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This is what you need to know about the British Grand Prix

Formula 1 goes back to its roots. The racing series enjoyed its first Grand Prix in 1950 at Silverstone. To date, most teams are based in the UK, and hundreds of thousands of fans flock to the “home of British motor racing” for the British Grand Prix.

Who is blocking the Red Bull series?

The team around world champion Max Verstappen recently won six races in a row, five of which were won by the Dutch. After 46 points behind Charles LeClerk after the third round of the season, the reigning champion cushioned his opponent with 49 points. In a Ferrari. Fellow player Sergio Perez is already 46 points behind. Verstappen seems to be on track for title number two. But team captain Christian Horner warns: “If you just look at the form, it will be a strong competitor to Ferrari. That fact must be taken into account. “

What can record winner Louise Hamilton do?

The 37-year-old has already won eight of his own games. At Silverstone, Hamilton actually pushes himself to the limit, allowing himself to be carried away by the excitement of the crowd. Last year Brit collided with Verstappen in the first lap causing controversy. The Red Bull driver crashed, and Hamilton won despite a time penalty. This year too, the Mercedes star will need special events. Silver arrows are only a third force, but have recently shown an upward trend in Montreal. “It gave us courage, but we have to be careful. There is still a lot to be done in the car,” said team captain Toto Wolf.

What awaits German pilots?

Sebastian Vettel is a traditionalist. Hessian will be particularly pleased to shine at the classic British brand Aston Martin in Silverstone. The 34-year-old can count on good chances to score again this time around, as the rainy season qualifies him after a disappointing season in Montreal. On a good weekend in Canada, Mick Schumacher calmed the critics for the time being. One flaw destroyed the confidence for the first points. This time around it will be more difficult for Schumacher’s team as Haas continues to delay technical updates for the car.

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