Formula One

F1: British GP 2012

The Formula One World Championship heads over to Silverstone this weekend for the ninth round of the 2012 season. Last year’s winner Fernando Alonso heads into the race as the championship leader having become the first double winner of 2012 in Valencia two weeks ago. He now has a solid 20 point lead of Mclaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

Initial weather forecasts have not been positive, with showers forecast over the all three days of the weekend. However, this could be just the kind of weather Hamilton needs if he is to win his home race for the second time this weekend given the worrying form of Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull team in Valencia last time out.

History is on Hamilton’s side, with Britain being the most successful nation at the event over the past 62 years; winning on 22 separate occasions with the most successful British driver being Jim Clark who was victorious at the race five times. In-fact British drivers have more than 4 times as many victories at the British Grand Prix as the German’s who are the second most successful nation.

This is all highlighted in the following British Grand Prix infographic which has been produced by price comparison website MoneySupermarket.com: