2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix Preview

Formula 1 returns to action this weekend for the tenth round of the season at Silverstone in Britain.

On form

Lewis Hamilton had his worst finish of the season last time out in Austria when he finished fifth. However prior to that result he had claimed four consecutive victories and has also won the last four British Grand Prix.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is another in a good run of form, entering the weekend on the back of three consecutive podium finishes.

In the midfield, there are three drivers who will be looking to continue their point scoring runs at Silverstone. They are Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris who are benefiting from a McLaren that has been the leading midfield car in the last two rounds. The other driver is Kimi Raikkonen who finished seventh in France and ninth in Austria.

In need of a result

Although Valtteri Bottas did finish ahead of his teammate, Hamilton, last time out in Austria, he will need to do so again as the current gap between the two stands at thirty one points in Hamilton’s favour.

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There has been some talk about Pierre Gasly’s future in the Red Bull team and the Frenchman could do with a top six finish this weekend. He has finished outside the top six in the last three Grand Prix, and has only finished within the top six three times out of a possible nine so far this season.

Those in the midfield that could do with a decent result this weekend are the Haas, Racing Point and Toro Rosso drivers as those three teams battle in an attempt to keep up with current midfield leader, McLaren.

Been there, done that

As mentioned, Lewis Hamilton is a winner of the British Grand Prix with a 2008 triumph to go with his current four consecutive wins.

Others on the grid to have won include last season’s winner, Sebastian Vettel, who also won in 2009. While the other British Grand Prix winner on the grid is Kimi Raikkonen, who won in 2007.

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