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British Grand Prix 2023

Verstappen and Hamilton aim for staggering milestones - British GP stats

Here are some of the best stats and facts ahead of the British Grand Prix weekend.

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The British Grand Prix returns this weekend with Max Verstappen aiming to extend his incredible run of form.

Red Bull driver Verstappen has not been bested since teammate Sergio Perez secured victory in Azerbaijan six races ago, with an 81-point margin opening between the two drivers.

Here are some of the best stats and facts concerning this weekend's action at Silverstone!

Racing heritage

Along with the Italian Grand Prix, Great Britain is the only event to feature in every World Championship season since F1's inaugural campaign in 1950.

Silverstone has held this race every year since 1987 and is one of four circuits to have hosted over 50 F1 championship races [57 overall], along with Monza [72], Monaco [69] and Spa-Francorchamps [55].

Verstappen cut short

Max Verstappen had led 248 consecutive laps before pitting at the Austrian Grand Prix, a stretch that led back to the Miami Grand Prix. This is behind only Ayrton Senna in 1988 [264 laps in a row] and Alberto Ascari, who has held the record of 304 laps since 1952.

A Red Bull victory would be its 11th in succession since last year's Abu Dhabi season finale, which would tie with McLaren's record of 11 set in 1988.

Should both Verstappen and Perez finish in the top three, the team would secure its 250th podium in F1.

Hamilton targets milestone

If Lewis Hamilton secures his first win of the season this weekend, the Mercedes driver would be the first to secure victory at the same track on nine occasions.

The seven-time World Champion sits 23 laps short of Jim Clark's record for most laps led in British GP history.

Hamilton needs just seven points to reach 300 amassed at Silverstone alone. Only 35 drivers scored more points in their entire F1 careers, though the points system has changed over time.

Alonso to break Schumacher record?

Fernando Alonso has passed the 10th anniversary of his last F1 victory [Spain 2013].

The Spaniard with race at Silverstone for the 20th time, tying with Kimi Raikkonen for the most career appearances at the circuit.

Should he secure a podium, Alonso will break former rival Michael Schumacher's record for the longest gap between his first and last top-three finishes.

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