70th Anniversary Grand Prix: Silverstone race prediction, date, UK start time, TV channel, live stream, odds

JOE KRISHNAN
·3-min read
POOL/AFP via Getty Images
POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The Formula One calendar makes its second pit stop at Silverstone for the special 70th Anniversary Grand Prix this afternoon.

It would be fitting if the special edition race - the second part of a double-header in Northampton - was won by Britain's most decorated driver, Lewis Hamilton, after he clinched his seventh victory at Silverstone last weekend.

Just as in Austria, this weekend's race cannot be called the British Grand Prix, because there would be a duplication of the event that happened a week ago.

Instead, organisers have decided to commemorate the first race at the famous circuit held in 1950.

Hamilton will be desperate for another win that would take him closer to a seventh world championship title and also equalling Michael Schumacher's record of 91 race victories.

Even a last-lap tyre blowout didn't stop the 35-year-old from taking the chequered flag a week ago. But it serves as a warning that Mercedes, while dominant, are not invincible.

Valtteri Bottas will be hoping for better luck around this track after falling out of the points due to his late puncture, having secured pole position ahead of Hamilton on Saturday.

Nico Hulkenberg was the star of qualifying as the German - standing in again for Sergio Perez, who tested positive for coronavirus - claimed P3 for Racing Point ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen and the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo.

There was more misery for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who will start 12th on the grid after being eliminated in Q2.

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Date and UK start time

Hamilton takes his Mercedes around Silverstone Photo: POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Hamilton takes his Mercedes around Silverstone Photo: POOL/AFP via Getty Images

UK viewers will be able to watch the race from 2:10pm BST this afternoon.

TV channel and live stream

Those with a Sky Sports subscription will be able to tune in for every live race in the 2020 campaign, where you can watch the entire race weekend live on the Sky Sports F1 channel.

If you don’t have Sky Sports, you can watch with a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass, which gives you exactly the same coverage without having to sign up for a contract.

Unlike with the British Grand Prix, Channel 4 will not be broadcasting live coverage of the race.

Betting tips via Betfair Exchange | UK users only | Subject to change

Race winner

  • Valtteri Bottas: 15/8

  • Lewis Hamilton: 4/5

  • Nico Hulkenberg: 54/1

  • Max Verstappen: 13/1

  • Daniel Ricciardo: 119/1

  • Charles Leclerc: 259/1

Fastest lap

  • Lewis Hamilton 15/8

  • Valtteri Bottas: 11/4

  • Max Verstappen: Between 13/5 and 11/4

Click here to find the latest race odds and more details. Odds correct as of August 9.

Prediction

​Race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

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