Silverstone

This weekend is one of the most anticipated for all fans of Formula 1, the British Grand Prix; and this year, people have more reasons to get excited. The first obviously is the introduction of Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren F1 car, who is taking the sport by storm. Lewis has a great chance of being the first winner of the British Grand Prix to be British since David Coulthard. Hamilton is winning record after record after record and has gained a great following of fans and is bringing new people to the world of F1 which can only help the series continue.

Another factor making the British Grand Prix so special is because its one of the last remaining tracks to not ponder to ‘neutralizing’ the circuit. Aka, it still has deathly corners, still has barriers near the track and you still need to be a great driver to get around it. Some corners are on a blind hill and a turning is straight after it where you must hit the apex blind otherwise you WILL come off. It is a hallow ground for motorsport Silverstone is, a special place and if F1 moves away from it, the British motorsport scene (the country that was a pioneer in the sport) will diminish. Something that F1 is trying not to be accounted for. Getting rid of the British Grand Prix is like telling Monaco it can’t have its race.

Teams this year are closer than ever, with McLaren, Ferrari, BMW up there in the top half; Renault increasing all the time and will be up there soon. Including other teams who are also getting better and better, I believe that Honda will be in the ‘top flight’ when they get their car sorted.

F1 this year has been a treat, 10 races left, the sport can only get better and better.

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Lewis Hamilton

The whole world is literally going nuts for this guy, the Formula 1 rookie who is turning the records of existing drivers ‘upside-down’. It has brought a new level of interest for the sport (which can only be good) and may help keep Silverstone (the UK grand prix) alive and well.

The F1 ‘upstart’ has the talent, looks, team backing and fitness to go far in the sport for a long time. It won’t be long before the records of Michael Schumacher are being eaten into and people forget about him. As such, Hamilton will probably become quite rich and have to move somewhere like Switzerland or Monaco to get away from the media.

This weekend in France Hamilton prepares to do the triple; however Ferrari seems to be on the pace again. Which could end in some tasty battles which the public will love to watch. Which at the end of the day is what people want from sport (especially F1) is ‘healthy’ competition.

He has caused problems for longtime F1 fans like me, as more and more people buy tickets at Silverstone because of one guy the others get ignored, the longtime fans may not get tickets. It has left me wonder, how long can the F1 Lewis Hamilton bubble last?

Lewis Hamilton

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