What does it take to secure pole position at the British Grand Prix?

Thursday 15 July 2021

Silverstone is a track that British drivers want to win or do well on. It has produced some of the sport’s most memorable races and records since it held its first Formula One Grand Prix championship race in 1950. And this weekend will be the 72nd British Grand Prix to take place at the Northamptonshire circuit.

It’s vital to deliver a good lap in qualifying to put the driver and the team in the best possible position on race day. From the weather conditions and track temperature to traffic and track limits, there are many factors that can influence qualifying.

Varying factors aside, what does it take to claim pole position at the British Grand Prix? Rik Makarem joined FIA Formula 3, 2019 Aston Martin BDRC Rising Star and Motorsport UK Academy member Johnathan Hoggard on a fast lap of Silverstone to find out!