Lewis Hamilton is up for the challenge of retaining the World title despite this year’s rules having a “massive” impact on Mercedes.

Having led the championship race through the early rounds, Hamilton lost P1 to Max Verstappen at the Monaco Grand Prix.

With Red Bull stringing together a run of five race wins, four of which went to the Dutchman, Hamilton arrived at Silverstone trailing by 32 points.

That became 33 at the end of Saturday evening’s sprint qualifying but it was slashed on Sunday as the Brit won the British Grand Prix while Verstappen retired after their lap 1 clash.

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