Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix: Betting Tips and Race Preview

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:10 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021 5:10 PM UTC

Round 3 of the Formula 1 season continues in Portimao, Portugal this weekend. Dutch sensation Max Verstappen took the win last time out, but reigning champion Lewis Hamilton still leads the way in the championship by 1 point. Can Verstappen make it 2 wins in a row or will Hamilton have other ideas.
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix</h2><div style="text-align:center"> </div><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 3:00 GMT at Algarve International Circuit</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Industry News</strong></p><p>Before we discuss the upcoming race, we have some big news to bring you. Formula1 has officially decided to test some sprint qualifying races in three round of this current 2021 season. So what’s the format and what races will this be happening at?</p><p>The format for this new spectacle will be as follows, the usual Q1, Q2 and Q3 qualifying system will now take place on a Friday instead of a Saturday. There will then be a “Sprint Race” on Saturday that will be 100km long, lasting roughly 30 minutes. The starting order for the sprint race will be determined in qualifying on Friday. The drivers will be racing flat out, and there will be no need for pit stops. 1st position gets 3 points, 2nd is awarded 2 points and 3rd is awarded 1 point. The finishing position of this race will then be the starting grid for the main race that takes place on Sunday.</p><p>So far, they only confirmed race that this will take place at is Silverstone, although Monza is anticipated to be giving the green light (excuse the pun). There is going to be a total of three sprint races this season. The plan for the future is yet to be decided but the most likely is that it will happen every few races each season and not every single race. Firstly to appease fans who like the way the current format is but secondly because some tracks just wont work for sprint races such as Monaco or Baku.</p><p><strong>Max Verstappen Finally Gets His First Win of 2021 Under His Belt</strong></p><p>Verstappen breezed past the field on the opening lap of the race last time out to go from 3rd into 1st position by the end of the first lap. It was a crazy and very exciting race. Most notably Lewis Hamilton crashed, and looked out of the race only to be rescued by a red flag which involved his teammate Valtteri Bottas and Williams driver George Russel.</p><p>After the restart Hamilton made his way through the rest of the field pretty quickly and manged to finish 2nd. Its pretty evident Hamilton was very luck a red flag occurred; he would most likely had not finished in the top 5 if the race didn’t have to be suspended. Verstappen took the race win but remains q point behind Hamilton for the championship due to the Hamilton getting the fastest lap of the race, which is worth 1 point.</p><p>The Red flag incident was a massive 320Km an hour crash and luckily both drivers came out relatively unscathed, Bottas came out with the worst of it with a bruised knee, which I myself would be very pleased to have if that were my only injury following a crash at that speed. Both drivers had a heated argument following the crash and at first George Russel was on the defence about the incident but when it became clear he was more so in the wrong than Bottas he came out and apologized.</p><p><strong>Winning Driver Odds</strong></p><ul> <li>Max Verstappen 2.30</li> <li>Lewis Hamilton 2.60</li> <li>Sergio Perez 12.0</li> <li>Valtteri Bottas 12.0</li> <li>Lando Norris 29.0</li> <li>Charles Leclerc 34.0</li> <li>Daniel Riccardo 51.0</li> <li>Pierre Gasly 51.0</li> <li>Carlos Sainz 67.0</li> <li>Yuki Tsunoda 151.0</li> <li>Rest Of Field 301+</li></ul><p><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">*All odds available at Betway</a> (visit our <a href="">Betway Review</a>)</p><p><strong>Formula1 Race Tips</strong></p><p>The first bet we are taking a look at is the winning margin of Sundays race. We believe there is considerable value in the over 8 seconds at odds of 3.0 with Bet365. Hamilton ran away with this race last year at won by a whopping 25 seconds to 2nd place Bottas. We believe this track will produce similar results this Sunday as we have seen similar results in the two MotoGP races here, as both winners both this season and last season won by 4 and 3 seconds respectively, which in F1 terms is more than 8 seconds.</p><p><strong>Free Formula1 Tip: </strong><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winning Margin Over 8 Seconds at 3.0 with Bet365</a> (visit our <a href="">Bet365 Review</a>)</p><p>Carlos Sainz to finish inside the top 6 is one of the best bets ahead of this weekend based purely off of value. The best online bookmakers are scratching their heads as to what his true odds should be, with some offering as low as 1.65, and other as high as 2.20. Get on this bet at anything better than 1.80, any lower and their really is no value.</p><p>Ferrari had a stinker of a season last year and yet this track was one of their better races as the struggling Sebastian Vettel came 10th and Charles Leclerc 4th. Sainz has finished 8th and 5th so far this season, with 5th being his most recent, he seems to have a better understanding of the car and we could see him start to finish inside the top 6 on a regular basis this season. Believe me, come the middle of the season his odds for top 6 will be nowhere near 2.20.</p><p><strong>Free Formula1 Tip:</strong> <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlos Sainz Top 6 Finish at 2.20 with William Hill</a> (visit our <a href="">William Hill Review</a>)</p><p><strong>Article Record (1U All Picks)</strong></p><ul> <li>Won: 4</li> <li>Lost: 2</li> <li>Profit / Loss: +2.71</li></ul></div><style type="text/css">.tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f8 !important;}.ws_toolbar {z-index:100000} .ws_toolbar .ws_tb_btn {cursor:pointer;border:1px solid #555;padding:3px} .tb_highlight{background-color:yellow} .tb_hide {visibility:hidden} .ws_toolbar img {padding:2px;margin:0px}</style><style type="text/css">.tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f8 !important;}.ws_toolbar {z-index:100000} .ws_toolbar .ws_tb_btn {cursor:pointer;border:1px solid #555;padding:3px} .tb_highlight{background-color:yellow} .tb_hide {visibility:hidden} .ws_toolbar img {padding:2px;margin:0px}</style>
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