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In 1951 the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) was handed the lease by the RAC, and huge modifications were made.The pits were moved to the straight between Woodcote and Copse, from the Farm straight where they had originally been, and a short circuit was built within the larger circuit, cutting from Becketts corner to Woodcote.Lots and lots of UK premiere dates (and returning shows) for the first half of the year and beyond!
BEST IMAGE Formula One World Championship, Rd9, British Grand Prix, Practice, Silverstone, England, Friday 4 July 2014.
In 2010 came another major change to the circuit's Formula One layout, designed to further improve the venue for spectators and provide an even greater driver challenge.
The new infield layout juts right at the reworked Abbey bend before heading into the new Arena complex of turns.
From 1955 the British Grand Prix swapped venues between Aintree and Silverstone, but with the advent of the 1960s, Aintree fell out of favour and the race was switched between Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
In 1971 the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) bought the entire 720 acre plot on which Silverstone sits and went about redeveloping the track.