Mexican Grand Prix Predictions
Followers of the Formula 1 scene have another exciting Grand Prix to look forward to. The Mexican Grand Prix takes place in Mexico City between 25 and 27 of October. Practice gets things moving before qualifying takes over and the race itself is run to a conclusion on Sunday.
You can follow the action live on a number of major television stations, such as Sky Sports, as well as live streaming sites. Keep track of every lap, turn, near miss and crash as it happens. You can also ramp up your interest with a bet on the outcome and bookmakers offer a number of exciting options. Predict the race winner or get your cash down on one of several specials markets.
These include podium finish, points finish, the safety car to appear or not, fastest lap, qualifying winner and plenty more besides. You can gamble on the Mexican Grand Prix before the lights go out to start the race or you can bide your time and bet in-play.
When taking advantage of the latter it allows you to analyse the race for a few laps to get a feel for tactics, form and even the weather. It also means you can avoid the disappointment of seeing your driver crash out at the start, meaning you don’t get a run for your money. With in-play betting, odds are updated and handicap lines moved to track the action.
Mercedes Finally Get Over the Line
Mercedes travel to Mexico City as the newly crowned winner of the constructor’s championship, having finally won the prize most knew was coming their way. They got over the line with a win at weather battered Suzuka track in Japan, achieved thanks to a win for Valterri Bottas. Mercedes now can’t be caught in the constructor’s championship and they are moving closer to seeing one of their team members win the driver’s championship.
Valterri Bottas started third on the grid at the Japan Grand Prix but improved to win the title, holding off the attentions of runner-up Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, the Brit crossing the line back in third to collect the one remaining place on the podium. Mercedes driver Bottas recorded a winning time of 220.127.116.115 to claim a maximum payout of 25 points. He posted the fastest lap of 1.31.862, although that wasn’t the quickest we saw on the day as teammate Lewis Hamilton beat him to that prize with a 1.30.983 effort.
It has been a difficult season for Sebastian Vettel and the German took his time to get off the mark and win a Grand Prix. He has been consistent in and around the podium while picking up regular points, but it became obvious quite some time again he wasn’t going to be lifting the driver’s championship this year, or challenging the main players for the prize. Vettel finished best of the rest on Sunday in difficult conditions, crossing the line 0.13.343 behind the winner. He bagged 18 points to remain well placed in the leader board and recorded a fastest lap time of 1.32.122.
Hamilton Finishes Third in a Frustrating Race
Lewis Hamilton was hoping to get the win needed to surge towards the driver’s championship and win another world championship, but he didn’t have the best of times in Japan. The Brit started from fourth on the grid and improved a place to land the bronze medal.
A fourth-place start hasn’t proved to be a barrier to him winning a Grand Prix in the past, but the weather played a major role in Japan, making racing and, in particular, overtaking, very difficult and dangerous. Much of the Japanese Grand Prix was about saving places and safely taking any opportunities that presented themselves.
Hamilton was left frustrated by his team’s tactics and there was a feeling amongst fans that he may be allowed to skip past his teammate and win the Grand Prix. That was never the case and after Bottas proved he had far too much speed for Vettel in behind, the emphasis was placed on him getting the victory he deserved. Lewis was ordered to make a single stop on lap 21 where medium tyres would be used. The Englishman didn’t seem too happy about this and made his feelings clear over the radio, but the decision had been made and the pit team weren’t for changing their mind.
Brit Betting Favourite in Mexico
The updated leader board following Japan has Lewis Hamilton on top with 338 points, ahead of Valterri Bottas who has closed the gap in second to 64 points. Charles Leclerc is back in third on 221 points, Max Verstappen showing 212, equal with Seb Vettel.
The current betting for the Mexican Grand Prix has Lewis Hamilton as 9/4 favourite with bet365. Charles Leclerc is joint fav at 9/4 – best price with Unibet – before we find Sebastian Vettel at 7/2 with Ladbrokes.
Others in the outright betting to win the Mexican Grand Prix are Max Verstappen at 4/1 with Betfair, Valterri Bottas at a stunning 8/1 with bet365 and Alexander Albon at 66/1, top price at Ladbrokes. Each-way backers will benefit from 1/3 the odds a place 1-2.