The British Grand Prix is a highlight of the sporting calendar, with Formula 1 cars set to blast around the iconic twists and turns of Silverstone this weekend.


Max Verstappen enters the race as the overwhelming favourite to perch himself atop the podium, while the rest of the grid scrambles to keep up with his electrifying pace up-front.

Charles Leclerc punched in a solid performance to claim a much-needed second place finish in the Austrian Grand Prix last time out, but he knows he must deliver more big displays to maximise his potential output with Ferrari.

Silverstone rarely serves up a drab offering, and there are plenty of bubbling storylines as we approach the British Grand Prix – across the whole grid. brings you our predictions and storylines to watch ahead of the British Grand Prix.

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British Grand Prix 2023 preview

1. Perez waning, Ferrari gaining

Sergio Perez is under pressure. He started the campaign in sparkling form, with two victories from his opening four races, but has simmered down to achieve just one podium in his last four outings.

The Mexican driver was eliminated early from qualifying in Austria due to repeated infringements of track limits, a move that subsequently limited his chances of success in the race itself.

His downturn has coincided with flashes of greatness from Charles Leclerc, who finished second in Austria, while Carlos Sainz remains a solid top-six contender. Ferrari will hope to squeeze Perez as much as possible in the weeks to come.

2. British stars on the rise

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had built a solid platform in the weeks leading up to Austria, and there's said to be a major upgrade to their Mercedes cars coming at Silverstone. They look like genuine contenders for the podium in the British Grand Prix.

And let's not forget Lando Norris, who finished fourth in Spielberg following a blockbuster display in a dismal season with McLaren.

It was the team's highest individual performance of the season so far, aided by former teammate Sainz's post-race penalty – and demotion – for exceeding track limits. He will be determined to put in another top performance on home soil.

A McLaren car driving around the Austria Grand Prix track
Lando Norris was in fine form in Austria. Guenther Iby/SEPA.Media /Getty Images

3. Max Verstappen's British Grand Prix drought(ish) to end?

Max Verstappen has never won the British Grand Prix. OK, so he won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone... but it technically wasn't the British Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver looks imperious in 2023, untouchable, and is a strong candidate to go all the way and record a full British Grand Prix victory this weekend.

British Grand Prix 2023 prediction

How can we predict anyone else? Perez's form has collapsed, Ferrari aren't able to challenge for top spot yet (nor Mercedes), Fernando Alonso would need to ride the tyres off his Aston Martin to clinch a victory, and so we're left with another Verstappen triumph on the cards.

Don't rule out a chaotic crash or some other controversial moment that could change the shape of the race, but without a major moment, this is only going one way. British GP predicted winner: Max Verstappen

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