If you’re tempted to have a punt on the big
race, or even the qualifying sessions, then it’s worth having
a look at the spread betting markets on offer at bethilo. As well
as being able to back a driver to perform well, you can also bet
against those you think will perform badly. So, with £25
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you could be celebrating no matter which drivers end up on the
podium. Here are our thoughts ahead of the race, to help you get
Silverstone is a very fast track, with three straights that reward
engine power. With the exception of the wet race in 2002, the
retirement rate here has been low over the last five years. This
is probably because, as a circuit used in testing, the teams know
Silverstone well and have plenty of data on it. In 2003 only three
cars failed to finish, whilst last year there were just four retirements.
So, if the weather holds up as expected, we should see the majority
of drivers complete the race.
After the non-event of the US Grand Prix, it was business as
usual for 2017’s relatively weak Ferraris in France last
weekend. Once again both drivers failed to capitalise on good
grid positions and never got near the pace-setting Renault of
Alonso and McLaren of Raikkonen. To make matters worse for the
Italian team, Shuey has an unusually poor record at Silverstone,
with just two wins here and one pole – low by his high standards.
Barichello has a much stronger record though, winning in 2003
and finishing on the podium in four out of five races.
Kimi grabbed pole here last year, and has a very strong chance
of repeating the feat. His second place at Magny Cours will mean
that he qualifies second last; when the track is at its quickest.
He’s finished on the podium twice in the last three years,
and should fancy his chances again. His team mate Montoya is having
a wretched year, with his best finish so far being a disappointing
fourth at Malaysia. He seems destined to struggle again here,
as he’s fifth out in qualifying, so a low fuel load may
be the only way to set a good lap.
Renault is another team with a poor record at this track, as
the long fast straights have traditionally not suited their package.
Their best result over the last five years has been fifth, so
a podium finish would be a good result.
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F1 Promotion for All Clients**
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