Roy The Boy previews the Canadian Grand Prix and he has 4th bets for the weekend race including Top 6 finish, margin of victory and pole position bets.
Four For Canada
Formula 1 makes its first visit to a true speed track this weekend when the circus stops off in Montreal town.
Fresh in people’s memories is Max Verstappen winning in Barcelona and his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, being robbed of certain victory in Monaco. However, that race-winning pace is likely to be lacking from the Red Bull’s in Canada where the inference is not on high downforce but high speeds.
With long straights and tight corners the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is a car cruncher, particularly punishing brakes and that explains away an average of over six cars per-race failing to see the chequered flag over the past decade.
But it also is custom made for the reliable and ‘top end’ fast Mercedes. To that end we fancy Hamilton to get pole position – as he has here in four of the last eight years – and to win the race which he has also done four times (and not always from pole).
Valtteri Bottas is expected to translate his excellent Canadian form into another strong finish. His Mercedes powered Williams’ finish third here last year and he has never qualified worse than fourth in three previous visits. Surely last year’s third-place finisher cannot be 11/8 (Sky Bet) to finish within the top-six on Sunday.
And finally, when you consider ten of the last 13 Canadian GP were won by a margin of less than 5secs (one of those, 2004, was won by 5.1sec) you have to visit Bet365 to avail of their 11/8 about a winning margin of less than 5sec once more.
Lewis Hamilton to Qualify on Pole at 11/10 with Bet365 and Paddy Power
Lewis Hamilton to Win the Race at 6/5 with Paddy Power, Betfred and Stan James
Valtteri Bottas to finish in the Top-6 at 11/8 with SkyBet and Coral
Winning Margin less than 5sec at 11/8 with Bet365