F1 Betting Tips | Monaco Grand Prix Preview 2016

F1 Betting Tips | Monaco Grand Prix Preview 2016

by 25th May 2016

The Monaco Grand Prix is a race every F1 driver wants to win. Read our preview on this race and get an idea of who can win this race with our betting tips & odds.

Mercedes saw their winning run in the F1 calendar halted by Max Verstappen in Spain. But it is still advantage Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the 2016 Formula 1 Championship. As we move to Monaco for the sixth Grand Prix of the season, buckle up for a heavy adrenaline rush.

About the track
In the midst of venues that provide the excitement of overtaking and action packed laps, Monte Carlo holds its own as the real street circuit. With steep narrow roads, blind corners and tall barriers waiting to surprise the newcomers and punish the unprepared, Monte Carlo is a race coveted by every driver worth his salt.

The course layout makes overtaking almost impossible other than when a driver makes a strategic blunder, like Lewis Hamilton in 2015. The curved approach to Sainte Davote is the only DRS zone at this track but even this doesn’t guarantee straightforward overtaking – something which Max Verstappen would ruefully admit from his 2015 experience.

Irrespective of these difficulties and stringent conditions, winning Monaco is always considered an achievement in the career of a driver. Monaco ranks high among the most demanding circuits on the calendar but this is what defines the life of a F1 driver.

Rewind 2015
Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole after dominating qualifying and looked to be cruising after opening up a 24 second lead over Nico Rosberg. But some grave miscalculations and strategic blunders from Hamilton’s crew followed by a calamitous pit-stop ruined his chances of a victory.

Despite his strenuous efforts, Hamilton couldn’t get past Sebastian Vettel finishing third behind the German and the eventual winner Rosberg. A classic case of how not to lose a lead at Monaco!

Statistics
The first Grand Prix at this tiny principality of Monaco took place in 1929 almost two decades before the World Championships began. A lap at the Monte Carlo circuit measures 3.337 Km and the total race distance is 260.286 km over 78 laps. Among the current drivers, only six have experienced victories here. Rosberg has won the last three races in Monaco and would join Ayrton Senna in winning at this circuit in four consecutive seasons if he claims victory this weekend.

Story of the year so far
Rosberg had a great start to the 2016 season winning the first four races and looked invincible. He was set to win in Barcelona too but an unfortunate collision with Hamilton paved the way for Max Verstappen to celebrate his promotion with a victory on his debut for Red Bull.

Mercedes and Rosberg would like to believe that Spain was a blip in their campaign. But what caught everyone’s eye at Barcelona was Red Bull’s pace and with Monaco slated to suit the RB12 much more, the dominance of Mercedes may come under threat.

Who will master the principality?
Monte Carlo is one of the most glamorous races in the F1 calendar notwithstanding the strategic limitations for drivers. The opulence and glamour of Monaco far overweighs the challenges of small lanes and tight corners. With a chance for drivers to crown their career with a victory at Monte Carlo, the 2016 Grand Prix will be closely fought as ever.

Betting tip for The Monaco Grand Prix
They may have taken each other out in the last race but it is hard to see past Hamilton and Rosberg. Both have winning form round this circuit and our preference is for Nico Rosberg. Who has won for the last three years where you have to go back to 2008 for Hamilton’s win. You can currently get about 7/4 for a Rosberg win and that looks a big enough price for us.

You may also want to look at backing Vettel for a top three spot as he is another with winning form round Monaco and if the Mercedes do come together then the 7/4 with Corals on offer for Vettel to be on the podium looks huge.

 

Lewis Hamilton 6/4
Nico Rosberg 7/4
Daniel Ricciardo 13/2
Max Verstappen 8/1
Sebastian Vettel 9/1
Kimi Raikkonen 20/1
Carlos Sainz 100/1
Daniil Kvyat 150/1
Fernando Alonso 150/1
Jensen Button 150/1
Felipe Massa 250/1
Valtteri Bottas 200/1
Nico Hulkenberg 300/1
Sergio Perez 300/1
Esteban Gutierrez 1000/1
Romain Grosjean 1000/1
Kevin Magnussen 2000/1
Felipe Nasr 3000/1
Jolyon Palmer 2500/1
Marcis Ericsson 300/1
Rio Haryanto 4000/1

All prices are subject to change – Each Way 1/5 odds 1,2,3

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