Although Silverstone is a conventional circuit opening the second half of the season, the unusual conditions made direct comparisons between the teams difficult.
Much like Barcelona and Spa, Silverstone is typical F1 track, demanding good aero, power and mechanical grip. However the British summer is often blighted by rain and this year the free practice sessions and the race were affected by it.
The track layout is a clear split between new and old. The opening two sectors are all fast, flowing curves, rewarding the cars with well-balanced aero and drivable engines.
The closing sector of the lap is now a convoluted collection of tight turns before opening up onto the main straight. This sector is all about mechanical grip and balance.