Next up in Formula 1 is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 

Max Verstappen has a 32-point lead over home hero Lewis Hamilton, winning four of the last five races.

Hamilton has an impeccable record on home soil, winning at Silverstone on seven previous occasions.

While Red Bull has won the last five consecutive races, it is not a happy hunting ground with Mercedes winning seven of the last nine races at Silverstone.

Another factor in play is that F1 is testing its sprint qualifying format for this weekend.

Friday will consist of one practice session followed by qualifying

Saturday will start with a practice session before a sprint race in the afternoon - the results of this 100km race will determine the grid for the main grand prix.

Three points will be awarded to the winner of the sprint race, two for second and one for third.

What to expect from this weekend?

Hot, sunny conditions are forecast throughout the three days at Silverstone.

Pirelli has nominated the C1, C2 and C3 tyres for this weekend.

Ahead of the weekend, Pirelli's Mario Isola said: “There are plenty of new things to look forward to during the Silverstone weekend: first and foremost the introduction of sprint qualifying for the first of three races this year, which will completely alter the dynamic and rhythm of the weekend as well as having an important effect on how the tyres are used. The different ways in which the teams interpret these new regulations and make the most of them is going to be fascinating to watch. We’re also introducing the new construction of rear tyre that was tested successfully in Austria with positive feedback.

“As for Silverstone itself, it remains one of the biggest test of the year for tyres thanks to all its fast corners, meaning that some degree of tyre management is always essential. Another key factor is of course the British weather, which is famously variable at this time of year.”