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Why Verstappen will be “counting some sheep” at Silverstone

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Why Verstappen will be “counting some sheep” at Silverstone
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Mercedes may be utterly dominant in Formula 1 2020, but there is one standout driver causing the reigning champions problems. Max Verstappen is frank on his chances of beating Mercedes this weekend, but right now he seems to be the only one who can...

Silverstone's expanse is flat, wide, spacious - it's what made it such a good spot for an airfield. The track is famously flat too, and the circuit's wide and spacious nature are the reason it is one of the few tracks in the UK that can actually accommodate everything required to host a Formula 1 grand prix.

Wide and spacious apply to the Wing complex too. In the summer of 2020, the pit building-cum-exhibition space (in 'normal' times) is strictly organised per the track's COVID-secure protocols – a warren of one-way paths to follow to a destination – team and crew catering, coronavirus testing area, the media centre. Of those examples, the final terminus had the feel of an exam hall: wide and spacious, with individual desks delicately spaced out, generally quiet and calm.

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Series Formula 1
Event 70th Anniversary GP
Drivers Max Verstappen
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Alex Kalinauckas