The F1 juggernaut has arrived at the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain for round 9 of the F1 World Championship. The track has undergone several modifications since its debut in 1950, but the basis of today's track remains the same from the yesteryears.
Lewis Hamilton roared to victory in 2014, after Nico Rosberg had taken pole, and the Briton is keen to continue his recent dominance on race day. McLaren come into their home race embroiled in problems, and the unforgiving Silverstone circuit is not going to help their cause.
Williams and Ferrari will continue their battle to be the best of the rest, with the Maranello based team being beaten by their British counterparts for the final place on the podium in the last two races.
Force India, who also consider this a home race, will be coming to Silverstone with their 2015 chassis and will be hoping for a better performance from both their drivers at the iconic circuit.
Where to watch live
The first practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix starts at 10am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.
Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.
Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 2pm BST.
- Circuit name: Silverstone Circuit
- First F1 Race: 1950
- Circuit length: 5.891km
- Number of laps: 52
- Race distance: 306.198km
- Lap record: 1.33'401 (M Webber – 2013)
- Most wins: Jim Clark & Alain Prost (5)
- 2014 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- 2014 pole: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Drivers' Championship review
Nico Rosberg (159 points) managed to close the gap on teammate Lewis Hamilton (169 points) to 10 points following his victory in Austria. It was a much needed win for the German, who is keeping his teammate honest in the battle for the Drivers' Championship.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (120 points) is 48 points ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen (72 points), who crashed into McLaren's Fernando Alonso on the opening lap of the race at the Red Bull Ring.
The Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas (67 points) and Felipe Massa (62 points) continue their battle for fifth and sixth place. Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo (36 points) and Daniil Kvyat (19 points) are in seventh and eighth place, respectively. The Williams duo are also closing in on Raikkonen, who is struggling to match the pace of his teammate in most races.
Force India's Nico Hulkenburg (18 points) has taken over ninth place after a tremendous drive in Austria with Romain Grosjean (17 points) rounding out the top 10.
Constructors' Championship review
Mercedes (328 points) have extended their lead over Ferrari (192 points) at the top of the table with yet another one-two finish at the Austrian Grand Prix and currently lead the Maranello-based team by 136 points.
However, Ferrari's lead over third place Williams (129 points) has been reduced to 63 points owing to their double points finish in Austria. Red Bull (55 points) are fourth. Force India (31 points) have moved up to fifth place, with Lotus (23 points) taking over sixth. Sauber (21) were the biggest losers after the Austrian weekend where they lost two places to their nearest rivals
McLaren-Honda, who are coming to their home race, finally scored their first points of the season after Jenson Button finished in eighth place in Monaco, but failed to replicate that in the next two races in Canada and Austria.