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They may have got a ‘One-Two’ finish in Singapore, but can Ferrari maintain their resurgence with as good a result this weekend in Sochi? Bookies like 1xBet, one of the best online betting sites in Russia these days, are giving Leclerc an equal footing with Hamilton, but with him still smarting after being undercut at Marina Bay, and Sebastian Vettel looking uncomfortable despite his victory there, it remains to be seen if team cohesion will become an issue for La Scuderia.
“What the hell?” Ferrari’s new golden boy, Charles Leclerc was unhappy on the team radio. As race leader in Singapore he’d have expected to be pitted first but the team chose to let Vettel go first. “I just wanted to let you know my feelings. To be completely honest I don’t understand the undercut at all. But we will discuss it later.” We don’t know what that discussion involved but those checking the Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari will note the change in tune.
- Anyone Else – 1000/1+
- Lando Norris – 750/1
- Alexander Albon – 100/1
- Max Verstappen – 12/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 5/1
- Sebastian Vettel – 3/1
- Charles Leclerc – 7/4
- Lewis Hamilton – 7/4
“I believe,” Charles Leclerc said carefully but a few days after his supposed outburst, “my reaction was well over what it should be,” Which, frankly, it wasn’t, “and that shows that I’ve still got a lot to learn, so in these situations there was absolutely no need to be like this.” Which is precisely what the team will want all those people eying Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari at 1xBet, one of the best online sportsbook sites in Russia at present, to hear him say.
Leclerc Walks Back Radio Outburst in Singapore
Whatever the reason for the less than traditional strategy the team got the result they wanted, pushing Mercedes off the podium entirely with help from Max Verstappen, and they’ll probably bet on Red Bull to be just as competitive in Sochi as in Singapore. This means Ferrari has to do more than merely chase Mercedes, something the bookies seem to think they’ll be doing from the off this weekend. The best Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari equal those of Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton gets 7/4 to win in Sochi, which is a pretty good bet on Formula 1, however after his recent performances and the apparent improvement in management and reliability at the team, the Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc are just the same price at 1xBet. This even more notable for leaving Sebastian Vettel languishing back on 3/1 which might not look like a worthy wager to take advantage of Russian gambling laws for, but just might be.
Russian Grand Prix Betting Odds on Ferrari Equal Mercedes
The team are seemingly willing to kick Leclerc in the ego whenever they like, reminding him of his youth and lack of experience, merely to placate the ego of the more senior driver in the twilight of his F1 career. That unfortunately means you can’t be entirely sure team orders won’t deny him the win to the advantage of Sebastian Vettel and anyone who takes up the Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari backing him. That 3/1 at 1xBet suddenly more attractive.
Russian Grand Prix
- Date – September 29th 2019
- Location – Sochi Autodrom
- Length – 5.848km
- Race – 309.745km
- Laps – 53
- Turns – 19
Indeed one of the reasons Valtteri Bottas gets barely 5/1 to win is because Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes would probably need to be a burning wreck before Toto Wolff would allow him a win of his own. Formula 1 is a team sport and, just as Charles Leclerc has evidently been reminded of that fact recently, anyone thinking of placing a bet on sports in Russia this weekend looking at the Russian Grand Prix betting odds on Ferrari should probably keep that in mind as well.