On Sunday, Formula One racing moves to England for the British Grand Prix. The race will be held on famous Silverstone Circuit. This year, the circuit made a major renovation on the track to further improve the venue for spectators and provide an even greater challenge for Formula One drivers.
This is a 52-lap race wherein each driver must cover a total race distance of 306.747km of the track. Michael Schumacher holds the fastest lap record of 1:18.739, which he established in 2004.
RBR-Renault's Sebastian Vettel stopped the two-race winning streak of McLaren-Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after winning the last European Grand Prix. However, Hamilton and teammate Jenson Button was still able to finish second and third at the winner's podium.
Teammates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are still first and second at the driver's standing. Sebastien Vettel is at third place and 12 points behind Lewis Hamilton. In the Constructor's championsip, McLaren-Mercedes still leads with 248 points followed by RBR-Renault and Ferrari.
McLaren-Mercedes target this week is to win in front of their home crowd and possibly finish first and second at the British Grand Prix. Both Hamilton and Button would be hard-pressed to win this race for the team but also for their diehard and loyal British fans.
The race handicappers installed RBR-Renault's Sebastien Vettel as the favorite to win the British Grand Prix. If this happens, a lot of British fans will be broken hearted. However, team McLaren-Mercedes has the upper hand in terms of the circuit familiarity and race condition on Sunday.