Classic British Grands Prix
This year's British Grand Prix will be a bitter-sweet occasion for many both inside and outside Formula 1.
And even if Donington fail to get their race off the ground, there appears no way back for Silverstone - F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that Britain will lose its grand prix before he takes it back to the Northamptonshire track.
So this seems an apposite time to celebrate the rich history of the British grand prix at Silverstone with the latest edition of our classic grands prix series.
Clearly, it was not the easiest decision to pick only five races to highlight.
As it happens, our choice was limited to some extent by the patchiness of the archive once you start to seriously wind the clock back.
That ruled out three of my initial picks - 1969 featuring a stunning race-long battle between Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt; 1973 and the famous pile-up triggered by Jody Scheckter losing control out of Woodcote; and 1977, when James Hunt and John Watson made it an all-British battle for the lead for a while.
No matter, we have five great choices for you to debate.
We start in 1981, when Watson triggered the first of the track invasions that were later to become familiar in the years of Nigel Mansell's success with his victory on a glorious summer afternoon.
That win, handed to the Northern Irishman when Rene Arnoux's Renault retired, was the start of an era in another way - it was the maiden victory for the McLaren team under the then-new ownership of Ron Dennis, as well as the first win for a car made of carbon-fibre.
After that, there is 1987, Mansell's first win at Silverstone - and what a win it was. Delayed by a mid-race tyre change, the Englishman mercilessly hunted down Williams-Honda team-mate Nelson Piquet before passing him with a stunning manoeuvre into Stowe with two laps to go.
At the end of a soaking wet race, in which he and McLaren's Mika Hakkinen had staged a superb fight, the German actually crossed the line in the pit lane, into which he had come to serve a stop-go penalty for overtaking while yellow warning flags were being waved - which meant he had not actually served the penalty at all.
The first will go down as one of the greatest races ever - Rubens Barrichello, then at Ferrari, won in brilliant style a race that was turned on its head when a priest invaded the track, prompting the intervention of the safety car.
That led to the uncompetitive Toyotas running one-two at one stage, with Cristiano da Matta (remember him?) at the head of the field, before Barrichello - driving the race of his life - moved inexorably to the front.
Finally, we had to include Lewis Hamilton's stunning performance last year, which will go down as one of the great wet-weather drives in F1 history.
The Englishman made his rivals look second-rate as he won by more than a minute, lapping at times five seconds a lap fastest than anyone else - the sort of performance that puts him in the same bracket as the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
With such a fabulous choice, picking the best will not be easy - so why not give us a hand by telling us which one you would choose as your pick of the greatest of Silverstone's great moments?