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The storyline will be that he saved Hamilton seven points in the title race - on his performance, Hamilton would have finished third regardless of his gearbox penalty - but in reality, it was probably the drive that secured his place at Mercedes for 2018, moved back to the edge of the championship battle and ruled out any midseason team orders for Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas has had a string of good results and is back in the mix for the title.
"Of course, it's hard to even imagine that that would ever be the case (for me)", Hamilton, two years Murray's senior, said.
Woodlands also provides the ideal base for your race weekend with the short walk to the circuit, as it has a permanent pub aptly named The Petrolhead with big screens and hosts entertainment shows. He's generally had a better season I would say so far. "It's great to have you all here and us bringing the cars into London is great". Be careful making it across or if you prefer take a sedately pass through the gate and watch the podium with the full crowd atmosphere in front of you.
Dutchman Max Verstappen was fifth for Red Bull ahead of team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Dane Kevin Magnussen and his Haas team-mate Frenchman Romain Grosjean and the two Toro Rossos of Russian Daniil Kvyat and Sainz.
Sunday's race will run over 52 laps of the 5.891 km (3.660 mile) circuit, or 306.198 km (190.606 miles), and will start at 1300 hours local time, 1200 UTC. It has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, with two reception rooms, and there's a large games/entertainment room with lovely views on the second floor.
Some of his fans have defended the driver, saying that he should be commended for his stature within the sport.
Wolff insists the Mercedes drivers will be allowed to race for the title until there becomes a mathematical need to assess the situation, but his comments also suggest he sees Hamilton as the lead contender for his team.
This year, fans can expect to see the awesome Abbey section flat in qualifying, which has never been done before.
"We have reached the tipping point where we can no longer let our passion for the sport rule our heads".
Instead, the Ferrari driver got the plaudits - and he may get Hamilton's job if the rumour mill is to be believed. Yet nine years on Hamilton remains doubtful that his feelings for his home country are reciprocated.
He will arrive at Silverstone trailing Sebastian Vettel, his principal championship rival, by 20 points. You really give it everything because you want to deliver 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". In that case, unintentionally, Vettel's biggest ally could be the Finn in the silver car, not the red one.