2019 Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix Betting Tips

August 29th 2019, 12:01pm, By: andyrosos

After a well-deserved break for the drivers and crews, the 2019 Formula 1 season resumes this weekend as we head to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot for the annual Belgian Grand Prix!

We have been on absolute fire in F1 betting tips this year, finding winners in over 80% of the races so far. We’ll look to continue our hot form as we give our Belgian GP tips below.

2019 Belgian Grand Prix Betting Tips

Lewis Hamilton rounded out the first half of the season with yet another win at the Hungarian Grand Prix, marking his eighth win of the season. He now holds a dominant 62 point lead in the driver championship and would have to be extremely average in the back half of the season to not pick up his sixth Formula 1 drivers’ championship.

Max Verstappen continued his fantastic form in Hungary, picking up a second place finish. The result was the third podium finish in four races for Verstapped, who has leapfrogged Sebastian Vettel to now sit in third place on the drivers’ championship. Verstappen won in both Austria and Germany as well as the second place in Hungary to round out the first half of the season.

It was a tough first half of the season for the team Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, who couldn’t pick up a single win between them throughout the first 12 races of the year. LeClerc did have a bit of a purple patch  throughout the second quarter of the year as he accumulated four podium finishes in a row while Vettel finished with two podium finishes at the German and Hungarian Grand Prix’s before the break.

f1 standings

Vettel will be looking to turn his form around and kick off the second half of the season with a win in Belgium, which is one track where he has had the wood over his rival Lewis Hamilton over the years. While they both boast three wins at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Vettel took out the title last year as Hamilton finished in second place.

Max Verstappen took the last spot on the podium in 2018 ahead of Valtteri Bottas while Aussie Daniel Ricciardo picked up one of his eight retirements of the year in Belgium.

The Track

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is located in Stavelit, Belgium and is commonly referred to simply as ‘Spa’. It also plays host to the Spa 24 Hours and the 1000km Spa endurance races. Spa is known for being a pretty fast track with good opportunities for overtaking.

It has big slipstreams and is one of the better viewing experiences on the Formula 1 tour. ‘Pouhon’, turn 10, is one of the fastest and trickiest corners on the F1 calendar and always provides some thrilling battles.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record of 1:46.286, a time he achieved in the 2018 season.

track f1 belgian GP

Prediction

Only a brave man would bet against Lewis Hamilton in his current form, however, we looking for a bit more value this weekend. Sebastian Vettel has had his slowest start to the season for the better part of a decade but he finished the first half of the season in a flurry of form with two podium finishes and has a great track record at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Vettel has three wins in Belgium and a further three podium finishes since the 2008 season and has finishes 2nd and 1st in the last two years respectively. He’ll be keen to come out and make an impact after the mid-season break and is great value to win his first race of the season.


Hard to believe that Red Bull driver Max Verstappen is still fifth in the betting markets after the run he had to finish the first half of the season. Verstappen was bron in Belgium so will be keen to impress in his home race and he was impressive at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps last year, finishing third behind Vettel and Hamilton. Great value to finish on the podium this weekend.


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