There might be a distinct lack of diversity among those battling for the championship this year in Formula One, just a couple of drivers look to have a realistic hope of coming out victorious, and whilst this can make for dull wagers those that check out sites like Unibet will also find there’s a book being run on who’ll retire from the Monaco Grand Prix first, and indeed those F1 odds are definitely a bit more tempting than the short odds you’ll get on any of the big names winning the race.
- Is Romain Grosjean entirely cut out for Formula One racing?
- Should you back Daniel Ricciardo to retire first in Monaco?
- Are the F1 odds on Brendan Hartley being out first unfair?
- Could Lance Stroll wrap his car around a wall in Monte Carlo?
A woefully out of date track with appallingly inadequate facilities that runs through a morally dubious tax haven, the Monaco Grand Prix stands out on the Formula One calendar as being the only track universally hated by everyone except the sponsors and hospitality caterers. There’s nowhere for the drivers to overtake, not enough room in the pits for the teams to work and if you’re a fan of F1 odds are you can’t afford the prices. The faded glamour of nostalgia sadly overriding all matters of practicality.
So then where is the sport, you might ask, in taking advantage of the famously liberal gambling laws in Monaco to bet on a Grand Prix likely to be settled in qualifying? Well fortunately for us online bookies like Unibet will happily give you odds both on who’ll win a race and upon whom the gods of motorsport will not smile so favorably and will retire first, and when they say “retirement” in F1 odds are they really mean a crash, and crashes are ten-a-penny on the twisty streets of Monte Carlo.
Which Car Will The Walls Of Monte Carlo Eat First?
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 25/1
- Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 25/1
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 16/1
- Esteban Ocon – Force India – 14/1
- Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 14/1
- Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 14/1
- Romain Grosjean – Haas – 14/1
- Pierre Gasly – Toro Rosso – 14/1
- Charles Leclerc – Sauber – 14/1
- Lance Stroll – Williams – 12/1
- Brendon Hartley – Toro Rosso – 12/1
- Sergey Sirotkin – Williams – 12/1
- No retirements – 33/1
But just which of these rich posh boys in fire proof romper suits will be the first to wrap their over engineered go-kart around a wall, smack it into one of their fellow competitors or just suddenly stop for no readily apparent reason with mechanical difficulty? Well there’s no shortage of candidates with Sainte Devote or Mirabeau Haute likely to catch someone out on the very first lap, and it could well be one of the more famous faces, however the F1 odds on it would have you believe it’ll be a tail ender.
Indeed the shortest F1 odds to be found on the first retirement in the Monaco Grand Prix can be found on the youthful Briton Brendon Hartley, the over eager Canadian Lance Stroll and the unpredictable Russian Sergey Sirotkin, all of whom get 12/1 from online sites like Unibet and should be a tempting wager to those that like to bet on sports in Monaco. Naturally there are other choices, and whilst Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne are all good shots at 14/1 it’s Grosjean I’d pick.
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Romain Grosjean may well share the 14/1 odds of those other three but he sits head and shoulders above them in terms of his ability to end his own race. In Azerbaijan he hit a wall whilst under a safety car and absolutely no pressure from anyone else, and in Spain he went wide, kept his foot in it, span back out onto track and became a smoke wreathed wall of carbon fibre for some of his fellow competitors. When it comes to “retirements” Grosjean is the master now that Danill Kvyat has gone.
Marcus Ericsson gets 16/1 in the F1 odds on who’ll retire first this weekend, but then so do a whole slew of drivers from Carlos Sainz to Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez to Daniel Ricciardo which just goes to show that you probably shouldn’t go gambling news in Monaco will be of a big name going out first, and instead hit up Unibet to back Grosjean to be once, twice, three times a Muppet. It’s a fair wager and it’ll be interesting to see what manner of self destruction he’ll manage to concoct this time.