Formula 1: Hamilton to make it a record fifth home GP at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton arrives at Silverstone trailing the driver’s championship by 20 points to Sebastian Vettel – but he could equal history with victory on home soil.

A win would be his fourth in a row, and fifth overall – putting him level with the most by any driver in their home Grand Prix.

He’s without a win in his last two this season, however, and faces an uphill fight to keep pace with Ferrari’s Vettel.

British fans have got used to British winners in this race – of the 67 GPs, 24 have been won by home drivers.

Hamilton certainly has another victory in his sights again here.

Vettel leads the way in the driver’s championship, but his Silverstone form is poor. He’s only won once here, and that was way back in 2009.

The German hasn’t won since Monaco, but has managed to extend his lead over the Brit after well publicised problems for Hamilton in recent weeks.

Daniel Ricciardo and Valteri Bottas were able to take full advantage in the last two races, but I can’t see either winning here.

For his faults, Hamilton relishes performing in front of his home fans, and looks a good price at 1.35 with Sportsbet.io.

I advise backing him to make history here with another win.


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