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The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is one of the more opulent jewels in the F1 crown and as the circus descends upon it once more Red Bull will be looking to claw back some of the loss they took at Spa. On a track where speed is key they’ll have a job to do and the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix at Unibet, one of the best online betting sites in Italy today, will make very nasty reading for Christian Horner and Co, especially from the back of the grid.
Italian F1 GP
- Date – 8th August
- Location – Monza
- Lap Length – 5.793km
- Race Length – 306.720km
- Surface – Tarmac
- Laps – 53
- Turns – 11
You can bet on Formula 1 to be a little less exuberant at Monza this year following the tragic death of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert last weekend. It won’t detract from the racing so much as blanket the place in a wary atmosphere in which the scions of safety debate with the forces of fun and entertainment. Which will win out remains to be seen, as does just how angry those rather parsimonious odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix will make the young Dutchman.
- Anyone Else – 1000/1+
- Alexander Albon – 80/1
- Max Verstappen – 25/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 12/1
- Sebastian Vettel – 3/1
- Lewis Hamilton – 13/8
- Charles Leclerc – 5/4
He’ll already be pretty hyped up after getting squeezed into the wall on the first lap of the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend. Of course, the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix rather hinge on the fact that Honda have a new power plant for this the 14th race of the season. By dint of that, both Red Bull drivers are going to be at the back of the grid come race day so unless you’re a dyed in the wool fan he might not be the bet on sports in Italy for you.
The dyed in the wool fans will point out one of the reasons that the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix are only 25/1 whilst those of his team mate Alexander Albon a mere 80/1 is the weather. Oh sure, Albon has far less experience, but even so at this level you’d not expect such a variance between drivers in nominally identical cars. There’s a good chance of rain in Monza on Sunday, and as we all know if there’s a condition Max likes to race in, it’s the wet.
For anyone looking to take advantage of Italian gambling laws, a quick perusal of the F1 betting odds will confirm that it is Charles Leclerc who’s leading the way at 5/4, Ferrari desperately hoping to get a win in their own backyard, with Lewis Hamilton close in at 13/8. Sebastian Vettel gets 3/1, but that could well be a triumph of optimism over experience, and Valtteri Bottas gets 12/1 still putting him miles ahead of the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix.
Odds On Max Verstappen In The Italian Grand Prix 25/1
Naturally, the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert will cause some to examine the safety regime in the sport, however hidden behind the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix you’ll be able to find a book on just how many cars will retire on the first lap in Italy. It’s 1/2 that they’ll all get round okay, with one at around 7/5, two at 13/4 and three at 16/1, and if it’s wet that might be no bad bet, that first chicane bound to catch out at least some of the unwary on fresh rubber.
This somewhat unfortunately means that you’re probably better off putting a bet on the number of first lap losers than taking up the odds on Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix. He may well be a genius in the wet but around this sweeping circuit from the back of the grid? It’s too tall an order to make it worth backing him at Unibet, one of the best online sportsbook sites in Italy, especially not when you can get such attractive prices on the Ferraris and Mercedes right now.