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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips

Abu Dhabi GP the final curtain call for 2019 and Nico Hulkenberg?

It’s the final race of the 2019 Formula 1 racing season on Sunday and that means there is little left to play for.

But we can still have a few bets to spice things up. Below are our expert picks and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting tips…


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips / Preview

The big battle will surely be between Renault and Toro Rosso who will be eager to finish in the top-5 of the Constructor’s Championship. Just eight points currently separate the two teams and the difference when prize-money is allocated at the end of the season is tens of millions.

For Renault there is one problem, can they count on Nico Hulkenberg to give his all?  The German driver has been dropped from the team and in his final outing for the outfit he might not prepared to put his best foot forward. He might just be very happy to retire early and make his final exit from the garage of the French team. 

With 25 retirements in his last 98 races Hulkenberg has never been the most reliable driver anyway and while there could be a lot of luck involved and the selection is based on a conspiracy theory, he is definitely too big at F1 betting odds of 16/1 with William Hill to be the first race retirement.


Sebastian Vettel for a Podium 

At the prices the best Abu Dhabi F1 bet in the conventional markets is the Even money (2.00) about Sebastian Vettel finishing on the podium. It’s a huge price given his teammate, Charles Leclerc, is 3/10 for a top-three. The youngster might be slightly faster but the gulf in their prices is not justified.

On form the price is right – Vettel’s last six starts may have resulted in three retirements but the races where he has finished yielded a win and two seconds – but more importantly he has ‘podiumed’ here in Abu Dhabi seven times in the past ten years, taking three gold medals.


Race for Pole Might Not be a Close Thing

This Abu Dhabi F1 race has been staged ten times in the past and the pole-setter has won half of those races. The car starting from second has won four times.  But the sequence shows the last four pole-setters have won this race as have the last two winners in 2019. It is 4/5 (at William Hill) that the sequence will be continued on Sunday and that looks a fair shout.

But the better F1 bet is the margin of qualifying victory. In 2018 Lewis Hamilton went best by .16sec, in 2017 the margin was .17sec and 2016 saw Hamilton had .3sec in hand of his teammate. In short this should not be a close run thing meaning a 0.1sec or less margin (11/10 with most firms) can be ignored.

5/2 is available about 0.1sec and 0.2sec which is the principle bet while you could have a small saver on a 0.2sec or greater margin which is 15/8 with bet365*.


In Summary: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips …

– Qualifying Winning Margin: 0.1sec-0.2sec at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365*

– First Retirement: Nico Hulkenberg at 18/1 (19.0) with William Hill

– Podium Finish: Sebastian Vettel at 1/1 (2.00) with Black Type


* Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting odds correct at the time of writing

Image credit – Nick Webb


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