Hamilton has an impeccable record on home soil, winning at Silverstone on seven previous occasions.
While Red Bull has won the last five consecutive races, it is not a happy hunting ground with Mercedes winning seven of the last nine races at Silverstone.
Another factor in play is that F1 is testing its sprint qualifying format for this weekend.
Friday will consist of one practice session followed by qualifying
Saturday will start with a practice session before a sprint race in the afternoon – the results of this 100km race will determine the grid for the main grand prix.
Three points will be awarded to the winner of the sprint race, two for second and one for third.
Recent British Grand Prix Winners:
2021: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2020: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2018: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2017: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2013: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2012: Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2011: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
Remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar:
British Grand Prix – July 18
Hungarian Grand Prix – August 1
Belgian Grand Prix – August 29
Dutch Grand Prix – September 5
Italian Grand Prix – September 12
Russian Grand Prix – September 26
Turkish Grand Prix – October 3
Japanese Grand Prix – October 10
United States Grand Prix – October 24
Mexican Grand Prix – October 31
Brazilian Grand Prix – November 7
TBA – November 21
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – December 5
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – December 12