This time a year ago everyone was talking about it being the last British Grand Prix at the legendary Silverstone circuit, possibly the last British GP at all with Donington’s preparation receiving much skepticism – but here we are, July 2010 and the British GP is fast approaching at the modified Silverstone Circuit, now the fastest track on the F1 calendar (an accolade previously held by Monza, Italy).

As you will have come to expect, Badger’s here with our circuit guide with a rather fitting, very English voiceover to talk you through the new layout, enjoy:

Silverstone marks the beginning of the second half of F1 2010 so all of the championship contenders – that’s six (yes 6!) drivers fighting it out to make some sort of lead in the tables.  According to the Fantasy GP stats, the majority of you are backing Vettel or Hamilton for the win, and then there’s Jenson Button who would love to finally win on home soil and take the fight to his ever racey team mate.  Webber will be looking to keep all four wheels on the track for the whole race and Alonso will be looking to settle some unfinished business and rectify Ferrari’s championship chances.

The track’s fast which will favour McLaren’s super-duper F-duct thingy, the Red Bull is still the class of the field (they dominated Silverstone last year too) – Hamilton has an excellent record here and Robert Kubica is destined for a surprise victory – it really is a hotly anticipated grand prix this weekend.

Let us know if you’re going and keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of a meet-up over the weekend.

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