The British GP preview

The British GP preview

The British Grand Prix has had seven different winners in the last seven years. Jenson Button will make it eight if he takes his first home success, while Lewis Hamilton will end the streak if he takes his second. Edd Straw looks ahead

At the end of the 26th lap of the British Grand Prix, the 19-race Formula 1 season will hit its halfway mark. By then, we should have a very good idea of how the balance of power will stand for the rest of the year as Red Bull, which has already blown Ferrari's upgrade out of the water with its own frantic optimisation process, hopes to hold off McLaren.

Fresh from Woking, the MP4-25 will feature a major upgrade package that includes the exhaust-blown diffuser, and this gives a team that has been neck-and-neck with Red Bull for the past few races the chance to pull clear. Whichever team leads at the start of lap 27 will be in very good shape for the rest of the season.

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