British Grand Prix Prediction & Betting Odds - Formula One Picks
July 10, 2019
Now you may think lunatics are running the asylum but someone definitely is. Are we mad to suggest Canadian Lance Stroll can finish within the top-10 of Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, or are they insane in offering odds of +333 (4.33) about that ‘Points Finish’ proposition? We hope it’s the second scenario.
Canadian kid can whizz around Silverstone
Although owned by the Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, and called up until a year ago ‘Force India’ the re-branded Racing Point team are based just 500 metres from the Silverstone race track. If anyone knows every inch of tarmac it should be their technical staff.
Balance issues have blighted the team for much of the year but it was a power issue that cost Lance Stroll badly in Austria last time. Nevertheless the 20-year-old has claimed three top-10 finishes this year, coming 9th in Australia, Azerbaijan and on home tarmac here in Montreal. That’s a 33% ‘starts-to-points-finish’ conversion rate and on that basis alone he should never be odds of +333 (4.33) (bet365) to finish in the top-10 on Sunday. Our money is down.
There are other factors to consider, such as this race traditionally featuring high numbers of non-finishers. This can only help our cause as Lance Stroll does have a completion rate in excess of 90%. And a safety car appearance is always a good way of shaking up a pack. As there has been need for a safety car in all of the past six years, our F1 Silverstone bet has a second chance of receiving a helping hand.
Other to consider when betting on the British GP
Given the long lap distance and sweeping nature of the Silverstone we can expect the cars to be well strung out. And since the hybrid generation of Formula 1 cars were introduced in 2014, four of the five race winners have scored by 8 seconds or more. Given those facts, bet365 F1 odds of +138 (2.38) at the time of writing for a winning margin of over 8 seconds is an irresistible bet.
And let’s hope the driver that crosses line clear is Lewis Hamilton as he looks like a field goal attempt. Five pole position and four race wins since 2013 underlines his class at his home race and his 2019 sequence of six wins and two seconds was only blighted by scorching temperatures in Austria last time. There’s no chance of that on Sunday with the forecast high being 20 degrees.
Recommended F1 British Grand Prix Bets:
- Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton at -125 (1.80) with 888sport
- Lance Stroll to Finish in the Points at +333 (4.33) with bet365
- 8 seconds+ Race Winning Margin at +138 (2.38) with bet365
* Odds correct at the time of writing