After pulling off his most dominant victory this year at the Spanish Grand Prix the last time out, all eyes will be on reigning champion and Formula 1 Betting favorite Lewis Hamilton when the legendary 2018 Monaco Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, May 27.
Can Lewis pull off another big win to increase his points lead on everyone else or will another driver beat out the reigning champion to get in the winner’s circle this weekend? If you’re looking for the best F1 betting value when it comes to the sixth Formula 1 race of the year, then look no further. I’ve got some expert analysis and an accompanying pick that is sure to please.
Formula 1 Betting Preview & Prediction for 2018 Monaco GP
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Formula 1 Betting Odds to Win
- Sebastian Vettel: 13/8
- Lewis Hamilton: 5/2
- Daniel Ricciardo: 7/2
- Max Verstappen: 7/2
- Kimi Raikkonen: 10/1
- Valtteri Bottas: 11/1
- Fernando Alonso: 200/1
- Kevin Magnussen: 300/1
- Carlos Sainz: 500/1
- Nico Hulkenberg: 500/1
- Stoffel Vandoorne: 750/1
- Esteban Ocon: 1000/1
- Pierre Gasly: 1000/1
- Romain Grosjean: 1000/1
- Sergio Perez: 1000/1
- Brendon Hartley: 1500/1
- Charles Leclerc: 1750/1
- Lance Stroll: 2000/1
- Marcus Ericsson: 2500/1
- Sergey Sirotkin: 2500/1
Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix with ease while delivering a statement to Ferrari that Mercedes remains the team to beat in Formula One after Ferrari dominated most of the early season.
”This is more like it,” Hamilton said on the team radio. ”Let’s keep this up.”
Valtteri Bottas nailed down second place for a 1-2 finish for Mercedes at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, while Max Verstappen took third despite finishing the race with a broken front wing on his Red Bull.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who now trails Hamilton by 17 points in the standings, finished fourth after a change in strategy didn’t quite work out for him the way he had hoped. It was the first one-two of the season for Mercedes, which had struggled to keep pace with the Ferraris to start the season.
”Today, the car and myself, I felt that synergy which I hadn’t been feeling for the whole year,” Hamilton said. ”It’s a good feeling.”
Hamilton was never challenged on the way to his 41st win from pole position, and second straight win this year as he surpassed a record he shared with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. It was Hamilton’s 64th career win, leaving him 27 behind Schumacher’s record of 91 victories.
”I remember like it was yesterday sitting at home playing this computer game as Michael,” Hamilton said. ”It’s just very surreal to think that every now and then I keep coming up against Michael in terms of records. He has some serious records. It’s hard to beat all of these records that he has.”
Hamilton also became the first F1 driver to finish in the points in 30 consecutive races. ”This weekend we got ourselves on the right path,” Hamilton said. ”I would like to hope it could be part of the turning point.” Now, with Monaco looming, Hamilton would like to repeat his victory even if he isn’t the favorite to do so.
Top Three Formula 1 Betting Picks
A two-time winner of this race (2011, 2017), Sebastian Vettel has always been very good in qualifying and running great laps on street circuits – plus he’s completely desperate to stay close to Hamilton in the race for this year’s F1 championship.
Ricciardo posted the quickest lap times in both sessions and he’s probably due for a win here after finishing third, fifth, second and third again from 2014 to 2017.
So what Alonso is a real longshot. He’s one of just 16 drivers to win this event multiple times (2006, 2007) and one of just three current drivers to do so as well. Not only that, but McLaren is king among constructors when it comes to Monaco Grand Prix, with 15 victories.