Max Verstappen would love to spoil the homecoming and will start from pole position after winning the first ever F1 sprint qualifying race on Saturday.
For the first time, qualifying was on Friday night to decide the starting grid for Saturday’s 17-lap 100km race to decide the grand prix grid, with points up for grabs.
And a poor start from Hamilton allowed Verstappen to get the jump on his title rival off the line and the Red Bull driver led comfortably to the end of the dash.
Verstappen finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Hamilton to extend his championship lead by a point to 33.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finished in third ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and British driver Lando Norris in his McLaren.
Here’s all the information you need to tune in this weekend...
When is the 2021 British Grand Prix?
The British Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Silverstone.
The race gets under way at 3pm BST.
What time is the 2021 British Grand Prix?
The first practice session took place on Friday, July 16, 2021 and was followed by qualifying from 6pm.
FP2 was on Saturday, July 17, from 12pm, with the sprint race starting at 4.30pm BST.
How can I watch the 2021 British Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ Main Event and F1 channels and for free on Channel 4
The race coverage starts at 1.30pm BST on Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4.
Live stream: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE via the SkyGo website and app.
Who is on pole?
Verstappen will start from pole position after winning the sprint qualifying race on Saturday.
Sprint race result in full
1 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 25mins 38.426secs
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP +1.430s
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP +7.502
4 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari +11.278
5 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren +24.111
6 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) McLaren +30.959
7 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Alpine +43.527
8 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Aston Martin +44.439
9 George Russell (Gbr) Williams +46.652
10 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Alpine +47.395
11 Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Ferrari +47.798
12 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia AlphaTauri +48.763
13 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing +50.677
14 Lance Stroll (Can) Aston Martin +52.179
15 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing +53.225
16 Yuki Tsunoda (Jpn) Scuderia AlphaTauri +53.567
17 Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams +55.162
18 Mick Schumacher (Ger) Haas F1 +1:08.213
19 Nikita Mazepin (Raf) Haas F1 +1:17.648
Not Classified: Sergio Perez (Mex) Red Bull