78 Silverstone Corner Names To Boost Your Motor Racing Skills

Martha Martins
Feb 16, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
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Looking to pick a track to bring your motor vehicle and start your training for the next championship?

Why not choose Silverstone which is the home of the British Grand Prix! Silverstone is known for some of the best racing tracks and corners with several world championships hosted by it.

Some of the popular Silverstone Track corner names are Wellington Straight, Hangar Straight, Luffield Abbey, Hangar Straight, Club Corner, Silverstone Village Corner, The Loop, Maggotts and Becketts, Luffield Abbey, Chapel of St Thomas, Woodcote, Brooklands and several others.

Here are some of the most interesting corner names on the Siverstone race track.

Silverstone Track Corner Names

Popular Silverstone Track Corner names feature names like Wellington Straight, Hangar Straight, Luffield Abbey, Hangar Straight, and Club Corner. In order to help boost and enhance your racing skills, here is a list of Silverstone track corner names.

Abbey (Middle English Origin) meaning 'Priest's house' is the first corner that derives its name from the priory of the 12th century, Luffield Abbey. A challenge for every driver.

Aintree (Saxon Origin) meaning 'alone tree' is basically popular for organizing horse races and the British Grand Prix.

Becketts (Old English Origin) meaning 'cottage' has been named after the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Brooklands (English Origin) was a great venue for motor racing before the war which makes the circuit famous as 'home of British Motorsport.

Chapel (Latin Origin) meaning 'traditional house' has its name inspired from the Chapel of St. Thomas, a medieval chapel.

Club (English Origin) meaning 'society' has been named after RAC's clubhouse situated in London's Pall Mall.

Copse ( French Origin) meaning 'small thicket of trees' is located in the countryside having the Chapel Copse and Cheese Copse nearby, deriving its name from the surrounding fields and woodlands known as Silverstone's copse.

Farm (Anglo-French Origin) meaning 'to rent' is the left-hander between Bridge Bend and Abbey. This passes by a farm hence the name.

Hangar Straight (French Origin) 'enclosure' was initially used to store several huge hangars in the past, hence the name.

Luffield 1 is one of the corners of the long right-hander of Luffield, one of the circuit's complex corners.

Luffield 2 is the other corner that makes up the Luffield, a part of Silverstone's British Grand Prix.

Luffield is a right-hander deriving its name from Luffield Chapel.

Maggots (English Origin) meaning 'larva' is one of the fast and iconic runways named after Maggotts Moor. Maggots can be regarded as one of the circuit's highlights.

Stowe (Anglo-Saxon Origin) meaning 'from stow' is the circuit's quick right-hander is a real challenge for many racers. It has a school named Stowe School located in the south.

The Loop (German Origin) meaning 'never-ending' is hairpin like, left-hander, and the slowest region of the track. This left-hander loop is a challenge for even an experienced driver.

Vale (Latin Origin) meaning 'gorgeous' is undulating in the topography like a valley located between Stowe and Club. Also, this region lies within the Aylesbury Vale district.

Village (French Origin) meaning 'rural' gets its name from the Silverstone village near this part of the Silverstone Circuit.

Wellington Straight (English Origin) meaning 'people near temple' became a part of Silverstone's Grand Prix track in 2010. It derives its name from the Wellington bombers placed at Northamptonshire during World Word II.

Woodcote (English Origin) meaning 'cottage in the woods' is a right-hander and has its name taken from Woodcote Park, a club in Surrey owned by the Royal Automobile Club. Woodcote is one of Silverstone's most famous and complex corners.

Silverstone Race Track Corner Names

Silverstone is famous for its race track corners which host a number of world championships including Silverstone F1. Some popular corner names here include Silverstone Village Corner, Maggotts and Becketts, Luffield Abbey, Chapel of St Thomas, Woodcote, Brooklands, and several others. Such race track corner names at the venue are given below.

Bridge Bend (Germanic Origin) meaning 'connector' is situated just between Farm and Village acting as the bridge.

Britcar 24 is a race meant for sports cars and was held in the UK till the year 2018. Its first race was in 2005.

British Grand Prix (French Origin) meaning 'prize' is a grand motor race taking place in the United Kingdom organized by the Royal Automobile Club.

British GT Championship (French Origin) meaning 'tournament' is a racing series which is held in the UK every year and was created in 1993.

British Motorcycle Grand Prix (English Origin) meaning 'motored bicycle' is an event for motorcycle racing tournament.

British Superbike Championship (English Origin) meaning 'high performance motorcycle' is the chief championship of superbikes held in the UK. Its first season was in 1988.

British Touring Car Championship (Latin Origin) meaning 'vehicle' is held each year in the UK. It was first held in 1958.

D1 Grand Prix (French Origin) meaning 'prize' is a competition between cars meant to show the coolness of drifts. It was inaugurated in the year 2001.

European Drift Championship (Middle English Origin) meaning 'impulse' was an annual drifting competition held every year in the UK.

European Le Mans Series (Greek Origin) meaning 'wide gazing' is an endurance series that first started in the year 2004.

FIA Formula 2 Championship (French Origin) meaning 'tournament' was started in 2017, is a second-tier racing championship for open wheel, single-seater racing cars.

FIA Formula 3 Championship (French Origin) meaning 'tournament' was introduced in 2019, is a third-tier racing championship for open wheel, single-seater racing cars.

FIA World Endurance Championship (English Origin) meaning 'to tolerate' is a world championship featuring sportscars.

FIM Endurance World Championship (English Origin) meaning 'to tolerate' is a motorcycle road racing championship.

Formula One Grand Prix (Middle English Origin) meaning 'great' is the greatest of international racing of formula one racing cars.

