Hamilton fancied to continue dominance at Silverstone

The British Grand Prix takes centre stage on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton a big favourite to win the Silverstone showpiece once again.

The reigning champion is priced at 8/11 to claim victory for the fifth time in six years and plenty of punters will be eager to to take advantage of what looks a banker bet, for more info on F1 click here.

Hamilton’s fifth place finish in Austria left him 31 points clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers’ Championship and he is fancied to extend that lead in his home race.

The British star has won six out of nine races this season and his previous record at Silverstone will make him tough to beat this weekend.

He was beaten into second place by Sebastian Vettel in last year’s renewal, but the German has won just once since that victory.

Vettel has looked a shadow of his former self in recent times and he is likely to struggle to match Hamilton’s pace at Silverstone.

Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc could emerge as Hamilton’s biggest threat after an impressive showing in Austria.

Leclerc was unlucky to finish second behind Max Verstappen and a first ever Grand Prix victory doesn’t appear to be too far away.

Verstappen will fancy his chances of finishing on the podium after holding off Leclerc’s challenge in the last race.

The 21-year-old is now third in the standings and he will be keen to close the gap on the Mercedes duo as the season progresses.

Vertappen’s Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly finished seventh in Austria and he may be worth an interest at odds of 11/8 to grab a top six spot this weekend.

Gasly has come under fire from his team for failing to match Verstappen, although he hasn’t been helped by reliability issues with his car.

However, Red Bull have promised to provide the Frenchman with matching equipment at Silverstone and he will be desperate to impress.