Russian Grand Prix Preview by Roy The Boy.
Best Bets in Russian GP
Let’s not try to bore you with all the background stuff and cut to the chase when it comes to betting opportunities on the Russian Grand Prix. Given this is a fast circuit, as flat as a snooker table and inoffensive on tyres, we will witness each car take just one pit-stop and we will also see big margins between cars at the race’ conclusion. It is very possible just six cars will finish on the lead lap.
Here’s what else should or could happen:
Expect a large ‘qualifying winning margin’, that’s in excess of 0.2sec which is 11/8 with Bet365. Four of the last five races have seen a qualifying victor score by more than 0.2sec and other wall-lined street circuits where we have raced this year – Canada, Monaco, Singapore – have given us a comprehensive qualifying ‘winner’.
The Haas team will love the high speeds here and a ‘double points finish’ is entirely possible. The team’s drivers had an exceptional race in Austria finishing fourth and fifth and that kind of pace is still in the car especially at a venue like Sochi. Indeed they claimed a double-points finish in Hungary and Belgium since. Strike a line through their poor results in Singapore last time – its dog track characteristics do not suite their car at all – and take the 5/4 on offer.
The race winner, and that can surely only be Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel, is likely to win by a long way. Hamilton scored by 13sec when taking the first race staged here in 2014 and Rosberg had 25sec in hand two years ago.
Eight of the last 11 grand prix of 2018 have been won by 7sec or more and we have seen plenty of the clear second placed cars ease-up and cruise home during the final few laps. Back the ‘winning margin’ to be over 6sec as a nap selection at Betfair’s 11/10.
Qualifying Winning Margin of 0.2 seconds+ at 11/8 with Bet365
Haas to have a ‘Double Points Finish’ at 5/4 with Ladbrokes
Race Winning Margin 6sec+ at 11/10 with Betfair