Hamilton goes for gold at Silverstone

Let’s hope after a lot of summer sport disappointment that Hamilton can get the gold at Silverstone

Sunday 6 July will see the most exciting event in the British motor-racing calendar, the Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Tens of thousands of spectators will be willing Lewis Hamilton to win on home ground, and reduce his 29 points deficit to Mercedes team mate and current world championship leader Nico Rosberg. No doubt Hamiltons fellow Brit, Jensen Button, will also enjoy local support not least from race sponsor Santander. The bank also sponsors his McLaren team, and the 2009 world champion appears regularly in adverts for the banks credit card and current account products.

Hamilton last won at Silverstone in 2008, when he lapped everyone up to third place. He said: That has to be one of the best moments of my career. I loved raising that gold trophy in front of the home crowds and I’m determined to get my hands on it again this year.

Only 12 different British drivers have won their home race since the very first world championship Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in 1950.

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