Australian F1 Grand Prix - Betting Tips 17-03-2019
March 07, 2019
The 2019 Formula One World Championship begins March 14-17 with the traditional season opener: the Australian F1 Grand Prix. The world’s best formula one drivers will descend on Melbourne’s Albert Park to compete for early bragging rights in what is shaping up as an exciting F1 season.
Australian Grand Prix Preview
The big question on everyone’s lips is whether Sebastian Vettel can find a way to overcome Lewis Hamilton this F1 season. Hamilton won his fourth Drivers Championship in five years and his fifth overall in 2018. Vettel is stuck on the four championships he won between 2010 and 2013.
Hamilton v Vettel will attract plenty of attention, but there are other storylines in development too. A big one is the intra-Ferrari battle between German Vettel and Monaco’s Charles Leclerc, who moved over to Ferrari after a superb rookie season with Sauber that included 10 top-10 finishes. Hamilton v Vettel means Mercedes v Ferrari, and Brit Hamilton will be looking for plenty of support from Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas this season.
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Early Australian F1 Grand Prix Betting Tips
The online bookies are still preparing the betting markets for the Australian F1 Grand Prix. The 2019 F1 Drivers Championship odds have already been released and they give a good indication of what to expect with Melbourne F1 race odds.
Unibet currently has Vettel as a 2.75 second-favourite in the Drivers Championship odds. If he goes in with similar odds in Australian F1 GP betting, then he’ll present the best value given he won in Melbourne in 2017-18. Hamilton should start a sub-2.00 favourite, which is a bit too tight given he hasn’t won in Melbourne since 2005 (although he finished second last year).
If you’re looking for an underdog, this could be Daniel Ricciardo’s year. The hometown favourite finished fourth at last year’s Aussie grand prix while representing Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer. This will be his first race since joining Renault on a two-year contract.