The 2019 Formula 1 season will reach its halfway point halfway through this weekend’s German Grand Prix race. So far it’s been a wholly predictable affair with the Mercedes team, led by Lewis Hamilton, claiming nine of the season’s ten races to-date.
Forecast rain could cause an upset
It was Red Bull’s Max Verstappen which picked up the pieces when the Mercedes overheated in Austria and while hot conditions will not get them beaten this weekend, the forecasted rain could generate thrills-and-spills causing an upset.
12 months ago Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari crashed out of this race when in a seemingly unassailable lead and it was a sudden downpour which was to blame. Consequently backing the ‘shorties’ this weekend is not a prudent bet – reserve them for clear skies and optimum conditions, such as circuits renowned for clean racing and high finishing numbers.
The Ferrari team did rule the roost here 12 months ago with Vettel taking pole position by a clear margin and with their exceptionally fast Charles Leclerc outpointing his more established team mate, the young driver looks a value F1 bet to score on Sunday.
German Grand Prix Betting Lines & Predictions
A ‘green’ track or wet conditions, Sebastian Vettel also looks a possible bet at +1000 (11.00) with Sport Interaction. As is Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, also at +1000 (11.00) with bet365, who proved himself to be the ‘rain master’ of the grid in Brazil in 2016. The young Austrian is renowned for picking up the pieces when others flounder and his team tend to get their race strategies right when it comes to timing of tyre changes in changeable weather conditions.
Whoever wins the German Grand Prix race and regardless of wet conditions playing a part, five of the last six Hockenheim GP winners have scored by a margin between 4.2sec and 6.9sec. That’s fact as is 2019’s race winning margins which show six race winners have prevailed by 4.1sec or less.
The winning margin betting markets are no exact science but bet365 are offering F1 odds of +250 (3.50) about Sunday’s winner scoring by a margin between 4sec and 8sec and that is an obvious bet on value grounds with or without the predicted rain.
F1 Betting Tip: Winning Margin – Between 4 to 8 seconds at +250 (3.50) with bet365