You can always bet on Formula One to give each individual Grand Prix a character all of its own. Every track has its history, its heritage, its idiosyncrasies, and this weekend, after the F1 season’s comedy moment in Monaco, the circus moves across the Atlantic for the Canadian Grand Prix to the picturesque Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where betting on the winner won’t be anywhere near as much fun as betting who loses.
Canadian GP Winners
• Daniel Ricciardo – 28/1
• Max Verstappen – 25/1
• Kimi Raikkonen – 12/1
• Valtteri Bottas – 6/1
• Sebastian Vettel – 5/4
• Lewis Hamilton – 6/5
Lewis Hamilton likes this track, he’s won here the last couple of years, and despite Mercedes having the sort of season that would have been unthinkable until just recently there’s every chance his 6/5 odds at Bet365 on winning are quite accurate. Sure, Sebastian Vettel over at Ferrari is getting 5/4, but he’s not as fond of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and with those two on track you can bet on Formula One seeing one of them win this weekend, giving the rest of the field very little chance regardless of team.
Fortunately this is the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and thus we need not dwell on who might reach the checkered flag first, there are far more interesting facets to look out for and far more interesting wagers if you’re apt to take advantage of Canadian gambling laws and bet on Formula One this weekend. Whilst the landscaping is immaculate if there’s one thing this circuit is known for is the barriers that loom all too close with precious little run off elsewhere and retirements are frequently quite sudden.
Bet365 Have All The Odds On The Canadian Grand Prix
Suddenly finding yourself traveling too fast into a couple of the corners will quite quickly render the awfully expensive motorcar you’ve been given to drive to its component pieces as it slides along the barriers, especially on the last corner where there’s often all to play for, and as for the crowded start of the race where the cocky posh boys in their romper suits will all be jockeying for position means perhaps the best bet on Formula One is not on who’ll win the race, but who’ll retire first from the race.
Luckily the bookies like Bet365 are all too willing to allow you to bet on sports in Canada in this somewhat dubious manner and offer odds on which of these over-paid pillocks will pull out first once the race is underway. Naturally the better the driver, the car and team, the less likely this is to happen which is why those big two likely winners are the outsiders in this book, and both get a distant 33/1 meaning you’d have to be mad or sure that perhaps that famous Spanish crash might reoccur.
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Canadian GP 1st Retirement
• Stoffel Vandoorne – 9/1
• Fernando Alonso – 9/1
• Lance Stroll – 9/1
• Jolyon Palmer – 11/1
• K. Magnussen – 11/1
• R. Grosjean – 11/1
• Marcus Ericsson – 12/1
• Pascal Wehrlein – 12/1
Perhaps unkindly Fernando Alonso is one of the favourites to pull out first, sitting at 9/1 alongside Stoffel Vandoorne and the somewhat hapless Lance Stroll, the Mclaren having proven less than reliable this year. Jolyon Palmer, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean all sit at 11/1, and you could well believe that Kevin Magnussen over cooking it into those barriers is a good bet on Formula One, although that Stroll bet is awfully tempting given the temperament and lack of experience involved.
Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein both get 12/1 from Bet365, which is fair enough, after which we start getting up into more reliable cars and the odds tip over into 20/1, with the ever exuberant Max Verstappen the notable driver sat at those odds. Of course the bookies do offer 16/1 on no one retiring from the race but anyone in Canada gambling news on Monday will be that all the starters finished this barrier encased race is probably quite mad and IMHO shouldn’t place a bet on Formula One at all.