Formula 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race Preview


The Bahrain International Circuit is the venue for the 2nd Formula 1 race this season and we take a look at the race from a betting perspective.

In the Australian Grand Prix, which opened the F1 season a fortnight ago, Mercedes took a one-two finish when Valtteri Bottas topped the podium 20 seconds ahead of team mate Hamilton.  This was a good start to the 2019 season for Bottas who did not have a win in 2018. Max Verstappen finished on the bottom step of the podium.

Lewis Hamilton at 5/6 tops the betting in the Drivers’ Championship followed by Sebastian Vettel at 3/1 and you can get 6/1 and better about the rest.


Championship Bettingclick here to bet

Lewis Hamilton 5/6

Sebastian Vettel 3/1

Valtteri Bottas 6/1

Max Verstappen 10/1

Charles Leclerc 12/1

200/1 and better the balance


Bahrain Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Lewis Hamilton 16/10

Valtteri Bottas 57/20

Sebastian Vettel 63/20

Max Verstappen 15/2

Charles Leclerc 10/1

Pierre Gasly 41/1


649/1 and better the balance


Prices correct at time of posting but will change in the lead up to the race and there are a number of other markets on offer.



Sebastian Vettel, the defending champion was once again first to take the chequered flag in the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.  Vettel won by less than a second from runner-up Bottas and Hamilton completed the podium.

Suggested Bet: Hamilton win at 16/10

Hamilton won this race on 2014 and 2015 and I expect a big weekend from the World Champion. His main rival is likely to be his team mate but I expect order to be restored in the team with a Hamilton win.


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