British Grand Prix at Silverstone Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks

Written by: Reid Spencer
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read
British Grand Prix
  • Lewis Hamilton goes for record seventh victory at Silverstone in first of two straight races at the track.
  • Nico Hulkenberg makes emergency return to F1 after Sergio Perez tests positive for COVID-19.
  • As “best of the rest,” Max Verstappen will start third in Sunday’s Grand Prix.

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British Grand Prix at Silverstone Odds

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Winner Odds
Lewis Hamilton -304
Valtteri Bottas +350
Max Verstappen +700
Lance Stroll +5000
Charles Leclerc +5000
Lando Norris +5000
Alexander Albon +10000
Carlos Sainz Jr. +10000
Nico Hulkenberg +20000
Sebastian Vettel +25000
Daniel Ricciardo +35000
Esteban Ocon +50000
Pierre Gasly +100000
Daniil Kvyat +300000
Kevin Magnussen +300000
Kimi Raikkonen +300000
Romain Grosjean +400000
George Russell +500000
Antonio Giovinazzi +500000
Nicholas Latifi +500000

British Grand Prix Predictions and Picks

After winning his seventh pole at Silverstone in his 144th start with Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton will claim a record seventh British Grand Prix title on Sunday.

Our Pick: Lewis Hamilton (-304).

How to Watch the British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix Race Information
What F1 British Grand Prix
Where Silverstone Circuit
When Sunday, August 2, 9:05 a.m. EST
How to Watch ESPN

Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone is the first leg of a doubleheader fortnight at the iconic layout in Northamptonshire, U.K. The Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will follow on August 9.

For the second time in the revised F1 calendar, the series will race on consecutive weekends at the same track. The season opened with back-to-back races at Red Bull Ring in Austria.

The British Grand Prix is contested over 52 laps at 3.661-mile circuit, which features 18 turns. Lewis Hamilton has won five of the last six Grand Prix at Silverstone, including the 2019 edition.

Lewis Hamilton Looks to Extend British Grand Prix Record

After a critical mass of penalties and mistakes kept Lewis Hamilton off the podium in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, the six-time world champion won his next two starts, in Austria and Hungary, to take a five-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas in the championship standings.

In an adventuresome qualifying session on Saturday at Silverstone, including a spin in Turn 7 in Q2, Hamilton was second to Bottas until the final session. After some tweaks to his car following the spin, Hamilton ran a blistering track-record 1:24.303 in his final attempt in Q3 to secure the 91st pole position of his career, extending his own series record.

“Valtteri is pushing me right to the end, to the very limit, and he’s been doing such a fantastic job all weekend,” Hamilton said of Bottas, who led final practice on Saturday morning. “I made some changes going into qualifying, and it worked. It was a real struggle out there.”

From the top starting sport, Hamilton (-304) is a heavy favorite to add to his record six British Grand Prix victories.

Nico Hulkenberg Shines in Emergency Replacement Role

On Thursday, according to multiple reports, former F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg got an unexpected call from Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Racing Point driver Sergio Perez had tested positive for COVID-19, and the organization needed a last-minute replacement.

Hulkenberg jumped at the chance afforded by the absence of Perez, his former teammate at Force India, an organization that has grown in stature under its new Racing Point nomenclature. The German driver advanced to Q2 on Saturday and will start 13th in Sunday’s race.

No, Hulkenberg (+20000) won’t win the British Grand Prix. In fact, Racing Point teammate Lance Stroll has a much better chance to finish in the points from his sixth-place starting position. But Hulkenberg, who still has F1 ambitions, was impressive in what could be a one-off appearance this season.

Max Verstappen Is Best in Class in Silverstone Qualifying

Starting 1-2 on Sunday, the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas clearly are the class of the British Grand Prix field. Leading the “best of the rest” behind them is Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who edged Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the third starting spot on his final flying lap in Q3.

Verstappen was more than a full second slower than pole winner Lewis Hamilton, who covered the 3.661-mile distance in 1:24.303 to Mad Max’s 1:25.325. Nevertheless, Verstappen (+700) has the best chance among the pursuers to unseat one or both of the Mercedes drivers.

Bluntly, though the British Grand Prix is just the fourth race of the season, Verstappen needs a victory to stay within shouting distance of the championship leaders. Max is third in the standings with 33 points, but he’s 30 points behind Hamilton and 25 behind Bottas—and in dire danger of losing touch.

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