Lando Nozzer says that is the largest buildup to a race he’s ever recognized, and is worked up. He describes “a cool feeling inside” that’s a consequence of how a lot help he’s getting, which is “superior”.
It’s so nice to see such packed stands. Let’s hope is continues.
Varied representatives of the NHS are being honoured, and the gang rise to applaud them previous to the enjoying of God Save the Queen which is accompanied by a fly-past.
Michael Douglas is knocking about chatting to folks. He’s sporting a shirt that’s ripe for displaying perspiration, however appears to be like immaculate.
George Russell talks nicely, and being British, he desires to speak about how sizzling it’s. Apparently it’s extremely popular.
The band are marching down the grid, furry hats and all. Now they have to be sizzling.
On Sky, the presenters are sporting denims – tightuns, at that. I discover this unimaginable to know, even earlier than they are saying you’ll be able to really feel the warmth rising by the tarmacadam.
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Carbs are the order of the day, apparently, to maintain the drivers going by a gruelling race. I’d additionally advocate a Mr Whippy.
And at this time at this time being that sizzling, there’s clearly a great deal of sport to encourage you to attract the curtains and keep indoors.
The monitor temperature is 52 levels, apparently. I hope not one of the drivers are fasting.
So what will we make of this new qualifying scenario? I’m loth to evaluate one thing with out having seen it just a few instances, however I’m unsure what a race that’s a much less good model of the actual factor provides. Discovering one quick lap looks as if a barely completely different problem, and that’s an excellent factor. It’s additionally labored properly for a good outdated whereas.
Giles Richards, our F1 correspondent, shares some ideas on Hamilton.
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Within the Jewish calendar, at this time is a quick day. It was additionally a quick day – a unique one, however one however – for the British Grand Prix in 1995. That race was received, extremely, by none apart from Johnny Herbert.
1. Verstappen (Purple Bull-Honda)
2. Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Bottas (Mercedes)
4. Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Norris (McLaren-Mercedes)
6. Ricciardo (McLaren-Mercedes)
7. Alonso (Alpine-Renault)
8. Vettel (Aston Martin-Mercedes)
9. Russell (Williams-Mercedes)
10. Ocon (Alpine-Renault)
11. Sainz Jr (Ferrari)
12. Gasly (AlphaTauri-Honda)
13. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo-Ferrari)
14. Stroll (Aston Martin-Mercedes)
15. Giovinazzi (Alfa-Romeo-Ferrari)
16. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri-Honda)
17. Latifi (Williams-Mercedes)
18. Schumacher (Haas-Ferrari)
19. Mazepin (Haas-Ferrari)
20. Perez (Purple Bull-Honda)
Afternoon all, and welcome to the 76th British Grand Prix! It appears like we all know what’s going to occur subsequent: Max Verstappen leads from lights to flag, extends his lead within the total standings, and on we go.
Besides beginning behind him on the grid is Lewis Hamilton, and if there’s one factor sport teaches us, it’s to not underestimate genius – by no means thoughts genius with 140,000 followers to agitate it. We’ve already seen this weekend – once more – that Verstappen’s Purple Bull has the legs on Hamilton’s Mercedes, however that alone received’t be sufficient for the win. Verstappen will want his head and his coronary heart working at full throttle too.
You’ll be able to solely admire the best way Hamilton has embraced this season’s mechanical inferiority – simply wait till subsequent! – however folks like him aren’t constructed to simply accept second. If there’s a means, he’ll discover it, and if there isn’t, whoever beats him will nonetheless should earn it.
Begin: 3pm BST