We’ve picked out the three top bets for Sliverstone this weekend
The British Grand Prix is regarded as one of the most important races of the year. Sliverstone has hosted the race since 1984 but they have recently broke their F1 contract meaning they will no longer host the British GP from 2019.
Mercedes have dominated the front row of the grid this season and we don’t expect to see this change anytime soon. Out of the first nine races, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have claimed seven pole positions between them.
Bottas has started on pole twice this season and he has consistently been on the pace with Hamilton. The 27 year-old has a reputation for being a fast driver and at Williams he regularly out-qualified his more senior team mate Felipe Massa. Last year he finished 17-4 up over the course of the season against the experienced Brazilian. We expect to see Mercedes lead the way at Sliverstone and claim their fifth consecutive pole at this circuit with Ferrari and Red Bull again providing plenty of competition.
After a fairly dull race in Austria, we hope to see plenty more action this weekend. The track is known for its high-speed corners and overtaking and when you throw in the unpredictable British weather we could have an action-packed race on our hands.
Lewis Hamilton has won here on his last three appearances and he will be confident that he can win his fifth British GP, equalling Jim Clark and Alain Prost's record. He’s in the fastest car on the grid and with a brilliant record around the circuit, we just can’t see past the three-time world champion.
Daniel Ricciardo has been in great form of late and he’s currently on a run of five consecutive podium finishes, including a victory at the Azerbaijan GP last month. The track should suit the Red Bulls and they will hope to match the pace of the Mercedes and Ferrari cars. The Australian has endured a frustrating few years, dealing with a car that has not been able to compete on a consistent basis to win races, yet despite this he has regularly been challenging for a top-three finish and it will likely be the same story for Ricciardo this weekend.