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All you need to know about the British Grand Prix – dpa

All you need to know about the British Grand Prix – dpa

DFormula 1 returns to its roots. The racing series experienced its first Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1950. To this day, most teams are based in the UK and hundreds of thousands of fans flock to the “front of British motor racing” for the British Grand Prix.

Who will block the Red Bull streak?

The team has six races in a row for the world championship Max Verstappen Most recently, the Dutchman has won five of them.The defending champion has amassed a 49-point lead over his rival at Ferrari, having trailed Charles Leclerc by 46 points after the third round of the season. Teammate Sergio Perez is already 46 points behind. Verstappen looks to be on track for title number two. But team principal Christian Horner warned: “If you look at form alone, it will be strong competition for Ferrari. It will certainly be interesting.”

What can record winner Lewis Hamilton do?

The 37-year-old has already won eight times in his own game. At Silverstone, Hamilton really pushes himself to the limit, letting himself be carried away by the crowd’s enthusiasm. Last year the Brit caused controversy when he collided with Verstappen on the first lap. The Red Bull driver crashed and Hamilton took the win despite a time penalty. This year too, the Mercedes star will need special events. The Silver Arrows are only a third power, but have shown an upward trend in Montreal recently. “It gave us courage, but we have to be careful. There is still a lot to do with the car,” said team principal Toto Wolff.

What awaits the German pilots?

Sebastian Vettel has a sense of tradition. Hessian will be particularly pleased to shine in the classic British brand Aston Martin at Silverstone. After the disappointment in Montreal, when a rainy qualifier robbed him of the chance for a strong finish, the 34-year-old can count on good chances to score again this time around. After a good weekend in Canada, Mick Schumacher silenced the critics for the time being. A blemish destroyed hopes for first points. With Haas continuing to delay technical updates for the car, it will be more difficult for Schumacher’s team this time around.