Hamilton insists best preparation was to miss London event

Hamilton praises Bottas' results

Hamilton praises Bottas' results

The Briton's freaky no-show was greeted by jeers as frustrated supporters vented their fury at his absence.

All the other drivers wheeled in to talk to the media yesterday were on message, saying how much they enjoyed the event and emphasising how important it was to "connect" with the fans.

"My sole focus right now is on this weekend".

"They asked all the drivers to attend and I immediately said "yeah", said Bottas, who is third in the drivers' championship.

Hamilton's absence - the Briton was taking a break in Greece - was a talking point ahead of a race that he has won for the past three years, and four times in all.

Nineteen of the 20 current F1 drivers showed up in London.

But, like Hamilton, that might make them the eventual losers if Liberty takes up Mayor Khan's offer to make the streets of London Formula One's new home.

"I have been trying to prepare the best way I can in the last few days".

"It's good to be here".

With race day naturally being the busiest of the weekend do not forget to leave plenty of extra time to buy food or go to the loo as queues are longer. "It'll be ironic if the fans are cheering on the German and, should Lewis get booed in person this time, it will shock and hurt him".

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"Being a home grand prix, the home of motorsport, it's such an incredible, intense weekend". If Hamilton does it again this weekend, he will join compatriot Jim Clark, along with Alain Prost, atop the all-time British Grand Prix winners table.

Hamilton uploaded a short video on his official Twitter account on Tuesday in which he appeared to be partying with friends.

Back in March, I wrote that his performance in Australia pointed to a driver that was going to be a factor this year.

These quick fire laps were then followed by more long run work on the supersofts, so headline times remained largely the same as the session wore on.

There were jeers when his name was mentioned on stage but cheers for Sebastian Vettel, his rival for the world championship, who might have feared an icy welcome after his foolish decision to drive into Hamilton deliberately at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton, also, has good reason to wish to claw back some points by winning his home race for a fourth year in a row and a fifth overall, to draw level with Alain Prost's record.

When asked if Copse would be flat for his vehicle, he said: "I am so curious to know". What I do outside the sport, visiting hospitals and kids who can't come, that's not reported on. I'm reassured we can make everyone safe in London and we're going to make sure events are successful.

"I told Toto Wolff [the Mercedes team principal] and the team and they were very understanding and respectful".

The prestige surrounding the British Grand Prix is arguably only matched by that of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza but Silverstone bosses have made it clear that the rising costs of hosting the race is becoming too much for them. "The crowd surfing thing was the greatest thing because it was the first time I really got to engage with the fans in a different way".

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