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Mercedes look to continue winning run


FORMULA One makes a stop at Silverstone for the first of two rounds at the British circuit. This will be the first time that the UK will hold back-to-back F1 events over consecutive race weekends.

The first round at Silverstone also marks the first race in a second set of successive triple-headers in the revised Formula One calendar. Mercedes arrive at Silverstone as favourites after claiming victory in Austria, through Bottas in the first round and Hamilton in the second, with the latter winning again in the Hungarian GP.

“We’ve had a good start to the season: we resolved the issues that troubled us on the first weekend, won three out of three races and scored a good amount of points,” Team Principal Wolff said ahead of the British Grand Prix.


Nearest rival Red Bull had to work with technical difficulties with their car in the past three race weekends, but after a technical reshuffle will hope to be back at their best come race time.

Ferrari look to build on their dismal start to the season after a reshuffle of their performance team. The team has been roped in with mid-field and look to have lost their spot at the front to a faster Racing Point car.

Racing Point will look to build on their strong start to the start of the season after consistently finding themselves among the grid’s Top 5. Teams finding themselves in the mid-field will hope to improve on recent results on a high-speed circuit that holds much to be admired.

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Saturday August 1
Free Practice 3: 11:00am-12:00pm BST
Qualifying: 2:00pm-3:00pm BST
Sunday August 2
Race: 2:10pm BST

By The African Mirror