You could hear Daniel Ricciardo giggling to himself as he coasted around his victory lap having just won what was perhaps the most fascinating Grand Prix of the decade. It might have only been the second time the Baku street circuit had hosted the top tier of motorsport but it sealed its infamy with a spectacularly dramatic race that had everything Formula One could have hoped for to claw back some of its audience, so just how can an Austrian Grand Prix bet hope to excite anyone? Oh. Except the feud.
If there’s one good reason to hit up Bet365 and place an Austrian Grand Prix bet it’s because Azerbaijan was the moment the top rungs of the ladder lost their cool with the normally placid Sebastian Vettel feeling Lewis Hamilton had “brake-tested” him and showed his displeasure instantly earning himself a 10 second stop and go penalty in the process. You might not always think of a bet on sports in Austria as involving a grudge match, but Formula One now has one again, this year between two teams and not just two Mercedes drivers.
The safety car played a major part in the race seeing the track three times and indeed the whole thing red flagged for a while as debris from one of the numerous crashes was cleared from the circuit, but whilst they might have typically grabbed even the staid Austrian gambling news headlines it was that spat twixt Hamilton and Vettel which loomed large over all, and will do so again if you place an Austrian Grand Prix bet this weekend. Will they take each other out on the first lap? They just might.
Hamilton & Vettel’s Feud May Open Up F1 Field
No one would be more happy with that eventuality than Lance Stroll who at just 18 put in a superbly mature drive in Azerbaijan despite all the drama around him. Pipped at the post by a surging Valtteri Bottas the young Canadian’s podium finish speaks much to his future in the sport, if not his attraction as an Austrian Grand Prix bet at just 500/1 at Bet365 to win. Even each way that’s stretching it despite his drive in Baku, but the bookies seem disinclined to believe the Mercedes vs Ferrari spat will alter results.
This is obvious in both Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, the two Red Bull drivers, only getting 25/1 to win despite the team’s victory last weekend. If it gets messy up front these two will both pounce on the chance and both are a superb Austrian Grand Prix bet, although if you’re going to take advantage of Austrian gambling laws to do so, you might just want to make that each way, Kimi Raikkonen might not be as unlucky in Austria as he was in Azerbaijan and indeed he and Bottas are another simmering cauldron.
Place An Austrian Grand Prix Bet At Bet365 This Weekend
The two Finns came together again in Baku and whilst Kimi and his Ferrari gets only 16/1 as an Austrian Grand Prix bet this weekend the lucky Bottas gets 4/1 in his Mercedes, however the 9/4 that Sebastian Vettel has as up against Lewis Hamilton on 5/6 is slightly strange given these two are now at each others throats and are likely to be neck and neck. An Austrian Grand Prix bet doesn’t have to be on them crashing into each other, but it does have to take it into account and the bookies like Bet365 don’t seem to have bothered.
With the team orders and tactics that will now follow on from this feud being ignited on the streets of Baku it could well be worth placing a speculative Austrian Grand Prix bet or two on other lesser drivers making the podium. Sergio Perez at 18/1 to grab at least third is quite tempting, as is I suppose, Lance Stroll at 150/1 to repeat his excellent Azerbaijani outing. Of course if you like to bet on sports in Austria there’s always the cruel who’ll retire first book, lead alas by Stoffel Vandoorne at 11/1 to be first out on Sunday.