Low Odds Given to Vettel for Belgian Grand Prix 2017
August 23, 2017
Bitcoin sportsbooks have Belgian Grand Prix 2017 odds that position Lewis Hamilton as the clear favorite. The second usual favored racer, Sebastian Vettel, has significantly lower odds than Hamilton for this race.
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps where the Belgian Grand Prix will take place in is one of this season’s challenging tracks. This is due to the many twisting parts of the track as well as high elevated grounds.
Belgian Grand Prix winner market
It is possible that the bookies are seeing a hometown advantage to the Mercedes machines. Valtteri Bottas is the next favored to win the Belgian Grand Prix with odds of 4.50 at Bet365 and 4.20 at BetRally. The Mercedes was the dominant machines in this track for the past two years. Bookies believe the two Mercedes machine have what it takes to grapple the many difficult turns in the Spa track.
With Hamilton’s driving skills, it should not be any surprise to seasoned F1 fans to see bookies favoring him to deliver the win. Hamilton won three Belgian Grand Prix with his recent one in 2015. If an opportunity presents itself, Bottas is just there to grab the win when either Hamilton or Vettel drops the ball.
This leaves Vettel as the third favorite to win the next race. Both Bet365 and BetRally have him at 5.00. It should be noted that Vettel is ahead in this season’s standings with 202 points. This puts a 14-point gap between him and Hamilton’s standing of 188 points. Vettel is also no stranger to the Spa track since he has four Belgian Grand Prix titles under his belt.
Bottas and Vettel’s outright to win price gives them a good market value for many bettors. Bottas has two wins this season and a third one is not out of the question for this Grand Prix. Vettel took the win in the previous race in Budapest where the Mercedes team struggled with the many twists in the circuit.
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
The Spa circuit is an old favorite among many racing enthusiasts. It was built back in the 1920s. The old version of the track was built to allow cars to achieve high average speeds. This has changed in the current redesigned track which now has many high speed turns.
One of the most notable parts of the track is the Eau Rouge. This is where drivers barrel down a straight line and go up a steep uphill. Upon exiting the uphill is a series of turns with a blind summit. Skilled drivers who can negotiate this part of the Spa track will have the upper hand in the succeeding long straight lane.