Mika Häkkinen predicts a podium surprise at the British Grand Prix as the former F1 champion and paddock ‘insider’ successfully claimed the team would have a resurgence, thus far proved by the amazing result in qualifying yesterday for the British Grand Prix.
That said, Mikka Häkkinen is betting on Max Verstappen’s Red Bull to win. The world champion also sees Lando Norris springing a surprise on the podium on Sunday. This prediction was made some days ago on a popular betting website.
A good bet on the winner
Two-time world champion Mika Häkkinen is thinking about another victory for Max Verstappen this weekend in the UK.
“Silverstone is fast, fluid and suited to cars with good power, grip and aerodynamic efficiency, making it an ideal opportunity for world championship leader Max Verstappen to continue his winning ways,” said the Finn on Unibet, the popular betting website.
For the former McLaren driver, the most interesting thing will be to take the other two steps of the podium. In addition to Red Bull, the 1998 and 1999 world champion, “three teams are in contention for the podium, Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari” says Mika Häkkinen.
Since the start of the season, these teams have been competing for the places not occupied by the Austrian team.
Scuderia Ferrari’s Spanish driver will be doing his utmost to secure a result at a circuit which saw his first F1 victory last season. Mercedes’ two British drivers will be aiming for podium finishes at their home Grand Prix.
Surprise podium on the cards
The Finn sees a surprise to complete the podium at this British Grand Prix.
“I’m going to put my money on Lando Norris,” he says. “He’s fresh from a solid fourth place in Austria, and he’ll be doing everything in his power to do even better in the improved McLaren,”
Last year, Silverstone was one of the Grand Prix with many twists and turns. Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and England’s Lewis Hamilton all finished on the podium. This year, Max Verstappen seems untouchable, and the fight should be on for second and third place on one of Formula 1’s most iconic tracks.