Bernie Ecclestone, a former head of Formula One, thinks Toto Wolff, the head of Mercedes, is "a bit fed up" with Lewis Hamilton.
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has remarked that his connection with Daniel Ricciardo "has never been better."
The British race is the oldest in the F1 calendar as the 1950 race at Silverstone was round one of the first championship season.
Aston Martin's s performance has improved, with points scored in each of the previous three races and a 6th place finish in Azerbaijan.
Charles Leclerc has received praise from Jean Alesi for displaying wonderful perseverance in the midst of suffering.
The Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott is trying to temper expectations that it will soon begin competing with Red Bull and Ferrari.
Pierre Gasly made his F1 debut with AlphaTauri, then known as Toro Rosso, at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Volkswagen Group will enter the sport, with Porsche and Audi as potential engine providers, as has long been known.
After starting from the first row, Alonso was eighth after suffering an engine issue as his pace in the final stages was hampered.
Carlos Sainz finished second to Max Verstappen in the Canadian Grand Prix, less than a second behind the Red Bull driver.