The 10th Grand Prix of 2021 will take place on the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, England. It is planned to begin on July 18th, just 2 weeks after the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring and 2 weeks before the Hungarian GP at Hungororing. Placing bets on races of all kinds from horses, to F1 to the Olympic 100m sprint has proven popular throughout history. We will try to explain the Silverstone GP and the bets available in this feature.
History of Silverstone
The Silverstone circuit was first chosen to host the British GP back in 1948, 22 years after the first British Grand prix took place at Brooklands. It was not however until 1987 that Silverstone was chosen to be the permanent British GP location with Aintree and Brands Hatch hosting some events between these years. The Silverstone circuit is contracted to host the British GP until 2024 givjng Lewis Hamilton just races to extend his record number of wins, more about that later.
Canada at Silverstone
A Canadian has not tasted glory at Silverstone since Jacques Villeneuve took the trophy for Williams in both 1996 and 1997. Although they are currently situated in the bottom half of the table Lance Stroll or Nicholas Latifi could pull another Canadian Silverstone win out of the bag this year. If not there is still much of the competition left to take place with opportunity to crawl up the table for these drivers.
This Year’s Race
As mentioned, Silverstone will be the 10th Grand Prix of the F1 World Championship, a competition that turns 72 this year. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have held the World Drivers and World Constructors Champion titles for 4 years running, in 2021 F1 drivers hoping to stop them making that 5 are:
- Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen (Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi.)
- McLaren (Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris.)
- Williams (Nicholas Latifi, George Russel.)
- Alpha Tauri (Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda.)
- Red Bull Racing (Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez.)
- Alpine (Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso.)
- Haas (Mick Schumacher, Nikita Mazepin.)
- Aston Martin (Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll.)
- Ferrari (Carlos Sains Jr, Charles Leclerc.)
As it stands Max Verstappen is looking likely to continue his run of 1st place finishes this year with Silverstone potentially becoming his 6th. A driver that could reach up to knock Verstappen off the top place spot is the Mexican, Sergio Perez who beat 2018 Silverstone winner Sebastian Vettel to the top spot in Azerbaijan, June 21.
There are so many bets available for the Silverstone GP, the most popular is choosing an Outright winner for the race, although this does not offer the best odds. Most likely the strongest return is from a Retire bet on which car will retire from the race first, be it because of crash or for any other reason it is likely at least 1 will. All Formula 1 bets are available to browse from our affiliate sites including many more such as the Winning car constructor, Fastest qualifier, Podium positions and Winning margins that offers a better return for those with confidence in a driver or team.