F1: French Grand Prix Predictions & Betting Odds - Motor Racing Preview
June 19, 2019
Not a Stroll in the park, but Racing Point can fight for points
When Canadian billionaire fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll wanted his son to be a Formula 1 driver he gobbled up a big share-holding in the Williams F1 team and arranged for his teenage boy to race one of their cars.
When it was obvious the Williams racing team was not going to give him a car capable of competing with the mid-pack teams Stroll Snr acquired the Force India team (now re-labelled Racing Point) and gave his son, Lance, the seat in that outfit beginning at the start of the current season.
So far the results have been disappointing. The Racing Point car has achieved a best finishing position of sixth (in Azerbaijan) with Lance Stroll claiming three ninth-placed efforts. However, Stroll Snr may not being enquiring about the purchase price of Ferrari just yet as there are signs of improvement from the British-based Racing Point team and we believe they will claim some valuable world championship points in France this Sunday.
Both Racing Point drivers, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, finished within the top-10 in Azerbaijan and while that is a wall-lined street circuit, it is also renowned for his long straights and high speeds – in other words its characteristics are similar to this weekend’s venue.
Allied to improvements in balance and aerodynamics, we might just see a repeat of that ‘double points finish’ in Sunday’s race and it’s a great betting proposition at +1000 at bet365.
Lewis Hamilton the winner again?
If you are a straight win bet player then look no further than -109.89 favourite (with Betway) Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver aced this race last season and has claimed five wins and two seconds from the seven 2019 races to date.
It’s not a match
Post-qualifying many of the leading online sportsbooks, such as Bwin and bet365, will be offering teammate-on-teammate match betting.
No matter where they qualify it is an inevitability the Williams cars will trail the field and considering George Russell has beaten his garage-mate, Robert Kubica, in all seven 2019 starts, he looks a safe bet to put into your weekend’s multiple bets.
Charles Leclerc to take his third fastest lap
If the race looks like a Mercedes benefit the Fastest Lap award probably has Ferrari’s name printed on it. Their No. 2 driver, Charles Leclerc, has already claimed a pair of fastest lap awards this season and at +500 (bet365) he looks overpriced to make the last pit stop and set the best time of the day on fresh tyres and an empty fuel tank.
In Summary: French GP Betting Picks…
- Lewis Hamilton to win at -109.89 with Betway
- Both Points Racing drivers to finish in the Points at +1000 with bet365
- Charles Leclerc to get the Fastest Lap at +500 with bet365
- George Russell to beat teammate Robert Kubica (Odds to follow)