The tenth race of the Formula One World Championship, the British GP, is going to take place today, July 18 in the Silverstone circuit. Max Verstappen claimed his fifth pole of the year, after beating Lewis Hamilton, who finished second, in the first ever Sprint qualifying race.
Today's race will bring another chapter of the Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry. On Friday, Hamilton was the fastest of the qualifying for the Sprint. But that didn’t help him on Saturday, as Verstappen made the better getaway. Valtteri Bottas, on the other hand, will start third.
The three of them also won points for the Driver’s championship. Verstappen, who also is atop of the standings, won three, Hamilton two and Bottas one. After two days of thrill and excitement with the new format, the British GP promises a great ending.
2021 British Grand Prix: Starting Grid
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Lando Norris (McLaren)
6. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
7. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
8. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
9. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
10. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
11. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
12. George Russell (Williams)*
13. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
14. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
15. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
16. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
17. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
18. Mick Schumacher (Haas)
19. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
20. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
*Received a three- place grid penalty
2021 British Grand Prix: Date
The British Grand Prix Race will take place today, July 18, 2021, at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, England. It will have 52 laps in a circuit with 5.891 kilometers. This is the second race in this season that will have fans at full capacity.
2021 British Grand Prix: Time by State
ET: 10:00 AM
CT: 9:00 AM
MT: 8:00 AM
PT: 7:00 AM
TV Channel in the US to watch 2021 British Grand Prix
The tenth race of the Formula One World Championship 2021 British Grand Prix will be broadcasted in the United States by ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
2021 British Grand Prix: Storylines
While the attention was rightfully in the fight for the top between Hamilton and Verstappen, other drivers also enjoyed the new format for qualifying. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari has had a solid weekend so far, and will start fourth tomorrow. His teammate, Carlos Sainz, however, didn’t have the same luck, as he collided with George Russell on the first lap but the Spanish did a great job to recover.
Meanwhile, Sergio Perez had to retire from the race after spinning out of the track. Fernando Alonso, of Alpine, also had an impressive start in the Sprint and will start seventh after starting in the P11. Kimmi Raikkonen also won big with the new format, jumping from P17 to P13.
Sainz, Russell and Sebastian Vettel were under investigation. While Russell received a three-place grid penalty for causing the collision that pushed Sainz out of the race in the first lap, the Ferrari driver also has been called to the Stewards after joining the track in an unsafe manner. Vettel, on the other hand, has to explain why he didn’t follow the instructions of the race director in the practice.
2021 British Grand Prix: Predictions and odds
Oddsmakers have made their predictions for today's race and Max Verstappen is the favorite. FanDuel has given odds of -160 to Verstappen, while Hamilton has +120 and Valtteri Bottas has +1600. Here, are all the odds:
*Odds by FanDuel