The next Formula 1 Grand Prix race will take place at the well-revered UK track, Silverstone. It could be a cloudy & wet race, based on the practice laps, so far. I like to see a wet race – that’s the element that seems to separate the men from the boys. Just remember Aryton Senna’s racing prowess in the wet!!!
Here in San Antonio, we will once again enjoy the race as a group (SAF1C), at the Lion & Rose Pub, in their Alamo Heights location. As was done at the last 2 viewings, we will be watching this “LIVE” (actually it will be somewhat tape delayed). So, we will start our Race Watch Party at 11:00AM, this Sunday, July 8th, 2012. That is the pub’s actual opening time, but they should be able to open for us a few minutes early. They were able to last time…
The British GP at Silverstone has a lot of Formula 1 history, since 1949. The circuit is so well regarded that 2+ of its sinewy, chicane-like curves, Maggots & Becketts (see turns 10 thru 13 above), have been reproduced in turns 3 thru 6 of the Tilke-designed track at “our” new Circuit of The Americas track (see below). Now, THAT is cool!
Silverstone is a 5.89 kilometer (3.66 miles) circuit with 18 turns. It is characterized by a variety of curves that have been modified numerous times throughout its 60+ years of racing history. As usual, it should make for a good race & lend more to the unpredictability of who will win this coming Sunday…rain or shine.
We hope to see you there – GO RACE !