The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly called the United Kingdom, the UK, Great Britain or Britain is a country in Western Europe that is often considered the home of Formula One. It has produced more drivers, Drivers' World Champions, more constructors and more Constructors' Champions than any other country.
Of the ten teams currently in F1, six are based in the UK.
It should be noted that while in many sports, the United Kingdom is split into its constituent countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), in F1 the four countries are always grouped together into either the UK or Britain.
Circuits in the United KingdomEdit
|Aintree Motor Racing Circuit||Aintree, Merseyside, England||British Grand Prix: 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961–1962|
|Brands Hatch||West Kingsdown, Kent, England|| British Grand Prix: 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986|
European Grand Prix: 1983, 1985
|Donington Park||near Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England||European Grand Prix: 1993|
|Silverstone Circuit||Silverstone, Northamptonshire/ Buckinghamshire, England|| British Grand Prix: 1950–54, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987–present|
70th Anniversary Grand Prix: 2020
|Boreham Circuit||Boreham, Essex, England|
|Brooklands||Weybridge, Surrey, England|
|Castle Combe Circuit||Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England|
|Charterhall Circuit||Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland|
|Crystal Palace circuit||Crystal Palace, London, England|
|Goodwood Circuit||Goodwood House, West Sussex, England|
|Ibsley Circuit (also known as Ringwood Circuit)||Ibsley, Hampshire, England|
|Oulton Park||Little Budworth, Cheshire, England|
|Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit||near Attleborough, Norfolk, England|
|Thuxton Circuit||Thuxton, Hampshire, England|
Television and radio coverageEdit
|1950–1978||BBC||Sporadic choice of races|
|1978–1996||Grand Prix||First race shown was the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix|
|2009–2011||BBC Sport F1|
|2012–2015||Half of the races shown live|
|2012–present||Sky Sports F1||Pay television, exclusively live from 2019|
|2016–2018||Channel 4 F1||Half the races shown live|
|2019–present||Only the British Grand Prix shown live|
The BBC has always held the rights to broadcast F1 on the radio, doing so on BBC Radio 5 Live.