British GP: Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford & Stormzy Part of Star-Studded Guest List at Silverstone

Published 07/18/2021, 9:47 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Tom Cruise during the men’s final between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Paul Childs

After a long, long wait, Formula One will finally welcome a full capacity crowd for the British GP at Silverstone. With the kind of reputation that the sport enjoys, race weekends are bound to have celebrity appearances, as has been seen at the Monaco Grand Prix.


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The British Grand Prix will welcome some esteemed and popular guests to enhance the spectacle. Tom Cruise, Stormzy, and Harrison Ford are some of the names who will attend Sunday’s race.


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The time when Tom Cruise had a test in the Red Bull

This won’t be Cruise’s first interaction with the sport; he had a test run in the Red Bull in 2011. A guest of the Austrian team at the California circuit, he was invited as a part of the marketing campaign for his upcoming film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

When asked about Cruise’s performance in the car, former McLaren and Red Bull, driver David Coulthard stated, “Tom’s the real deal. I was surprised that he picked it up so quickly and is such an accomplished driver.

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He’s a guy who really pushes the envelope in real life. This day was not green-screened. And he thoroughly impressed me,” said David Coulthard.


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Can Max Verstappen end Lewis Hamilton’s British GP dominance?

Max Verstappen is set to start the British Grand Prix from pole position, ahead of championship rival and home favorite Lewis Hamilton.

The Dutchman would be hoping to end Hamilton’s dominance at Silverstone and deliver another blow to the British driver in the title fight this season.


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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Thus, Max is understandably excited and looking forward to the race. “I’m looking forward to it, first of all, of course, because it’s like a home grand prix,” Verstappen said.

“We’ve had good results in the past but it’s not a guarantee. We have to again set up the car well there and read the conditions well,” stated the championship leader.


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Can Verstappen impress the start-studdded crowd at Silverstone and win his fifth consecutive race in F1?


Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.