Let’s get started with some Monaco Grand Prix betting tips. Welcome to the brand-new Formula 1 tips section of our site where our team of motorsport enthusiasts and sports betting tipsters aim to keep you in the fast lane to profit. We’ll cover the races of note from the season ahead, giving an in-depth check of form and figures, as well as our views on how who you should back in each race.
We have some fantastic events ahead, including French Grand Prix on 23 June, British Grand Prix in mid-July and the world-famous Italian Grand Prix which is decided between 6-8 of September. Bookmakers offer exciting betting odds on each of the races scheduled this season, as well as updated odds on the outright markets.
Hamilton Leads the Race
Heading into the week of the Monaco Grand Prix, renowned for its tight turns and breath-taking backdrop, raced on the roads of Monaco, we find the familiar face of Lewis Hamilton at the top of the FIA Formula 1 Drivers Championship leader board. The Brit was favourite in the antepost exchanges and has certainly lived up to the hype so far, claiming three wins and 112 points.
That tally places Lewis ahead of nearest rival, and Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas who brings two wins and 105 points. A man who can’t be written off at this stage of the season. In third we find Red Bull pilot Max Verstappen on no wins and 66 points. We have to cast our eyes down to fourth in the pecking order to find a Ferrari representative and that’s German Sebastian Vettel who is yet to win a race but does have 64 points on the board and is widely expected to improve from here.
Keeping the league table in mind, it’s no surprise to see Hamilton dominate the driver’s championship betting and those looking to support him with their hard-earned cash can do so at Ladbrokes where they will get 5/6. That’s tight, but it’s actually market best price. Bottas is 3/1 at William Hill or you can fill your boots on the 20/1 attached to Vettel. Mercedes sit 1-2 in the driver’s championship and are 1/2 at Ladbrokes to win the constructors. There’s still value in that price for us and we wouldn’t put anyone off having a big bet on that one. Ferrari are 12/1 (William Hill), Red Bull a 100/1 poke with Bet365.
Have Your Say on the Best Bets
Turning our attentions to this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, practice and qualifying gets underway on Thursday and Saturday before the main race takes place on Sunday afternoon in front of the Sky Sports cameras. You can have your say on a number of betting markets, including race winner, podium finish, fastest qualifier, winning margin and even on a safety car to be used.
The 2018 version of this race was won by Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull who finished ahead of Sebastian Vettel with Lewis Hamilton back in third. The Australian completed dominated the weekend and went off in pole position, making his one pit stop of the day and winning back the main place. The race wasn’t without worry for the victor, but he showed the class and experienced needed to grab the desired result. A repeat performance has been ruled out by the money men with Bet365 offering a stunning 1000/1 on two-in-a-row.
Last time out F1 followers were treated to a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix which took place on 12 May. Lewis Hamilton boosted his season stats with a win that day, recording a race time of 184.108.40.2063 and a fastest lap of 1.18.492. Blistering stuff. The 26 points gained in Spain put him in a strong position in the driver’s championship outright list.
Lewis Sparkled in Spain
Hamilton lead home a field headed by Valtteri Bottas for what was a strong day for Team Mercedes. The runner-up crossed the line four seconds after the champion, grabbing the 18 points offered, with Max Verstappen helping himself to 15 points thanks to a third-place finish. The latter was seven seconds back in his Red Bull, unable to land a glove on the winner.
That was the fifth consecutive Mercedes 1-2 of the season and its little wonder the odds-makers are falling over themselves to support the team in the outright betting market to win the constructors championship. At this point of the season there really does look to be no touching them, although there is still plenty of racing to be done.
Hamilton started second on the grid in Spain but acted quickly, passing runner-up Bottas at the first corner and he didn’t surrender his lead from there. The swift action of Lewis in the same type of car as his teammate showed, once again, the quality he has as a driver and that skill and fearlessness means he’ll take some shifting from top spot.
Vettel to Make the Podium
William Hill have Hamilton as favourite to record another win here and move a couple of steps closer from last season’s effort. The best you’ll find is the 5/4 offered but be careful who you trust as many firms are offering the same outcome at 10/11 or even money. Valterri Bottas is 5/2 second favourite with Bet365 while William Hill have Max Verstappen at 4/1.
Sebastian Vettel will need a monumental effort if he’s to upset the odds, according to bookies, and the German is as big as 16/1 (Bet365) to win the Monaco Grand Prix at the time of writing, although that price should change depending on his mood in practice and times during qualifying.
If you’d prefer to avoid picking a winner in what should be a competitive contest, or just want an added interest on the day, there are many markets designed to catch your eye. Hamilton is 10/11 at William Hill to be fastest qualifier, Vettel can be backed at 15/8 with Ladbrokes for a podium finish and last year’s winner Daniel Ricciardo is 4/7 (Bet365) to force a points finish in this race.