Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

2018 Silverstone Classic

The calendar always gets busy this time of year, events come thick & fast. It’s July, so it’s time for the Silverstone Classic. One of my favourite events of the year & The 2018 Silverstone Classic weekend didn’t disappoint.

I was in the garage again with the mechanics from Forza Historic Racing Team. I love to watch them working on these lovely Historic F1 cars.

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

Historic F1 cars at Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton PhotographyMax (Fittipaldi F5A), Nick (Williams FW07) & Phil (Theodore TR1) head down the Pit Lane

This year the crowd favourite Group C cars had been replaced by the new Endurance Legends as part of the Masters Historic Racing series. These awesome flame spitting Le Mans beasts promised to be equally fantastic spectacle 

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

The rain during the Group C races last year deprived us of the sight of growing brake discs. No such problem this year!

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

It really is no surprise the action on & off track has made the Silverstone Classic the massive success its become. The worlds largest Classic Car racing festival!

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

Crash helmet design at Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton Photography

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton PhotographyRickard Rydell locks the rear wheel braking into the Village complex

Silverstone Classic 2018 on Friday 20 July 2018. Photo: Ian Skelton PhotographyEarly race cars weren’t much more than a seat & a steering wheel for protection…brave boys!

Silverstone Classic creates a great atmosphere with fantastic close wheel racing on the track. Spectators love the close access they get to look around the cars. It really is a highlight of my photography season, & already looking forward to what 2019 has in store.

I hope you enjoyed a little taste of the 2018 Silverstone Classic. Please find a larger collection of photos from the event in Galleries or