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Bottas heads up Mercedes 1-2 in opening British GP practice

14 Julio 2017, 07:07 | Cornelio Vivanco

Valtteri Bottas was faster than Lewis Hamilton in opening practice for the British Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas was faster than Lewis Hamilton in opening practice for the British Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso's comments above sum up the thoughts of many on the grid when it comes to Silverstone and the British Grand Prix - home race for the majority of the teams and many who work for them. He is due to face the media at Silverstone on Thursday.

"It's important for people who are watching, and also people who are reporting, to understand that you have to have patience with us as drivers", said Hamilton.

Armed officers will be in attendance at the event.

Hamilton was the only one of the 20 drivers missing from the event in London on Wednesday, which had been arranged by Liberty Media, the new owner of the sport, in an attempt to reach more supporters. It was a huge success, with all 10 teams brought together outside of a racetrack for the first time in the sport's 67-year history.

"I don't think I've done any wrongdoings to anyone in my life, and I never feel in any part of my day that I deserve anything", Hamilton said ahead of this week's British Grand Prix. "I've been trying to switch off".

However, after the circuit's owners this week activated a break clause in their contract with regards to hosting the race, there seems a very real chance that, after 2019, the nation that has produced more Formula 1 drivers than any other could no longer appear on the calendar.

In total, Hamilton has claimed four British Grand Prix wins in just ten races and he is being touted as favorite for the victory by many.

But the Stevenage-born Mercedes driver insisted he had no regrets because he felt his trip has given him the best preparation for Sunday's race, which he says is his "sole focus".

"I love this grand prix and I love this race, and I don't feel that yesterday personally plays any role in how great this weekend is for me. Fans mean everything. They always have".

"Obviously, people are going to have opinions about it, but this is a very intense season".

Lewis Hamilton has admitted for the first time that he believes his whirlwind lifestyle and decision to live away from Britain may have stalled his popularity in his homeland.

"I think I do try to connect with the fans as much as I can", he added.

He said at a press conference: "I genuinely haven't been on my phone for the last couple of days, I've tried to switch off".

Meanwhile, Carey expressed frustration with Silverstone's decision to call the race's future into question.

Triple champion Hamilton, who bounced over kerbs and grass in the afternoon, was 0.078 behind in the morning and 0.047 off Bottas's pace on a cloudy, gusty day when the Briton was on slower tyres than the Finn.

The success of London Live is likely to encourage Liberty to continue pushing for similar events in other cities.

And I'm sure he never thought his words of praise might end up looking like a scathing criticism of Hamilton's high-maintenance, ego driven personality and lifestyle.

No man in history has more F1 Silverstone poles than Hamilton, and (with five) it's only the aforementioned Clark with more British Grand Prix poles overall.

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