Can Ferrari finally get their first victory of the season on Sunday?
<div><h2><strong>Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2019</strong></h2><p><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:18px;">Sunday, July 12, 2019<br />Track: Silverstone</strong></p><h2>Preview</h2><p>It has FINALLY happened; we had a race winner on the top step of the podium that wasn’t the silver arrow of a Mercedes. The first time all season long and also the first time in eleven races stretching into last season. The lucky man who crossed the finish line first? Max Verstappen. Nobody to my knowledge tipped him to win and as much as I would like to claim I thought he would win, I honestly didn’t. Luckily for me and anybody who follows my tips I did however recommend him as a fun bet at nice big odds of 28/1. We also had Valtteri Bottas each way and ended up the race weekend on +13units.</p><p>Although this victory means very little for the overall championship (Mercedes will still win it and most likely Lewis Hamilton) it was still enjoyable to see somebody else win a race for once, also the manner in which he won was pretty exciting as he overtook a few racers in his path and finally closed in on race leader Charles Leclerc to take victory by 2.724 seconds. Ferrari didn’t get their tyre strategy right with Leclerc which is why he was caught with 2 laps to go by Verstappen. Ferrari has now missed out on at least 3 races they should have won.</p><p> </p><h2>Key Stats & Facts</h2><ul> <li>Lewis Hamilton is aiming for his 5th race victory at Silverstone in the past 6 years and his 7th overall.</li> <li>Silverstone has been home to the British GP since 1987 and hasn’t missed a race on the F1 calendar since.</li> <li>Lewis Hamilton, Jim Clark and Alain Prost all share the record of the most wins at Silverstone with 5 victories.</li> <li>There have been on average 4.3 DNFs in the previous 5 races.</li></ul><p> </p><h2>Betting Odds</h2><ul> <li>Lewis Hamilton 5/6</li> <li>Valtteri Bottas 9/2</li> <li>Charles Leclerc 9/2</li> <li>Sebastian Vettel 11/2</li> <li>Max Verstappen 9/1</li> <li>Pierre Gasly 750/1</li> <li>Rest of Field 100/1+</li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%;" /></a></p><h2> </h2><h2>Verdict</h2><p>The time has finally come, the first official bet on Hamilton outright race winner. His overall form this season has been quality we could just never find that tiny edge that matched the value. I feel this weekend in his home Grand Prix he has both the form and value. He will also want to get back to winning ways after the result in Austria. I would also like to note that although he didn’t win here last year that was most likely down to the fact he had an early race incident which he spun off the track and still managed to finish in 2nd by just over 2 seconds. Hamilton’s best price available right now is 5/6 at Betway. I would advise getting your money down on this right now as he will most likely drift into around 8/11 and then around 4/9 if he takes pole position.</p><p>Only three times from a possible nine has the race winner also set the fastest lap. That being said I really fancy Mercedes to have peace this Sunday and either of their drivers to set the fastest lap. Both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are 9/2 with most bookies to set the fastest lap. It really is a tossup on who this will go to so I’m going to take my gamble on Bottas, but I wouldn’t discourage anybody from taking Hamilton either.</p><p>So with all that being said the answer to my question at the start of this article is NO. Like I stated earlier, they have been unlucky not to win some races and they do deserve a victory but I can’t see it coming this weekend at Silverstone. The Mercedes cars should be too quick and back with a bang. One small lean I have on Ferrari is they could very possibly achieve a pole position in qualifying. Also their drivers have good value to qualify on pole, Charles Leclerc is 5/1 and Sebastian Vettel is 6/1 both with Boyle Sports. As a fun bet I’m going to take qualifying winning car Ferrari at odds of 1/1. If your after more value I would advise betting each driver individually at those juicy prices.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Lewis Hamilton race winner 1.83 (5/6) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betway!">with Betway 1.5unit</a></li> <li>Valtteri Bottas to set the fastest race lap 5.50 (9/2) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">with Bet365 0.5unit</a></li></ul><p><strong>Recommended Fun Bets For Interest:</strong></p><ul> <li>Haas first car to retire 6.50 (11/2) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with William Hill">with William Hill 0.5unit</a></li> <li>Daniel Riccardo tops 10 finish 2.0 (1/1) with William Hill 1unit</li> <li>Either Ferrari to qualify on pole 2.0 (1/1) William Hill 1unit</li></ul></div>