Formula 1 – Round 4: GP of Great Britain

An August fire, such as the one not seen in years in Formula 1. This year, no traditional summer break and you go straight to a triple-header, i.e. a triptych of races in succession: it starts with the GP of Great Britain, this weekend. On the same circuit, the next week, you will be racing with the designation of GP in the 70 Anniversary, while by mid-August we will move on to Barcelona for the GP of Spain.

The path. The track in Silverstone will host two events of three in the programme in the coming weeks. The track is well-known to the pilots: a ribbon of asphalt along the 5.8 kilometers, which runs on 18 bends, creating one of the layouts the most technical of the entire championship, with a mix of curves one of a kind. With the modern cars of Formula 1, points such as Maggots and Becketts face each other in full and make this track even faster than in the past. The King of England is Lewis Hamilton, who holds six wins at this track, one more than Alain Prost. The Ferrari is the constructor with the greatest number of successes, well 14, even though this year hardly – except for twists – you can aim for the highest step of the podium.

Those who part with the underdogs. For the bookmakers, Lewis Hamilton is the favourite for the victory in the Grand Prix of Great Britain. And considering the performance of the Mercedes seen in the first three races, the result seems quite obvious. Only the reliability factor would seem to be able to change the fortunes of a weekend that already appears to have been written, with team principal Toto Wolff said: “to Win three races is a great start, but we’ve seen how important reliability, a n important aspect in a season with a number of races reduced could make the difference. Just a race to the retort and all you reopen”. Declarations superstitious in part, the ranking is clear: the final victory seems to be a challenge between the two bearers of the Mercedes, while in the constructors ‘ championship, Mercedes has already “doubled” – in terms of points – Red Bull Racing.

Ferrari in search of redemption. Inevitably, also in the Uk, the spotlight will be focused on the Ferrari. The team directed by Mattia Binotto has recently made a significant change to their organizational structure, leaving a horizontal structure and opting for a hierarchical, in which each sector will have a greater responsibility for their own skills. The Scuderia of Maranello, between the two GP that will be raced at Silverstone, has also organized a second filming day for Wednesday, July 5. In addition to filming for promotional purposes, the Ferrari could take advantage of the shakedown of 100 kilometres to experience a preview of some new features that will be used in the rest of the weekend.

How to watch the race on tv. The fourth round of the World championship will be broadcast live and exclusive on pay-tv Sky and delayed on TV8, channel 8 of digital terrestrial television. You can also keep on hand the time, data, and any other information on our Special F. 1.

Friday 31 July 2020

Free practice 1 | 12 live on Sky Sports F1

Free practice 2 | 16 live on Sky Sports F1

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Free practice 3 | 12 live on Sky Sports F1

Qualifications | 15 live on Sky Sports F1. Deferred TV8-18.30

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Race | from 15.10 live on Sky Sports F1. Deferred TV8 at 18

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.