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British Grand Prix 2015 Tips

BBC1 Sky-Sports-F1 Sunday July 5th / 1pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Daniil KvyatTop 6 Finish9/4Ladbrokes, Paddy Power
Carlos SainzPoints FinishEvensSky Bet
Fernando Alonso1st Driver Retirement6/1Betfred, William Hill
NoSafety Car?EvensBet365

Lewis Hamilton pipped Nico Rosberg on Saturday to claim pole position for his home race and was clearly delighted with the outcome in the post qualifying interviews. It was Hamilton’s 8th pole of the season and he’ll be determined to sort out the clutch woes he’s been experiencing and get a good start on Sunday.

With Mercedes locking out the front row, there isn’t much for punters to get excited about in the race winner market, with Lewis Hamilton installed at 2/5 and Rosberg available at 9/4. Whoever gets to the first corner first has this to lose, so we’re probably better to move down the markets for some inspiration.

Williams pulled off their usual trick of masking their pace until qualifying began, but it was a surprise to see them so strong around the fast flowing bends of Silverstone and it’s hard to see any value in the Massa, Bottas, Vettel, Raikkonen foursome at 2/1, 2/1, 5/2 and 11/4 respectively for a podium finish. They are probably competing for one space and the odds look about right for the Williams and Ferrari men.

Instead we should try a bet on Daniil Kvyat in the improved Red Bull which looks really well suited to the Silverstone layout. The Russian can be backed at 9/4 for a top 6 finish and will be lurking right behind if anyone encounter problems.

In the points markets Carlos Sainz looks big at even money with Sky Bet for a points finish after qualifying 8th in the Toro Rosso (8/13 with Ladbrokes). Like their sister cars, the aero looks to work nicely here and they have looked strong all week. Sainz has already claimed four points finishes this season and should stay well ahead of the likes of Grosjean, Verstappen and Maldonado who are available at similar odds.

It’s worth getting involved in Fernando Alonso being the 1st Retirement at 6/1. With all sorts of engine woes in the lead up to qualifying, he was able to get out for a couple of flying laps, but didn’t sound confident in the cars ability to avoid destroying itself and he could exit the race early on.

Finally, we’ve backed No Safety Car at Silverstone a few times in the past and plan to do so again with the weather looking decent. Plenty of run-off means the Safety Car shouldn’t be required for most incidents and backing No at even money with Bet365 makes a lot of sense (10/11 elsewhere).

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Daniil KyvatTop 6 Finish9/4Ladbrokes, Paddy Power
Carlos SainzPoints FinishEvensSky Bet
Fernando Alonso1st Driver Retirement6/1Betfred, William Hill
NoSafety Car?EvensBet365