Sakhir Grand Prix odds and Predictions:
With end of Bahrain GP all eyes will be on Sakhir Grand Prix which will take place on this Sunday, 6th December. This Grand Prix takes place over 87 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit’s 3.543-kilometre Outer track layout.
Post the horrific accident of Romain Grosjean in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Grosjean is set to be replaced by Brazilian racer Pietro Fittipaldi. This race is slated to be his debut race said Hass Team Principal Guenther Steiner. Also, Lewis Hamilton who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be on the track this Sunday.
As we head towards the end of this years championship, the Drivers’ championship is done and dusted after Lewis Hamilton won Turkish Grand Prix. Team Mercedes on the hand have sealed the Constructors Championships.
Going into the race, the other teams will try to score as many brownie points as possible by going aggressive in terms of their strategy and upgrades for the upcoming race.
Sakhir Grand Prix Predictions and Odds: Championship Standings:
The championship seems to have slipped from other teams, with Lewis Hamilton leading with 332 points and standing far behind with 201 points is Valtteri Bottas and next comes Max Verstappen with 189 points.
Although Hamilton isn’t racing on this track due to COVID, the points gap between Bottas and Hamilton is too huge to be covered in one race. Daniel Ricciardi is close behind Verstappen with 102 points followed by Sergio Perez with 100 points.
Max Verstappen is trying to bridge the gap and make it to the 2nd spot while Sebastian Vettel will be looking for another round of podium finish before leaving the Ferrari.
Haas is debuting its new driver Pietro Fittipaldi after the near-death accident of Romain Grosjean. George Russel and Nicholas Latifi are still looking forward to open their account.
Team Haas also made an official announcement of legend Michael Schumacher's son Mick Schumacher to be part of their team from 2021.
Sakhir Grand Prix Preview and Predictions: Schedule
The race week is scheduled to begin from 4th of December up to the race day on the 6th of December 2020. The two free-practices are scheduled on the 4th and 5th of December where the drivers run simulations and look at tyre compounds.
This will be followed by the practice session and the qualifying where in the drivers will burn rubber to stay ahead of the others.
Practice 1 (4th December 2020) – 16:30-18:00 local time (19:00 – 20:30 IST)
Practice 2 (4th December 2020) – 20:30 – 22:00 local time (23:00 – 00:30 IST)
Practice 3 (5th December 2020) – 17:00 – 18:00 local time (19:30 – 20:30 IST)
Qualifying (5th December 2020) – 20:00 – 21:00 local time (22:30 – 23:30 IST)
Race (6th December 2020) – 20:10 – 22:10 local time (22:40 – 00:40 IST)
Sakhir Grand Prix Preview and Odds: History and Odds
This race will use the ‘Outer Circuit Layout’ of Bahrain International Circuit. This will be the first time Formula One race will be held in this layout. This is shorter than the Grand Prix of Layout used for the Bahrain Grand Prix which was 5.412km.
The lap times are expected to be less than a minute, the only time sub-one-minute lap times have been achieved was at the 1974 French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois.
The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for the corona virus and is slated to miss the race as per the policies of Bahrain and thus we will need to see who is going to win the race this time.
The betting markets and prediction experts are expecting a win for Valtteri Bottas followed by Max Vertsappen and Sergio Perez.
888sport, which is a premium betting platform, is expecting Bottas to get the top spot this race with a winning odds of 1.07, close on his heels is Vertsappen with an odds of 1.17.
Oddschecker puts the odds of Bottas winning at 5/1 and followed by Vertsappen at 6/1.
Smarkets too puts Max Verstsappen ahead of other for this race.
Sakhir Grand Prix Preview and Predictions: Where to watch?
The race weekend will be available to watch on the Sky Network in Europe and UK. For the Indian fans, the race will be available on Star Sports Select and the Hotstar App.
It can also be watched on the official F1 app but it is still available only in selected regions of the world.