British Grand Prix – Preview
What just Happened ?
I don’t think anybody expected a double Mercedes retirement last time out, the first since 1955 but after dominating the entire weekend, a Mercedes double DNF saw Sebastian Vettel reclaim the lead in the Drivers Championship by a single point over rival Lewis Hamilton.
It’s Coming Home
Yep, F1 returns home this weekend for the 10th race of a fascinating season. The Silverstone circuit straddling the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire borders is the home of British Motor Racing having hosted the very first Formula race in 1950.
How’s the Weather ?
The British weather has been going through a bit of a dry spell of late and it should be no different this race weekend with temperatures expected to be warmer than average. However, wind direction is expected to change over the coming days which might effect car setup during practice and qualifying.
What to Expect
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are again quickest after practice 1 with Sebastian Vettel half a second down on his rival. Despite a heavy crash after failing to disengage DRS, Romain Grosjean was 7th quickest and will be looking for another strong finish this weekend. Romain has been involved in a number of high profile incidents this year, so a good showing may force Haas in to a rethink when it comes to contract negotiations at the end of the season.
Both Force Indias complete the top 10 with the embattled Mclaren and Renault teams struggling at the back of the field.
Barring reliability issues, we expect the Mercedes to be strong this weekend closely followed by the Ferrari and Red Bull cars with the midfield being contested by Haas, Force India and Sauber.
Fantasy Formula 1
PlayOn offer an official Daily Fantasy Formula 1 experience with a chance to win exclusive prizes. It’s free to play and you also have access to F1 TV where you can watch the race live. (Coming Soon)
You can choose any of the F1 games offered in the PlayOn games lobby. Simply select 5 drivers and 1 constructor with your $100m budget then sit back and enjoy the thrill of a fantasy F1 experience.
If your top 3 finishes added together put you top of the F1 leaderboard then you will enjoy a VIP trip to a Grand Prix in 2019.
There are a huge selection of Fantasy Formula 1 cash games to choose from on the upcoming British Grand Prix.