The Formula One season heads to where it all began for round 10 of the 2022 campaign, as Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix this weekend.
Last time out, Max Verstappen claimed his sixth victory of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix, holding off a late charge from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.
The reigning world champion’s lead at the top of the Championship leaderboard is now 46 points from team-mate Sergio Perez, who failed to finish in Montreal.
Lewis Hamilton finished third – only his second podium of the season – while fellow British team-mate George Russell came home in fourth. Both the Silver Arrows and Ferrari – with Charles Leclerc having had a month to forget – will be striving to get back on the podium this weekend.
Here is everything you need to know.
When and where is the next race?
After a double header in Baku and Montreal, F1 returns to where it all started as Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix on the weekend of 1-3 July.
Practices one and two take place on Friday 1 July at 1pm and 4pm (BST) respectively. Practice three takes place at midday on Saturday 2 July with qualifying beginning at 3pm (BST). The race is on Sunday 3 July at 3pm.
What has been said?
Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes both Mercedes and Ferrari will be strong at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.
Constrcutors champions Mercedes have struggled in the first nine races of this season, with the porpoising of the 2022 cars hampering the performance of both seven-time world champion Hamilton and new kid on the block Russell.
Yet Horner – whose Red Bull team lead the constructors championship by 76 points from Ferrari – believes the Silver Arrows will bounce back and backed the Italian-based side to challenge too.
Asked if he thought Mercedes would be a factor at Silverstone, Horner replied: “Definitely, I think they’ll be strong at Silverstone.
“I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t be. Paul Ricard, the same. I think Ferrari will be quick at Silverstone as well. It could be a more of a challenging circuit for us just due to the nature of this layout.
“It’s incredible that we’ve put a run of six race victories together [but] Silverstone could well be the most challenging.”
Championship leader Verstappen crashed on the opening lap of last year’s race in a memorable incident with Lewis Hamilton, who ended up winning for an eighth time on home soil.
Current driver standings
- Max Verstappen – 175 points
- Sergio Perez – 129 points
- Charles Leclerc – 126 points
- George Russell – 111 points
- Carlos Sainz – 102 points
- Lewis Hamilton – 77 points
- Lando Norris – 50 points
- Valtteri Bottas – 46 points
- Esteban Ocon – 39 points
- Fernando Alonso – 18 points
- Pierre Gasly – 16 points
- Kevin Magnussen – 15 points
- Daniel Ricciardo – 15 points
- Sebastian Vettel -13 points
- Yuki Tsunoda – 11 points
- Guanyu Zhou – 5 points
- Alex Albon – 3 points
- Lance Stroll – 2 points
- Mick Schumacher – 0 points
- Nico Hulkenberg – 0 points
- Nicholas Latifi – 0 points
Full 2022 schedule
ROUND 10—GREAT BRITAIN
ROUND 12 — FRANCE
Paul Ricard — July 22-24
Hungaroring — 29-31 July
Spa-Francorchamps — 26-28 August
Zandvoort — 2-4 September
Monza — 9-11 September
Marina Bay — 30-2 September/October
Suzuka — 7-9 October
ROUND 19—UNITED STATES
Circuit of the Americas — 21-23 October
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez — 28-30 October
Interlagos — 11-13 November
ROUND 22—ABU DHABI
Yas Marina — 18-20 November