For instance, Max Verstappen‘s victory final week in Austria, accompanied by a double DNF for Mercedes, a method error for a similar crew and Sebastian Vettel retaking the championship lead from the Briton. An uncommon weekend, sure, however an exciting race which tightened the championship once more.
Silverstone, although, is one other matter. Lewis Hamilton has received right here 4 instances within the final 4 years and 5 instances in complete. He hasn’t been overwhelmed to pole since 2014 and can develop into essentially the most profitable driver in British GP historical past if he wins this weekend. And with it he’ll retake the championship lead. He has spoken of the fun of driving round right here within the present high-downforce spec automobiles, likening it to driving a fighter jet across the circuit.
The Briton was quickest in first and third follow, with Vettel taking high spot in FP2 yesterday afternoon. There has probably not been a lot in it and this season Ferrari have tended to crank the engine up come qualifying. Will it’s sufficient although?
Elsewhere in last follow, Brendon Hartley suffered a terrifying high-speed suspension failure on the finish of the Wellington Straight which led to a heavy crash. He was okay bodily however it will be a shock if he made it out in time for qualifying.