HOLLYWOOD hero Tom Cruise and TV chef Gordon Ramsay are among celebrities flocking to the British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton looks to battle for the win.
Some of the biggest names in sport and TV are expected at Silverstone this afternoon ahead of a crunch race in F1.
Acting legend Tom Cruise will have a box office seat to the action at Silverstone todayCredit: Reuters
TV legend Gordon Ramsay is preparing to watch the racing with his daughter HollyCredit: Splash
The Man City and Liverpool rivalry is on hold at Silverstone, as City’s Nathan Ake is pictured in the Red Bull garage with the Red’s Virgil van DijkCredit: Getty
Star actor Damien Lewis has also come down to Silverstone to enjoy some of the racing actionCredit: Getty
Celebrity chef and known F1 fan Ramsay is among them in what will be a star-studded day in British racing.
Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk has also been spotted hustling through the paddock, with the Dutchman a fan of fellow countryman and reigning World Champion Max Verstappen.
His Merseyside teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold was also present, and has been snapped next to Verstappen.
Other stars included ex-footballer and Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards, actor Damian Lewis and TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal.
England star Trent Alexander-Arnold seems to have struck up a friendship with World Champion Max VerstappenCredit: Getty
Fans of Netflix‘s Top Boy will also recognise actor and rapper Kano, while cricket lovers would see Andrew Flintoff also striding through the circuit.
Comedy favourite Michael McIntyre and Strictly Come Dancing couple Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara have also been spotted at the track before lights go out at 3pm.
Other Premier League aces present include Manchester City’s Nathan Ake and Ivan Toney of Brentford.
Star of the show Hamilton has some work to do, after a wet qualifying session means he lines up 5th on the grid this afternoon.
Former Man City defenders turned TV pundits Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott were also at SilverstoneCredit: Reuters
Andrew Flintoff is set to enjoy the racing at the British Grand Prix this afternoonCredit: Reuters
He trails Ferrari’s first time pole-sitter Carlos Sainz, Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.
Fellow Brit and Mercedes teammate George Russell starts 8th, three places behind Hamilton.
They are split by the third Brit on the grid Lando Norris and two-times World Champion Fernando Alonso.
Whatever happens in today’s race, it will be difficult for it to top last year’s Silverstone scrap for drama.
On that occasion, title contenders Hamilton and Verstappen had a dramatic crash on the opening lap.
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