F1 2020 Russian Grand Prix Betting and Predictions analysis
The 2020 Formula 1 championship is halfway through with the 10th race happening at Sochi in Russia. Lewis Hamilton will equal Michael Schumacher's 91 F1 wins should he win here in Sochi.
Russian Grand Prix 2020 Betting and Predictions analysis: Qualifying Standings
Lewis Hamilton finished at pole position in the qualifying completed yesterday. The qualifying sessions were marred by red flag on account of a Sebastian Vettel crash. Max Verstappen will start the race in the first row with Lewis Hamilton. While the other mercedes driver and Hamilton's team mate Bottas ended 3rd.
F1 2020 Sochi Russian Grand Prix Betting and Predictions analysis: Betting Update
Sochi Russian Grand Prix 2020 Betting and Predictions : Buzz
Lewis Hamilton classified his qualifying performing as Horrible and yet finished first
Max Verstappen was very happy with an unexpected front row for the race later today. This is his second front row this season. He will have a tough fight against Bottas who on an average was better than Verstappen aside from that exceptional lap. In the meanwhile his compatriot Alexander Albon confessed being quite confused after finishing a second off Verstappen.
8 out of the Top-10 will start with soft tyres with the exception of Bottas and Verstappen. Tyre manufacturer Pirelli believes a one pitch stop strategy with 12 laps with the soft tyre and finishing the rest of the race in hard compound tyres would be adequate
Russian Grand Prix 2020 Odds and Predictions : 2019 result
Looking at the last year’s result, it was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who started on pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton. After the lights out, Sebastian Vettel jumped to 1st overtaking Leclerc with the help of the slipstream he got, but retired halfway into the race after a power unit failure.
This played beautifully into Mercedes hands as Hamilton took the chequered flag and extended his championship lead. The Mercedes have never lost here since the track was reintroduced into the calendar.
The fastest lap record at the Sochi Autodrom was set by Lewis Hamilton during the 2019 Russian GP. Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed quite a success at the Sochi Autodrom as he has won the Russian GP four times (2014,2015,2018,2019). Hamilton ended up at the second position in 2016 Russian GP next to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. He missed out on the podium finish in the year 2017 which was eventually won by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Russian Grand Prix 2020 Odds, Predictions and News : Race Description
Unlike the Tuscany track, this is a power dominated track with a lot of straights and two DRS zones that will help the drivers overtake. This again means that there is a high probability of another Mercedes 1-2 lockout in the front with Red Bull led Max Verstappen trying to catch up.
The Renault, the McLaren, the Alpha Tauri and the Racing Point have all shown promising signs whenever the circuit has lot of straights. The Ferrari are likely to struggle and would be more than happy for both the cars to make it to Q2 in qualifying. The Haas and Alfa Romeo who are powered by Ferrari are also affected by this with no hope of qualifying higher.
The weather forecast for that particular weekend is completely sunny with occasional cloud cover. The temperature is expected to rise to 30 degree Celsius on the race-day which means that the tyre management will be a challenge for all the teams.
But the overall odds are highly favoring Hamilton as the race winner whereas his teammate Valtteri Bottas has the next best odds of while Verstappen who is the lone challenger for the Mercs is third best odds along with Ferrari’s Leclerc.
Another Ferrari racer Kimi Raikkonen who had two back-to-back podium finishes at the 2016 and 2017 Russian GP may have to toil hard to even qualify for the final race.
McLaren's young Lando Norris would like to end up at a podium finish just like the Austrian GP where he beat Lewis Hamilton for the podium. Sergio Perez had long back finished at the podium at the 2015 Russian GP when he was associated with Force India.
The Mexican F1 racer is now a part of Racing Point and would surely aim for a podium finish. Daniil Kvyat known as the most successful Russian F1 racer will race for the AlphaTauri.
Known as the torpedo, he can be expected to have a podium finish though the odds aren't particular about it. This means that Mercedes have one hand on their 6th consecutive Driver and Constructor championships.
Russian Grand Prix F1 news and preview and Sports Bet
Sportsbettingdime, suggest Lewis Hamilton to win the upcoming Russian Grand Prix. As per them, the odds for his win stands at -250 and for him finishing in Top 10 stands at -1150.
Bwin recommends Lewis Hamilton's winning odds at 11/25.
As per Betway the odds for Lewis Hamilton are placed at 1.40 and for Valtteri Bottas the odds are placed at 4.33.