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F1: 5 Early Predictions for the British Grand Prix

George Howson
ANALYST
Modified 08 Jul 2019
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#2 Lewis Hamilton to break the British GP wins record

Lewis Hamilton holds the joint-record for most British GP wins ever.
Lewis Hamilton holds the joint-record for most British GP wins ever.

While we're on the subject of Mercedes' success, I'm predicting the home favourite to stand on the top step of the podium on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix a total of five times, a tally which sees him stand level with Alain Prost and Jim Clark for the most wins in the UK ever.

Indeed, he also holds the record outright for the most victories at Silverstone, Prost and Clark had won on other tracks like Brands Hatch and Aintree to bolster their records. Hamilton has won every British GP in the hybrid era, except for the last one, where he was spun out by Kimi Raikkonen at the start and still managed to come home in second.

The defending world champion also had one of his best ever wins take place at the track, in 2008 when the Stevenage-native was in a class of his own at the rain-soaked track.

Overtaking is difficult at Silverstone and Hamilton is the most successful qualifier in the sport's history, with more pole position starts than anybody else. Hamilton has had an incredible season so far, and I'm backing him to get his seventh win from ten races in 2019 on Sunday.

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Published 08 Jul 2019, 08:07 IST
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