The British Grand Prix: A Homecoming for Everyone

The British Grand Prix is always a special event, but more so this year. Not only is it the 800th Formula 1 race, but it's also the home race for two of the sport's biggest stars: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Plus, it is the home race for Mercedes, McLaren, Williams, Red Bull, Haas and Aston Martin. Oh, also, it’s where Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took his maiden victory last year. See, we told you, it’s a homecoming for practically everyone!  

Hamilton, of course, is a seven-time world champion and the most successful driver in British F1 history. He's also a national hero, and the Silverstone crowd will surely be behind him as he tries to win again, after his victory in 2021. Sainz, meanwhile, will be hoping to repeat 2022's success in what is the oldest race in the history of Formula 1. 

Curse of The British Grand Prix

Max Verstappen, the current world champion, will be eager to extend his lead in the standings. Though it’s a home race for the team, Red Bull have not won the British GP since Mark Webber's win in 2012 and will be looking to shake off the curse. That is not counting the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in 2020 which Verstappen did win! If they do win this Sunday, the team will equal McLaren's long-standing record for consecutive wins. That currently stands at 11. Charles Leclerc, the eternal podium contender but rarely the winner, will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing race in Austria. And Silverstone never fails to disappoint with on-track antics as we saw last year, when Sainz won in dramatic fashion. Or the year before that, when Hamilton and Verstappen collided at Copse.

One of the fastest and most challenging tracks on the calendar, the atmosphere is always electric. So if you're a fan of F1, or even if you're just a fan of good racing, be sure to tune in to the British Grand Prix.