As Mercedes continues to separate itself atop the 2017 Constructor Standings, Ferrari will look to turn things around this weekend. Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to attempt to do so at Lewis Hamilton’s home race when drivers take part in the British Grand Prix.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch all the action from Silverstone Circuit:
2017 Brtiish Grand Prix Viewing Info
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Start Time, UK: 1 p.m. (you can click here for the complete track schedule)
Start Time, United States: 8 a.m. ET
TV Channel, UK: Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports F1 (Coverage starts at 12:30 p.m.)
TV Channel, United States: CNBC (Coverage starts at 7:30 a.m. ET)
TV Channel, Worldwide: You can click here for a list of broadcasters in countries around the world
Last week in Austria not only marked Valtteri Bottas’ second win of the season, but it was the fifth in nine races for Mercedes, who have opened up a 33-point lead over Ferrari.
Still, Hamilton, who trails Sebastian Vettel by 20 points in the Driver Standings, knows the importance of–both literally and figuratively–keeping the foot on the pedal. And being at his home track, there’s also a little extra motivation for the 32-year-old Brit.
“The championship is the most important thing but a very close second is your home grand prix,” Hamilton said. “I want to win the British Grand Prix. I have not won the last two races. The pleasure it would give me, you can’t measure that. It’s always a must-win.”
In the recent past, homecoming has been very kind to Hamilton, who has captured the victory here in each of the last three years and four times in his career. One more time atop the podium would tie him with British legend Jim Clark and Alain Prost for most all-time.
The last person in this year’s grid other than Hamilton to win at this track is Fernando Alonso, who has had a highly disappointing season and is set to start at the back following engine penalties. Vettel (2009) and Kimi Raikkonen (2007) have also won here.