The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the highlights on the Formula 1 calendar and despite Mercedes’ dominance, there’s still plenty of value in this year’s race.
Valtteri Bottas finds himself one point clear ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton atop the leaderboard, while Mercedes as a team sit 72-points clear of Ferrari on the constructors poll.
Lewis Hamilton has won the last two Spanish Grand Prix’s, and although it’s difficult to back against the silver and green, be sure to read on below as we try and find some money in our 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Preview.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix Best Bet
Lewis Hamilton – $2.38
The Circuit de Catalunya generally suits speedier cars, which of course plays into the hands of Mercedes. Overtaking is difficult on this track, while a fast start off the line is crucial.
Hamilton has won this race three times, and considering this track is a popular testing ground for Mercedes, it’s no wonder why. All 10 teams made tweaks and improvements before travelling to Barcelona, and even though Mercedes have downplayed their improvements, it’s hard to forget Hamilton’s dominant weekend from qualifying to the chequered flag last year.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix Podium Finish
Kimi Raikkonen – $34.00
Raikkonen has failed to finish Top 5 in all four races this year, but the Finnish superstar should feel confident this weekend in Spain.
Raikkonen won the Spanish Grand Prix in 2005 and 2008 and will be hungry to make up for failing to finish the race last year. He currently sits eighth in the driver standings with 14 points, and after a disastrous start to the season, Alfa Romeo could use a Top 3 finish on Sunday.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix Fastest Lap
Charles Leclerc – $4.33
Ferrari spent most of the winter practising in Barcelona with extraordinary results. The last time the red colours saluted in Spain was during Fernando Alonso’s win in 2013, but with a handful of engine and downforce improvements since Azerbaijan, Ferrari has no excuses to not be competitive this weekend.
With only 99 points from four races, Ferrari sits 72-points behind Mercedes on the constructors poll. They’ve hardly looked close to winning this season, but with plenty of experience on the track, Charles Leclerc has a big opportunity to not only makeup ground but also post a speedy lap time.