But the race at the Northamptonshire circuit will begin at 2:10pm - just after the start of the men's singles final at Wimbledon and midway through the final at Lord's, where England may be attempting to win a first ever Cricket World Cup.
"The prospect of not hosting a grand prix at Silverstone would have been devastating for everyone in the sport and I am delighted that we are here today, on the eve of what is sure to be a fantastic event, making this positive announcement about the future".
'This is such a special weekend it needs the focus of the whole country, but people will be switching between channels on Sunday not knowing what to watch.
"We all try to do the country proud and I am just going to try to do my bit". Canada, we seemed to be a little bit better but I still expect Mercedes to be very, very strong this weekend.More news: Asian shares advance after Fed signals United States rate cut likely
Mercedes have won eight of the first nine races, losing out in the last race in Austria because the hot conditions exposed the car's cooling limitations. "We have always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues, and Silverstone and Great Britain represent the cradle of this sport, its starting point back in 1950".
A win on Sunday would break Alain Prost and Jim Clark's joint record of five British Grand Prix victory. A year ago the Ferraris were super-fast here, as were the Red Bulls, so it's definitely not going to be an easy weekend.
"It's definitely been the best start to a season I've had and it's insane to think where we are now", Hamilton said.
"It's the most special because you have your family around supporting you". The last one was hard for us so I think it will be close'.More news: Cameron Boyce's Dad Shares Heartbreaking Snap Taken Hours Before Actor's Death
'I've had some spectacular races here but we're here to improve this weekend as a team. "But I think it's really important to put that kind of stuff out of your head and out of your mind".
"The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is rightly recognized as one of the highlights of both the F1 championship and the annual British sporting calendar", Pringle said. There is excitement and adrenaline going and there are pressures.
"I suspect this weekend, it will be closer between us all", he told the FIA Thursday afternoon press conference.
'It (2024) feels like a long way away so who knows if I will still be here then. The meeting has traditionally taken place in June to take advantage of the summer weather but could be shifted in consideration with the other races that occupy the summer months.More news: Father Ted star Brendan Grace dead at 68 after cancer battle