Hamilton aims for McLaren one-two at Silverstone


Silverstone hospitality guests attending the British Grand Prix in July may be encouraged to hear that Lewis Hamilton has set his sights on giving the home fans something to cheer about by leading a McLaren one-two.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the 2008 world champion insisted the team has not given up on chasing down Sebastian Vettel and said he is looking to the event at Silverstone to reignite his title push.

"What we really want is a one-two - think what that would do for British sport and the fans," he stated, adding it would be a hugely special occasion.

This was echoed by his teammate Jenson Button, who has never finished on the podium at Silverstone in 11 attempts, but is looking to break that streak this year.

The 2011 event will see the first use by Formula One of the new pit lane and paddock facilities at Silverstone, which has seen the start/finish line move from before Stowe corner to a spot just prior to the new infield section of the circuit that was debuted last year.

Posted by Ted Walker

Sign up to receive the latest events and sports news