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SILVERSTONE’S brand new ‘Arena’ layout was unveiled today by the Duke of York after a five month long build at the cost of £5m.

The new layout lengthens the track by 0.472 miles to 3.666 miles, and has 18 turns instead of 17. As a result of the longer layout, the race will now be run over 52 laps and not 60.

The average lap time is projected to be 1:23.1secs, an average speed of 157ish mph. That’s even faster than Monza, making Silverstone the fastest track on the calendar.

More changes will come to Silverstone in 2011. The start/finish line will be moved to the other side of the circuit. This means that the last-first corner sequence will be ‘Club’ and the new ‘Abbey’ turn instead of ‘Woodcote’ into ‘Copse’.

You can see the new layout and 2011 simulation below.



  1. I really like this new layout, looks faster and better than ever before.
    The best thing though is that Herman Tilke had absolutely nothing to do with it, as the organisers said they didn’t want the track to be ruined!

    • Hopefully this new layout will show Bernie that Tilke is a bad thing for F1.

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