Formula 1, Belgian Grand Prix, Race Preview

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The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps plays host to the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and we take a look at the race from a betting angle.

Formula 1 headed into the summer break with Lewis Hamilton having extended his lead to 24 points over Sebastian Vettel when he won his 6th Hungarian Grand Prix 4 weeks ago.  The fight for second was settled with 5 laps to go when Bottas made contact with Vettel’s left rear tyre.  Having avoided damage, Vettel held on to the runner-up spot with his teammate, Kimi Räikkönen completing the podium. Hamilton has shortened from 6/10 to 4/10 to win the title with Vettel out to 18/10 from 12/10.

 

Drivers’ Standings

Hamilton 213

Vettel 189

Räikkönen 146

Bottas 132

Ricciardo 118

 

Drivers’ Championship Betting for 2018click here to bet – previous price in brackets

Lewis Hamilton 4/10 (6/10)

Sebastian Vettel 18/10 (12/10)

200/1 and better the balance

 

Race History

Last year’s Belgian Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton start the race from pole position for the 68th time in his career equalling Michael Schumacher for most poles, he went on to top the podium with Sebastian Vettel runner-up and 3rd spot going to Daniel Ricciardo.

 

Belgium Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Sebastian Vettel 14/10

Lewis Hamilton 16/10

Kimi Räikkönen 13/2

Valtteri Bottas 11/1

Max Verstappen 18/1

Daniel Ricciardo 20/1

 

1000/1 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.

 

Suggested Bet: Lewis Hamilton win at 16/10

Mercedes have dominated this race winning the last 3 renewals with 2 of those wins going to Hamilton. He is not the sort of driver to sit on his championship lead and I think that his price is good value especially given the World Sports Betting “Money Back” Promo for 2nd place – see details on the banner below. 

 

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