Silverstone, venue for this weekend’s Formula 1 action, holds a special place in the hearts of Formula 1 fans and aficionados.
With 6 F1 teams having their factories situated within a 100-mile radius of the circuit, this is considered to be the sport’s home race and the circuit played host to the first World Championship Formula One race in 1950.
British Grand Prix – Betting on Mayhem
140,000 eager fans are expected to be at the Silverstone circuit on race day and that adds spice to the recipe of fast flowing corners and action-packed racing. The notorious British weather often plays a part but forecasters say Sunday will be a sunny day with no rain.
Even without the benefit of rain, this circuit never fails to produce a high number of accidents and incidents. For varying reasons, this race featured five non-finishers last year and seven in 2015. What’s more, the Safety Car has been needed to intervene in all of the last six British Grand Prix races.
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Safety in Numbers
So while this race looks at the mercy of odds-on favourite Lewis Hamilton and you cannot see past him, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc to finish amongst the top six places like they have done a combined 44 times from 45 opportunities in 2019, our British GP betting tips all come from further down the grid and amongst the stats markets.
The first is a no-brainer, YES to a Safety Car being used, it clearly wins out on historical stats. And a safety car is normally needed following a breakdown or race-ending incident.
But how many cars will expire before the race end? Since the Silverstone circuit had a new configuration in 2010 the average number of race non-finishers is 4.85. That means you have to love the +125 (2.25) F1 betting odds available about Under 16.5 Classified Finishers.
Lance Can Stroll On For More Points
All of these failures can aid Canada’s Lance Stroll to finish within the points (a top-10 finish) for the fourth time this season.
He’s previously finished ninth in Melbourne, Montreal and Baku. Those may be high speed circuits but Silverstone is no walk in the park. Long straights it may not have but high-speed sweeping bends still means two thirds of this race will be run at full throttle.
Recommended British Grand Prix Bets:
- Safety Car to be Used? YES at -175 (1.57) with William Hill
- Under 16.5 Classified Finishers at +125 (2.25) with Sports Interaction
- Lance Stroll to finish in the points (Top-10) at +333.33 (4.33) with Bet365
*Sunday’s British Grand Prix can be watched live on RDS and TSN