The British public always loves to see a home victory at Silverstone. So for the second year in a row that means the responsibility lies with McLaren, as Force India is not yet close to providing Paul di Resta such an opportunity. But in the past couple of races Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have been left wanting as Ferrari has popped up as Red Bull's closest challenger.
Hamilton has spoken his mind recently © LAT
There is clearly some frustration from the drivers - both Lewis and Jenson are world champions and they both want to win - especially at home. It's not looked good the past couple of races, so the team needs something for Silverstone to regain its drivers' confidence.
It's confusing why McLaren is going through this situation. The drivers don't seem to know if they are going to be competitive or not going into any given weekend. That must be quite tough for them. But when a team has two great drivers and it isn't winning, people aren't looking at the drivers as the reason for that - they are looking at the developments coming through.
Lewis was the centre of another media storm after Valencia, when he spoke quite negatively to the press after the race and then told the world to ignore the stories that were in the papers the next morning. I hate to say it, but with so many media faux pas recently, it looks like McLaren doesn't have control of its driver. We could applaud the team for allowing Lewis to say what he wants, but if it is their policy to encourage the drivers to say things that are less controversial and give the media less to run with, then that is not being achieved at the moment.
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