British Grand Prix voted best race of the season

Fans have voted Silverstone's British Grand Prix as the F1 race of the year
Fans have voted Silverstone's British Grand Prix as the F1 race of the year

Aylesbury Vale race track Silverstone is clearly still the most popular in the world after it was voted the best race of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

The track’s race landed the honour after being voted for by fans in a survey conducted by Sky Sports. In a poll amongst the F1 broadcaster’s 316,500+ Twitter followers, the Silverstone event secured 38% of the overall vote, with Hungary and Brazil finishing second and third, acquiring 30% and 13% of the vote respectively.

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix in front of one of the biggest crowds of the F1 season, finishing ahead of Aston Clinton’s very own Mark Webber.

However, the action-packed race is possibly best remembered for a number of dramatic tyre blow-outs, Sebastian Vettel’s late retirement and a thrilling end to the race.

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “The British Grand Prix was back to its very best this year.

“There was a real festival atmosphere; the sun shone, we had huge crowds here on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 294,000 over all three days and 120,000 on the Sunday, which was our third biggest attendance of all time.”