Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has spoken highly about his chances of winning the British Grand Prix during the weekend. Expectations will be high for the Silverstone circuit to see a home winner. Even though Hamilton no longer resides in Britain, he is still regarded as one of the best icons for Britain when it comes to sport. Hamilton has always enjoyed a strong support at Silverstone and he reckons that this will once again push him towards victory. After moving from McLaren in the summer, Hamilton will be racing for a German team at Silverstone for the first time in history.

The 28-year-old is no stranger to victories at this race circuit after managing a fine win back in 2008. Since then, though, he has been unable to win it. However, he sees this season as the best opportunity to finish in the first place, but Mercedes are not without problems. Hamilton has said that tyre degradation still remains a major problem for the team, and he feels that Mercedes will be able to claim a victory if they sought to this problem. He is more than happy with the race pace shown by the team in the last few races.

Hamilton is currently fourth in the drivers championship table after a decent start to the new season.

“It’s definitely closer than what I have had for a couple of years. I am looking forward to seeing what the car can do. I think the car will go really well. I definitely feel we’ll be competitive through the weekend but I don’t know where the time is being lost on Sunday. The car feels great generally throughout the weekend. It’s just their car (Red Bull and Ferrari) is feeling even better on a Sunday,” said the 28-year-old, who replaced Michael Schumacher at the helm of Mercedes.