Every Second Counts in the US GP
The new age US Grand Prix has proven itself to be a mind numbingly boring spectacle since it was, in its latest incarnation, fist staged in 2012. High finishing numbers and limited overtaking normally conspire to make this a boring race; long may that trend continue!
And it is trends that makes us come up with this weekend’s headline bet on the winning margin of Sunday’s race.
Four of the five races staged here (in Austin, Texas) have been won by a margin of less than 5secs and the only exception, in 2013, saw Sebastian Vettel win by just 6.2sec. Cross-section this with more recent stats, which has seen just three of the last 13 races being won by more than 5sec and Bet365’s 11/10 about a winner scoring by less than 5sec has to be considered outstanding value this Sunday.
Raikkonen first, Vettel Fastest?
There really is little more to be said. If you must have a bet on the F1 this weekend, Kimi Raikkonen to go fastest in the first practice session is another play. The Finn has topped the practice time sheets three times during the last five race weekends (three from 15). Over the same period Hamilton (the 6/5 favourite) has also done so three times with Vettel, Verstappen and Bottas prevailing just twice.
And take a look at Vettel to claim the fastest lap, something he has done in this race four times since the race was first staged here in 2012.