F1 2020 British Grand Prix Odds & Picks: Hamilton in the Lead

Lewis Hamilton is returning to the Formula 1 2020 British Grand Prix looking to extend a winning streak that includes a first place at the Hungarian Grand Prix and Steiermark Grand Prix.

Drivers will be heading to Silverstone on Sunday for another shot at the title. Hamilton drove to flawless victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix earlier this month and did his best to stay on top during Steiermark Grand Prix. Listed as the (-250) Hamilton is the uncontested leader this season.

Closest to him is Valterri Bottas given (+225) and Max Verstappen with (+700). Everyone else just seems to fall off the radar.

Formula 1 2020 British Grand Prix Odds to Win

DriverOdds
Lewis Hamilton-225
Valterri Bottas+225
Max Verstappen+700
Sergio Perez+2200
Alex Albon+3300
Lance Stroll+3300
Carlos Sainz Jr.+10000
Charles Leclerc+10000
Lando Norris+10000
Sebastian Vettel+10000
*Odds taken July 30 via Xbet Sports

Hamilton’s climb the leaderboard has been unstoppable. In fact, it’s safe to say that Hamilton defaulted in the leadership position and has not been willing to let go.

His victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix was outstanding with other racers seemingly not putting any effort to catch up to Hamilton who pulled ahead early and managed to keep his lead unchallenged.

Hamilton just did what he has done best – win a familiar race with five out of his last six showings there going to him. He has overcome this year’s competition before the season is even out and nobody has any doubt that Hamilton is headed for the title yet another year.

His teammate, Valterri Bottas is priced a close second at (+225) but he has been ricocheting between 2nd and 4th spot in the past several races. He has three Top 5 finishes and three Top 10 finishes. Still, he has won the Austrian Grand Prix.

That’s pretty much the same as Hamilton, but Hamilton also has two victories in the season. Max Verstappen is definitely a smart pick with (+700) although the youngster still has to catch up to the leaders. He ranks #3 and that’s definitely a worthwhile distinction.

What about Verstappen?

Faced off with the Mercedes machinery and Hamilton and Bottas’ unmatched talent behind the race wheel, Verstappen has had some time adjusting. Max is still young, though, and he has a lot of great results already. He has been able to at least keep pace with both Bottas and Hamilton, even though it has often proven a challenge.

During the Hungarian Grand Prix, Verstappen landed second spot, giving his all to catch up to Hamilton. He has been given a medal in five out of his six races, and he’s definitely a worthwhile prospect. Struggling isn’t the word we want to use for Verstappen as the young man clearly knows what he’s doing.

Racing against Hamilton and Bottas may prove a little difficult in terms of winning titles right now, but Verstappen is training against the world’s elite, and that’s what’s going to keep him sharp.

British Grand Prix Last Five Winners

YearDriverWon By
2019Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)24.928 secs
2018Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)2.264 secs
2017Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)14.063 secs
2016Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)8.250 secs
2015Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)10.956 secs

Clearly, the British Grand Prix is a piece of cake for Hamilton who has won in four of the past five showings there. He held the title for three consecutive years between 2015 and 2017 and was only challenged by Sebastian Vettel in 2018 before he returned to the top in 2019.