The Formula One world travels over the Atlantic Ocean this weekend to one of the most exciting grands prix of the year.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve does not have the facilities of other tracks on the calendar, but the most important part of any track is the layout – and this is a cracker. It provides opportunities to overtake and an innocent little mistake could end up in the famous Wall of Champions.
I’m hoping this weekend is another exciting chapter in the 2016 season, and to add even more excitement I have browsed the betting on the internet and come up with some little tidbits that may interest you…
ONE – The Ferrari has an engine upgrade this weekend and the Italian team will be looking to regain some forward momentum. Sebastian Vettel had a strong race last year in Montreal – finishing fifth from 18th on the grid – and the quadruple world champion will be hoping the new engine will propel him ahead of Red Bull, to achieve a podium this weekend.
Sebastian Vettel to finish on the podium: 6/5 (SkyBet)
TWO – Valtteri Bottas has a good record in Canada with a podium last year and he’s qualified fourth in the past two years. The track layout should suit the slippery nature of the Williams car, and they will be confident of a strong finish.
Valtteri Bottas to finish in the top six: 11/8 (Skybet)
THREE – I have gone for a Lewis Hamilton win for a few races this year, but it wasn’t until last time out in Monaco it paid off. So I was tempted to leave him out for this race – but how could I not include the world champion at a place he has won four times?
Lewis Hamilton to win: 6/5 (Boylesports, Betfred, PaddyPower, Stan James, William Hill)
FOUR – The layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is similar to Melbourne and Sochi, where we have already visiting this season. And at those races, Romain Grosjean achieved a points finish for Haas. So why not this weekend? The odds look good as well.
Romain Grosjean to finish in the points: 11/5 (PaddyPower)
Good luck to us all and please remember to bet responsibly.