This weekend marks the start of a gruelling 7 races in 11 weeks as Formula 1 enters the European summer period. This can often be the defining period of the season where the in-form driver and team get that run of results that can determine the direction of travel in which the world championship is headed.
This year it all gets underway at the Silverstone circuit in England. 2021 World Champion Max Verstappen is already in control of the world championship with 6 wins this season, with Verstappen’s Red Bull team has also won seven of the season’s nine races so far.
This dominance from Red Bull has already resulted in Verstappen (175 points) opening up a 46 points lead at the top of the Driver’s Championship. His closest rival is his teammate, Sergio Perez, who sits second in the championship on 129 points. Ferreri’s Charles Leclerc is third on 126 points.
Last year’s championship runner-up, Lewis Hamilton sits in 6th position on just 77 points, in what has so far been a bitterly disappointing season for the 7 times world champion and his Mercedes team.
No prizes for getting this one correct. Yes, that man Max Verstappen is the favorite to win the 2022 British Grand Prix at just -105 with BetOnline. The Dutch driver is pretty much the favorite for every race these days. He is also a huge Formula 1 betting favorite at -600 to win the 2022 Driver’s World Championship.
Back to this race, and Charles Leclerc is next at +225, with Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez third in the betting at +850. Full odds can be found below.
|2022 British Grand Prix Winner Betting|
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Last year’s winner, Lewis Hamilton, is +1200. A combination of extra motivation at his home circuit, and a third-place finish in Montreal at the Canadian GP two weeks ago, have seen the Brit’s odds set lower than might be expected.
The British GP is the oldest race on the Grand Prix World Championship roster. With that comes a lot of history and prestige, which helps make this one of the primary races on the F1 calendar.
This year’s race is on Sunday, July 3rd, and it has a start time of 10 am ET. So is just perfect for those looking for a weekend lie-in
The Silverstone (F1) circuit is 5.89km (3.66 miles) long, and the drivers have to do 52 laps of the course – a total race distance of 306km (190 miles).
The defending champion is Lewis Hamilton, who won for a record 8th time at Silverstone last year, in what could be described as a controversial race. This was when Hamilton and Verstappen were involved in a high-speed collision that resulted in the pausing of the race for the Dutchman to be airlifted to hospital.
With Max Verstappen in such unstoppable form, the odds of another win for the Dutchman are inevitably low.
So far in the 2022 Formula 1 season, Verstappen has won six of the nine races. If you also throw what happened last year into the mix, it’s pretty safe to assume that Verstappen would love nothing more than to win in Lewis Hamilton’s backyard and stick a proverbial 2 fingers up at his British rival his adoring fans.
If you are happy with placing wagers at short-priced Vegas odds. Then Max Verstappen at -105 is an obvious pick to win.
With an odds-on winner for our main F1 betting pick, it’s impossible to hedge our bets. But it doesn’t mean we can’t look for value elsewhere. And if you don’t like wagering on short-priced favorites, hopefully, the following bets will be more your thing.
Esteban Ocon and his Alpine team have been steadily improving all season and this was perfectly highlighted by his 6th place finish in Canada two weeks ago – his second top 6 finish of the season.
Ocon’s Alpine teammate, Fernando Alonso is just +140 in the same market as BetOnline. Yet, Ocon has double the championship points of his teammate (Ocon has 39 points, Alonso 18). It’s worth a wager, so my second betting pick is Esteban Ocon to finish in the Top 6 at +350.
This one is a bit of a personal pin- the tail on the back of a donkey wager, based on nothing more than a gut feeling, and a Brit racing in a British Grand Prix. Norris only has one podium to his name this season. But is one of only the seven drivers so far to do so.
He is also the only non-Red Bull, Ferrari, or Mercedes driver to stand on a podium this season. So if anybody is likely to break the hold of the top 6 drivers, it is the young Brit.
Driving in his home Grand Prix, along with his undoubted ability, and the probability that Norris will get one or two more podiums before the season ends, I make Lando Norris to finish in the top 3 my final pick.
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