Valtteri Bottas has to out-score Hamilton by seven points this weekend to stop the Brit winning his 7th title. Given the Finn’s propensity to follow team orders, that seems massively unlikely. A Bottas victory is thus a waste of a bet on the Turkish Grand Prix. Fortunately, for those who wish to bet on sports in Turkey this weekend, Bet365 and F1 have other opportunities. Some of them far better and more acceptable than others. A bit like the race line up announced for 2021 really.
“The driver’s title doesn’t necessarily impact people’s lives.” Said Lewis Hamilton fishing for a Knighthood and this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. “Trying to improve conditions for people around the world, equal human rights, that’s the most important thing to me.” These are laudable sentiments and much to his credit. It’s just perhaps he shouldn’t have bet on the Turkish Grand Prix being the right place to mention it. It looks just a little out of touch.
You can bet on Lewis Hamilton strangely avoiding criticism of Recep Tayyip Erdogan this weekend. For all his pretensions to political powerhousedom, he’ll not jeopardize his comfy career for his principles. That’s why you can bet on the Turkish Grand Prix sealing his 7th F1 title win. It’s not like he’ll refuse to race in protest at the treatment of the Kurds or anything. So, as the Bet365 odds suggest, he’s probably worth taking advantage of Turkish gambling laws to back.
“The numbers and the figures and the titles and all that stuff perhaps appears to mean more from the outside.”
- Lewis Hamilton
Odds On Valtteri Bottas Signpost Hamilton Win
Sure, you could bet on Max Verstappen at 5/1. Mercedes haven’t won everything this year, there’s an outside chance he could see victory. But with a title dangling before his eyes, it’s unlikely Hamilton won’t be 110% focus. On his good days, and in that car, he’s unbeatable. That’s why you can’t really bet on the Turkish Grand Prix seeing a Ferrari win either. A bet on Ferrari these days is just sheer insanity. Whether that’ll change in 2021 is still a matter of debate.
The 2021 calendar is a 23 race behemoth. This will place some emphasis on reliability. The odds on Ferrari having any next season are quite long. The same applies to Red Bull. New cars mean old issues, so a bet on Red Bull to perform up with Mercedes? Waste of stake money. This means many will hit up online sportsbook sites in Turkey like Bet365 to back Hamilton winning again. He’d love an 8th title and won’t really mind racing in somewhat dodgy places in order to win it.
Find Your Bet On The Turkish Grand Prix At Bet365
Lewis Hamilton is a great bet on the Turkish Grand Prix, but he’s a lousy political activist. He wears the T-shirt, says the right things, then goes out and races wherever they tell him. If you race in China, Russia, and Turkey, carefully ignore British colonialism and dismiss American genocide, perhaps, just perhaps, you should shut up about human rights. They’re racing in Saudi Arabia next year. What are the odds on Lewis Hamilton skipping it? That’s right. They’re zero.
2020 Turkish Grand Prix Odds
- Anyone Else – 150/1+
- Pierre Gasly – 100/1
- Alexander Albon – 66/1
- Charles Leclerc – 66/1
- Daniel Ricciardo – 66/1
- Sergio Perez – 66/1
- Max Verstappen – 5/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 7/2
- Lewis Hamilton – 2/5
- More at bet365…
The hypocrisy then is palpable. People tend to judge by someone’s actions, and Lewis’ actions don’t match his words. You can bet on Mercedes to carefully ignore this, of course. They don’t want to upset anyone, least of all their star driver. Perhaps then that’s why Hamilton gets away with this faux radical routine. No one dares tell him to stuff it. At 2/5 he’s the bookies’ favorite bet on the Turkish Grand Prix, however online betting sites in Turkey also give him 25/1 to retire 1st. So, if there were any justice…….
We take a look at why despite Lewis Hamilton being the best bet on the Turkish Grand Prix he should probably shut up.