LONDON (Reuters) - World champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping to make up for his first loss this year at the Red Bull Ring two weeks ago when he plays home at home to the British Grand Prix at the 10th World Formula One », In his quest to score - on the Silverstone Circuit - his sixth record victory.
The Silverstone Circuit, formerly a warplane, was the birthplace of Formula One and the spark of its official launch in 1950, hosting the first race that ended with the victory of Italian Giuseppe Farina on Alfaromio.
The Austrian Grand Prix saw the end of the triumph of the reigning Mercedes team, winning the first eight races, with Hamilton and Finnish team mate Valerie Potas in first place, with six victories for the first versus two victories for the second.
The end of this control came at the hands of Red Bull driver Max Fürstaben of Germany, who won his first win of the year and sixth in his career, and prevented the equities of the "silver shares" to a record back to 31 years ago, if he won the ninth race Tuvia would have increased the number of victories to 11, with the win in the last two races last year (Brazil and Abu Dhabi), and would equal the record number of consecutive victories owned by the McLaren team in 1988.
Austria's Mercedes has faced its first high-temperature rival, making the process of cooling the car difficult, but at Silverstone the British team will try to take advantage of the best climatic conditions and track meats to return to the track.
Hamilton is on the verge of a historic achievement at Silverstone. If he wins the first-place trophy, the day after tomorrow, he will raise his number to six in Britain in an unprecedented achievement and a record that will allow him to break ties with his compatriot Jim Clarke and Frenchman Alan Prost (5 per And will win their fifth win in the last six years. He opened the series in 2008 with his former McLaren-Mercedes before heading between 2014 and 2017 with his current team. "It's the race I've been looking forward to all season and the weekend," Hamilton said. "You get the support of your country at the end of the weekend, which makes these days incredible. It is difficult to calculate what you gain from all this positive .. the energy of everyone is priceless ». The British Grand Prix is being held as organizers announce that the Liberty Group, the first-class commercial rights holder, will reach an agreement to renew the contract for an additional five years until 2024.