The European Grand Prix finally put an end to the incredible run of seven different winners from the opening seven races of the year as Fernando Alonso took the chequered flag in Valencia. It’s Britain’s turn next as the racing returns to Silverstone and Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be desperate to chase down Alonso’s lead at the top.
As it stands Alonso has a 20 point lead in the Drivers’ Championship as neither Sebastian Vettel or Hamilton were able to complete the previous race. The concern for the chasing pack is that Alonso enjoys the Silverstone circuit and won here in 2011 to add to his first title in 2006. Ferrari have won the most races here, with 15 compared with McLaren’s 14.
Hamilton won here in 2008 and is only 23 points behind his former McLaren teammate, but his biggest threat remains the pit crew who have been plagued by problems all year.
Michael Schumacher might also be worth keeping an eye on for the race index after the German recorded his first podium finish since his return at Valencia. The former world number one has won the British GP on three occasions – the last coming in 2004.
Posted by David Wild
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