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Such is the power and influence of Silverstone that the motor racing circuit is claimed to generate £5 billion per year for the surrounding economy.

Also known as: RAF Silverstone / Silverstone Circuit / Silverstone Park / Silverstone Technology Park
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: 20 March 1943 - 12 March 1947
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

N.B. Silverstone is situated across the two counties of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire but primarily geographically resides in Northamptonshire.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • 3C Test Ltd
  • Baines Racing
  • BG Motorsport
  • Biddlesden Parish Meeting
  • Black n Rounds Ltd
  • British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC)
  • California Superbike School
  • Competition Supplies Ltd
  • D3 Racing Solutions
  • Delta Motorsport
  • Design Rule
  • Ducati UK
  • Earl's Performance Products UK Ltd
  • Flybrid Systems LLP
  • FMCG Hospitality
  • Grand Prix Racewear (GPR)
  • Heli Air Ltd - operator of heliport
  • IDP Moto Ltd
  • iZone Driver Performance
  • KartMania
  • Lillingstone Dayrell with Luffield Abbey Parish Council
  • MEPC
  • National College for Motorsport
  • NBM Woolford Limited
  • Porsche Experience Centre
  • Race-Keeper UK
  • Sahara Force India Formula One Team
  • Silverstone Factors
  • Silverstone Parish Council
  • Silverstone Racing Club (SRC)
  • Silverstone Rally School
  • Silverstone Technology Cluster
  • Silverstone UTC
  • SpeedSport Promotions
  • Spyder Motorcycles
  • TiBrake
  • Trident Racing Supplies
  • Uber9s Limited
  • Whittlebury Parish Council
  • Willans
  • Woodcote Hospitality Suite
  • Zip Kart

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Maidstone & Mid Kent Motor Club
  • RAC

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 17 OTU
  • No 92 Gp Instructors Course/School/Flight
001Aerial 1983.jpg

Aerial view of Silverstone, 1983. © Dave Welch.


An air traffic control building at Silverstone, 4 July 2015.

Stirling Moss reflects on the history of Silverstone. Courtesy of CNN



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