Lewis Hamilton said that while it would be fantastic to win this Sunday at Silverstone, he has warned that the most important thing will be for the fans to enjoy the whole weekend 'whatever the result'.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, Lewis added that while he can't wait to compete in front of his home fans for the first time as a Formula 1 driver, he won't go for broke, especially as he currently leads the race for the drivers' title, 14 points up on his McLaren-Mercedes team-mate, two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso.

"Without a doubt, the Santander British Grand Prix will be the biggest race of the year for me, as it's my debut home race. It is going to be another new experience, I expect the atmosphere will be incredible and I cannot wait to race in front of my home fans," he noted. "To win at this race would be immense, but we have to be realistic with our expectations.

"This is one race out of 17 and as with all the grand's prix, I will do my best to win for the fans, but the most important thing for them is to enjoy the whole weekend whatever the result will be."

Asked about the track and his previous outings there, he added that his drive last year in GP2 was especially memorable, as he won both races.

"Silverstone always seems to have great races. I certainly had fun here last year as you can really push the limits. That weekend with GP2 last year is something I will never forget; the response from the crowd was like nothing I had ever experienced before and I can't wait to get back out on track," he continued.

"The Silverstone circuit is very different to Magny Cours [where we were last weekend] due to all the high speed corners. It still needs a set-up compromise to make sure we have high speed stability for first section though and grip for the latter part with the slower corners such as Priory and Brooklands. You are also under heavy loadings for much of the lap, so it is quite tough. I hope everyone enjoys the race and the team has a great result."

 

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