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If ever there were a moment to take advantage of Portuguese gambling laws to bet on F1 this is it. As the F1 circus descends on the Algarve International Circuit for the third race of the season, the fight is on. Lewis Hamilton remains in the lead of the championship but Max Verstappen is hard on his heels. Red Bull really is competitive this year. So, with just one point separating them, you can bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix to provide everything you could want from an F1 race.
You can bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix to thrill because the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was classic Imola. The teams faced very tricky conditions with a damp track drying out slowly. Not that these excuse Lewis Hamilton going off. That was just a lapse in concentration he put down to impatience. However, that mistake did put the race win beyond him, and handed it to a calm and collected Max Verstappen. Max won but Lewis easily battled back to a 2nd place finish.
Naturally, you can bet on Lewis Hamilton mentioning this keeps him ahead in the championship. He does the passive-aggressive thing as well as he does the driving thing. Likewise, you can bet on Max Verstappen to ignore him. Lewis is only one point ahead by dint of getting the fastest lap. And most of us thought the fastest lap point would never really mean much. Doh! Now that bet on the F1 Driver’s Championship at online sportsbook sites in Portugal like Bet365 may hinge on it.
Lewis And Max Get Equal F1 Odds In The Algarve
“When you experience whatever form of adversity,” lectured Lewis, “in terms of challenges and mishaps, barriers or hurdles, you find it’s always more satisfying when you overcome them.” Which he didn’t, He came 2nd. Max won. Still, the odds on Lewis Hamilton sounding genuine are always pretty long. Like the odds on Max Verstappen sounding excited. You can bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix press conference containing more of this homespun positivity from Lewis.
Bet On The Portuguese Grand Prix
- Anyone Else – 150/1+
- Carlos Sainz – 50/1
- Daniel Ricciardo – 50/1
- Pierre Gasly – 50/1
- Charles Leclerc – 33/1
- Lando Norris – 33/1
- Sergio Perez – 8/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 8/1
- Max Verstappen – 5/4
- Lewis Hamilton – 5/4
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“It’s not mistakes that define us,” Hamilton continued turning a post-race interview into the epilogue on an episode of He-Man. “It’s not how you fall, but how you get back up.” If he got any more aspirational, he could be a headache cure. That sort of goodie-two-shoes statement makes people bet on Red Bull. Not that Red Bull aren’t a good bet on sports in Portugal anyway. Their a great bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix simply because they’ve got the faster car now.
Bet365 Has Your Bet On The Portuguese Grand Prix
Sure, this doesn’t mean they have the best driver. Lewis is awfully good behind the wheel. But the pressure is clearly on the seven time world champion. You can bet on Mercedes trying to keep him on firm footing, but out on the track small errors cost races. Any bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix has to take note of that influence. What happened at Imola could happen again. Hamilton is no longer a sure-fire winner. There again, it could happen to Max Verstappen too.
F1 Constructors Championship Odds
- Anyone Else – 40/1+
- Red Bull – 6/4
- Mercedes – 1/2
If Max has a fault it’s not knowing when to back off and keep his powder dry. The Algarve International Circuit has a long, long run down to turn one. Side by side going into that turn, Max may try to push his luck. We’ve seen what happens when he does that. So before you rush off to online betting sites in Portugal like Bet365 just remember, both the favorites could end up in the gravel leaving longer priced drivers with a clear track ahead of them. Right, Lando Norris?
We take a look why a bet on the Portuguese Grand Prix might be massively exciting this year.