Mercedes’ procession to another Formula One constructors’ title continues at Silverstone, with current leading driver Nico Rosberg joining defending champion and teammate Lewis Hamilton at the front of the grid after qualifying.
However, with clear tension between the pair leading to multiple collisions already this season, there’s too much risk in play to bet on Hamilton at 9/20, or Rosberg at 3/1, to win the race.
Instead, look down the grid a little (well, quite a bit) and you’ll see a nugget of podium value nestled within the chasing pack.
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has only failed to make the first three in one of the past seven British Grand Prix, coming third last year despite finishing qualifying in sixth place.
Vettel was the sixth-fastest man once again on Saturday, and while gearbox failure for the second raceweek running means the German will start 11th on the grid, sports.bwin rate him the fifth-likeliest driver to be spraying Champagne around once proceedings come to a close in Northamptonshire.
After Hamilton and Rosberg, Red Bull wonderkid Max Verstappen looks a mite short at 17/20 for a podium finish considering it would be only the third of the 18-year-old’s fledgling career, although his previous pair have come in the past five races.
Verstappen beat teammate Daniel Ricciardo to third spot behind the Mercedes pair, with the Australian’s top-three odds of 21/20 hard to fancy considering he has managed as much just once so far this term.
Ricciardo’s Silverstone form doesn’t bode well, with third place in 2014 shining up a British Grand Prix back catalogue containing a retirement (last year), eighth, 13th and 19th.
With the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas hardly lighting up the Midlands in qualifying, and Vettel sure to make up ground quickly from midfield, 15/4 about the Ferrari man securing his seventh Silverstone podium looks just about the best wager in an admittedly risky betting heat.