20 June 2009
Saturday Practice 10:00 - 11:00
Sun 21 June 2009
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So, the last F1 race at Silverstone. Arguably one of the best tracks on the calendar is being dumped for a track that may not even be ready.
Talking points, will McLaren bring upgrades so they can put on a show for the fans, will it be another Brawn and Button domination or can another rise to the challenge?
And, is anyone else going to this GP?