Eric's F1 British Travelogue

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Hi Guys, Eric here! Forget the sun cream and the shades; I'm at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and the weather is awful. Heavy rain on Friday is likely to be followed by rain for the remainder of the weekend. Great. Where's the umbrella?

Whatever the weather, the enthusiasm for Formula One in the UK is second to none. Eight of the 12 teams are based here, including Mercedes AMG Petronas, and I got a exclusive invite to look around Merc's factory in Brackley earlier in the week. There was so much technology to pore over and I got to meet a certain seven-time world champion while I was there too…