Formula One

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Lewis Hamil­ton be­lieves the ab­sence of fans at the Bri­tish Grand Prix will cast a shadow over his home race. Last year Hamil­ton won at Sil­ver­stone for a record sixth time in front of a bumper 141,000-crowd. But this year’s race, on Aug 2 – the first of back-to-back rounds at the track – will be in front of no fans for the first time in his­tory. “I don’t want to be a ‘Deb­bie Downer’ or neg­a­tive but it is un­for­tu­nate,” said the Mercedes driver. “I’m just so grate­ful we are back at work and all of us here are so for­tu­nate to have our jobs and be able to com­pete again, but ab­so­lutely, the at­mos­phere with­out fans is night and day.”

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