The seven-time world champion Mercedes, who has won his home race a record seven times, warned, however, that it would be difficult.
“I need everyone to bring their energy back tomorrow and I will come with my A game,” the Briton told the 105,000 spectators at Silverstone.
Over 140,000 people are expected to attend Sunday’s biggest sporting event in Britain since COVID-19 The pandemic led to closed doors last year.
Most will still look forward to seeing Hamilton, the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time, celebrate a 99th career victory.
Hamilton had qualified at the front of the grid for the experimental sprint, but lost at the start when Red Bull’s Verstappen, along the front row, escaped faster.
“I think he had a lot of pace today and I don’t think he had to try too hard, and we were resounding,” Hamilton said of the difference between his car and Verstappen’s.
“Tomorrow is going to be difficult. If I can somehow try to keep up with them during periods, maybe we can apply pressure through strategy, but we are not going to overtake them on the track – they are just too fast.” . ”
Verstappen will start with a 33-point lead over his closest rival and every chance of scoring a sixth win in 10 races.
Saturday’s sprint was a 17-lap affair with no pit stops, while the grand prix will allow for more opportunities through strategy.
However, Hamilton acknowledged that he needed to start better.
He said he had done everything correctly, but for some reason the clutch did not work and he suffered a lot of slippage.
“Their starts are really good this year and we’ve lost a little bit of performance in our starts, so we have to try a little harder to try to improve that, because losing positions is never a big thing,” he said.