Formula 1 Betting- The Hungary Grand Prix Betting Tips
Max Verstappen made a giant step in the race to become World Champion at the French Grand Prix last weekend as rival Charles Leclerc put his Ferrari into a wall.
It gave Verstappen an almost-unsurmountable lead of 63 points in the formula 1 standings over Leclerc, and also helped further Red Bull’s lead to 82 points in the constructor’s championship.
The devastation was heard in Leclerc’s scream on the team radio as the realisation that his dream was slipping away because of a mistake that should’ve been avoided.
The Formula 1 odds for who was to be crowned World Champion might have been drastically slashed for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, but there are still plenty of markets on offer to win money.
The Hungary Grand Prix winner
The F1 title odds were slashed last week as Verstappen took advantage of Leclerc’s mistake and furthered his lead in the standings. Verstappen and Leclerc have both dominated this year’s title race, despite both having suffered from car failures. Leclerc, and his teammate Carlos Sainz, have also been the victim of poor communication from their team, giving their rivals a clear advantage at times.
However, the track this weekend will favour the Scuderia and they’ll be hoping for a 1-2 finish in Sunday’s race. Leclerc, as the favourite for the race, can be found best priced with BETFRED 5/4 while William Hill and vbet both price it at 6/5.
Esteban Ocon was the unlikely winner last year as he held off second placed Lewis Hamilton, so if you’re looking for an outside bet there are 2 or 3 options at your disposal. Lando Norris appears to be getting better with every race while the Alpine team, Ocon and legendary F1 driver Fernando Alonso, have been consistently the ‘best of the rest’ pairing this season.
Norris is best priced at 40/1 by William Hill and then we see a massive jump in the F1 odds with Alonso and Ocon both hitting the triple figures. As we saw last year, winning these type of bets isn’t impossible, but you need an enormous amount of luck to win as a punter, and it may be worth looking towards other markets.
Finish in the points
They say spend big, and win big. On some of the markets being offered for Sunday’s race, this is certainly the case. Esteban Ocon has outperformed Alpines’ number one driver, Alonso, finishing in the top 10 in 9 of the 12 race. Surprisingly, the bookies aren’t convinced of the Frenchman and have put his chances of finishing in the top 10 at evens with vbet.
Another driver that has surpassed expectations this year is Kevin Magnusson. With the Haas team getting double points scored from both drivers in Austria and Great Britain, yet the team were brought back down to earth with a poor showing in France. To counter the poor result, Magnusson has been handed some upgrades to his car which may hinder him slightly in qualifying, but could turn to his advantage in the race. You can get Magnusson to finish in the points at 11/8 with BETFRED and 26/19 with vbet.
If you’re looking for an outside bet then Nicholas Latifi might be your driver. With Hungary a track he’s enjoyed in the past, you can get him priced at 7/1 with William Hill. Another outside bet would be Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman had a poor result in his home race but at 3/1 it only takes a couple of drivers to crash out and he could be right in contention. You can get him priced at 3/1 with BETFRED, William Hill and vbet.
With only 3 places available on the podium, you’ll do well to win betting on a driver outside of the top 2 teams, Red Bull and Ferrari.
Aside from Norris and the 2 Mercedes drivers, George Russell and Hamilton, there are still a couple of good options that on their day could make it onto the podium. Norris is the best priced to claim his maiden podium, even better than Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, as he’s priced at 11/4 with vbet.
However, with the weather looking like it could rain and the wet tyres could make an appearance, the expert at driving in the wet Alonso could fight his way to the front of the pack. His experience and technical driving, knowing how to make the best strategy through a race could prove monumental in the closing stages. He’s priced at 12/1 with William Hill, vbet and BETFRED.
The race could prove to be a spectacle, with anything less for a win for Ferrari will be seen as a massive disappointment in the eyes of the men in red. Title rivals Red Bull will be hoping to use damage limitation as they know this track historically isn’t theirs to win.
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