Betting odds for the 2021 British GP – Is Hamilton favourite to hit back at his home race?

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG

The Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen battle reaches Silverstone this weekend, where the first-ever F1 Sprint is set to take place at the 2021 British Grand Prix. But who should your money be on? Here are the odds, provided by 188BET...

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.

The odds for the win

Our Form Guide points out that Mercedes have won three of the past five Silverstone F1 races, but Max Verstappen has won the latest Grand Prix at this venue as he took victory in the 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. He's also won the last three races in a row, so is in red hot form.

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This weekend, there's a big twist in the tale however as the grid for the British GP will be set by the first-ever F1 Sprint, set to take place on Saturday afternoon. That could have a huge impact on the race itself, as one wrong move could leave one of the title favourites starting way down the order.

So, below are the odds for the 2021 British Grand Prix on Sunday – but bear in mind that there are a number of factors that will shake things up this weekend.

  • Max Verstappen 1.67
  • Lewis Hamilton 2.75
  • Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez 13.0
  • Lando Norris 51.0
  • Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc 81.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly 126
  • George Russell 201
  • Mick Schumacher 251
  • Antonio Giovinazzi, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin, Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda 601

The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

With F1 Sprint comes a re-jigged format for the weekend, with qualifying set to take place on Friday evening.

Qualifying will set the grid for F1 Sprint, with the fastest driver – not pole-sitter this time around – starting at the front on Saturday afternoon for the 100 kilometre Sprint dash.

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Back to our Form Guide, which shows Mercedes have taken pole in the last five Silverstone races – Hamilton having taken 2017, 2018 and 2020 honours and Bottas the 2019 and 2020 70th Anniversary honours.

But this season, Verstappen has taken four pole positions including all three of the triple-header at France, Styria and Austria. So what do the odds show?

  • Max Verstappen 1.60
  • Lewis Hamilton 2.75
  • Valtteri Bottas 9.00
  • Sergio Perez 17.0
  • Lando Norris 34.0
  • Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc 67.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly 201
  • Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda, George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin, Sebastian Vettel 601

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The odds for a podium finish

While Red Bull have won the last five Grands Prix on the trot, the podiums have been mixed up with Bottas, Norris and Verstappen having finished in the top three last time out – while Perez, Sainz, Vettel and Gasly have also joined regular podium finishers Hamilton and Verstappen on the rostrum.

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The odds below reflect those most likely to finish on the podium for the British Grand Prix, not the F1 Sprint. Will anyone surprise us this time around?

  • Max Verstappen 1.20
  • Lewis Hamilton 1.25
  • Valtteri Bottas 1.70
  • Sergio Perez 2.00
  • Lando Norris 3.50
  • Charles Leclerc 8.00
  • Carlos Sainz 9.00
  • Pierre Gasly 13.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo 15.0
  • George Russell 26.0
  • Sebastian Vettel 41.0
  • Fernando Alonso, Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda 51.0
  • Lance Stroll 67.0
  • Esteban Ocon 81.0
  • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 251
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JULY 04:  Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren speaks with his race

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The odds for fastest lap

Fastest Lap has been Verstappen's domain over the last few Grands Prix, as the championship leader has taken the bonus point in three of the last five rounds; Hamilton has taken Fastest Lap just twice in the last five rounds.

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  • Max Verstappen 2.20
  • Lewis Hamilton 3.00
  • Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez 5.50
  • Lando Norris 26.0
  • Charles Leclerc 41.0
  • Carlos Sainz 51.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly 101
  • George Russell, Yuki Tsunoda, Antonio Giovinazzi, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin, Sebastian Vettel 251
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JULY 04:  Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing

Verstappen has taken four Fastest Laps this season so far

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

Red Bull have been flying in the last few races with Verstappen having won all three rounds of the triple header, but here at Silverstone there's a chance for someone to grab up to three extra points for their team in Saturday's Sprint, with points on offer to the top three finishers.

  • Red Bull 1.50
  • Mercedes 2.35
  • McLaren 26.0
  • Ferrari 34.0
  • AlphaTauri, Williams 101
  • Alpine, Haas, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo 251

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The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

The odds firmly point to a Safety Car appearing during the British Grand Prix.

  • Yes 1.66
  • No 2.10

Odds supplied by 188BET odds are in USD$ and timestamped 14 July 2021, 12:17PM GMT+1 Time in UK.

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