Belgian Grand Prix Picks
The Formula 1 Season waves the green flag on the Belgian Grand Prix early on Sunday morning. Here are the drivers we like to win this race.
The Belgian Grand Prix takes place Sunday at 8AM ET from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The race is a 191-mile contest that will run 44 laps around the track. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Lewis Hamilton is favored with -250 odds. Other short odds to win are Sebastian Vettel (+450) and Valtteri Bottas (+550).
Lewis Hamilton has one of the best histories at this track. He was the winner in 2010 and 2015 while also finishing third in 2013 and 2016. Hamilton has a series-best four wins this year along with Vettel, yet he finds himself second in the point standings because he hasn’t finished second as often. Hamilton has finished in the top 5 in all but one race this year and as a three-time series champion, he is always the one to beat.
Sebastian Vettel is also a two-time winner of this race, taking the victory in 2011 and 2013. He has finished outside the top 5 of this race the last two years, but 2017 has been different than previous years. Vettel is back on track toward winning a championship, as he has four wins this year and has the points lead at the midway point. The four-time F1 champ also has four runner-up finishes. If anyone is going to beat Hamilton on Sunday, it is likely to be Vettel.
Valtteri Bottas is having a breakout year in the Formula 1 series. He left Williams Martini Racing and moved to Mercedes AMG Petronas for 2017 and the change has had a lot of benefits. Bottas is consistently in the mix this year and even has won two races. He also has finished second in three other races and third in three others. Bottas is on the verge of being a championship contender, so look for him to have more wins in the second half. Sunday could bring another.