“Copse is easy now. It depends a little bit on the wind. If “I hope the there’s a tailwind it can be a little bit trickier. But in qualifying you don’t even have to think about it – even one-handed! You are flat out from the exit of Luffield all the way to the final part of Becketts.
Maggotts/Becketts is number one at Silverstone, everyone always say it. It’s cool, especially in an F1 car, and it’s pretty insane.
“You are flat into the first left, right, even into the next left. You downshift twice and lift for the right-hander, then atmosphere will be better than ever with fans back” it’s straight back on, all in one motion, for the final part and long exit on to the straight. It’s fast and I don’t think the thrill of it will ever wear off, even if it’s not flat out in the future.
Next year it will be even cooler with the new cars, a bit like Formula 2.
“Stowe is also very fast, because you are coming from very high speed. You brake, down one gear if you’re in seventh, two if you are in eighth. It feels very fast because you turn into the corner so quickly.”
The quota of Lando Norris flags will be higher this time, given how far he’s come since his maiden Silverstone F1 appearance. Homecomings are always that bit special – even more when you’re on the rise. It could be the highlight of his season.