2019 British Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 12, 2019 in

Just when you thought that Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes was unbeatable, you thought wrong. At the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen and his Red Bull Racing team claimed victory at the Red Bull Ring. With the victory, Hamilton’s streak of four victories in a row, and six of eight races came to an end.

With one streak ending, Hamilton will be looking to start a new one in his home country of Great Britain. This weekend’s Formula One circuit stop will be at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England for the 2019 British Grand Prix.

While there were doubts that this race would continue after this season as Silverstone’s contract with Formula One was expiring, that’s not going to be the case. Just recently, Formula One and Silverstone agreed on a new five-year contract extension, and the British Grand Prix will be held until at least 2024.

Even though Hamilton’s winning streak was ended, he still leads the driver points standings. He currently owns a 31 point lead over his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and has a 71 point lead over Max Verstappen.

Let’s take a look at some of the drivers who are favored to win the 2019 British Grand Prix.

2019 British Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Prediction

Lewis Hamilton

In the first eight races this year, Hamilton has won six and finished second in the other two. At the Austrian Grand Prix, engine issues led to a fifth-place finish for Hamilton. He will look to get back to his winning ways this weekend. Hamilton now comes home to the British Grand Prix. He has been dominant at Silverstone where he has five victories, including four in a row from 2014-2017. He finished second in last year’s race.

Max Verstappen

Coming off of his victory in Austria, Verstappen proved that Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are beatable. He’d love nothing more than to carry his momentum into the British Grand Prix. Verstappen finished 15th in last year’s race but had previously finished in the top 4 in the last three.

Charles Leclerc

Coming off of a 2nd place finish at the Red Bull Ring, Leclerc continues to impress as a rookie on the Formula One Circuit. He has three straight top-three finishes and hasn’t finished outside of the top five all season. This could be the race where he finally gets to the top of the podium.

Valtteri Bottas

Bottas has always raced well at Silverstone. He has finished in the top five in his last five races there. He has two wins on the season and hasn’t finished outside of the top four in any of this season’s races. He’s very consistent, and his consistency should carry him to a podium spot.

Sebastian Vettel

The winner of the 2018 British Grand Prix would love nothing more than to make it a repeat. Vettel finished fourth in Austria and has gone two straight races where he hasn’t had a spot on the podium. Vettel enjoys racing on this course and will be looking to knock Hamilton off in his home country.