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British Grand Prix betting tips: Hamilton eyes home comforts

| 13.07.2021

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.

More than 140,000 fans are expected for the Silverstone race in the biggest British crowd of the Covid-19 era and Hamilton is 13/8 to return to winning ways with Verstappen priced at 8/11.

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.”

Sergio Perez, British Grand Prix betting tips

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.

Norris, fourth in the drivers’ standings, is 33/1 to win the race and 5/2 to claim a podium finish in the British Grand Prix betting tips.

Sergio Perez is three points clear of Norris and is 12/1 in the British Grand Prix betting tips and 1/1 to come into the top three with Valtteri Bottas 12/1 and 8/11 respectively in the same markets.

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.

Verstappen is the 8/11 favourite to claim pole position with Hamilton 7/4 while Perez and Bottas are 12/1.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Stuart Walker