RACE DEBRIEF

    As Formula 1 heads to the beautiful Ardennes forest for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, we look at the betting odds for the win, pole, the podium and more at Spa-Francorchamps, as provided by 188BET.COM…

    188BET's odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so if Lewis Hamilton is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

    What are the odds for the win?

    He’s not won in Belgium since 2017, but unsurprisingly, it’s Lewis Hamilton who is the favourite to add a fourth Belgian Grand Prix victory to his list of accolades this weekend.

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    Interestingly, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas find themselves tied on 4.50, presumably because of Verstappen’s annoying habit (if you’re Mercedes at least) of managing to extract the absolute maximum from his Red Bull RB16 and foil Merc’s plans, which led to his 70th Anniversary Grand Prix win.

    • Lewis Hamilton 1.45
    • Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen 4.50
    • Sergio Perez 29.0
    • Lance Stroll 51.0
    • Charles Leclerc 67.0
    • Alexander Albon, Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel 101
    • Lando Norris 151
    • Daniel Ricciardo 401
    • Esteban Ocon, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, George Russell, Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Romain Grosjean 901
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    Hamilton won't expect to play second fiddle to Leclerc in 2020, as he did last year

    What are the odds for fastest in qualifying?

    Mercedes are six for six pole position-wise in 2020, and around the fast, long lap at Spa-Francorchamps, it seems unlikely that the Silver Arrows will be headed in normal conditions (although rain could be a factor in qualifying). And with Hamilton having never been outqualified by Bottas here in their time as team mates, he leads the way in the betting once again.

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    Meanwhile, last year’s Belgian Grand Prix polesitter Charles Leclerc sits on 101 – a testament to how far Ferrari have fallen down the order in 2020.

    • Lewis Hamilton 1.40
    • Valtteri Bottas 3.50
    • Max Verstappen 6.50
    • Sergio Perez 29.0
    • Lance Stroll 51.0
    • Charles Leclerc 101
    • Sebastian Vettel 151
    • Alexander Albon, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris 201
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, George Russell, Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Romain Grosjean 901
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    What are the odds for a podium finish?

    The betting for a podium finish gives a fascinating insight on the queue forming up behind Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen to get on the rostrum should any of those three fumble.

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    That queue is led by congenital podium-snatcher Sergio Perez in a Racing Point that should be lickety-split around Spa. Meanwhile, the winningest driver in Belgium on the current grid, Alfa Romeo’s four-time Spa victor Kimi Raikkonen – is slightly ahead of his rear-of-the-field rivals on 601, a mark of the Finn’s affinity with the Belgian track.

    • Lewis Hamilton 1.10
    • Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen 1.20
    • Sergio Perez 3.80
    • Lance Stroll 5.50
    • Charles Leclerc 6.00
    • Alex Albon 9.00
    • Sebastian Vettel 10.0
    • Lando Norris 13.0
    • Carlos Sainz 15.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 34.0
    • Esteban Ocon 81.0
    • Pierre Gasly, Daniil Kvyat 201
    • Kimi Raikkonen 601
    • George Russell, Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean, Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi 901
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    Raikkonen's won the most Belgian Grands Prix of any driver on the current grid

    What are the odds for fastest lap?

    Mercedes’ drivers have taken half of the fastest laps this year, Hamilton with two to Bottas’ one, while Verstappen plus McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have claimed the other three.

    But with rain predicted across the weekend, the taking of the fastest lap could be a haphazard affair, which might come down to being on the right tyre at the right time rather than the outright speed of your car. Intriguing.

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    • Lewis Hamilton 2.10
    • Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas 3.75
    • Alex Albon, Sergio Perez 17.0
    • Charles Leclerc 26.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Sebastian Vettel 29.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 101
    • Esteban Ocon, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, George Russell, Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Romain Grosjean 251
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    Sainz and Norris have a fastest lap each in 2020

    What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

    Mercedes head the betting for which team will come away with the most points from Spa, with Red Bull behind in second. But it’s worth noting that Red Bull and Racing Point both took 22 points from the Spanish Grand Prix, despite the yawning gap in the odds here – while Ferrari, winners for the last two years at Spa, are on 51.0.

    • Mercedes 1.20
    • Red Bull 4.30
    • Racing Point 23.0
    • Ferrari 51.0
    • McLaren 81.0
    • Renault 351
    • AlphaTauri 501
    • Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams 901

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    What are the odds for a Safety Car intervention?

    We’ve witnessed a Safety Car on Lap 1 for the last two years at Spa – and unsurprisingly, the odds on getting one at some point in the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix are shorter than they were in Spain two weeks ago.

    • Yes 1.40
    • No 2.75

    Odds are in $USD and correct as of 1300 BST, August 26, 2020

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