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There is no break at the moment in Formula 1. After the first two races in Austria this weekend comes the Hungarian Grand Prix. Looks like not much has changed in the new season, at least in the order of the teams. Mercedes is still ahead of everyone after winning the first two races in the season. Bet on the Hungarian Grand Prix now, where we check if anyone can compete with the Silver Arrows.
The field of Formula 1 has only a few days to move to the next race location, which is in Hungary. Luckily it’s not far from Austria, where the teams have been staying in the last two weeks. This will be the 35th Hungarian Grand Prix, in a circuit which is one of the most slowly and also the most technical one of the season. Last year Lewis Hamilton won the race who is the most successful driver in Hungaroring with his 7 victories. From the current field, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo have also managed to win here before, but they have very little chance now to repeat their performances. Unlike Hamilton who is the main favorite again.
Bet on the Hungarian Grand Prix where Hamilton is the top favorite again
Like in Austria, six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has the smallest odds, 1.66 to win the race. Even though his start of the new season wasn’t perfect. After his mistake in the first race when he collided with Red Bull driver Alexander Albon, he only finished in 4th place. But last weekend the Brit was superior again, like he has been in the last few years. He confidently won the second race in Austria. So it’s not surprising that online sportsbooks in the UK are predicting his victory in the next race on one of his favourite circuits.
His biggest rival is thought to be his teammate, Valteri Bottas, who won the first race of the season and currently is leading the world championship after finishing second yesterday. The Finn driver probably doesn’t have too great memories of last year’s Hungarian race after he collided with Hamilton in the beginning of the race. After starting from 2nd place he only finished in 8th place. But Bottas will have a chance to take revenge on Lewis, and get a better result. His odds to win the race is 4.00 on bet365.
The chances of Verstappen and other drivers
Online gambling sites in the UK are suggesting that Max Verstappen can be the only real danger for Mercedes. He has the odds of 5.00 to get his first victory in Hungary. The Dutch titan had a mixed start so far. He had to retire early in the first race but finished in 3rd place the following weekend. Red Bull are looking good though and the only team that can really compete with Mercedes this season. Verstappen had a great duel last year with Hamilton in the race. But he had to give up his lead at the end after his tyres didn’t work properly.
If you want to bet on the Hungarian Grand Prix and are looking for bigger odds, a good choice can be Alexander Albon, the other Red Bull driver. He hasn’t been lucky in the last two races. But he has the speed and great skills to get a great result. While a bet on Ferrari might be a very brave act after their poor performance. They would need a huge improvement to finish even on the podium. Hungaroring can be one of the circuits of the season where they might have a chance to do so. But to win the race might be too much of an ask from their drivers who knocked out each other in the last race.