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Formula 1 2021 British Grand Prix Odds, Picks and Recent Winners at Silverstone

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in Racing

Jul 15, 2021 · 8:03 AM PDT

Formula 1 2021 British Grand Prix odds - Hamilton and Bottas
Mclaren driver Lando Norris of Britain, right, steers his car as he is followed by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
  • Lewis Hamilton seeks to end a lengthy winless streak when hits the track for the British Grand Prix trailing Max Verstappen in the F1 odds
  • Hamilton is winless in five races, and must also contend with a challenge from fellow Englishman Lando Norris, who will be vying for his fourth podium finish of 2021
  • We’ve got you covered with all the odds and trends ahead of Sunday morning’s running of the 75th edition of the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has dominated the British Grand Prix in recent years, tallying a record seven career victories. However, the defending Formula 1 champion returns to Silverstone this weekend for the 76th edition of this race lagging as a +165 second favorite in the British Grand Prix odds. Hamilton returns to England for his home race riding his longest winless streak in five years and faces a massive challenge to keep pace with Max Verstappen, who sits perched as -135 chalk in the British Grand Prix odds after capturing the checkered flag in four of his past five outings.

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Here’s a look at all the odds and trends ahead of the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST. Make sure to check out the latest sportsbook promos to ensure you are optimizing your winnings.

 2021 British Grand Prix Odds

Driver Odds to Win at BetMGM Odds to Finish Top Three Odds to Finish Top Six Odds to Finish Top Ten
Max Verstappen -135 -600 -600 -800
Lewis Hamilton +165 -400 -500 -800
Sergio Perez +1200 +100 -400 -600
Valtteri Bottas +1200 -135 -350 -450
Lando Norris +3300 +250 -350 -600
Charles Leclerc +6600 +700 -135 -400
Carlos Sainz Jr. +6600 +800 -120 -350
Daniel Ricciardo +10000 +1200 -120 -275
Pierre Gasly +15000 +1400 +140 -275
George Russell +25000 +3300 +600 +125
Sebastian Vettel +35000 +2800 +500 -110
Fernando Alonso +50000 +4000 +700 -160
Yuki Tsunoda +75000 +4000 +1000 +100
Lance Stroll +75000 +4000 +1000 -110
Esteban Ocon +75000 +6600 +1600 +185
Kimi Raikkonen +150000 +25000 +6600 +350
Antonio Giovinazzi +150000 +25000 +6600 +350
Nicholas Latifi +300000 +100000 +30000 +2500
Mick Schumacher +300000 +100000 +20000 +1600
Nikita Mazepin +400000 +150000 +50000 +2500

Odds as of July 15, 2021

Hamilton Under Pressure at British Grand Prix

With both his season and long-time grasp of the F1 title slipping away, Lewis Hamilton is under enormous pressure as the Formula 1 circuit shifts to Silverstone this weekend. The 36-year-old is coming off another disappointment two weeks ago in Austria, where he was forced to settle for fourth place, marking the third time he has failed to reach the podium during his current five-race swoon.

Now trailing Verstappen in the F1 Drivers Championship odds, Hamilton finds himself in the unfamiliar role as the underdog on his home track, where he has claimed seven career wins, and 11 total podium finishes. He has also captured the pole in five of his past seven appearances at Silverstone, including last year’s British Grand Prix. That is a feat he will likely have to accomplish once again this year if he is to challenge Verstappen, who is coming off a spectacular wire-to-wire win in Austria. But once again, Hamilton trails Verstappen as a +175 bet to take the top spot in qualifying.

Bottas Key to Mercedes’ Success

Considering Verstappen’s recent form, is there any value in Hamilton’s odds? The short answer is some. Few drivers know Silverstone as intimately as Hamilton, and it remains unwise to ever count out the seven-time world champion. However, the Englishman will likely need a little help from both the racing gods and teammate Valtteri Bottas to end his current slide. A change in the weather forecast would also help. It is currently expected to be a hot day on Sunday, with temperatures reaching into the high 20 degrees Celsius. Such conditions have not worked in favor of Mercedes, who have struggled with tire trouble this season.

The upside for Mercedes is the steady track record of Valtteri Bottas on this track. The 31-year-old Finn has finished among the top four in four of his past five appearances at Silverstone and also has reached the podium on four occasions over the past decade. While Bottas has endured a season of fits and starts, he is coming off back-to-back podium performances in Austria and offers value as a -135 bet to finish among the top three this time around.

Recent Results at Silverstone

Year Driver Margin of Victory Pole Position Fastest Lap
70th Anniversary Grand Prix (2020) Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing 11.326 sec Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
2020 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 5.856 sec Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing
2019 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 24.928 sec Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
2018 British Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari 2.264 sec Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari
2017 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 14.063 sec Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
2016 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 8.250 sec Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Nico Rosberg – Mercedes
2015 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 10.956 sec Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes

Leclerc Poised to Spoil Norris’ Homecoming

Of course, it is important to keep in mind that Hamilton is not alone in claiming the British Grand Prix as his home race. Born in Bristol, England, Lando Norris would like nothing better than to claim his first career F1 victory in front of British fans. The 21-year-old is off to a sensational start to the 2021 campaign. Norris is the only driver this season to earn points in all nine races to date and has cracked the top five on eight occasions.

McLaren’s ongoing battle with Ferrari for third place in the F1 Constructors Standings has influenced Norris’ race strategy this season. There have been occasions this season when Norris has been in contention for a podium but yielded to his Mercedes and Red Bull rivals as part of a team strategy to contend with Ferrari. However, he displayed his ability to compete with the frontrunners in Austria, where he engaged in a lengthy duel with Hamilton on his way to a third-place finish.

However, the better value lies in wagering on Norris’ Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc, who enjoys more experience and success at Silverstone, and should be jumped on as a solid -135 bet to finish among the top six.

The Picks: Valtteri Bottas top three (-135); Charles Leclerc top six (-135)

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