The 2010 F1 World Championship Series will head into its tenth round of action this weekend, as one of the most esteemed meets on the F1 calendar goes ahead in the form of the 2010 British Grand Prix.
Favourite to claim the win at the historic Silverstone track is Sebastian Vettel at $3.20.
The world’s most elite F1 drivers and constructors will take to the Silverstone circuit in England for the 52-lap event which starts at 1pm on Sunday the 11th, with practices and qualifying on Friday and Saturday.
The Red Bull driver is currently sitting third on the overall leader board, and could certainly make up the difference with a win in England this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton – the current leader of the drivers’ championship, is next in the odds at $3.60, and having won two races this year, could claim another at his home ground.
Teammate to Vettel Mark Webber, is another contender having won two races himself, the most recent being the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix, and is at $5.50 to victor this weekend.
The defending driver’s champions Jenson Button is at $7.50, sitting second in the overall leader board could be a good bet, and as he has not won an event since the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix is due a win, especially seeing as the McLaren’s driver has been consistent all season.
The Red Bull drivers Webber and Vettel dominated at the 2009 British Grand Prix, and if they do so again this weekend getting the better of the McLarens duo, could certainly change things around on the leader board.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is another contender to take out the race, and the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix winner is at $7 for the win – the only driver outside of the McLaren/Red Bull duo in the single digit figures.
Vettel is also topping the odds for the driver to claim pole position at $2.50 with Hamilton at $3.50, while Webber – a driver always vying for the pole position is at $4.33 and could be a good punt.
Considering the drivers topping the odds, it is no surprise to see Red Bull favourites as the team to win in Britain at $2.
McLaren are not far behind at $2.38, while Ferrari are the next closest at $5 and with Alonso’s teammate Felipe Massa at $17 for the win this weekend is a risky bet.
With such a high profile event on the Formula One schedule, Sportsbet has brought in many exotic markets, and Hamilton is the current favourite to get the fastest time in practice one at $3, with Button and Vettel level at $5.
Punters are currently drilling down the odds for Virgin Racing to be the first car to retire at $4.50, with Timo Glock, Lucas Di Grassi and Karun Chandhok at $9 to be the first drivers to retire.
In the 2010 European Grand Prix – the most recent race, 21 drivers finished and it currently looks as though 19 or more drivers will finish again with odds of $2, while 17 or 18 is $2.88.
One thing punters should note, is that Webber went into the European Grand Prix as one of the hot favourites to claim the win, but due to a dangerous accident was in fact the first to retire, and would have paid out incredibly good odds to whoever had taken a risky punt on that happening.
So if you would like to have a look at the range of odds and markets available on the upcoming 2010 British Grand Prix, or place a bet, make sure you head to SportsBet for the best available options!