F1 Insider: British Grand Prix betting tips, odds and start times

Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Our F1 Insider is backing Lewis Hamilton for this weekend's British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton win the race at 10/11

Silverstone is prime Hamilton territory, having won the last four British Grands Prix and the last three from pole position. He traded as short as 1/6 during last weekend's race in Austria before a strategy blunder from his Mercedes team left him on the back foot, before being forced out with a loss of fuel pressure. Had the race panned out as it should, Hamilton would be far shorter than his current price to win his home race on Sunday. His upgraded Mercedes and its more powerful engine should have the measure of its Ferrari and Red Bull rivals, while the reigning champion should maintain a small but significant edge over team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Charles Leclerc to finish in the points at 5/4

Leclerc is arguably the most exciting talent to emerge in Formula 1 since Max Verstappen in 2015. He has taken advantage of Sauber's remarkable upturn in performance to score 13 points, finishing five of the last six races in the top 10. A rookie driver is entitled to a few teething problems but aside from a couple of scrapes in the flyaway races, the Monegasque has shown remarkable composure and racecraft to go with his speed. Odds-against to add to his points tally looks a very fair price for the future Ferrari star.

Posted at 0930 BST on 04/07/18; selections at best available price via oddschecker.com

British Grand Prix:

Weekend Schedule & TV Guide

All times BST

Friday June 22

1000: Practice One

1400: Practice Two

Saturday June 23

1100: Practice Three

1400: Qualifying

Sunday June 24 1410: Race

TV Coverage

You can watch all the sessions of the French GP weekend live on Sky Sports F1. Channel 4 also broadcast race live.

Grand Prix: Sky Bet odds

Race winner: pre-weekend:

  • Lewis Hamilton: 10/11
  • Sebastian Vettel: 7/2
  • Valtteri Bottas: 5/1
  • Max Verstappen: 7/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 10/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen 16/1

Fastest qualifier: pre-weekend

  • Lewis Hamilton 4/5
  • Sebastian Vettel 2/1
  • Valtteri Bottas 7/2
  • Max Verstappen 25/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo 25/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen 25/1

Click here for all of Sky Bet's British Grand Prix odds

British Grand Prix: Track Guide

  • Venue: Silverstone
  • Circuit length: 5.89km
  • Laps: 52
  • Race distance: 306.19km
  • Last winner: Lewis Hamilton

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