What next for the British Grand Prix as Hamilton looks for Record Breaking 6th win?
Silverstone is celebrating its 70th anniversary this weekend as it plays host to the British Grand Prix 2018, but could this be the penultimate race at the historic track?
With uncertainty looming regarding the future of the British Grand Prix, our very own Lewis Hamilton is looking for a record-breaking 6th win. With five triumphs to his name so far, Hamilton sits level with French icon Alain Prost, who was regularly victorious between 1983 and 1993, and Jim Clark - who won five in six between 1962 and 1967.
The winners for the last ten years can be seen below;
2017 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2016 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2015 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2014 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2013 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2012 Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2011 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2010 Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2009 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2008 Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
The British Racing Drivers’ Club remains hopeful it can seal a deal to bring the race back to Silverstone for 2020. Other contenders include Donnington Park, a London Street Race (Similar to Monaco), and Brands Hatch, the latter requiring a big upgrade if it was to host the current F1 machines.
Britain is regarded as one the spiritual homes of F1, with six teams based in the UK. Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Williams, Force India and Renault all have their headquarters in Britain.
The UK has also given F1 the most world champions out of any other nations – with a grand total of 10 different drivers claiming the crown.
John Grant, chairman of the British Racing Drivers' Club, said in a letter to members that he is "hopeful" a deal can be agreed. But he warned that "as things stand, 2019 could be the last British GP at Silverstone - or indeed anywhere".
An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Lewis Hamilton 's 2017 British Grand Prix victory celebrations with the incredible Silverstone crowds can be seen here; One Crazy Day at Silverstone with Lewis Hamilton