We are now 6 races into the F1 season, which will have a total of 17 races this year. That means that we still have a large chunk of the season still to take care of, yet even at this relatively early stage, there appears to be only one winner. Lewis Hamilton is looking to win his 4th straight championship and his 6th in the past 7 years. Despite the fact that there have only been 6 races to this point, it seems almost foolish to bet against him doing just that. He has won 4 of the 6 races this season, including last week in Spain, and is beginning to open up a lead at the top of the driver standings that might already be unassailable. The bookies certainly seem to think so, as he is currently -5000 to win it all this year. The big question is whether he can win again in Belgium this weekend. Let’s take a look at the F1 odds for that race so you can bet against them.
Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2020 Betting Preview | Hamilton to win Drivers Championship?
Lewis Hamilton (-225)
It is, as always, no surprise to see Hamilton in as the favorite, but for once, he may not necessarily be the best bet this weekend. Yes, he is once again running away with it in the driver standings, but he has not always been as dominant when F1 makes a pit stop in Belgium. By dominant, we mean that he doesn’t win there all the time, like he does in so many other places. Hamilton has landed on the podium in each of his last 5 runs at the Belgian Grand Prix, but there are only 2 wins in there, with the last one coming in 2017. He might just be beatable this weekend.
Valtteri Bottas (+350)
One of the great things about the Belgian Grand Prix is that it seems to be somewhat unpredictable. No driver has won it back to back since 2007, when Kimi Raikkonen won it for the 3rd straight time. This is a race that, despite how good he has been in recent years, Bottas has never won. In fact, in the last 6 years, Bottas has only landed on the podium twice, with 3rd being his best finish in Belgium. That might be enough to make him a bit of a risky bet, but given the nature of this race, you just never know.
Max Verstappen (+400)
The top 3 drivers in the standings are head and shoulders above the rest, and have been for a while now, yet Verstappen has also never won in Belgium. In fact, he has been forced to retire in 2 of his last 4 races there, finishing 3rd in each of the other two runs. Over the past 4 races this season, Verstappen has not finished worse than 2nd, so he is very much in form. He might well be worth a look at some decent odds here.
If you look at the last couple of races on Belgium, you find a couple of different winners, both of whim are racing on Sunday. If you are looking for a longshot, then you might want to consider last year’s winner Charles LeClerc (+8000) or 2018 winner Sebastian Vettel (+12500).