Sebastian Vettel
Vettel leads this year's championship by 77 points from Jenson Button.

This year's Formula 1 British Grand Prix takes place between 8-10 July, 2011. Live online coverage of the race is available in the UK via the BBC (license fee required) with highlights and live text commentary also available.

Hamilton feeling the heat

Mclaren driver Lewis Hamilton has hit back at his critics ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

Hamilton has come under increased scrutiny for his aggressive driving style, while his F1 future continues to be the subject of intense speculation.

Sir Stirling Moss, Nigel Mansell and Jacques Villeneuve have all added their opinions on Hamilton's career and his race tactics this season, which has seen the 26-year-old involved in a number of high-profile accidents.

However, the Briton is unrepentant and has made it clear the remarks do not bother him. In one interview, with regard to Niki Lauda's comments, he said he "couldn't give a toss" what the three-times world champions says. Adding, "if you have an opinion, just keep it to yourself".

The 2008 world champion trails Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel by 89 points in this year's standings, and there is a sense at Mclaren that the German has this year's title all but sewn up already.

But both Hamilton and team-mate Jenson Button, who is 77 points behind Vettel, will hope to impress in front of home support on Sunday.

"The dream for us would be to have a one-two at Silverstone," said Hamilton, speaking to Press Association Sport.

"That would be the best weekend I could ever imagine in Formula One. I think it would be incredible.

"The dream would be to see what kind of effect that would have on everyone. I think the atmosphere would be unreal.

"When I got pole position in 2007, that was insane, and when I won in 2008, that was also insane.

"But just imagine having a British one-two in a British team, that would be a weekend that would go down in history.

"So out goal, as difficult as it may be, that's what we're pushing for."

Live coverage

This year's British Grand Prix starts with the first free practice session on Thursday 8 July. Qualifying begins on Saturday 9 July at 1300 BST, with the race scheduled for Sunday 10 July at 1300 BST -- a full overview of the weekend's schedule is available here.

Live online coverage of the race is available in the UK via the BBC (license fee required) with highlights and live text commentary also available.

In the US, Friday practice and Saturday's qualifying will be shown live on SPEED , with the qualifying session also being broadcast on TSN. Fox Sports and TSN will both cover Sunday's race.

For viewers in other countries, a comprehensive list of channels showing the race in other regions is available here.