Four Hours of Silverstone (Anglo-Norman Origin) meaning 'time' is a sports car race held at Silverstone Ciruit.

GB 3 Championship  (French Origin) meaning 'tournament' is a moto racing series featuring single-seaters and young drivers.

GB 4 Championship (French Origin) meaning 'tournament' is a racing championship series for young races for open whole, single-seater cars.

GP 3 Series (Latin Origin) meaning 'chain' was first introduced in 2010 as a formula one racing series by Bruno Michel.

GP2 Series (Latin Origin) meaning 'chain' was a series of formula one racing championships.

GT World Challenge Europe (Middle English Origin) meaning 'to accuse' is a racing series featuring road cars modified into racing cars.

Hamilton Straight has its name after Lewis Hamilton who has won the Formula One world championship on several occasions.

International GT Open (French Origin) meaning 'whole' was introduced by the Spanish GT Sport Organization in 2006.

National Straight (Latin Origin) meaning 'related to a nation' is the half distance point of one lap of Silverstone located over the International Pit Straight.

Pit Lane (English Origin) meaning 'place of brief rest' consists of several straights to race upon.

Pit Straight is located in the Pit Lane Circuit whose name has been changed to Hamilton Straight to honor Lewis Hamilton.

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain (German Origin) meaning 'offerings' is a series of motor racing that is held in the UK every year.

Priory (Latin Origin) meaning 'religious house' is located near Brooklands Corner.

Silverstone Classic (Old English Origin) meaning 'silversmith' is a race in the UK where cars race for three days every year.

Superleague Formula (English Origin) meaning 'super tournament' is a series for formula cars that was first introduced in the year 2008.

W Series Championship (Latin Origin) meaning 'chain' was introduced in 2019 for female racers.

World Sportscar Championship (English Origin) meaning 'age of man' was the racing series for sportscars organized by the FIA.

World Touring Car Championship (Latin Origin) meaning 'vehicle' is an international racing championship for FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Becketts and Chapel is one of the most famous corners on any of the Silverstone's circuits.

Silverstone Circuit Corner Names

Silverstone Circit is located near the villages of Northamptonshire of Silverstone and Whittlebury. Some of the Silverstone Circuit corner names used in Siverstone GP have been listed below.

Arena Grand Prix Circuit (Latin Origin) meaning 'place of combat' is the best for enhancing racing skills on Silverstone Circuit.

Brands Hatch (Germanic Origin) meaning 'paling' is a good racing circuit near Maggot mall.

Bridge Grand Prix Circuit (Germanic Origin) meaning 'connector' was simply known as the Grand Prix Circuit in the past, a fabulous track for boosting racing skills.

Donington Park Circuit (Anglo-Saxon Origin) meaning 'at hill by the stream' is a motorsport racing circuit situated near Donington.

International Circuit (French Origin) meaning 'whole' is a circuit corner mainly for motorcycle races.

Motorcycle Circuit (English Origin) meaning 'motored bicycle' is an event for motorcycles which is held every season.

National Circuit (Latin Origin) meaning 'related to a nation' is a 1.6 mi (2.6 km) long track primarily used for car races.

Stowe Circuit (Anglo-Saxon Origin) meaning 'from stow' is situated in the infield of Silverstone circuit, is a short but fast lap, good for testing out new cars.

Silverstone Circuit Map Corner Names

Silverstone Circuit is about 3.8 mi (6 km) in length with inner tracks, a walking route, sports zone, fan zone, main zone, and others. The Silver Stone map corner names are as follows.

Becketts Corner (Old English Origin) meaning 'cottage' is named after its sharp turns made for only the toughest cars.

Club Corner (English Origin) meaning 'society' has its name taken from the famous RAC's clubhouse in London.

Copse Corner  ( French Origin) meaning 'small thicket of trees' has Cheese Copse and Chapel Copse nearby surrounded by woodland and fresh green fields called copse.

Farm Curve (Anglo-French Origin) meaning 'to rent' passes by a farm hence the name of the straight.

Maggotts Corner (English Origin) meaning 'larva' is a racing track named so because its wriggly turns look like a larva.

National Pits Straight (Dutch Origin) meaning 'marrod' is the region along with the halfway point of one lap of Silverstone, one of the corners also known as runways.

Northamptonshire Circuit meaning 'hometown' is a racing circuit used by Formula 1 cars racing at a high speed.

PSR is a racing world challenge occurring on the Silverstone circuit.

RAF Silverstone  (Old English Origin) meaning 'silver smith' is a site called Royal Air Force Station now used as part of the Silverstone F1 Circuit.

Silverstone Circuit  (Old English Origin) meaning 'silversmith' is a circuit for motor racing and the home of the famous 'British Grand Prix'.

Silverstone Circuit Main Entrance  (Old English Origin) meaning 'silversmith' is the entrance to the famous track providing good services and staff members, start-finish.

Silverstone Interactive Museum (Greek Origin) meaning 'place of the Muses' is a place filled with the tale and honour of motorsports and racing.

Silverstone Race Circuit (English Origin) meaning 'competition of speed' is the perfect place for racing and practicing driving skills.

Silverstone Racing Club Stand (Scandinavian Origin) meaning to 'rush' is the perfect place to watch the epic races between the Formula 1 cars in the Grand Prix.

Stowe Corner (Latin Origin) meaning 'tip' is a real war for racers, taking its name from the Stowe School located towards the south of the Silverstone Circuits.

The National Circuit (Germanic Origin) meaning 'related to a nation' is a racing track for cars in England used to develop skills and for holding races.

Vale Corner (Latin Origin) meaning 'gorgeous' derives its name from the valley-like surface of the track corner.

WWII Triangle Format (Latin Origin) meaning 'three corners' are the three runways of Silverstone of the classic WWII.

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