F1 British Grand Prix: How to watch, betting odds, & best bets for Sunday’s race
The Formula 1 circus heads to the home of British Motorsport this weekend, Silverstone. Its a venue that throws up thrills, spills, and everything in between on a near-yearly basis. Who could forget last year’s stunning finale that saw Lewis Hamilton do battle with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez?
From a betting perspective, there is even more to love. With teams now into the thick of the Formula 1 season, several are bringing new upgrades to their cars in hopes of igniting a mid-season surge in a bid to stop Max Verstappen’s dominance. Could this be the first race of the year not won by a Red Bull?
How to watch F1 British Grand Prix
When: Sunday, July 9th, 2PM EST
Where: Silverstone Circuit, England
How: ABC, F1TV
The race will be broadcast on ESPN & ESPN+, while both of Friday’s practice sessions and Qualifying sessions will be shown on ESPN2.
F1 British Grand Prix betting odds
Formula 1 British Grand Prix preview
Max Verstappen and Red Bull remain unchallenged at the top of the Formula 1 totem pole for the time being. The defending champ has won 5 races in a row now and is running away with the Drivers Championship. His odds of winning compared to the rest of the field offer next to no value, however, with his predetermined success at the British Grand Prix already being priced in.
It is interesting to see Lewis Hamilton listed in third place. He was +3000 ahead of the Monaco GP and was a great speculative play with the team bringing upgrades to the table. What followed an impressive P4/5 for Mercedes was an even stronger double podium from the Black Arrows in Spain, before Hamilton would once again stand on the podium in Canada. Mercedes are definitely closing the gap, but they’re not the only ones.
Charles Leclerc was back on the podium in Austria, ending a Ferrari drought which felt like forever. What was also impressive was he only finished 5 seconds behind Max Verstappen. There’s still a long way to go, but Ferrari started 2nd and 3rd prior to last race and all it takes is a mechanical failure on a Red Bull to make an +1100 bet feel like a -110 bet. The Monegasque could well be in the mix at the British Grand Prix.
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There are a few really enticing lines this week. Firstly, you can get both Aston Martin drivers to finish in the points at -175. Barring a stunning upset, it’s nearly guaranteed that Fernando Alonso will accomplish this feat, just as he has in EVERY race this season. While his hot run of podiums was iced by improving teams around him, we have seen some gradual growth from Lance Stroll, as evidenced by 3 consecutive points finishes. He’s becoming a much more steady driver under the tutelage of Alonso, and that Green machine is too competitive for this bet not to cash.
Elsewhere, a Lewis Hamilton podium finish is -105, which is a really good price if the new upgrades continue to show marked improvement. I like that action.
It’s also hard not to back a top-10 finish for Alex Albon at +170. His heroics in Canada have not been forgotten and now that his Williams car actually has: a floor, it seems to be giving him a new lease of life. I don’t think the car alone is fast enough for a points finish, but with a high possibility of a Safety Car and an aggressive strategist at the helm, I like my chances here.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix betting offers
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