Who's looking forward to Silverstone, dead envious if you're going as unfortunately I'm not able to this year.
New track (relaid under layer & top surface) should reset all the records.
The team with it all to do & with it all too loose has to be Mercedes; after the disaster of double DNF in Austria I expect a lot of team building & bonding has been done, & if one team is good at that its Mercedes, & none better (IMO) to make it happen is Toto Wolff. I guess they are dreaming of a double pole, but only to add to the firm objective of a 1-2 finish. Added pressures; it is their 'home' GP with only 8 miles (13km) from the factory to the circuit. Its Lewis Hamilton's home GP, he's won the last four at Silverstone & Mercedes have won the last five. Add to that Hamilton will become the top British GP winner, a record he currently shares with Alain Prost & Jim Clark. Like I say, all to play for.
Red Bull must be well pumped up after Austria & Silverstone is also what the Milton Keynes factory consider as their home circuit at 21 miles away. Problem is they don't have the outright speed but might well be good enough for a podium if others fall by the wayside.
Ferrari must be riding high after a very satisfying Austria & now lead the Constructors Championship with +10 points clear of Mercedes. But I'm not sure Silverstone is a track that suits them in both car performance & confidence terms, Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said at a press conf that Silverstone looks quite difficult for them & they are concerned with aerodynamics. Question is are Ferrari sandbagging again ??? They are well overdue a Silverstone win as the last one was 2011 (pre hybrid). Sebastian Vettel's last Silverstone win was even further back in 2009.
I can't wait for a good race on the best circuit & in front of the top race fans on the planet.