Alex Palmer Writes...
As an Aussie, and particularly as someone from the northern part of the continent, I am amused by the discussion about how Silverstone this week is going to be a scorcher. Well, to be fair, I guess anything over 30 degrees Celcius is so hot England may just shut down. How unlike Silverstone, hot and dry......

But seriously, this has the potential to make the race on Sunday quite interesting if it is run in hot dry conditions. With Alonso's McLaren getting a new 'old' engine ( so no penalty) perhaps we should run a sweep on which lap he will retire the car? This will also be an interesting test for the Renault powered cars who desperately need a good weekend, particularly seeing Ricciardo has started calling for Red Bull to write off this season and focus on 2016.

A driver to watch this weekend is Will Stevens, in his first F1 home race - it would be great to see him finish, and who knows - if lots of cars fail in the heat could Manor score points? The heat will also test Mercedes brake-by-wire systems which have been known to fail in extreme heat ( think Canada 2014).

And a shoutout to our hardy F1Infocentre alumni who will be at the track. Can I suggest a famous Aussie SunSmart message - slip, slop, slap (slip on a long sleeve shirt, slap on sunscreen, and slap on a hat).

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