2022 British Grand Prix Predictions & Race Preview
The 10th race on Formula 1 calendar will take place on the legendary track in Silverstone. Since 2014, Lewis Hamilton has won seven grand Prix in Great Britain, and Sebastian Vettel celebrated victory back in 2018.
The first race in the history of Formula 1 was held in Silverstone in 1950, and the first winner was Giuseppe Farina.
Race in Silverstone is usually considered one of the turning points in the season and so it will be the case this time as well. There is almost no Formula 1 fan who doesn’t like this track as it almost always offers a lot of excitement.
The circuit length is 5,891 kilometers and the scheduled distance is 52 laps. The track in Silverstone has 18 turns and two DRS zones. Silverstone has several opportunities for overtake, but drivers usually make moves in turns 6 and 15.
Hamilton 💥 Verstappen
— Formula 1 (@F1) June 26, 2022
Can Charles Leclerc and Ferrari return to the championship battle?
After Ferrari achieved a double victory in the first race of the season, all their fans thought that this is finally the year in which they will the title for the first time in 15 years, but that now seems to be very far away.
Although Charles Leclerc had a pole position six times so far, he achieved only two wins and he is currently 49 points behind reigning world champion Max Verstappen.
In the last four races, Leclerc twice had to retire his car due to technical problems, while in Monaco Ferrari completely missed out on strategy. Red Bull had reliability issues in the first three races, but after that Verstappen finished the race each time and already has six wins this season.
Ferrari must find a way to beat Red Bull at Silverstone because if they look at Verstappen back again, the championship could be decided by the end of July.
Leclerc ⚔️ Verstappen
Mercedes’ fortunes improving 📈
A truly unique atmosphere 🤩
— Formula 1 (@F1) June 27, 2022
Lewis Hamilton will answer on his home track
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are not having the season they had hoped for and they are far from fighting for wins.
In the first nine races, Hamilton has reached third place twice and is currently sixth in the drivers standings with 77 points.
On top of all that, this week Formula 1 was shaken by an affair in which Hamilton had one of the main roles.
Three-time world champion Nelson Piquet racially abused Hamilton last year. An interview with the Brazilian from last year surfaced this week, in which he twice used a racially offensive expression when referring to a British driver.
There is no doubt that all of it affected Hamilton, but he always showed his face on the track and he will surely do everything he can to drive the best race of the season right now on home soil in Silverstone.
Pick: Ferrari driver to win race
Ferrari has no more time to wait. They need to win at Silverstone and this is the track that should suit their car.
Leclerc hasn’t had much luck so far and it’s time to change that in his favor. As already mentioned, Silverstone often knows to be a turning point in the season and that is exactly what Ferrari is hoping for.
Charles Leclerc loves Silverstone 😍
2019 – P3
2020 – P3
2020 (70th Anniversary GP) – P4
2021 – P2
He has 3 podiums and 60 points in 5 races there 💪
— Ferrari News 🐎 (@FanaticsFerrari) June 28, 2022
Advices & Tips
Pick: Sergio Perez in top 3 in the race – NO
Red Bull have made it clear to Sergio Perez that he is the number two driver on this team and that has certainly affected his motivation.
If we assume that Ferrari will be better than Red Bull on this track, that means that Perez will most likely be left without a place on the podium.
Pick: Esteban Ocon in top10 in the race – YES
Esteban Ocon is in great shape this season, and in seven of nine races he was in the top 10 and scored points.
Also, Alpine currently has the fourth fastest car on the grid and if there are no technical problems, Ocon should be in points again.
First free practice: 14:00-15:00
Second free practice: 17:00-18:00
Third free practice: 13:00-14:00
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