One of the most famous races on the Formula 1 schedule takes place this weekend, as the iconic Silverstone circuit plays host to the British Grand Prix.
The race has been staged since 1926, with its place on the F1 calendar being secured since 1950. Red Bull is the team to catch this weekend, as the constructor has won all nine races already this term, with Max Verstappen claiming victory in each of the previous five.
British Grand Prix Odds
Unsurprisingly, Max Verstappen is the clear favourite in the betting to win the race this weekend, as he is currently available at 3/10 with BetXchange. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez is the second choice in the betting at 13/2, with Lewis Hamilton next in the betting at a huge 11/1.
Charles Leclerc is 14/1, while Fernando Alonso is a 16/1 chance. The second Brit in the betting comes in the form of George Russell, who is priced up at 22/1. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz is 28/1, while the remaining drivers on the grid are priced up at 100/1 and bigger.
British Grand Prix Records
This weekend’s race will be the 78th time that the British Grand Prix has been staged. Lewis Hamilton is the most dominant driver in the history of his home race, as he has claimed victories on eight occasions.
Meanwhile, Ferrari is the leading constructor with 18 victories. Their most recent success was secured last season, as Carlos Sainz landed a first F1 win. That victory ended a three-year winning run for Lewis Hamilton, who has also landed wins in seven of the previous nine races at Silverstone.
It has been a dominant first half to the season for Red Bull, as the constructor has won each of the opening nine races of the season. Max Verstappen already looks to have won hand on the Drivers’ Championship, as he extended his healthy lead by achieving a clean sweep in Austria last weekend.
Verstappen cruised to victory, and was also able to stop on the last lap to swap for fresh tyres to land the Fastest Lap. Sergio Perez is the only other driver to have secured a victory this season, with his wins coming at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Ferrari looked to be back to somewhere near their best last weekend, as Charles Leclerc pushed Verstappen the closest to take second at the Red Bull Ring. Their historically do very well at Silverstone, and that gives them every chance this weekend.
Aston Martin also continued their excellent start with Fernando Alonso taking fifth, but it was a weekend to forget for Mercedes, with both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finishing outside the top five. McLaren was the biggest shock in Austria, as Lando Norris showed excellent pace to finish fourth. Silverstone could be a track to suit the team, and it isn’t out of the question that they could achieve a podium finish.
British Grand Prix Prediction
It looks hard to overlook Verstappen continuing his dominant start to the season this weekend by landing a first win at the British Grand Prix. However, we will be taking chances on two home drives to round off the podium, with the improving McLaren and Norris finishing in the top three, as well as track specialist Lewis Hamilton.