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Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix preview day DAVID DAVIES Grand Prix star Lewis hits out over sporting clashes be shown live on Channel 4 - the only one of 21 grands prix this season to be screened on free-to-air television.

LEWIS Hamilton has pointed the finger at the organisers of the British Grand Prix, fearing his bid for a record sixth win could be overshadowed by Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final.

Hamilton, 34, will start as the favourite to win his home event, which would surpass Britain's double world champion Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost as master of the British race.

"What I don't understand is why the organisers put the race on the same day as all these big events," said Hamilton.

But the Mercedes star wants the eyes of the world to be on Silverstone.

The race at Silverstone on Sunday is set to go head to head with both the men's Centre Court showpiece and the final of the 50-over tournament at Lord's where England will face New Zealand.

"This is such a special weekend, and it needs the focus of the whole country on it. I come here to raise the flag and do the country proud."

A record crowd of more than 140,000 are expected to pass through the turnstiles on Sunday. The race will also Grand Prix star Lewis hits out over sporting clashes LEWIS Hamilton has pointed the finger at the organisers of the British Grand Prix, fearing his bid for a record sixth win could be overshadowed by Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final.

The race at Silverstone on Sunday is set to go head to head with both the men's Centre Court showpiece and the final of the 50-over tournament at Lord's where England will face New Zealand.

Hamilton, 34, will start as the favourite to win his home event, which would surpass Britain's double world champion Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost as master of the British race.

But the Mercedes star wants the eyes of the world to be on Silverstone.

A record crowd of more than 140,000 are expected to pass through the turnstiles on Sunday. The race will also be shown live on Channel 4 - the only one of 21 grands prix this season to be screened on free-to-air television.

"What I don't understand is why the organisers put the race on the same day as all these big events," said Hamilton.

"This is such a special weekend, and it needs the focus of the whole country on it. I come here to raise the flag and do the country proud."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
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Date:Jul 12, 2019
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