The Silverstone Circuit has already hosted 50 Formula 1 World Championship races, but only 7 in its current configuration.
Despite the addition of several curves in the '70s designed to reduce speed, last year the average speed for the pole position was 237 km/h, outdoing the 236 km/h achieved in 1979.
The track is full of high-speed turns, and the single-seaters do not even need to use their brakes for 10 of the bends. There are two really intense braking sessions, both of which are the result of changes made to the track over the past 30 years.
The low energy at play, however, may result in glazing of the friction material, in the event of rain or if temperatures dip rapidly.
In such conditions, in fact, the carbon discs and brake pads may cool too much, and would no longer guarantee the friction needed for drivers to brake the way they are used to doing.
According to Brembo technicians, who classified the 20 tracks in the World Championship on a scale of 1 to 10, the Silverstone Circuit is one of the least demanding on the brakes.
The British racetrack earned a difficulty index of 4, on par with Suzuka and Interlagos.