After recording the fastest-ever lap at Silverstone in qualifying, Lewis Hamilton will clearly be the man to beat at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

The 35-year-old went to the top of the drivers’ standings after victory in Hungary last month and he looked imperious on home soil during qualifying.

Hamilton was 0.313 seconds quicker than his team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, and is not surprisingly the 3/10 favourite to win Sunday’s race.

Mercedes still look to be one step ahead of their rivals and Bottas (4/1) is expected to be Hamilton’s most likely challenger at Silverstone.

Max Verstappen is currently third in the standings and the man who represents the Netherlands is also third on the grid for Sunday’s race, after narrowly beating Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari.

Verstappen – who’s best finish in the British GP was second in 2016 – can be backed at 9/1 to claim a first victory at Silverstone, while Leclerc is as big as 40/1 in his Ferrari.

All eyes, though, will be on Hamilton at his home GP, as he looks to take a firm grip on the championship with what would be a seventh race win at Silverstone.

The man from Stevenage is pushing towards a seventh world title and many expect him to be too quick for his rivals again on Sunday.

Hamilton can be backed at 7/4 to win the race by 10+ seconds and is also the same price to win the race as well as recording the fastest lap.

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