Hamilton’s return?  Questions and Answers at the British Grand Prix

Hamilton’s return? Questions and Answers at the British Grand Prix

The Formula 1 race in Silverstone will take place on Sunday. What you need to know about the UK event …

Things are starting again in Silverstone this weekend.
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Absolutely classic – Silverstone. This season’s ten races (Sunday, 4 pm / Sky and RTL) take place on one of the Formula 1 cultural songs of all time, this is where the first race was held in 1950 at a former military airport from World War II. Vita. Curve such as Maggots, Becketts, Chapel or Copse make the hearts of drivers and fans beat faster.

Does Lewis Hamilton have the advantage of a home field?

The world record champion has already won eight times in Silverstone – more often than anyone else. But this year Mercedes is weakening, Hamilton (still) has no responsibility for the title. But: The winners of the past series are slowly controlling their problems. Hamilton is as excited as he can be in front of his own fans. “Silverstone is a very important race for me personally. I just want to be on par with them (Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, editor),” said the 37-year-old.

How about the World Cup?

After his stuttering start to the season, world champion Verstappen (Red Bull) is now leading the way in the title race, so his Ferrari Leclerc rival has to run with humor. “49 points, that’s just a double victory,” Monegasque said with a laugh. But of course Leclerc, behind Verstappen teammate Sergio Perez, who is suddenly the only third person in the World Cup, wants to believe he can change things: “If we get rid of everything, we have the potential to be at the top.”

What about Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel?

Finally the first points – that is undoubtedly Schumacher’s main goal. “Then sometimes,” said the 23-year-old from Canada when he started from sixth place, but his Haas went on strike. Because the car is unreliable, it will also be difficult for Schumacher on the island. Aston Martin’s Vettel team has promised the former world champion further improvements to further climb the field.

And otherwise?

Mercedes v So far, from the third free training session in Silverstone, it should be monitored to see if the teams are implementing traffic jams. Opponents fear Mercedes could get it. Silver Arrow team boss Toto Wolff addressed a structural problem that affects everyone. However, some team leaders tried to “play political games” in order to maintain their sporting advantage.