F1 Raceweek: Hamilton eyes home race history

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will hope for return to form at British Grand Prix.

If Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins, he will become the driver with the most wins on British soil with six.   -  Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton will be eyeing another record at the British Grand Prix, as his Mercedes team look to bounce back from a double retirement in Austria.

If Hamilton wins his home race, he will become the driver with the most wins on British soil with six.


The Briton lies a point behind rival Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship, but he has dominated at Silverstone and will hope to gain a fifth win in a row this weekend.


5 - Mercedes has taken pole position in the last five British Grands Prix. Only Williams-Renault (7 between 1991 and 1997) has achieved more.

26 - The British GP has seen the most British driver victories in F1 history.

51 - Sebastian Vettel is one Grand Prix win away from moving level with Alain Prost for the third-most race victories in F1 history, behind only Michael Schumacher (91) and Hamilton (65)

- Red Bull could win back-to-back F1 races for the first time since 2014 (Daniel Ricciardo, Hungary and Belgium).

69 - The British Grand Prix is set to become the most competed race in F1 history, beating the Italian Grand Prix (68).

7 - Ferrari is the team with the most wins (16) and poles (15) in Great Britain, but it has failed to win the race since 2011 and failed to take pole since 2012.

9 - Vettel is the only driver to register points in every race this year.

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