Reigning Formula 1 World Champion and now the seven-time winner of the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, takes his recently redesigned Mercedes W11 around his home-circuit Silverstone on F1 2020 – the track where it all began seventy years ago.
Featuring the W11’s striking black livery, the F1® 2020 lap, recorded by the Codemasters development team, comes hot off the heels of Hamilton’s nail-biting victory at the same circuit last weekend, where he skillfully negotiated half of the final lap despite a front-left puncture.
Whilst the design of one of F1’s most iconic tracks has been altered numerous times over the years, this weekend’s race marks the official seventieth anniversary of the first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix. On May 13th 1950, Giuseppe Farina took the win for Alfa Romeo on a layout that was more than a kilometre shorter in length and half as many corners as today’s configuration.
Silverstone is a staple of the F1 calendar, featuring 53 times in 70 years and hosting every British Grand Prix without fail since 1987. Its corners are synonymous with fans around the world; from the right-hand hairpin of Luffield to the Maggots, Becketts, Chapel section and the final Club complex.