No place like Silverstone

There’s no place like Silverstone for F1 to make its proper return home to Britain for the British Grand Prix.

 

After a relatively dull weekend in the mountains of Austria, Silverstone promises to be quite different.

 

British fans have two home drivers to support in Lewis Hamilton and Jolyon Palmer. Will either driver be standing on the top step come Sunday teatime?

 

Here are some pointers for what promises to be a truly British weekend, should the Brits do a clean sweep of F1 along with the F2 and GP3 support races.

 

Is there any weather that can defeat Hamilton?

 

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton seems to be the master of British weather, having won in nearly every possible weather condition thrown his way around the iconic track. Below, you can find a list of the weather conditions that he beat en route to his four home victories so far.

 

  • 2008 – Wet
  • 2014- Dry
  • 2015 – Dry/Wet
  • 2016 – Wet/Dry

 

This time around, the weather forecast is for mix of cloud and sun all weekend. There is however a chance of rain if the race is still running come 3pm.

 

Can Williams deliver

 

Williams had a torrid weekend last time out but on home turf, can they step up their game?

 

The key thing for the team will be that upgrade from Austria, which clearly isn’t best suited to one lap pace despite paying dividends come race day with both cars in the points.

 

If can get the car hooked up on Friday with the upgrade, they should have a decent weekend and at least make Q2 comfortably with both Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll.

 

Hope for Verstappen?

 

Having endured a torrid campaign so far, can this weekend provide Max Verstappen with some fresh confidence?

 

Reports have emerged suggesting that the teenager is losing confidence with Red Bull, after a spade of retirements plagued the first half of this season for him.

 

With rumours that he might be off to Ferrari in 2019, Red Bull need to step up and prove why he should stay with them beyond the end of his current contract.

 

There’s no better place to start persuading him than with a strong weekend at Silverstone.

 

If missed other races and want a brief round up, click on the links below.

 

 

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