Five themes to watch for in Britain

Five themes to watch for in Britain

Everyone is talking about the weather heading into race day at Silverstone, but as Edd Straw identifies, the title battle, Jenson Button's home misery and Red Bull's potential are also worth pondering

Wet weather conundrum

There's every chance that rain will hit the race. Traditionally, wet races are something of a lottery but the amount of wet running so far this weekend means that the teams and drivers have a very good idea of what they are doing.

Qualifying suggests that once laptimes drop south of the 1m54s mark, drivers can start thinking about bolting on intermediate rubber. That said, there have been times where the track has been pretty wet in some areas and less so in others, meaning that the drivers themselves will have a big part to play in changeable conditions. The key to winning the race might just prove to be changing tyres at just the right moment. But the penalties for doing so too early or too late can be huge.

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