The Hungarian Grand Prix is a race Lewis Hamilton enjoys. He has won four of the eight races he has competed in and is my clear favourite for this weekend.
Unfortunately the bookies seem to agree and his odds for a pole position and race win double are a very small at 8/11. If you wanted to add the fastest lap, you can get 5/2, but this bet is always at the risk of any driver coming into the pits late to put a set of the softer tyres on. So I’m going to leave the race-win market alone – but have come across a few others of interest…
ONE – Romain Grosjean has enjoyed some success in Hungary and I feel the French driver will have no problem getting into Q3 on Saturday. I’m surprised the odds are so big.
Romain Grosjean to reach Qualifying Session Three – 11/8 (Ladbrokes)
TWO – With the Hungaroring requiring plenty of downforce, I feel Williams may struggle this weekend. This leaves the door open for Red Bull to finish in the top six and there is a bit of value in this market. Although Daniel Ricciardo has shorter odds with the bookies, it is Daniil Kyvat who has been the strongest Red Bull driver recently and I believe he has a great chance of finishing in the top six.
Daniil Kyvat to finish in the top six – 5/2 (Ladbrokes)
Or if you prefer, Daniel Ricciardo to finish in the top six – 9/4 (Ladbrokes)
THREE – Carlos Sainz has impressed so far this year, but doesn’t get the same amount of attention as his younger Toro Rosso team-mate. This has probably helped Sainz, as the interest in Max Verstappen has enabled the Spaniard to get on with his job without the added pressure, and I believe he will have a strong race this weekend and finish in the points.
Carlos Sainz to finish in the points – 1/1 (Betfred, BetVictor, Betway, Ladbrokes, Totesport)
Good luck and remember to bet responsibly.
♦ Kyle Cumbers is a member of the NRF1 Podcast crew. Follow Kyle on Twitter @kcumbers