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Turkey hosted seven Grand Prix between 2005 and 2011. They were, by and large, fun races with turn 8 often providing excitement. Now the race is back for 2020 and you can once again bet on the Turkish Grand Prix. Of course, online betting sites in Turkey like Bet365 are giving a bet on Mercedes the best of the prices, but that’s normal. However, despite winning here before Lewis Hamilton, the favorite did that 10 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. So can he do it again?
Many people will bet on Lewis Hamilton to win the Turkish Grand Prix because he’s been almost unbeatable this year. He’s helped Mercedes to the constructors’ championship, grabbed himself another world championship, and made F1 racing look easy. A bet on the Turkish Grand Prix, therefore, might have to be on him to win again. There are other options, of course, but a bet on Ferrari looks poor in comparison, and a bet on Red Bull is a wager on Max Verstappen’s temper.
The odds on Red Bull haven’t been too bad this year, at least on Max. Alexander Albon has not performed as well as they might have wished. No one right now would bet on Alexander Albon keeping his drive next year. He probably won’t. 100/1 odds make him a poor bet on sports in Turkey at the Grand Prix, and indeed a poor bet on the Turkish Grand Prix per se. But Mercedes do kind of have this season wrapped up. Even Valtteri Bottas gets 7/2 to win in Istanbul Park.
2020 Turkish Grand Prix
- Date – November 15th, 2020
- Location –Tuzla, Turkey
- Circuit – Intercity Istanbul Park
- Length – 5.338km
- Laps – 58
- Turns – 14
Alexander Albon Looks To Be On His Way Out
The Mercedes has the legs and will, likely as not stroll off into the distance leaving the grid in its wake. The odds on Lewis Hamilton winning are just 2/5 at Bet365 right now. That’s very short for a circuit that can tempt drivers into too much power in the corners. Even more so given the time of year will see tire wear become paramount. If Mercedes have an Achilles Heel at all, it’s their tire strategies. So, your bet on the Turkish Grand Prix should definitely take that into account.
Lewis is aiming for 100 wins now. He knows he can’t get them this season, but he’ll want this one under his belt. That means you can expect him to drive quite conservatively and unless the team make a tactical error he’ll win. So if you want to bet on the Turkish Grand Prix a bet on Max Verstappen suddenly looks appealing. He gets 5/1 to win and that’s not bad, given the Red Bull is far more at home on more twisty circuits. Whether that translates into a win for him is another matter.
Find Your Bet On The Turkish Grand Prix At Bet365
They say it’ll be a closer competition in 2021 but I wouldn’t bet on F1 authorities to know that for sure. Typically, they make changes which only perpetuate or mutate the problems they were attempting to address. Some teams will already be working on ways to circumvent spending caps. Others looking hard at the new aero rules. That’s how F1 is. Pushing the envelope of what is possible, and what is allowed, is the nature of the game. That’s why we bet on the Turkish Grand Prix and other races.
Turkish Grand Prix Odds
- Anyone Else – 150/1+
- Pierre Gasly – 100/1
- Alexander Albon – 100/1
- Charles Leclerc – 80/1
- Daniel Ricciardo – 66/1
- Sergio Perez – 66/1
- Max Verstappen – 5/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 7/2
- Lewis Hamilton – 2/5
- See more at bet365…
The excitement is knowing on what a fine edge of technology the teams and drivers balance. It doesn’t take much to a spin-off, blow a tire, get hit by someone else or just plain break down. So far Mercedes has had a superb reliability record, but that won’t last forever. So perhaps, just for fun, your bet on the Turkish Grand Prix could be on a long shot. There are some great 100/1 shots beyond Albon at online sportsbook sites in Turkey like Bet365. You might see one you like.
We take a look at the odds available for a bet on the Turkish Grand Prix as the circus returns to Istanbul for the first time since 2011.