Formula 1 | British Grand Prix | Preview and Odds
After the Mercedes stranglehold was finally broken in Austria, the world of F1 turns its collective attentions to Silverstone this week.
After the British Grand Prix had its future at Silverstone secured over the last few days, fans can rest easy knowing the spectacle will remain, and enjoy the occasion, with home favourite Lewis Hamilton sure to put on an impressive appearance.
The Brit is chasing a record sixth win at the Northamptonshire circuit and our F1 expert guides you through the best bets from the 2019 British Grand Prix.
Verstappen to go back-to-back?
Max Verstappen had an absolute stormer of a race in Austria, with a wonderfully aggressive overtake on Charles Leclerc to win, and be the first non-Mercedes driver to take the chequered flag this season.
The Red Bull car has improved considerably since the opening race in Australia, and they will look to consistently challenge for the podium between now and the rest of the season. It is likely too big of a gap to challenge the Mercedes in the constructors title, but Verstappen will feel incredibly confident heading to Silverstone.
Hamilton eyes British GP record
Lewis Hamilton has undoubtedly been the star of the show this season, and he returns to a track he has won at a record-equalling five times, including four in a row between 2014 and 2017.
Nearly man Leclerc
Charles Leclerc has been incredibly unlucky in his debut season with Ferrari. Undone by car problems in Bahrain, a victim of horrendous management by Ferrari at his home Grand Prix in Monaco, and unfortunately overtaken by a marauding Verstappen in the dying stages in Austria, Leclerc has very much been the nearly man this year, despite having two pole positions and two fastest laps.
The Monegasque driver is certainly due a bit of luck, and Silverstone could be the place he finds it. The Ferrari’s have no issue with straight-line speed, and there are plenty of opportunities to push the car to its limit at Silverstone. This could be Leclerc’s time, and can be backed at 9/2 to bring home the chequered flag.