British GP circuit guide
The response of most British fans at hearing the news was to ask whether the calendar's planners had looked at the weather forecast for Northamptonshire.
The drivers may well find themselves dodging April showers although everyone can also remember downpours in July.
Nike Free Run 3 The switch of date was made to reduce transportation costs and prevent the teams having to make a trek across the channel between other races on mainland Europe in midsummer.
Nike Free But despite all this it is no secret that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is unhappy with Silverstone and Britain's tobacco advertising laws.
Billiga Nike Skor But Ecclestone's coolness will not stop British fans turning up in their thousands to take an early chance to view new hope Jensen Button and the team which hopes to gather their support Jaguar.
Nike Air Max 90 A good opening to the season might also encourage the Silverstone public to take David Coulthard to their heart in the way they have supported Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.
The Scot's win last year was the first home success since Johnny Herbert's surprise win of 1995, although the race itself will be remembered for Michael Schumacher's bad accident.
Silverstone used to be the fastest track on the GP calendar, although a number of changes have already reduced average qualifying speeds from 160 to 130mph.