Canadian Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions – Sunday 9th June 2019

Canadian Grand Prix Track Guide

With Mercedes claiming glory at the Monaco Grand Prix, it’s hard to see just at which track they could be stopped this season. They are heading into the seventh race of the season with their two drivers streets ahead of the pack. Will that still be the case come Sunday night?

Mercedes could potentially extend their winning run to seven races this weekend. Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are in fine form at this early stage, while they could slug it out for the title all season. As it stands, Hamilton is just out in front, while we expect him to build on that with another win in Canada this weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton to win @ 11/10

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Race Info

Canada has been almost ever-present on the F1 calendar in recent years, with this race set to be their 10th consecutive appearance. Once again, the race is held in Montreal, which has been a friendly hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes over recent years. However, can they secure success in the 2019 edition?

RoundCountryCircuitRace Distance
7/21 Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 305km / 70 Laps

Schedule

 DateStart TimeFinish TimeForecast ConditionsTV Coverage
Practice 1 Fri 7th June 15:00 16:30 Dry / 17° -
Practice 2 Fri 7th June 19:00 20:30 Dry / 20° -
Practice 3 Sat 8th June 16:00 17:30 Dry / 19° -
Qualifying Sat 8th June 19:00 20:00 Dry / 21° Sky F1
Race Sun 9th June 19:10 21:10 Dry / 18° Sky F1

Last Season's Results (2018)

Can Ferrari repeat last year’s success here? Sebastian Vettel took maximum points in this race last year, which was enough to move him top. Vettel’s win over Valtteri Bottas saw him move back out in front in the race for the Drivers’ Championship, but the win put him onto 121 points after seven races. After six races this season, that tally would still be 16 short of Hamilton at the top given that he’s sitting pretty with 137 points in the bag.

Last season Vettel was helped by a slump from Hamilton, who qualified in fourth for this race. He ended up finishing a place lower, ending up behind both of the Red Bulls in Montreal. It was a better day for Bottas, who finished up in second, which suggests he’s capable of a strong display in this weekend’s return to Canada.

PositionDriverCarGrid PositionPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 2 18
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 3 15
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 6 12
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 4 10
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 5 8
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 7 6
8 Carlos Sainz Jr Renault 9 4
9 Esteban Ocon Force India 8 2
10 Charles Leclerc Sauber 13 1

Race News: Hamilton’s Record Ambitions

Lewis Hamilton heads into the Canadian Grand Prix this week with a stark warning to his competitors: the champion isn’t going anywhere. He claims he’s going to do another five years in F1. Hamilton is on five world titles and 77 race victories, chasing Michael Schumacher’s record of seven titles and 91 race victories. At this rate, he could match both by the end of next season. He’s got his eye on a 78th victory this weekend, which would be his fifth in seven races so far this term.

Mercedes Cry Wolff

Another race, another concern from Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. He thinks that their winning run could be over, claiming that the circuit plays to their rivals’ strengths. However, this is a well-trodden path from Wolff, who has played up his own team’s weaknesses more than enough. Mercedes’ routine of trying to remove pressure on themselves is getting a little tiresome, especially after their brilliant start. While arrogance isn’t an endearing trait, it would be good to see them own their excellent resources and performances a little more, rather than acting like the underdogs every other week.

Analysis: Relentless Mercedes to Continue

It’s tough to see anything but a win for the Silver Arrows this weekend, as they’ve been impossible to catch. Last weekend was the first time that they didn’t record a 1-2 finish, with Sebastian Vettel sneaking into second to marginally boost his tally. However, there’s still a 55 point gap between Vettel and the reigning champion, with that lead being built up over the course of just six races.

If you cast your mind back a couple of months, it was Ferrari who had the pace advantage. However, Mercedes have proved themselves to have the strongest car, which has put their two drivers into a battle with each other to win the title. Hamilton’s experience is shining through as things stand, but with Bottas also performing well it’s hard to see anyone but them leading here.

Final Verdict: Hamilton To Win

Hamilton makes the trip to Canada knowing that his record here is brilliant. He’s got record equalling ambitions here, as he tries to draw level with Michael Schumacher’s seven wins here. Hamilton has six wins in Canada to his name – three of which have come since 2015. He’s teamed up well with Mercedes at this event, while we expect him to kick on to claim another win.

We’re backing Hamilton for success here at odds of 11/10. We also think it’s worth backing Max Verstappen for a top three finish at a decent price of 9/4 given he’s not finished lower than fourth all season. He’s always in the mix, but his price doesn’t entirely reflect that when you look at the opposition.

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