Formula 1, German Grand Prix, Race Preview


The Hockenheimring Circuit plays host to the German Grand Prix on Sunday the 22nd July and we take a look at the race from a betting perspective.

Sebastian Vettel took top podium spot in the British Grand Prix a fortnight ago.  Hamilton recovered from a collision with Kimi Räikkönen in the first lap to make his way back through the field to take the runner-up position with Räikkönen settling for 3rd spot.

Vettel has improved his lead to 8 points over Hamilton in the World Drivers Championship but Hamilton remains a firm favourite at 11/20 with Vettel clipped slightly from 16/10 to 15/10.


Drivers’ Standings

Vettel 171

Hamilton 163

Räikkönen 116

Ricciardo 106

Bottas 104


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

Lewis Hamilton 11/20 (5/10)

Sebastian Vettel 15/10 (16/10)

Valtteri Bottas 80/1 (66/1)

200/1 and better the balance


Race History

The race was not held in 2017 but Lewis Hamilton won in 2016 extending his lead by 19 points in the World Drivers Championship over the 2014 race winner, Nico Rosberg. Teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took 2nd and 3rd positions on the podium respectively.


German Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Lewis Hamilton 15/10

Sebastian Vettel 17/10

Valtteri Bottas 8/1

Max Verstappen 10/1

Daniel Ricciardo 12/1

Kimi Räikkönen 12/1


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: Hamilton win at 15/10

Vettel has momentum but a surprisingly poor record at this track where he has only won once back in 2012. Hamilton has a far better record here and in my view is almost a banker for a top 2 finish which would mean my money back should he get beaten into 2nd spot with the World Sports Betting “Money Back” Promo for 2nd place – see details on the banner below.