Lewis aiming for another ‘big home result’

Having tasted success at Silverstone with Mercedes last year, Lewis Hamilton feels nothing less than another victory in front of his home fans will do.

The two-time World Champion came from sixth on the grid in 2014 to win the British Grand Prix and he is hoping for more of the same this time around.

"I can't describe the feeling I had last year – lifting that trophy again in front of the sea of fans on pit straight after so many years and after a tough start to the weekend too," Hamilton, who also won the race in 2008 with McLaren, said.

"It's something that will always stay with me and nothing less than the same again will do. I'm lucky enough to have fans all around the world – but winning in front of your home crowd is something else."

Mercedes have already won seven of the eight races so far this campaign with Hamilton tasting success four times and his team-mate Nico Rosberg standing on the top step of the podium three times.

They will of course once again be favourites for victory at Silverstone this weekend.

"We have a fantastic car this year – even better than in 2014 – and it should suit this track, so I'll be going all out to make the most of it," Hamilton added.

"The guys back at the factories deserve to see a big home result and I want to see Silverstone absolutely rocking at the chequered flag!"