F1 Insider: British Grand Prix preview and tips

Our expert previews the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton should prove hard to beat as he goes in pursuit of history at the British Grand Prix. Our F1 Insider has two tips for Silverstone.

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5pts Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix at 4/5

2pts Pierre Gasly to set the fastest lap at 4/1

Lewis Hamilton to win the British GP

Hamilton's troubled run to fifth place in the Austrian Grand Prix can safely be cast aside as an outlier. Cooling issues with the Mercedes consigned him and team-mate Valtteri Bottas to roles as also-rans, but breezy Silverstone should be a different prospect for the dominant duo. Hamilton's results since his home race last season comprise 14 wins, four second places, a third, a fourth and a fifth, so slight odds-on for a event in which he has excelled over the years looks a solid investment. A sixth home win would see him move ahead of the legendary Jim Clark into history-making territory and the stars are aligned for the championship leader to hammer home his superiority.

Pierre Gasly to set fastest lap

Gasly has two fastest laps to his credit already this season and will be favourite for the accolade again if he can qualify his Red Bull ahead of the midfield runners on Saturday. The Frenchman has been an inconsistent presence in what Max Verstappen proved was race-winning machinery in Austria, but Silverstone shouldn't pose the Frenchman too many problems. P6 on the grid should translate to a comfortable margin over the McLarens and Renaults by the time the chequered flag approaches, giving Gasly the gap to pit for fresh rubber and deliver a championship point for fastest race lap.

Posted at 0815 BST on 11/07/19.

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