Formula 1, British Grand Prix, Race Preview


The Silverstone Circuit plays host to the British Grand Prix on Sunday the 8th July and we take a look at the race from a betting angle.

Max Verstappen topped the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix last week.  Kimi Räikkönen, who had the fastest lap, was runner-up with his teammate Sebastian Vettel finishing 3rd.

After the race the Drivers’ Championship Standings changed once again with Vettel back in top spot with just 1 point separating him from Lewis Hamilton who had to retire from the race due to fuel pressure.  This was Hamilton’s first retirement since the Malaysia Grand Prix in 2016. Hamilton remains a firm favourite at 5/10 (from 4/10) to win the title with Vettel in from 22/10 to 16/10.


Drivers’ Standings

Vettel 146

Hamilton 145

Räikkönen 101

Ricciardo 96

Verstappen 93


Drivers’ Championship Betting for 2018click here to bet – previous price in brackets

Lewis Hamilton 5/10 (4/10)

Sebastian Vettel 16/10 (22/10)

Valtteri Bottas 66/1 (55/1)

100/1 and better the balance


Race History

Last year Lewis Hamilton achieved the grand slam as he started from pole position, set the fastest lap and led every lap of the race, winning his 5th British Grand Prix.  His teammate Valtteri Bottas was 14 seconds behind him in runner-up spot with Kimi Räikkönen completing the podium.


British Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Lewis Hamilton 15/20

Sebastian Vettel 9/2

Valtteri Bottas 6/1

Max Verstappen 8/1

Daniel Ricciardo 14/1

Kimi Räikkönen 18/1


1000/1 and better the balance


Prices correct at time of posting but will change in the lead up to the race and there are a number of other markets on offer.


Suggested Bet: Hamilton win at 15/20

The 15/20 is as short a price as we have seen a favourite trade at all season but it is justified as Hamilton is going for an incredible 5th successive win here. Remember the World Sports Betting “Money Back” Promo for 2nd place (see details on the banner below) applies and that makes this bet even more attractive.