Next up on the Formula 1 calendar is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with this being one race that is eagerly anticipated throughout the F1 season.
As things stand, Lewis Hamilton is in commanding position at the top of the driver standings, with teammate Valtteri Bottas in second. But it will be the former looking to win on home soil as he cruises towards another title.
The Austrian Grand Prix
Last time out, it was Max Verstappen who went on to claim his second successive win at the Austrian Grand Prix, with Hamilton having to settle for a fifth-place finish. The Brit will undoubtedly be looking to get back to winning ways immediately. Hamilton will be even more determined to cross the finish line first this weekend as Sebastian Vettel was the last man to win here, with Hamilton winning on the previous four occasions prior to 2018.
Hamilton The Favourite
As things stand, the bookmakers have Hamilton installed as the odds-on favourite as expected, with Bottas, Vettel and Leclerc all in the running too. Max Verstappen, who is looking to build on his win in Austria, is seen as having an outside chance of upsetting the apple cart, but all eyes will of course be on Hamilton, and the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari.
British GP Coverage
The British Grand Prix is the tenth race of the season to take place, with the race beginning at 14:00 BST on Sunday, July 14th. For the first time, viewers will have the option of watching the action unfold live on Channel 4, Sky Sports F1 and NOWTV. With the race being held on home soil for UK viewers, the British Grand Prix is a traditional watch in many households around the British Isles.
Practice & Qualifiers Sessions
The practice sessions get underway on Friday, with the first scheduled to take place at 10am. The second and final practice session of the day takes place at 2pm, lasting for 90 minutes in total, before Saturday’s prequalifying session is scheduled to last for an hour between 11am and 12pm. Qualifying gets underway at 2pm on Saturday, where Hamilton will be aiming to claim pole, to give himself the best chance of extending his lead at the top of the driver standings.
Making History On Sunday
So, all that’s left is for the action to get underway on Sunday, on a track steeped in history and one where Hamilton currently holds the lap record, which is recorded as 1 minute 30.621 seconds. The history is one of the reasons why the British Grand Prix and Silverstone are loved so much, with the first race having taken place way back in 1950. Since then, there have been 52 races take place at the historic track, with races held consecutively since 1987.
Always An Exciting Race
With British weather being unpredictable, even in the summer month of July, there’s still the chance for it to turn, which often leads to the race being even more thrilling. It’s set to be a partly cloudy but sunny and very warm race day, with most drivers likely to be happy with the forecast as things stand.