After edging closer to points leader Nico Rosberg thanks to victory in a controversial Austrian GP last weekend, Lewis Hamilton comes to his home race with momentum and the formbook on his side; the Mercedes driver has won the past two races at Silverstone, to add to his wet-weather masterclass there for McLaren back in 2008.
As a three-time winner of a World Championship Grand Prix in Britain, where does the 31-year-old rank on the all-time list? A fourth win on Sunday, incidentally, would put him in a class of his own, as our list below shows.
Jim Clark – five wins
Such was the level of Scot Jim Clark’s dominance during the mid-1960s, he won his home race five times – each time from pole position –including four on the trot, at three different venues and in three different Lotus models.
1962 British GP, Aintree – Lotus 25. Grid: 1st
1963 British GP, Silverstone – Lotus 25. Grid: 1st
1964 British GP, Brands Hatch – Lotus 25. Grid: 1st
1965 British GP, Silverstone – Lotus 33. Grid: 1st
1967 British GP, Silverstone – Lotus 49. Grid: 1st