British Grand Prix Odds, Tips & Predictions: Russell to claim home victory

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British Grand Prix Odds, Tips & Predictions

British Formula One fans love nothing more than cheering on a homegrown hero to victory at Silverstone and I think they will do so again – although it will not be Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton loves the Silverstone track, he has won their eight times, while Jim Clark won five British Grand Prix’s, Nigel Mansell won four, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and David Coulthard won it two times each with Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, James Hunt, John Watson, Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert all won it once.

I am making a bold call this weekend, as I am predicting a new British name will be up in lights at Silverstone. I am backing Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate George Russell to secure his first-ever Grand Prix victory.

It is a very bold call considering he has not won a single race and has only been on the podium four times, but sport is a wonderful thing and amazing stuff happens. Why can’t Russell win?

Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez could all crash out or be off the pace, and that is where Russell comes in.

He is definitely the future of British Formula One, so I expect a sea of Russell flags being waved all around Silverstone for their new hero to cross the line in first place.

British Grand Prix Predictions & Tips Circuit Guide

Silverstone first hosted the British Grand Prix back in 1948 and having shared it with Aintree and Brands Hatch for almost 40 years, the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire circuit became the sole host of the British leg of the Formula 1 calendar from 1987. The length of the track has shortened over the years, while one of the biggest changes saw officials make the entry from Hangar Straight into Stowe Corner less dangerous following the tragic deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994. There have also been some additions to the circuit to accommodate MotoGP racing, but they have had no effect on the Formula 1 race. Lewis Hamilton surpassed Jim Clark and Alain Prost as the most successful driver in the history of the British Grand Prix when he won his ‘home’ grand prix for the eighth time in his career in 2021.

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire & Buckinghamshire, England
Number Of Laps: 52
Lap Length: 3.66 miles
Lap Record (current format): Lewis Hamilton, 1 minute 27.369 seconds (2019)

British Grand Prix Winners

1926Louis Wager
Robert Senechal
1927Robert BenoistDelageBrooklands
1948Luigi VilloresiMaseratiSilverstone
1949Emmanuel de GraffenreidMaseratiSilverstone
1950Giuseppe FarinaAlfa RomeoSilverstone
1951Jose Froilan GonzalezFerrariSilverstone
1952Alberto AscariFerrariSilverstone
1953Alberto AscariFerrariSilverstone
1954Jose Froilan GonzalezFerrariSilverstone
1955Stirling MossMercedesAintree
1956Juan-Manuel FangioLancia-FerrariSilverstone
1957Stirling Moss
Tony Brooks
1958Peter CollinsFerrariSilverstone
1959Jack BrabhamCooper-ClimaxAintree
1960Jack BrabhamCooper-ClimaxSilverstone
1961Wolfgang von TripsFerrariAintree
1962Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxAintree
1963Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSilverstone
1964Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxBrands Hatch
1965Jim ClarkLotus-ClimaxSilverstone
1966Jack BrabhamBrabham-RepcoBrands Hatch
1967Jim ClarkLotus-FordSilverstone
1968Jo SiffertLotus-FordBrands Hatch
1969Jackie StewartMatra-FordSilverstone
1970Jochen RindtLotus-FordBrands Hatch
1971Jackie StewartTyrrell-FordSilverstone
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotus-FordBrands Hatch
1973Peter RevsonMcLaren-FordSilverstone
1974Jody ScheckterTyrrell-FordBrands Hatch
1975Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren-FordSilverstone
1976Niki LaudaFerrariBrands Hatch
1977James HuntMcLaren-FordSilverstone
1978Carlos ReutemannFerrariBrands Hatch
1979Clay RegazzoniWilliams-FordSilverstone
1980Alan JonesWilliams-FordBrands Hatch
1981John WatsonMcLaren-FordSilverstone
1982Niki LaudaMcLaren-FordBrands Hatch
1983Alain ProstRenaultSilverstone
1984Niki LaudaMcLaren-TAGBrands Hatch
1985Alain ProstMcLaren-TAGSilverstone
1986Nigel MansellWilliams-HondaBrands Hatch
1987Nigel MansellWilliams-HondaSilverstone
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaSilverstone
1989Alain ProstMcLaren-HondaSilverstone
1990Alain ProstFerrariSilverstone
1991Nigel MansellWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1992Nigel MansellWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1993Alain ProstWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1994Damon HillWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1995Johnny HerbertBenetton-RenaultSilverstone
1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams-RenaultSilverstone
1998Michael SchumacherFerrariSilverstone
1999David CoulthardMcLaren-MercedesSilverstone
2000David CoulthardMcLaren-MercedesSilverstone
2001Mika HakkinenMcLaren MercedesSilverstone
2002Michael SchumacherFerrariSilverstone
2003Rubens BarrichelloFerrariSilverstone
2004Michael SchumacherFerrariSilverstone
2005Juan Pablo MontoyaMcLaren-MercedesSilverstone
2006Fernando AlonsoRenaultSilverstone
2007Kimi RaikkonenFerrariSilverstone
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesSilverstone
2009Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultSilverstone
2010Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultSilverstone
2011Fernando AlonsoFerrariSilverstone
2012Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultSilverstone
2013Nico RosbergMercedesSilverstone
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2016Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2018Sebastian VettelFerrariSilverstone
2019Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2020Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone
2021Lewis HamiltonMercedesSilverstone