Red Bull had won seven races in a row ahead of Carlos Sainz's triumph at Silverstone but the team has a chance to retake the initiative on home soil and the track that bears its name.
The Dutchman barged his way past Charles Leclerc here in 2019 to take victory and fans will be hoping for similar drama this weekend.
Verstappen dominated both the Austrian and Styrian Grands Prix last season and will enter the weekend as favourite. The question feels more like 'how big will the gap be' rather than 'will Verstappen win'.
Ferrari infighting around the corner?
Yet again in Silverstone, Ferrari shot itself in the foot with an inability to make the tough decision.
If the team had shown the same cut-throat edge on the pit wall as Mattia Binotto had shown when giving Leclerc the wagging finger within view shot of the world's broadcaster then maybe the outcome might have been different.
It wasn't the first time this season Leclerc has been seen with a face like thunder after a Ferrari failing - reliability or strategic - and the dismay within the team in seemingly favouring Sainz with the late-race tactics in Britain will lead to a lack of trust.
The two drivers are separated by only 11 points in the championship standings, and with Sainz finally finding confidence behind the wheel of the F1-75, there is every chance relationships could fracture under pressure.
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