The former wartime airfield at Silverstone is Britain s most important motor racing circuit and is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which was first staged there in 1948. This magnificent book tells Silverstone s entire history, covering the great races, influential characters and unforgettable events, as well as the evolution of the circuit itself. The book is profusely illustrated, including plenty of rare photographs that have not been published before. Produced with the full assistance of the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) and Silverstone Circuits, this is the last word on the history of the much-loved home of British motor racing . Early days: a wartime airfield, RAC s search for a motorsport venue, and the first British Grand Prix of 1948. Subsequent Silverstone history told decade-by-decade: track changes, commercial developments, politics. Year-by-year highlights and landmarks: club events as well as the big races; memorable moments, highs and lows; the people drivers, personalities, commentators. Packed with first-hand interview content from significant people in Silverstone s history. Contains a wealth of historic photographs, many in colour.