No driver has ever had the dominating points gap to second place in the Drivers Standings and lost the World Championship that Red Bull’s Max Verstappen currently holds. After a weekend where Max took home the maximum points possible, it’s a countdown to which race he will claim his third-consecutive Drivers’ World Championship in.
However, underneath Verstappen’s sublime magnificence in the RB-19, there are battles to be best of the rest, and betting wins to collect, especially in head-to-head betting lines. BangtheBook is searching for winning bets and is giving you quite the slipstream toward winning Formula 1 betting, beyond the Verstappen to win everything possible betting pick we all take every Grand Prix weekend.
Max Verstappen Versus the World – Chapter Ten: Time for a First?
Has Max Verstappen stood atop the podium at the legendary heart and soul of Formula 1, Silverstone? Yes, Max has won a race at Silverstone: the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in 2020.
However, Verstappen has never won a race at Silverstone properly labeled the “British Grand Prix.” Is this the weekend when Verstappen finally achieves a first in his career?
Again, the answer is yes. Verstappen has won five consecutive races and seven races total – not including Sprint Races – finishing second to teammate Sergio Pérez twice on street circuits where Checo is the provisional King.
With that said, let’s load up on Verstappen versus the World picks, shall we? Where and when available, take Red Bull as the winning constructor and Verstappen as the outright race winner. BetOnline has Verstappen listed at -300 over the field (+240) and -600 over Pérez (+400) in the Grand Prix. Verstappen’s odds remain at -600 to outpace Checo in qualifying, which is a lock, considering Verstappen has only been out-qualified twice for a Grand Prix by Pérez, both times with issues compromising Verstappen’s ability to complete a flying lap.
The Best British Grand Prix Qualifying Head-To-Head Betting Options
A McLaren Shock?
In the McLaren inter-team battle, Lando Norris (-600) has an 8-1 head-to-head qualifying advantage over rookie teammate Oscar Piastri (+400). However, if you are looking for a potential upset, pay attention to Piastri in practice, as he receives the upgrades Norris received last weekend. While not our pick, a good Friday from Piastri could make him our pick for a Saturday shock.
Albon = Free Money
Alex Albon is doing as he should and has out-qualified rookie teammate Logan Sargeant in every race this season. That’s why Albon at -900 is guaranteed money to add a win to your bank roll.
Hülk Smash Quali
Nico Hülkenberg has smashed quali with outstanding one-lap pace in a Haas that fades throughout the race. We’re taking Hülkenberg, who has made Q3 in the last three races and a 7-2 qualifying edge, at -180 over Kevin Magnussen, who has made Q3 once this season.
The Best British Grand Prix Head-To-Head Betting Option
Ferrari versus Aston Martin
Ferrari and Aston Martin have brought upgrades over recent races, with the Ferrari looking to move in a positive direction. Charles Leclerc (-120) has had an uncharacteristically flat start to the season with a few spikes, while Fernando Alonso (-110) has been consistently excellent in the vastly improved AMR-23.
Leclerc’s second-place finish at Austria was his best finish of the season since having a usual great weekend in Azerbaijan. However, those two race weekends are the only times Leclerc has finished higher than Alonso. Alsonso holds a 7-2 head-to-head advantage and a 6-2 advantage in podiums scored.
While in equal machinery, we’d take Leclerc over the field in a one-lap shoot-out, the AMR-23 in Alonso’s hands should be very fast at Silverstone, which is more reason for us to take Alonso as the slight underdog.