McLaren teammates, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo have said they’re looking forward to the exciting challenges this weekend’s new layout will bring.
The team currently sits third in the Constructors’ Standings, after Lando Norris secured their third podium of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix last time out.
Although the season has been tough for his Aussie teammate Daniel Ricciardo, the 33-year-old hasn’t let that dampen his spirits ahead of the team’s home race that’s due to be packed with fans galore.
Speaking about this weekend’s potential, Norris has said they need to be realistic about what they can achieve, but they’ll still be fighting for the maximum number of points possible.
“Being on the podium for the third time this season was a great feeling”, he said.
“It was a well-deserved result for all the hard work the entire team has put in so far this year and during an intense triple-header.
“Hopefully, we can carry this energy into mine and the team’s home grand prix this weekend, although we need to be realistic in what we can achieve as Silverstone is a very different track.
“That being said, we’ll still be trying our hardest to score as many points as possible.”
The young McLaren driver also said he’s delighted to be welcoming so many fans back to his home race, after months of empty grandstands.
“I’ve missed them a lot especially doing two races there last year behind closed doors. Seeing the grandstands full and everything feeling a bit more normal is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Meanwhile, Ricciardo is looking forward to the challenges of a sprint qualifying and welcomes the weekend mix-up.
“It’s going to be a special moment for us all as we get to see the fans back in those grandstands – it’s been a long time coming”, he said.
“We’ve slowly seen more and more fans back at track as the season has progressed and when it’s been safe to do so in certain countries.
“I think everyone has missed the noise and atmosphere that only the fans can provide.
“At the British Grand Prix, we’ll try out the new sprint quali format for the first time, which will be an exciting challenge.
“It’ll be interesting to mix up the weekend and I’m sure it’ll provide plenty of opportunities to put us in a good position for the race on Sunday.”