British Grand Prix betting tips: Hamilton eyes home comforts
A preview of Sunday’s race
Lewis Hamilton will look to get his World Championship quest back on track at his home race as we examine some British Grand Prix betting tips.
The 36-year-old Briton – who features in our look at past British Grand Prix races at Silverstone – has excelled on home turf in recent seasons, taking the chequered flag in six of his past eight appearances.
But it is more than two months since he last won a race – the Spanish Grand Prix on May 9 – with Max Verstappen and his in-form Red Bull team threatening to run away with the title.
Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, will arrive for the 10th round of a scheduled 23, trailing Verstappen by 32 points and without a victory in his last five appearances.
The momentum is in Verstappen’s Red Bull camp and Hamilton expects his rival’s dominance to continue.
Asked if a planned Mercedes upgrade for the Silverstone round can provide him with hope, he replied: “Not really. It is definitely not going to make up the time.
“These past five races have been so difficult. Obviously I have lost a lot of ground in the championship so it has been pretty painful.
“There is a long way to go but we cannot match Red Bull at the moment. We will do our best but it is definitely going to be tough.”
McLaren driver Lando Norris was left “shaken” after his watch was stolen following the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
The Bristol-born racer, 21, was unharmed in the incident which occurred after he had watched England’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy on Sunday night.
History made in Sprint race
Formula One is set for the biggest change to its schedule in the modern era with the introduction of a Sprint race at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
The race – a third distance of a grand prix – will replace qualifying on Saturday and determine the grid for Sunday’s main event. The top three will score points which will count towards the championship.
The format will be trialled at two additional rounds this year in a move F1 bosses hope will spice up the weekend action.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication