A Look at the Brazilian Grand Prix
The competitiveness has gone out of the Formula 1 season once again with British driver Lewis Hamilton winning the driver’s championship with a bit to spare. He was made to work a little harder than many expected for his title but, in the end, he breezed across the line and was a man fully deserving of his crown.
How much does he have left? Will he possess the same hunger and determination next season? Now he has won the title will we see him take his foot off the gas in the remaining fixtures of the F1 season? It’s highly likely and, with Hamilton not needing to win another race, the betting just got a lot more interesting, starting with the Brazilian Grand Prix. This contest takes place in Sao Paulo between 15 and 17 November.
Punters are Catered For
Practice gets underway on Friday before we see qualifying on Saturday. The Brazilian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, and you can watch the action live on Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel with expert commentary and analysis. Who will come out on top? There’s more than enough to keep armchair fans entertained and bookmakers have done the hard work needed to cover the needs of sports bettors, allowing us a financial interest on the outcome.
Pick the winner of the Brazilian Grand Prix, or play one of the many exciting specials markets that are available between now and the lights going out. You can even get your cash down after the race has started thanks to in-play betting which is offered by all major bookmakers. This allows us to get involved at any stage of the Grand Prix. Odds and markets remain live from the first lap to the finish line with updates done to keep pace with the race. This works fantastically well with live sport as the closer you watch the race the more chance there is of you spotting the betting value and helping yourself to a nice profit.
This handy how to bet on the f1 guide is designed to assist punters in finding the best market for them. There are now more ways to bet on the sport than ever before and with many, you don’t need to back the winner of the race. Knowing the market that best suits your style or budget is key to beating the bookies, as is securing the best price possible on your prediction. Our team of F1 experts and sports betting writers keep you in the right lane.
Hamilton Lands Another Title
Lewis Hamilton finally got his hands on the 2019 driver’s championship title last time out when going one better than last season. The Englishman finished second in the United States Grand Prix, Houston on 3 November, a race that was dominated by Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas won the contest when holding his pole position from start to finish. He recorded a fastest lap of 1.36.957 and a race time of 18.104.22.1683 which was more than enough to secure a maximum 25 points.
Bottas was followed home by teammate Lewis Hamilton who started from fifth on the grid but was determined enough to battle into the silver medal position and that was more than enough to secure him his title on the day. Having missed out on the 2018 championship in America, forced to wait another round, this results proves he continues to improve and his determination and stomach for a battle remain strong. Hamilton’s fastest lap was 1.38.446 and his overall time was recorded at +0.04.148. He collected 18 points for a second-place finish.
The major places were complete when Red Bull driver Max Verstappen came home in third to round off the podium finishers. The Dutchman seems to really enjoy this race and proved it again here when holding his nerve. He started from third on the grid and stayed there to finish third. His fastest time was 1.38.214 and he finished the race 0.05.002 behind the leader. The 15 points gained from that effort helped boost his profile. Max Verstappen will have high hopes of winning another Grand Prix before the season is over as he looks to add confidence to the ranks before what should be a breakthrough 2020 for him and the Red Bull time.
Bottas Best of the Rest
Heading into the Brazilian Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton’s title has been confirmed. He can now not be caught with his tally showing 10 Grand Prix wins and 381 points. He is one place ahead of fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in second, the nearest rival sitting on four wins and 314 points. There’s still a bit of the season remaining but he will finish up in the silver medal position, leaving those in behind to battle it out for third place.
The Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is currently in third place having won two Grand Prix titles so far. He has 249 points on the board in what has been a stunning season but still has a bit of work to do if he is to hold his ground. Max Verstappen boosted his stock in America when finishing third and he has also won two races so far. The 235 points amassed means he still has a chance of improving a place and putting the pressure on Leclerc. The Red Bull pilot is another who has won an army of new fans this year.
When Lewis Hamilton finally retires and Sebastian Vettel follows him, it’ll be extremely interesting to see who takes a firm grip of Formula 1 and emerges as the next big thing. The thinking at present is Charles Leclerc is the man to lead the way, but anything can happen in this sport and it will be thrilling as F1 becomes much more competitive. Max Verstappen will surely be a major player and it will be well worth keeping a close eye on him next year to see if we get the improvement that is expected from both the driver and his Red Bull car.
Brazilian Grand Prix Betting
The betting for the Brazilian Grand Prix makes for very interesting reading indeed and it proves sports traders aren’t exactly sure what will happen between now and the end of the season. Lewis Hamilton is on 10 Grand Prix wins and has proven, once again, he is the best player in the sport at the minute. He doesn’t need to win an 11th title, however, and we don’t expect him to push too hard to stand on the top step again. The Brit has already proven himself beyond all doubt.
The outright betting for the Brazilian Grand Prix heading into race week is dominated by Hamilton who can be backed as a 7/4 favourite with Ladbrokes. That’s the market best price and is more generous than the 13/8 you’ll get with most other firms. We really can’t see the value in that bet and would much prefer to oppose the champion with one at a better price. For the reasons already mentioned, Hamilton is a driver worth taking on and, if following our thinking, you will find there’s no lack of value around when playing the field.
Max Verstappen finished second last year behind Lewis Hamilton in Brazil, but the latter needed the win to get his hands on the 2018 trophy. The runner up from last year is worth careful consideration when putting together your bets for this year. He can be supported at 10/3 with bet365 and that’s sure to be extremely popular with lovers of the value. We make him very difficult to ignore and, for your stake money, backers will be getting a man who went close in this race last year and has been performing well already this season.
Others Worth a Mention
Other drivers worth a mention in the Brazilian Grand Prix betting is Valtteri Bottas who has been scratched up as a 4/1 poke with most firms, including trades at bet365. Again, that will come in for increased interest on the back of his United States Grand Prix success. Charles Leclerc will be desperate to prove himself if Hamilton takes his eye off the ball and he rates as another who has been overpriced. Get your cash down at Betfair and you will benefit from a market best price of 5/1. That looks to be on the generous side, to say the least.
Sebastian Vettel has endured a season to forget and has been priced as an 11/2 shot with William Hill. We then get into the ridiculous and after Vettel the prices are 100/1 or more, so there’s no real reason to look any further down the pecking order, unless you fancy a major upset this weekend. This race will be contested between the first five in the betting and we are happy to put a line through Hamilton as there is no value in his current offer.