British Grand Prix should not clash with Wimbledon, says Lewis Hamilton

• Men’s SW19 final and World Cup final on same day as race
• Hamilton: ‘This weekend needs all the focus of the country’

The British Grand Prix should ensure it does not clash with other major sporting events, Lewis Hamilton has said before this weekend’s meeting. The five-time champion goes into his home race leading the world championship and in the form of his career but facing stiff competition for attention as he attempts to take a record sixth British GP win. The race at Silverstone goes up against England in the Cricket World Cup final, the men’s final at Wimbledon and the Tour de France.

Hamilton has five wins at the race, all scored at Silverstone, matching the tallies of Jim Clark and Alain Prost. His Mercedes team were well beaten by Max Verstappen’s Red Bull at the last round in Austria where their car struggled in the high temperatures. In the cooler climes and fast corners of the Northamptonshire circuit, where they have won five of the past six races, they will expect to be back on the front foot.

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