'Super weird' Silverstone challenge for Hamilton

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 31 Jul 2020

Fresh from two dominant victories, Lewis Hamilton will seek to complete an early-season hat-trick and extend his home wins record to seven without his usual impassioned supporters in "super weird" circumstances at the British Grand Prix.

The six-time world champion and current standings leader has always drawn energy from the big crowds that support him at Silverstone, but this weekend's event will be run behind closed doors.

"The British Grand Prix is the best and that's particularly because of the fans - thousands and thousands always turn up to create a great spectacle," said the Briton. "So, it is going to be super weird to be there without them."

For Hamilton, that means no crowd-surfing celebrations and keeping his feet on the ground as he bids to add to his wins at the Styrian and Hungarian Grands Prix as the 2020 season returns.

Sunday's race will be the 71st British Grand Prix and 54th at Silverstone. Another race will be held there a week later to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inaugural world championship in 1950.

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