After the Ferrari resurgence in France, the circus moves to Silverstone, a wind-swept ex-airfield in the heartland of England. Home for most of the teams - including championship-leading McLaren - this should not be a simple walkover.
Silverstone is a technical track, which emphasises the importance of getting the car set up well. The opening sequence of corners in particular are very quick, emphasising good downforce and aerodynamic balance, whilst the straights require aero efficiency or a powerful engine to compensate. The tight complex at the end requires good mechanical balance and rewards traction.
Overtaking is hard (unless it rains) and this will be emphasised fairly strongly as most of the teams tested there a couple of weeks ago, so they will be expected to have a good handle on dialling in their cars, making it more likely they will qualify and run in performance order.