1988: Ayrton Senna dominated for McLaren-Honda on a drab summer's day
1948: the first grand prix at Silverstone. Emmanuel de Graffenried (Maserati 4CL) leads
1949: Prince Bira leads Luigi Villoresi, both in Maserati 4CLT/48s
1950: the original circuit used the fast perimeter roads of the former airfield
1951: Jose Froilan Gonzalez (Ferrari 375) claims Ferrari's first grand prix win
1952: runner-up Piero Taruffi and winner Alberto Ascari (both Ferrari 500s)
1953: Alberto Ascari splashes to victory in his Ferrari 500
1954: Jose Froilan Gonzalez streaks clear in his Ferrari 625/555
1956: Tony Brooks escaped from his burning BRM P25 with a broken jaw
1958: Jo Bonnier (Maserati 250F) pulls into the pits on his way to ninth
1960: winner Jack Brabham (Cooper T53-Climax) with team owner John Cooper
1963: John Surtees (Ferrari 156) leads Graham Hill (BRM P57). They finished 2nd and 3rd respectively
1965: The BRMs and Ferraris get the jump on pole man Jim Clark's Lotus
1967: Jim Clark leads Graham Hill (both Lotus 49-Ford) and Chris Irwin (BRM P261)
1969: Jackie Stewart (Matra MS80 Ford) leads Jochen Rindt (Lotus 49B Ford)
1971: John Surtees (Surtees TS9 Ford) finished sixth in his last British GP
1973: Jody Scheckter runs wide at Woodcote, triggering a sizeable multi-car crash
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi (McLaren M23 Ford) on his way to his second win of the year
1977: James Hunt (McLaren M26-Ford) celebrates victory in time-honoured fashion
1979: Clay Regazzoni (Williams FW07-Ford) leads on his way to the team's first GP win
1981: John Watson (McLaren MP4/1-Ford Cosworth) takes the chequered flag
1983: Renault's Alain Prost (centre) won from Nelson Piquet and Patrick Tambay
1985: Keke Rosberg qualified on pole in his Williams-Honda at an average speed of 160mph
1987: Nigel Mansell chased down Williams team-mate Nelson Piquet for a sensational victory
1989: Gearbox failure pitched Senna's McLaren-Honda off the circuit
1990: The circuit underwent significant layout changes in the early 1990s
1991: Race winner Nigel Mansell gives Ayrton Senna a lift back to the pits
1992: Damon Hill made his Formula 1 debut for the Brabham team
1993: Hill's hopes of a home win in his Williams-Renault go up in smoke
1994: Look closely and you'll spot Martin Brundle having a spot of engine bother...
1995: Schumacher and Hill controversially clash while battling for victory
1996: French-Canadian Jacques Villeneuve took victory for Williams-Renault
1997: Jacques Villeneuve (leading) made it back-to-back British GP wins
1998: Schumacher controversially won the race in the pit lane, not on the track
1999: Brake failure pitched Schumacher off the track. He suffered a broken leg
2000: David Coulthard scored a popular home win for McLaren-Mercedes
2001: Mika Häkkinen grabbed his first win of the season at Silverstone
2002: Schumacher celebrates the 60th grand prix victory of his career
2003: race invader Neil Horan disrupted the race by getting onto the track
2004: Schumacher racked up career win number 80 at the Northants track
2005: Alonso and Montoya vie for the lead at the start. The Colombian won
2006: Alonso made amends for the previous year with victory for Renault
2007: Kimi Räikkönen overhauled pole man Lewis Hamilton to give Ferrari victory
2008: Lewis Hamilton's first – and so far only – F1 win on home soil
2009: Sebastian Vettel dominated the race in his Renault-powered Red Bull
2010: Mark Webber wins and asks the world 'Not bad for a number two, eh?'
2011: New pits complex between Club and Abbey corners was first used
2012: Australian racer Mark Webber scored his final F1 win for Red Bull
2013: Nico Rosberg took victory after team-mate Lewis Hamilton had a puncture
Silverstone will host its 50th grand prix race on Sunday, joining Monaco, Monza, Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps as the only tracks to have staged a half-century of events.
The circuit hosted its first RAC International Grand Prix in 1948 and was the venue for the first-ever round of the Formula One World Championship in 1950.
The Northants track often shared the race with other circuits, with Aintree holding five races between 1955 and 1962, and Brands Hatch alternating with Silverstone between 1964 and 1986.
Since 1987, however, Silverstone has exclusively hosted the British Grand Prix, even stepping in to save the race when F1 commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone gave the grand prix contract to Donington Park, which then hit financial problems.
Silverstone's layout has changed considerably over the years, with the high-speed blast around the former airfield perimeter roads being replaced in the 1990s by a slower but more technical track.
Then, in 2010 and 2011, the circuit was completely revamped to bring the facility completely up to date with modern F1 standards.
British drivers who have won at Silverstone are: Peter Collins (1958), Jim Clark (1963, 1965, 1967), Sir Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971), James Hunt (1977), John Watson (1981), Nigel Mansell (1987, 1991, 1992), Damon Hill (1994), Johnny Herbert (1995), David Coulthard (1999, 2000) and Lewis Hamilton (2008).
See our picture gallery for highlights from each of Silverstone's 50 grands prix.
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