Autocar looks ahead to this weekend's big race

Formula One hits the halfway mark of the season this weekend at a significantly revised Silverstone circuit for the British grand prix.

The new Arena layout at the Northamptonshire circuit includes a fast right-hander at Abbey and a new infield section that is hoped will boost overtaking.

Autocar interviews Red Bull's Christian HornerTake a look at the new Silverstone layoutWhat the drivers think of the Arena layoutBritain’s drivers lead the Nations' Castrol Rankings.

Lewis Hamilton leads the championship by six points, ahead of his McLaren teammate Jenson Button, after taking two wins and a second place at the last three rounds.

McLaren leads the constructors' championship, but the Woking-based team will be under threat from a resurgent Red Bull.

Sebastian Vettel dominated the last race in Valencia and Red Bull is expected to take full advantage of Silverstone’s sweeping bends with its aero-efficient RB6, as it did last year when the team secured a dominant one-two.

This week, Steve Cropley spoke to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner about the clash between his drivers at the Turkish GP and his vision for the team.

We also spoke to five F1 drivers about what they think of Silverstone’s new, faster layout.

If you’re pining for British success after the disappointments of the World Cup and Wimbledon, the Castrol Rankings suggest that you could find some solace in the British GP as British drivers currently lead the way.

Andrew Papworth

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