Free tips F1 Betting Preview: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions & Tips (28th August)

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions & Preview

After a 2-week break the F1 season heads to Belgium this weekend for the next instalment. Read on for our Belgian Grand Prix betting predictions and best bets…

The re-jigged F1 season became a lot clearer this week with the announcement of a two races in Bahrain, the re-introduction of the Turkish GP and a season finale in Abu Dhabi in mid-December. It means the championship, which Lewis Hamilton already has a grip on (the Brit is top-priced 1/40 with Unibet), will now be staged over a total of 17 races.

As poor attendances at the Turkish race originally led to its exclusion from the calendar and Bahrain is normally as quiet as a morgue, it was kind of inevitable these venues would take up some of the Covid-induced slack. But the lack of spectators at this weekend’s race in Spa, Belgium is a tragedy as this is the greatest Formula 1 race of them all, a genuine classic venue with thrilling racing.


Spa Should be a Stroll for Mercedes Powered Cars

To coin a horse racing phrase Spa is a ‘galloping track’ which means Hamilton’s Mercedes should be invincible. It also means other Mercedes powered cars should be in their element.

Topping that bill is the Racing Point team which currently stand third in the Constructor’s Championship. They have had a car finish in the top-6 of five of this season’s six races to date and it would be a major surprise if they do not take that record to seven. At the prices it is Lance Stroll that looks the better bet of the team’s two drivers.

He’s 8/11 with William Hill for a top-6 which looks a gift. In fact throwing a few pennies at him for a podium finish at Betvictor’s 5/1 may not to the worst bet of all time. If one of the ‘big three’ (Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen) meet with a problem he could be ideally placed to collect the pieces – and silverware!

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions:

  • Lance Stroll to finish in the top-6 at 8/11 with William Hill
  • Lance Stroll to finish on the podium 5/1 with BetVictor

Nicholas Latifi or a Top 10 Finish

OK, you will need a lot of luck and some imagination for this one but… The Williams team are also powered by Mercedes and while rookie driver Nicholas Latifi is no superstar and his car is clearly slow, he managed to finish 11th in the opening race of 2020 and might belie his F1 betting odds of 16/1 (bet365*) about a ‘top-10’ or ‘points finish’ at this circuit.

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions

  • Nicholas Latifi to finish in the top-10 16/1 at bet365*


Fastest Lap Can Go To Bottas

Meanwhile, at the front of the pack, Valtteri Bottas looks the obvious choice in the ‘Fastest Lap’ betting odds. The Finnish driver took that accolade at this circuit in 2018 and has 14 career ‘fastest laps’ on his F1 CV.

Furthermore he was fastest in Spain last time and while playing ‘wingman’ to Hamilton, he should have ample opportunity to take a late pit-stop and claim another in a lightly fuelled car with fresh tyres.

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions:

  • Valtteri Bottas to claim the fastest lap 10/3 with Betfred


Winning Margin Betting Tip

Finally we like the prospect of a big winning margin. Hamilton won by a whopping 24sec in Spain last time and the winning margins here have been big in recent years – 10sec+ in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018.

Belgian Grand Prix Betting Predictions:

Race winning margin of 8 seconds or more at 17/20 (1.85) with Genting Bet


* Belgium Grand Prix betting odds correct at the time of writing


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