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.