The Silverstone circuit will be quite a spectacle, according to Eric Boullier, who said that the new Formula One cars will look “spectacular around the high-speed circuit”.

The Racing Director of McLaren-Honda admitted that the British Grand Prix is one of the standout races on the Formula 1 calendar. He argued that the combination of passionate fans and a great track is something that is not always apparent at other venues.

“For obvious reasons, the British Grand Prix is one of the standout races of the season for everyone at McLaren Honda, and not only because we are a British team,” said Boullier.

“From a fan perspective, it means incredible enthusiasm and support, huge crowds and a passionate audience, the like of which we don’t often see at any other venue.

“The Silverstone racetrack is also the stuff of legends, with its infamous corners – Copse, Becketts, Stowe – and it’s a circuit that has tested many a champion and delighted fans with its epic racing.

“It’s tough, too: high-speed, challenging, and very demanding on both the car and the driver – especially with the 2017 cars, which promise to look spectacular around this track.”

Boullier was quick to admit that the Silverstone track will test the MCL32, but believed in the passionate British fans to help carry the team through the whole weekend. On their part, he said that McLaren is determined to give them a good show to repay their support.

“While it won’t be the easiest of circuits on which we will put the MCL32 to the test, we are immensely looking forward to the typically awesome atmosphere that enjoy every year at Silverstone from the relentlessly vocal and passionate British fans, who never fail to lift us and carry us through the weekend,” said Boullier.

“We will work as hard as ever, and we hope to put on a good show for our loyal fans, colleagues, partners and guests alike.”

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