Silverstone Becomes Hub for Prototype Vehicle Testing

Silverstone has been selected as the place to test new vehicle prototypes from Aston Martin. Silverstone is the home of the British Grand Prix so it is no surprise that this famous track has been chosen as the testing hub for a top car manufacturer. As the new testing hub for Aston Martin, Silverstone joins other tracks across the world used for testing new vehicles.

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The testing process

The testing process will assess the chassis dynamics of the new vehicles along with the high-speed handling capabilities. This will act as a reference circuit for the new cars and will provide important information about performance of new vehicles going forward.

Aston Martin is one of the biggest brands in the automotive industry today in the UK and employs many people across manufacturing, engineering, design and commercial processes. The company is going to produce its first SUV soon, so this is another growth area.

Visiting Silverstone

Silverstone has always been an important part of the racing circuit and with this new honour it will propel the track to greater fame and importance. When people come to visit Silverstone it is possible to make the event more special by booking a VIP package.

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Such packages enable visitors to enjoy the best views of the track, along with great food and drink, luxurious surroundings and great hospitality. One such option is the F1 Paddock Club in Britain, which can be booked using a specialist events company such as https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/britain/.

Formula One

Aston Martin has actually announced that it will enter Formula 1 in 2021 as an engine supplier if it becomes more affordable. The company is planning to extend their range of road cars and there are lots of new plans for the future of Aston Martin. The company is keen to expand its road car options and build on its interest in F1.

When testing new F1 cars, the tests can take place at many grand prix venues, including Silverstone, providing a grand prix has just taken place there. Two of the four testing days should be allocated to young driver testing. There are often additional dedicated tyre-testing days allowing the suppliers to test changes to the tyres and consider improvements to their designs. Silverstone is the ideal place to test both road cars and F1 cars.