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BETTING GUIDE: Who are the favourites as F1 heads to Silverstone?

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There was a dramatic end to proceedings last time out in Austria when George Russell claimed victory for Mercedes, following a late-race collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris as they battled for the lead. But who do the odds favour as F1 returns to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix?

188BET’s odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so, if Verstappen is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

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The odds for the win

Max Verstappen might have missed out on taking the win at the Red Bull Ring, but the Dutchman still enters the forthcoming race weekend as favourite to stand on the top spot of the podium.

Following their close duel in Spielberg, Norris is deemed the second most likely to claim victory, while McLaren team mate Oscar Piastri and Austrian victor Russell are on slightly more distant odds.

Max Verstappen 1.48
Lando Norris 3.50
Oscar Piastri 15.0
George Russell 17.0
Lewis Hamilton 19.0
Charles Leclerc 26.0
Carlos Sainz 34.0
Sergio Perez 67.0
Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg 301
Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Logan Sargeant, Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Race winner George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates

Russell claimed the second race win of his F1 career last time out in Austria

The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

Having stormed to pole position in Austria, Verstappen is tipped to repeat the feat this weekend at Silverstone.

A P1 spot on the grid for one of the home favourites would likely prove popular with the crowd, and Norris has the best odds of doing this. Russell and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, are in with a more distant shout.

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Max Verstappen 1.57
Lando Norris 3.50
Oscar Piastri 11.0
George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 17.0
Charles Leclerc 26.0
Carlos Sainz 34.0
Sergio Perez 51.0
Lance Stroll 151
Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Pierre Gasly 201
Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Lando Norris of Great Britain driving the (4) McLaren MCL38 Mercedes

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The odds for a podium finish

Verstappen and Norris again lead the way in this category, with both surely keen to stand on the rostrum this weekend after missing out in Austria.

Russell, Piastri and Carlos Sainz shared the podium on that occasion, and all three have reasonably decent odds to do so at Silverstone, while Red Bull’s Sergio Perez – who has not scored a top-three result since the Chinese Grand Prix – is at the back of the front-runners.

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Max Verstappen 1.10
Lando Norris 1.20
Oscar Piastri 2.15
George Russell 2.60
Lewis Hamilton 2.70
Charles Leclerc 4.50
Carlos Sainz 6.00
Sergio Perez 7.00
Nico Hulkenberg 67.0
Kevin Magnussen 126
Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll 201
Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Logan Sargeant, Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 301

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Race winner George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes, Second

Piastri, Russell and Sainz shared the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix

The odds for a top-six finish

The leading four teams have locked out the front odds here, but there are a mixture of names just behind them who could sneak into the top six.

Fernando Alonso is amongst these, with the Spaniard likely to want to bounce back after enduring a challenging weekend in Austria, while Haas duo Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg could also have a chance off the back of their double points finish last time out.

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Max Verstappen 1.06
Lando Norris 1.08
George Russell, Lewis Hamilton, Oscar Piastri 1.12
Charles Leclerc 1.20
Carlos Sainz 1.70
Sergio Perez 3.00
Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg 9.00
Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 11.0
Lance Stroll 15.0
Yuki Tsunoda 29.0
Daniel Ricciardo 34.0
Alex Albon 51.0
Logan Sargeant, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu 101

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Nico Hulkenberg of Germany driving the (27) Haas F1 VF-24 Ferrari

Hulkenberg and Magnussen both scored points for Haas in Austria

The odds for a points finish

While the usual suspects lead the way when it comes to the chance of scoring points at Silverstone, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly are tipped to be in the battle for a top-10 result, with Gasly clinching points at the last four race weekends.

Others in contention include Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and the RB pair of Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo, the latter of which sealed a P9 finish at the Red Bull Ring.

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Max Verstappen 1.04
Lando Norris 1.06
George Russell, Lewis Hamilton, Oscar Piastri 1.07
Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc 1.08
Sergio Perez 1.12
Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Pierre Gasly 2.00
Kevin Magnussen 2.25
Lance Stroll 2.75
Yuki Tsunoda 3.75
Daniel Ricciardo 4.00
Alex Albon 10.0
Valtteri Bottas 19.0
Logan Sargeant 26.0
Zhou Guanyu 29.0

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Visa Cash App RB prepares to drive

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The odds for fastest lap

On a day where he finished down in P18, there was a small consolation for Alonso after he set the fastest lap of the race in the latter stages of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The odds, however, favour Verstappen to take the accolade this weekend in Great Britain.

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Max Verstappen 2.35
Lando Norris 4.30
George Russell 7.00
Lewis Hamilton 8.00
Oscar Piastri 11.0
Charles Leclerc 15.0
Carlos Sainz 17.0
Sergio Perez 21.0
Fernando Alonso 26.0
Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Nico Hulkenberg, Pierre Gasly 101
Daniel Ricciardo, Yuki Tsunoda 151
Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu 251

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Aston Martin AMR24 Mercedes

Alonso set the fastest lap of the race during the Austrian Grand Prix

What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

While their haul was not as high as is often the case last time out in Austria, Red Bull remain the favourites for taking the most points at Silverstone.

McLaren also have strong odds in this category, while Mercedes look to have put themselves ahead of Ferrari in the battle for third.

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Red Bull 1.45
McLaren 2.85
Mercedes 8.50
Ferrari 15.0
Haas 101
Aston Martin 201
Alpine, RB 401
Sauber, Williams 601

The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

The Safety Car featured in the 2023 British Grand Prix, and the odds suggest that this could happen again during the 2024 event.

Yes 1.35
No 2.95

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Race winner George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Mercedes

Russell crossed the line just 1.906s ahead of Piastri when the chequered flag fell in Austria

The odds for number of classified drivers

While reliability has remained strong so far this season, there is always the chance of incidents resulting in retirements – as Norris learned last time out in Austria, amid his tangle with Verstappen leading him to become the only retiree from the race.

Over 16.5 1.10
Under 16.5 7.00
Over 17.5 1.36
Under 17.5 3.00

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The odds for a winning margin

The gaps have been increasingly closing throughout the year and this was no different at the Red Bull Ring, where Russell crossed the line just 1.906s ahead of second-placed Piastri. Will there be another tight finish this weekend at Silverstone?

Over 10 seconds 1.82
Between 5 and 10 seconds inclusive 3.75
Under 5 seconds 3.25

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