It’s British Grand Prix time and Silverstone is completely sold out this year with 240,000 fans descending on the Northamptonshire track for the three-day event.
Are you one of them? Tell us all about your experiences at the track this year.
There are three British drivers in the race and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton is in with the best chance of winning. He was fastest in testing at Silverstone last week and is looking forward to the home crowd giving him a boost:
There’s something about racing in your home country that affects you. The constant support of the crowd gives you a boost throughout the whole weekend. It’s not something you experience anywhere else, but it does make you that bit more determined to succeed.
It gives an extra boost to your confidence to know you’re getting more support, and it seems to make you perform better. Last year I found the support was immense and made the weekend a lot easier to get through.
It will take a slice of luck for David Coulthard, driving for Red Bull, to repeat the victories he scored for McLaren in 1999 and 2000. That was the last time a home driver won at Silverstone.
Jenson Button’s Honda team are in the doldrums and are focusing their efforts on readying next year’s car. Formula 1 is introducing radical changes next season including hybrid engines, plus wings and tyres designed to aid overtaking.
Will you be at Silverstone this weekend? Or watching on TV? Who are you cheering for?