Hamilton Right at Home in Bid for Record-Setting British GP Win

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:49 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2018 9:49 PM UTC

Four-time defending champ and five-time winner Lewis Hamilton -- a native of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England -- is the even-money favorite in Sunday's British Grand Prix.

<p>The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship season heads to Jolly Old England on Sunday for the 2018 British Grand Prix from the Silverstone Circuit, located partially in Silverstone, Northamptonshire as well as Buckinghamshire, for Round 10 of racing <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/" title="Free Sports Picks">with the circuit ‘s four-time defending champ, Lewis Hamilton, looking for his record 6th victory</a> on the 3.66-mile (5.891 km) course, trying to break a tie with fellow 5-time British Grand Prix winners Alain Prost (1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993) and Jim Clark (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967).</p><p dir="ltr">With nine F1 races of the 21-event season in the books, defending Drivers champion Hamilton (3 Wins, 145 points) trails Sebastian Vettel (3 Wins, 146 points) by 1 point in the F1 World Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Räikkönen (101), Daniel Ricciardo (2 Wins, 96), Max Verstappen (1 Win, 93) and Valtteri Bottas (92) all still in the picture but in the need of some 1st-, 2nd- and/or 3rd-place finishes in coming races.</p><p dir="ltr">Ferrari (247) now leads Mercedes (237 points) in the Constructors’ Championship Standings with Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer in 3rd place (189), Renault (62) in a distant 4th place and no other Constructor outside of Force India-Mercedes — based in Silverstone, England — registering a 3rd-place finish or better in the first nine events (Sergio Pérez, 3rd place, Azerbaijan Grand Prix) this season.</p><p dir="ltr"><img height="621" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RgwpqmtBSdH6B_mLmmxtCMuki_AdorMsGWf5pVHGApQp5837PquCIwNX7Z7VwGqGEcWRNCKd5dkOP1SlMGYz1A6L8-coX-Z64683DhHPUjYUR5iy16wZbnVrPD9TjbEEAx9xt1Mn" width="603" /></p><p dir="ltr">Here are fresh 2018 British Grand Prix Futures odds and Fastest Lap odds for the 52-lap, 190.262-mile (306.198 kilometer) race which will be holding Practice 1 (ESPN2, 4:55 a.m. ET) and Practice 2 (ESPNU, 8:55 a.m. ET) on Friday; Practice 3 (ESPN2, 5:55 a.m. ET) and Qualifying (ESPNW, 8:55 a.m. ET) on Saturday with the much-anticipated race Sunday (ESPN, 9:10 a.m. ET).</p><p dir="ltr">The next race on the <a href="https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/9/2018-calendar.html">F1 season schedule</a> is the German Grand Prix from the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg Motor Circuit in the Rhine Valley near Hockenheim on Sunday, July 22.</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">British GP Winner Futures Odds</h2><p dir="ltr">(July 3, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a>)<br />Lewis Hamilton +100<br />Sebastian Vettel +360<br />Valtteri Bottas +625<br />Max Verstappen +700<br />Daniel Ricciardo 10/1<br />Kimi Räikkönen 16/1<br />Romain Grosjean 750/1<br />Kevin Magnussen 750/1<br />Fernando Alonso 1000/1<br />Nico Hulkenberg 1000/1<br />Esteban Ocon 1000/1<br />Sergio Pérez 1000/1<br />Carlos Sainz Jr. 1000/1<br />Charles Leclerc 1500/1<br />Pierre Gasly 2000/1<br />Stoffel Vandoorne 2500/1<br />Brendon Hartley 3000/1<br />Marcus Ericsson 4000/1<br />Sergey Sirotkin 5000/1<br />Lance Stroll 5000/1</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">British GP Fastest Lap Odds</h2><p dir="ltr">Lewis Hamilton +300<br />Valtteri Bottas +350<br />Sebastian Vettel +450<br />Max Verstappen +500<br />Daniel Ricciardo +500<br />Kimi Räikkönen +550<br />Kevin Magnussen 100/1<br />Romain Grosjean 100/1<br />Fernando Alonso 200/1<br />Nico Hulkenberg 200/1<br />Carlos Sainz Jr. 200/1<br />Esteban Ocon 275/1<br />Sergio Pérez 275/1<br />Charles Leclerc 500/1<br />Stoffel Vandoorne 1000/1<br />Pierre Gasly 1500/1<br />Marcus Ericsson 2000/1<br />Brendon Hartley 2000/1<br />Sergey Sirotkin 3000/1<br />Lance Stroll 3000/1</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><p><img height="391" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U_aA96ppfQs30IRJwoNBqXXrE5gzkGo8nHt5gs2Gxcc1lTrn4oLOFg5GDY2et0hMxR8Bg44HbuW7NuVN0MjS84Ah2J53PqBgkC7bh6_7QOzpK8y0nWLSc9wYAwzsT4QPZPvM1M5Q" width="460" /></p><h2 dir="ltr">There’s No Place Like Home ...</h2><p dir="ltr">With (Scuderia) Ferrari (+400 to win Constructors’ Championship, 5Dimes) — the Constructor with the most Wins in the British Grand Prix (15) — already <a href="https://www.planetf1.com/news/arrivabene-expects-difficult-british-gp-weekend/">anticipating a bad weekend</a> in the UK and Brit native Lewis Hamilton having won here four straight times (2013-2017), backing Mercedes (-325 to win Constructors’ Championship) and home chap Hamilton (-185 to win F1 Drivers’ Championship, 5Dimes) seems the logical choice with Vettel (+170 to win F1 Drivers’ Championship), Bottas (+5750) and Verstappen the only other drivers with less than double-digit odds to win at Silverstone on Sunday.</p><p dir="ltr">With the 33-year-old Hamilton (65 career F1 Wins) and Mercedes feeling good heading in and the race in England, the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/" title="Sports Betting Odds">even money (+100) odds may seem steep to some Hamilton backers</a> but the expectations will be high in his head as well as his garage and after retiring in Round 9 in the Australian Grand Prix in his first mechanical retirement since the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix due to engine failure, expect the motivated Hamilton and his able crew to be on top of their game.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Free British Grand Prix Winner Pick:</strong> Lewis Hamilton +100 (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a>)</p>
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