And as the only one of the top three to have a retirement so far - for a power unit failure in Barcelona - he can also point to 15 points dropped that would leave him level with Hamilton.
"When I'm on the podium and I carry the flag, hopefully people will start to see my patriotism".
Craig Slater reports from Silverstone where Lewis Hamilton has arrived ahead of this afternoon's press conference.
He has won three championships, has 56 victories and 66 poles - which is second only to Michael Schumacher's all-time record.
Valtteri Bottas has had a string of good results and is back in the mix for the title. I feel the best prepared I can be. Double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jolyon Palmer also participated.
Hamilton, though, says he was only preparing for his home grand prix in the best way possible.
"Of course, it's hard to even imagine that that would ever be the case (for me)", Hamilton, two years Murray's senior, said. "And that doesn't change".
"Free alcohol!" the Australian interjected.
"I do have the biggest following here in F1, and communicate with them as much as I can", he said.
How did the other drivers react?
"I think they used my image, so that wasn't a problem", he said. London is a very important city.
Liberty chairman Chase Carey had told the BBC prior to the BRDC decision that there were other parties interested in hosting the race - including according to 'The Times' it being raced in the Doclkands area in east London. It was terribly naughty, I shouldn't talk about this... You really give it everything because you want to deliver for them'.
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"Spielberg was a solid race and I was pushing like hell at the end". I don't know his schedule, but for me it's absolutely fine.
The build-up to this year's event at Silverstone has been overshadowed by the British Racing Drivers' Club's decision to exercise a break clause in its contract, permitting it to drop the British Grand Prix after 2019.
'Why Hamilton would stay away is almost beyond understanding. In Formula 1, I've always qualified eighth and finished the race eighth! Watch the British Grand Prix on Channel 4 from 12pm on Sunday.
"That they chose a week when both we and Silverstone should be celebrating the sport, to decide they're going to use it for posturing and to negotiate, but so be it", he said.
Wolff highlighted how many points are still on the table in reference to Hamilton's championship hopes, but it could be argued that it's more relevant for Bottas.
(L-R) Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix perform on stage at the F1 Live in London event at Trafalgar Square on July 12, 2017 in London, England. "It's great fun to go so close to the people".
"In order to capture this audience in the sky, the owner of St Briavels has mown 'for sale' into the lawn", Nick Rudge, from agent Savills, tells the Sun.
Hamilton had announced on social media that he was taking a two-day break, posting a picture of him and friends on the steps of his private jet.
The Google Pixel phone is displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California. If you're curious about specifications, I would say XDA's leak a couple of weeks back sounds pretty plausible .
That initiative, known as "This Time It Counts", was a response to a controversial extra-innings tie in 2002. The average ratio of relief pitchers to starters per game has climbed from 2.01 in 1990 to 3.15 last season.
The goal, at least in part, is to facilitate creativity within companies of all sizes while enabling seamless and secure teamwork. Microsoft announced previously that it would be ending support for its Windows 8.1 operating system on the 11th of July 2017.
The head-to-head competition with bonus time is far more engaging than derby formats used to be. "Moose" followed. Whether or not you are a person of faith yourself, this is a foundation that everybody can universally respect.
Muguruza, a Wimbledon finalist in 2015, will next face two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals. Their only previous match came during Wimbledon last year when Djokovic knocked out the Frenchman in straight sets.
That is why my administration has demanded that all members of NATO finally meet their full and fair financial obligation. In addition to numerous public radio programs, he has reported for Reuters, PBS NewsHour, The Diplomat, and The Atlantic.
The next day, he was adopted by Wayne and Patty Judge grew up in Linden, California, where both his parents were teachers. As we marvel at Scherzer and his well-deserved status, keep Masterson in mind for his accomplishments from 69 years ago.
He notched up his greatest goalscoring tally at the time, 26 goals in 24 games including the winner in the League Cup final. Tributes have been pouring in since his move to Everton was confirmed , Gary Neville's is probably the most telling though.
When Muguruza played two sloppy shots to go 15-40 down in the game, she took her chance to break and go serving for the set. Williams, the No. 10 seed, defeated No. 27 Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2 to move into the quarterfinals for the second straight year.
At one point, the page had been updated to say Daydream compatibility was "coming soon", according to the Android Police . Samsung has acquired Innoetics , a Greek firm specializing in technology that converts text to synthetic speech.
Of all the various emotions Alvaro Morata must have felt, 'shocked' was surely the most publishable instead of the most accurate. Although Belotti would be expensive, the Italy international certainly appears to be an option worth pursuing for Chelsea .
Ostapenko had never before been past the third round at a major tournament prior to this year's French Open . Novak Djokovic lived up to his second seeding as he mowed down 136th-ranked Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
Moto E4+ to be launch in India exclusive on Flipkart
Instead, the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus features the Moto Display which lights up discreetly to show you upcoming notifications. The key feature of 'E4 Plus' is its massive 5,000mAh battery that can run for long hours and supports fast charging.
Nikki Haley: Everybody knows Russia meddled in our election
If that's so, one nation or the other has changed its objectives. "I'm not sure that there were specific details discussed". Trump's critics continue putting up their verbal dukes to hammer away at Trump regarding his decision with Putin.
McGregor Had A Special Message For Mayweather On His Suit
Showtime Sports will be streaming the event on all of its social platforms starting with a live broadcast on its YouTube channel. The boxing champ returned a few jabs, calling McGregor a "seven-figure" fighter, while he's a "nine-figure" one.
Celebs Hit Miami for All-Star Softball Game
It stands at 3.10 this year at the All-Star break but rises each season after active rosters expand from 25 to 40 on Sept. 1. The Marlins' biggest draw was former Negro League and big-league star Satchel Paige, who even at 50 was mowing batters down.
LG Q6, LG Q6+ and LG Q6α launched with "FullVision"…
It's important to note however that the front camera only has 5 megapixels, while the rear camera has 13 megapixels. LG will start shipping this new Q series smartphones in the coming August month for Asian market.
LA 2024 Bid Team Arrive For IOC Presentation
In separate visits two hours apart, Macron and Garcetti each shared a stage - and later a hug - with IOC President Thomas Bach. Bach, the I.O.C. president, has demurred, saying, "I don't think you need to reward somebody if you give somebody a present".
Report: Chelsea shift focus to Alvaro Morata
Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric claims a move to Manchester United this summer would be a step down for James Rodriguez . But it looks increasingly like the outgoings will have to wait - and return for training with their team-mates next week.
Mosul liberation critical milestone in fight against IS: US
UNICEF estimates that 117 children have been used in suicide attacks since January 2014 in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. Rasoul said "the victory over the IS in the next few hours, after clearing all areas of Mosul (of explosives)".
Moscow satisfied with G20 summit results — Russia's sherpa
Trump made the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, a central plank of his 2016 campaign. It can wrestle with Iran, Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for control of recaptured areas of Syria.
Day 7 — Wimbledon betting tips
We preview the Federer match here . "Rhythm was very difficult last week, especially with the first two guys". I expect it to be tricky. "It is even more so for the tournament and fans".