Hello Formula 1 fans, this week we look at the Belgian GP from Spa. Below we have OnlineSportsBetting best bets for the Sunday race.
Formula 1 Belgian Bets - Some "Dutch" Numbers
The Formula 1 season, after a bye week, revs up for the Belgian Grand Prix. Let's dive into Formula 1 betting online mode for this upcoming weekend.
This year has dealt us some interesting twists and turns. However, the race for the championship may be all but academic now. We are still intrigued as to whether Max Verstappen can win again at home. Now, it is time for us to take a preview at the latest 2022 Formula 1 numbers for the contending racers heading into this race.
|Formula 1 2022 - Belgian GP|
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||+800|
Also, do take a deeper look at our best NASCAR online betting options. The NASCAR season enters into a crazy time with Richmond up next. Considering as many as 15 drivers have pretty much locked up a playoff position, there is still a battle for the final spot over the next few weeks. Now, let's get back to that Formula 1.
Wagering on Formula 1 races requires serious patience. Look at how Max Verstappen won last time out despite starting in tenth position. This shows anything can happen. Unfortunately for others, the Dutch driver showed more patience and restraint which does not bode well for his competition.
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Formula 1 Belgian Bets - What Happened Last Year In Belgium?
Sadly, history sometimes just repeats itself. Even two weeks ago, it did when Charles Leclerc and his pit crew had issues. Ferrari's poor pit strategy allowed Verstappen to waltz in and win yet another race he should not have. Then, Lewis Hamilton took yet another podium. Now, Formula 1 Belgian Bets tries to figure out what happened in Belgium last year. Could what occurred last year change things in the Spa-Francorchamps this weekend? On the surface, it may not matter at all.
Again, Max Verstappen won last year in Belgium behind good pit strategy and he was able to get on better tires towards the end. Lewis Hamilton was on slower tires and Verstappen zipped by him and George Russell. Neither Russell or Hamilton could get DRS (power boost when within one second) on Verstappen. This allowed the Red Bull driver to pull away to victory by nearly two seconds over Russell and almost three over Hamilton.
Again, the inevitable question for this 44 lap race is always pit strategy and early tactics. Does Ferrari bungle this or does Red Bull? This is another course where patience and strategy will help the cunning driver. Pick the right tires and drive toward glory basically!
Formula 1 Belgian Bets - Bet Verstappen Sunday
Perhaps our 1-2 bet this weekend will be in jeopardy, but betting Max Verstappen Sunday is worth a small wager. Why? Verstappen now has eight wins and ten podiums on the season. He carries what feels like an insurmountable 80-point lead on Charles Leclerc and 85 over teammate Sergio Perez. Winning at Hungary when the Dutch racer should not have buoyed Verstappen. One could hear it in his press conference. He smells blood!
Leclerc does not quite have the speed in testing needed to challenge Verstappen. Though the Ferrari's have been pretty fast, the Red Bulls and even the Mercedes have carried some surprising speeds in the pivotal sectors. Red Bull has been the quickest led by Verstappen who very well could nab the pole on Sunday. The 44 lap course is a long 4.352 mile track featuring a total of 20 turns. The weather forecast early on calls for a chance of showers but the race may just finish before any raindrops are felt.
Verstappen still holds consider momentum over Leclerc. Frankly, the -120 is a bit longer than expected for a number going into Sunday's race. Usually, this type of wagering illustrates that there is more room for movement. Could the Dutch driver move out to -150 or even -175? Yes, that is possible. Our initial instinct is to stick with Max Verstappen in the Formula 1 Belgian Bets. The Dutch racer knows how to maximize speed in the late sectors of laps and best commands the passing zones.
Charles Leclerc And The Final Stand
This may be the end of Charles Leclerc's hopes of winning the championship. Formula 1 Bets shines a light on Charles Leclerc and the final stand. The latest pit problems and strategy were all out there for everyone to see at Hungary. Leclerc never got on the right compound tires and lost position once again to his teammate, both Mercedes, and of course Verstappen.
Every so often, Leclerc, his pit crew, and Ferrari are in sync. The problem is how much of a guessing game that becomes. Imagine trying to figure out when betting if all three phases are going to work together. Since the first month, Red Bull has mostly gotten their act together with their star driver. The same just cannot be said for the reds from Ferrari.
Does more of the same occur at Spa this weekend for the French driver? It might but also expect some to take a flier on Leclerc especially if that plus-value widens any more. The number as it is screams a hedge bet.
What About Any Other Longer Shots?
One of the other longer shots for Sunday's race has to be George Russell. He took the Williams last year within a whisker of victory. With Mercedes getting a bit faster, maybe he is worth a look at +1000.
Our Sunday Belgian Bet
For Online Sports Betting, our Formula 1 Belgian Bets for Sunday is Max Verstappen. Good luck!