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    With Lewis Hamilton absent due to a positive Covid-19 test, George Russell in his Mercedes, and other driver stand-ins – on a new configuration of the Bahrain Grand Prix – this could be one of the most unpredictable races in years. Here are the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix odds, 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 Valtteri Bottas is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

    FORM GUIDE: With Hamilton out, who will come out on top in the wide-open Sakhir GP?

    What are the odds for the win?

    The Sakhir Grand Prix takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit but this time on the 'outer track' - a layout that is frankly ravenous for power. Nobody on the current grid has raced on this layout before.

    Lewis Hamilton would normally be the favourite here having clinched a 95th career win at the Bahrain Grand Prix – but he's out of the running here thanks to a positive Covid-19 test. George Russell replaces him, stepping up from Williams. So who's the favourite here?

    Well, it's neither Russell nor Valtteri Bottas – but Red Bull's Max Verstappen who's tipped to win!

    • Max Verstappen 2.50
    • Valtteri Bottas 2.75
    • George Russell 3.75
    • Sergio Perez 26.0
    • Alex Albon 34.0
    • Carlos Sainz 67.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 81.0
    • Daniil Kvyat, Esteban Ocon 101
    • Charles Leclerc 201
    • Sebastian Vettel 251
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen 601
    • Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi 901
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    Hamilton's not going to take part – and Verstappen is expected to replace him on the top step of the podium

    What are the odds for fastest in qualifying?

    Who would you put money on in qualifying? Last time out, Hamilton took pole but Bottas beat Verstappen to second on the grid.

    Verstappen's favourite to win the race, so who's favourite to clinch fastest in qualifying this time around – and where does Mercedes' substitute Russell stand?

    • Valtteri Bottas 1.70
    • Max Verstappen 3.50
    • George Russell 3.65
    • Alex Albon, Sergio Perez 51.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 67.0
    • Daniil Kvyat, Esteban Ocon 101
    • Charles Leclerc 151
    • Sebastian Vettel 201
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen 601
    • Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi 901
    ONBOARD: Lewis Hamilton’s 2020 Pirelli pole position lap at Bahrain GP

    What are the odds for a podium finish?

    Shock podiums have come this season from the likes of Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Sergio Perez. And without Hamilton at Sakhir, a window has opened for another driver to land in the top-three.

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    Russell, who's standing in for Hamilton, has never clinched a point in F1 – so is he tipped to land on the podium?

    • Valtteri Bottas 1.16
    • Max Verstappen 1.25
    • George Russell 1.50
    • Alex Albon, Sergio Perez 3.50
    • Daniel Ricciardo 8.00
    • Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris 12.0
    • Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc, Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll 21.0
    • Daniil Kvyat, Sebastian Vettel 34.0
    • Antonio Giovinazzi 301
    • Kimi Raikkonen 601
    • Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi 901
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    Perez was in the running for a podium last time out but a late retirement scuppered his chances. Is he in the running this weekend?

    What are the odds for Fastest Lap?

    Max Verstappen took Fastest Lap honours in Bahrain, but the likes of Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo have gained the bonus point this season too – not to mention Lewis Hamilton.

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    It all depends on the track conditions, and who's brave enough to take a late stop, fit new tyres, and go for a flying lap on low fuel near the end of the race. The Outer Loop of Bahrain is a new circuit for all with laps lasting under a minute so the jury is definitely out on who will take this one.

    • Valtteri Bottas 2.25
    • Max Verstappen 2.35
    • George Russell 5.50
    • Alex Albon 11.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez 41.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, Lance Stroll 67.0
    • Esteban Ocon 101
    • Pierre Gasly 201
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, Jack Aitken, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Pietro Fittipaldi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi 251
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    Fastest Lap is an open contest here. Could George Russell nab that bonus point?

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

    Mercedes have sealed the championship but with a new driver in their ranks, are they still favourites to take the most points? And, in that tight battle for P3 with McLaren, Renault and Racing Point in the fray, which of them is favourite to haul points in Sakhir?

    • Mercedes 1.10
    • Red Bull 6.50
    • Williams 11.0
    • Racing Point 23.0
    • Renault 51.0
    • McLaren, AlphaTauri 81.0
    • Ferrari 101
    • Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams 901

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    What are the odds of a Safety Car during the race?

    The odds lean towards a Safety Car period during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    • Yes 1.50
    • No 2.50

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