British GP Betting Tips & Analysis: Ferrari Changes Could Spark Resurgence At Silverstone
F1 Betting Tips:
- Leclerc To Win at 9/4 with BetVictor
- Perez, Russell And Leclerc To Be On The Podium at 8/1 with Betfair
There was a bit of a shock in the Canadian GP, with Lewis Hamilton gaining just his second podium finish of the season and Mercedes added to their points tally as George Russell finished fourth.
Mercedes did in fact spring a surprise in Montreal, but it was a familiar result with Max Verstappen winning once more.
The Dutch driver is now a heavy odds-on favourite to win the 2022 Drivers’ Championship title, with betting sites pricing him up at 1/6.
While Charles Leclerc, who came fifth has drifted to as high as 6/1 with UK bookmakers to be crowned world champion.
Ferrari did take a step forward though after the two DNF’s in June, with both drivers finishing in the points in Canada.
Carlos Sainz Jr came second by just under a second and this makes the British GP incredibly open even with Verstappen a clear favourite to win the race.
Ferrari Look To Hit Back At British Grand Prix
The 24-year-old Red Bull star is 46 points in the lead for the title and as such is available Evens to win at Silverstone with the best f1 betting sites.
Sergio Perez’s continual podium finishes have seen him enter second in the standings for the 2022 title, but the Mexican is a huge 10/1 to win in Britain.
The obvious fancies are for a home-win or podium finish for either Mercedes drivers, Hamilton or Russell are very appealing in the market - both are 14/1 on Unibet, but differ marginally with some of the other bookmakers.
Perez recorded the fastest lap at Silverstone clocking in at 1:28.617 and is, once again another great option for a podium finish bet.
Hamilton came good on a big price of 5/1 on bet365 in Canada, while Russell just missed out on finishing in the top three at 3/1.
And it’s the Mercedes driver and last year’s second in the title who has the most wins at this track, with an incredible eight victories. But Ferrari also thrive here with a total of 16 wins while Red Bull haven’t won in Britain since 2012 courtesy of Mark Webber.
This is the perfect race for numerous reasons especially this year, it’s not only open but marks the mid-way point of the season and could bring about a few surprises and like always, exciting drama.
If Ferrari win it could be the start of a huge comeback, if Red Bull win they will surely have the constructor’s and driver’s titles all wrapped up.
It looks as though this weekend will be Ferrari’s time to make a resurgence as their changes could really propel them into calculations, particularly after the Canadian GP finishes.
There are two significant changes to the Ferrari cars: The F1-75 floor and diffuser which is said to increase its efficiency has been lacking this year.
At the same time these changes should also limit the porpoising issue that has been prevalent this season.
Scuderia look set to improve at Silverstone and Leclerc will be after his third win of the season at 9/4 with BetVictor, while Sainz is still seeking his first win, despite finishing on the podium five times, equal to Perez.
George Russell Could Take Podium Finish At Home Grand Prix
It will be a busy finish for the points this weekend in an all-out battle for the Silverstone victory and now might be the time to bet on Verstappen missing out on the podium despite his admirable consistency.
With Betfair, you can select three drivers for a podium finish to combine your odds into one treble, with Leclerc, Perez and Russell all to get the champagne out at just over 8/1.
Perez’s consistency and love of this track will likely see him continue his high finishing, elsewhere the changes to the Ferrari could do the trick and some for Leclerc.
While it will be a surprise to not see Hamilton on the podium steps on Sunday at Silverstone, he could be leaving it (as has been much the case this season) in the capable hands of Russell - who will relish a homecoming GP and continues to improve with each race.
Refining this podium treble to a double would see the odds slim down to a very appealing 9/2 as the two could bid for a surprise 2-3, and that eliminates the need of depending on Leclerc’s Ferrari to benefit from the changes made. But, it still looks a great price regardless.
There’s likely going to be some rain this weekend too, but not on Sunday which is key for Friday and Saturday’s proceedings. The tactics and strategy are going to be just as pivotal and hopefully, the teams have learned from previous mistakes in the rain.
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