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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 Kingdom[]

Championship races[]

Circuit Location Events Map
Aintree Motor Racing Circuit Aintree, Merseyside, England British Grand Prix: 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961–1962 GoogleMaps
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 GoogleMaps
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

Non-championship races[]

Circuit Location Map
Boreham Circuit Boreham, Essex, England GoogleMaps
Brooklands Weybridge, Surrey, England GoogleMaps
Castle Combe Circuit Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England GoogleMaps
Charterhall Circuit Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland GoogleMaps
Crystal Palace circuit Crystal Palace, London, England GoogleMaps
Goodwood Circuit Goodwood House, West Sussex, England GoogleMaps
Ibsley Circuit (also known as Ringwood Circuit) Ibsley, Hampshire, England GoogleMaps
Oulton Park Little Budworth, Cheshire, England GoogleMaps
Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit near Attleborough, Norfolk, England GoogleMaps
Thuxton Circuit Thuxton, Hampshire, England GoogleMaps

British Drivers[]

World Champions[]

Race Winners[]

Point scorers[]



Test drivers[]

Television and radio coverage[]


Years Channel Notes
19501978 BBC Sporadic choice of races
19781996 Grand Prix First race shown was the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix
19972008 ITV-F1
20092011 BBC Sport F1
20122015 Half of the races shown live
2012–present Sky Sports F1 Pay television, exclusively live from 2019
20162018 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.