Mercedes will be looking to turn their season around when the F1 field heads to Silverstone.
Lewis Hamilton will be looking to make home ground advantage count when the F1 field takes to Silverstone on this weekend.
Mercedes head into their home Grand Prix under a cloud of controversy with Valtteri Bottas being alienated and the Mercs struggling to keep pace with Max Verstappen and the Red Bull boys. Will a trip to England bring some relief to the Silver Arrows camp or will Red Bull continue their dominant run of form?
British Grand Prix
Sunday 18 July
To Win Race:
Max Verstappen 13/20
Lewis Hamilton 7/4
Valterri Bottas 12/1
Sergio Perez 12/1
Lando Norris 40/1
Charles LeClerc 66/1
Carlos Sainz 80/1
Well, Red Bulls’ run of form continued last time out as Max Verstappen claimed the race honours and Sergio Perez ensuring they bagged a decent points haul as he claimed sixth place.
Verstappen was joined on the podium by Valterri Bottas and McLaren’s Lando Norris, while Lewis Hamilton could only manage fourth place, finishing almost ten seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari.
The remainder of the top ten was made up of some familiar faces with Daniel Ricciardo claiming seventh, harles LeClerc taking eighth, Pierre Gasly stealing ninth and veteran Fernando Alonso rounding out the points scoring positions.
Silverstone, which functioned as Royal Air Force base at the close of the Second World War, has been a staple on the modern Formula 1 calendar since hosting its inaugural race – back in 1987.
The total race distance for Sunday will be 306.332km with each of the 52 laps containing 18 turns. The corners that will provide the biggest challenge to drivers will be the amalgamation of Maggots, Becketts and Chapel. The left-right-left-right-left combination will push the cars’ dexterity to their limits. The track’s two DRS zones are located at the Wellington Straight and the pit straight.
Lewis Hamilton has been the dominant force at this track in recent years and he won last year’s edition with Max Verstappen claiming second and Charles LeClerc taking third place.
In terms of the weather for this weekend, sunny skies are being forecast for race day while there’s just a bit of rain floating around for Saturday’s qualifying sessions.
Value Bet and to Win Race Outright – Lewis Hamilton at 7/4
Hamilton has won six of the last seven British Grand Prix, and at 7/4 I’ll be having a crack. I could well end up with egg on my face so keep your bets small.