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British GP: Mercedes back on the scene at the right time

After a mixed start to the season, Mercedes found itself back on track. smile with George Russell's victory in Austria. Ideal before moving on to the next level. home during the British Grand Prix.

George Russell ended, last Sunday in Austria, à more than a year and a half of famine for the Mercedes team. It was thirty-three races that the Arrows of Silver were looking to win. go first under the flag &agrav; checkers, the last time was in November 2022, in Brazil, and it was already the young British pilot (26 years old) who had shown himself to be the fastest on the São Paulo circuit. This victory falls à peak for Mercedes before competing in the British Grand Prix, of which the legendary Silverstone circuit is located nearby. &agrav; just over 10 kilometers from the modern Brackley factory, the team's headquarters since 2010. After a start of very average season, the single-seaters of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell seem to be regaining color.

Always dominated by the Red Bulls, and very often outstripped by the McLarens and the Ferraris, the Silver Arrows are have shown more performance in recent races. Before Russell &agrave's victory Spielberg – it is true that he was well helped; by the collision in the finale between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris – the Mercedes remained on two third and two fourth places in Canada and Spain. And Hamilton, often a little slower than his teammate this year, has again gleaned victory. big points last weekend by finishing just off the podium (and 6th in the Sprint).

Obviously, for a team that dominated the field three years ago, before the domination of Red Bull, a simple victory cannot erase everything. Fourth place in the constructors' championship, after 11 out of 24 races, was not the goal of the team. British stable, already relegated to 159 points from Red Bull but also à 95 and 72 points from Ferrari and McLaren. But nothing is definitive yet, especially if the Mercedes continue their rise in power during the second half of the season. of the season. The British Grand Prix, almost contested; &agrav; home, will be a good opportunity to confirm their return to the forefront.

At what time to follow the Grand Prix of Great Britain ?

A week after the Austrian Grand Prix, scene of the third sprint race of the season, return to France. a more classic format this weekend in England. The drivers will take to the stage early Friday afternoon to get their bearings on the legendary Silverstone circuit. On Saturday, the qualifying session will take place at 4 p.m. It is at the same time that will be given the start of the Grand Prix on Sunday, one hour later than on other European circuits due to the time difference that exists with Great Britain.

  • Free Trials 1 à 1:30 p.m. Friday July 5 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free practice 2 à 5 p.m. Friday July 5 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 3 à 12:30 p.m. Saturday July 6 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifying 4 p.m. Saturday July 6 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 4 p.m. Sunday July 7 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel should watch the Grand Prix de Great Britain ?

The British Grand Prix will be à follow on the channels of the Canal group, the broadcaster assigned to of the Formula 1 world championship. The free practice sessions and qualifying will be broadcast on Canal+ Sport on Friday and Saturday. The Grand Prix will be broadcast as usual. exclusively on Canal+.

  • Friday: Free Practice 1 à 1:15 p.m. + Free Practice 2  à 4:45 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday: Free Practice 3 à 12:15 p.m. + Qualifications & 3:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday: éshow "La Grille" &agrav; 2:55 p.m. + start of the Grand Prix 4 p.m. on Canal+

Drivers' World Championship Ranking (after 1 1 Grands Price)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 237 points
2. Lando Norris (McLaren) 156 points
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 150 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 135 points
5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 118 points
6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 112 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 111 points
8. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 85 points
9. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 41 points
10. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 19 points
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 17 points
12. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 14 points
13. Daniel Ricciardo (Racing Bulls) 11 points
14. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
14. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 6 points
16. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 5 points
17. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 3 points
18. Alex Albon Williams) 2 points

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. &agrav; the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete F1 2024 calendar with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabia GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP(Suzuka): Sunday April 7 (Winner: Verstappen)
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 (Winner: Verstappen)
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 10 p.m. (Winner: Norris)
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 (Winner: Verstappen)
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26 (Winner: Leclerc)
9. Canadian GP(Montreal): Sunday June 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 (Winner: Verstappen)
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 (Winner: Russell)
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &agrave 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22   2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday 20 October à 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas) : Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8 2 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116