Max Verstappen races into the British Grand Prix looking to finally win this course. Both Verstappen and Red Bull have had issues at Silverstone. The F1 odds widely favor both as Verstappen has won five straight races. But he’s had just two podium finishes in Britain in eight tries. Given this history and the new changes for teams, anything could happen.
Verstappen Makes It Too Predictable
Verstappen continues to go for history as he aims for a sixth straight win in this British Grand Prix. As such, the F1 lines are wider than ever for the Belgian-Dutchman. He’s set at -335 to win his first British GP and -250 to gain pole position by finishing on top of qualifying.
No driver in history has ever scored a higher percentage of potential points* after nine rounds than Max Verstappen in 2023.
Where does he rank in the top 10 best drivers of Formula 1? 👇
— Fastest Pitstop (@FastestPitStop) July 4, 2023
The two-time defending world champion has won four straight races from pole position and he’s won every race he’s started in front. On top of that, Verstappen also leads the season with four fastest laps. He’s lined at -140 to do it here in Silverstone, which will be the first time he’s done it consecutively this year.
There are a few external forces that could dampen Verstappen’s odds a little. For one, there could be a thunderstorm in Towcester during the weekend. Secondly, Mercedes and Aston Martin are introducing major upgrades while Pirelli will debut new tires. But if any driver can overcome adversity, it’s Verstappen.
Pivotal Race For Mercedes and Aston Martin
The battle between Mercedes and Aston Martin has been an intriguing subplot this season. Right now, only three points separate the two constructors with Mercedes in the lead. But going by the Las Vegas F1 odds, Mercedes should widen the gap with both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finishing in the top six (-150) or with points (-300) at minimum.
For Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso continues to carry the team as Lance Stroll continues to be a distant eighth in the driver standings. The Spaniard has two wins in Silverstone: one with Renault in 2006 and one with Ferrari in 2011. He’s performed well on the track and finished seventh and fifth with Alpine the past two seasons.
Hamilton and Russell will be popular bets online as the hometown heroes. The former finished third last year while the latter crashed out. Russell has yet to finish in Silverstone with points and a 12th-placed finish in 2021 with Williams is his best result. As for Hamilton, the seven-time world champion holds the record with eight wins here.
Ferrari Could Disappoint Again
Ferrari had a resurgence in the Red Bull Ring. Charles Leclerc got his best finish, second, as he challenged Verstappen. But it could be a disappointment again on Sunday, so backers may want to approach the F1 betting lines with some caution here.
The constructor struggled in Catalunya beyond Leclerc’s 11th-placed finish (partly due to having to start at the pit lane). Ferrari’s pacing was off, and Silverstone may make it hard for Ferrari to maximize its cars’ potential given the track’s design.
Carlos Sainz Jr. won Silverstone last year and could be a hipster bet at 28-1 to do it again. But he hasn’t even finished on the podium this season and his fourth-placed finish in Bahrain stands as his best result so far.
British Grand Prix Race Information
- Race: British Grand Prix
- Day/Time: Sunday, July 9, 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Silverstone Circuit, U.K.
- British Grand Prix Live Stream: Formula1.com
British Grand Prix Betting Lines
|F1 British Grand Prix : Both Cars Top 6 Finish||Moneyline|
The odds in this chart are posted at the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.
British Grand Prix Picks and Prediction
When it comes to betting online, picking a strong result for Mercedes is the best bang for your buck. Both Hamilton and Russell should at least be in the running in the top six. The odds of Russell getting into another collision are slim at best, while Hamilton has finished in the top six in 10 straight entries with Mercedes.