British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes Third Pole at Silverstone

Published July 5, 2015 by Sol FH

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes Third Pole at Silverstone

The British Grand Prix set burn rubber at Silverstone today at 13:00 GMT with more than 140,000 fans expected.

Mercedes Benz looks like they are in the running for yet another title on the F1 circuit, as teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualify 1,2 for the British Grand Prix. Rosberg finished just 0.113 seconds behind Hamilton , whom won the pole position for the third time at Silverstone. Hamilton is proud to be able to achieve these feats in front of his countrymen and is shooting for nothing less than more first place hardware today.

"It is a special day when you get pole on your home turf," related Hamilton. He has taken pole position at Silverstone in 2007, 2013 and 2015, but he still has yet to win when starting from pole spot. If he can win again at Silverstone it will also be his third time for that, completing the task already in 2008 and 2014.

The field is tight for the UK's premier F1 race and it could go to anyone. The first Grand Prix to be raced at Silverstone was in 1948. There are 52 laps to be raced for a total of 306.198 km. Each lap is exactly 5.891 km and the fastest time ever to complete a lap was in 2013 in which Aussie Mark Webber finished in 1:33.401. The cars are faster than ever this year and with Mercedes looking to be the best on the track, we could see a new record today.

There are a total of thirteen drivers on the track today and there are competitive online betting markets for punters interested in placing a bet on one of dozens of props available at top online sportsbooks like bet365 Sports.

Grand Prix Betting Markets

Lewis Hamilton looks his usual amazing self behind the wheel. In fact, it has been either Hamilton or teammate Rosberg, whom have won each and every F1 race this year except a single race, which was won by Ferrari. Due to that statistic and many more, bet365 Sports have placed Hamilton as the outright favorite to win at 1.36. The rest of the field have more competitive odds with Rosberg at 3.25, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa all at 26.00 and the rest of the field with odds starting at 301 and ending at an unbelievable 7501.0.

There are dozens of props to choose from at bet365 so be sure to check out the markets prior to the start.

 

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