The famous Silverstone Circuit plays host to the 2019 British Grand Prix on Sunday night as championship favourite Lewis Hamilton looks to bounce-back from last fortnight’s disappointment in Austria.
Sebastian Vettel won this race last year, and after Max Verstappen’s success in front of his home fans at the Red Bull Ring, suddenly Mercedes looks beatable.
The odds are well in favour of Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas, but there’s still plenty of value to be found in our 2019 British Grand Prix Preview below.
Best Bet – Lewis Hamilton to Win @ $1.70
Mercedes ran into trouble in Austria as both cars suffered from overheating on their way to a third and fifth-place finish. The Silver Arrows will still take full confidence heading into Silverstone knowing not only Lewis Hamilton’s dazzling track record at his home Grand Prix but also how kind the British summer tends to be.
Hamilton’s four-race winning streak at Silverstone was snapped last year by Sebastian Vettel, but you have to rewind all the way back to October to find the last time the reigning world champ lost back-to-back races.
Despite promising signs from Ferrari and Red Bull in recent weeks, Mercedes still possess the best car in Formula 1 this year. There is very little chance of rain at Silverstone this weekend, making Hamilton a safe bet for a bounce-back.
Fastest Lap – Sebastian Vettel @ $7.00
There’s no denying Ferrari’s dominance at Silverstone as the most successful constructor.
The red colours have won 16 British Grand Prix’s following Sebastian Vettel’s dominance in 2018. The German posted the fastest lap at Silverstone last year, and also clocked the second-fastest time behind Max Verstappen in Austria a fortnight ago.
Engine troubles and their own bad luck has cost Ferrari so far this season, but there’s no denying Scuderia’s speed. Ferrari has the downforce to rival that of Mercedes this weekend, and with plenty of long straights and wide turns at Silverstone, these odds look massive overs for Vettel to post the fastest lap.