Max Verstappen on pole for the British Grand Prix ahead of the McLaren duo of Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri

F1 returns home for the 10th race of 2023 for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. With eight of the 10 teams based in England and team staff living there, it is considered the ‘home’ run of the series.

Red Bull Racing enters the weekend having won every race this season, highlighted by two-time defending champion Max Verstappen who has won the last five on the trot. Mercedes brings another significant upgrade package as it continues to try to move up the constructor standings.

Here’s everything you need to know about the British Grand Prix weekend:

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  3. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  4. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  5. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  6. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  7. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  8. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

  9. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  10. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault

  11. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

  12. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  13. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  14. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes

  15. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  16. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  17. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  18. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  19. Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  20. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari

British Grand Prix TV/Streaming Schedule

All times Eastern

7:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Free trial 1 (ESPNU, ESPN app, F1TV Pro)
10.55 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Free trial 2 (ESPNU, ESPN app, F1TV Pro)

6:25 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Free trial 3 (ESPNU, ESPN app, F1TV Pro)
9.55 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Qualifying (ESPN2, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)

8:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.: Pre-race show (ESPN2, ESPN app, F1TV Pro)
9.55 a.m. – 12 p.m.: British Grand Prix (ESPN2, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)

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British Grand Prix details

Track: Silverstone Circuit (Silverstone, England), 18-turn, 3.66-mile permanent racing facility
Duration of the race: 52 laps for 190 miles
Lap record: 1:27.097 (Max Verstappen, 2020)
Tire compounds: C1 (hard), C2 (medium), C3 (soft)
Last year’s winner: Carlos Sainz, Ferrari

Brad Pitt is shooting a movie at Silverstone

No, the 59-year-old two-time Oscar winner won’t be driving on track alongside the F1 drivers in official sessions, but Brad Pitt will be lapping up laps at Silverstone this weekend. Pitt will drive a modified Junior Formula 2 car – which has far less horsepower than the sport’s top tier – on the track filming scenes for his upcoming F1 film titled ‘Apex’.

The plot revolves around an aging former racer named Sonny Hayes (Pitt) who returns to F1 to team up with young hotshot rookie Joshua Pearce (Damson Idris). The entry even has its own garage and stand on the Silverstone pit lane.

A plaque bearing an image of American actor Brad Pitt, playing Sonny Hayes, the fictional Apex team driver in an F1-inspired film, hangs above his fictional garage ahead of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit in Silverstone , central England on July 6, 2023. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Brad Pitt’s fictional racing character Sonny Hayes has his own paddock and pit at Silverstone as filming for ‘Apex’ will also take place during the F1 British Grand Prix weekend. (Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP)

Best drivers and best bets for the British Grand Prix

Verstappen is once again the heavy favorite this weekend, as he will be until anyone, including team-mate Sergio Perez, can mount a credible challenge. Perez is the only other driver to enter the weekend with odds above 10 to 1 according to BetMGM.

Better chances of winning
• Max Verstappen-350
• Sergio Perez +700
• Lewis Hamilton +1,100

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg wrote earlier this week about some interesting props if you’re looking to bet on more than just a Verstappen win (which you definitely still should be). Bromberg likes Fernando Alonso to finish ahead of Charles Leclerc (-110), Aston Martin to finish ahead of Ferrari (+100) and Lewis Hamilton to clinch a podium in his home race (+115)

British Grand Prix entry list

Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari
Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes
George Russell (63), Mercedes
Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault
Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault
Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes
Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes
Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari
Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari
Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes
Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

Weather for the British Grand Prix

Forecasts call for warm, partly cloudy conditions on Friday and cooler temperatures through the weekend. There is a 51% chance of rain for Saturday’s qualifying session, so we could expect a mixed grid. Cool, cloudy conditions for Sunday combined with Pirelli bringing the hardest tires in the lineup seem to be crying out for a one stop race that the pointy end of the field is likely to dominate.

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