Autosport (UK)

Home star hopes for the British GP

…but will the championsh­ip’s three British drivers be able to star at Silverston­e?

- ALEX KALINAUCKA­S

Tit’shis weekend is the British Grand Prix at Silverston­e, which means Formula 1 is coming home – sort of. a global championsh­ip, but the series is once again returning to the venue that so famously hosted the first world championsh­ip F1 event, with seven of the 10 teams also based in the UK. Then there are the three British drivers competing this weekend, two of whom occupy places in the top four spots in the drivers’standings, while the other continues to regularly star down the grid.

Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell head to their shared home race riding the wave of euphoria that has gripped the nation (well, England at least) as a nearly normal British sporting summer has finally unfurled, charged by the England men’s football team’s almost successful quest at Euro 2020.

Here we take a look at the trio’s 2021 seasons so far, as well as assess their respective chances of scoring in front of their home fans, who were so badly missed in the pair of behind-closed-doors events held at Silverston­e in 2020.

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