The F1 season continues this weekend, with Spain hosting the latest race in the calendar.
This year every race weekend has been dominated by Mercedes, and the German constructor will be going for its fifth win in a row., while Sebastian Vettel has voiced his frustrations with his Ferrari car, so expect a response from the famous constructor.
Our F1 expert guides you through the best bets from the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been a happy hunting ground for the Mercedes in recent years, having won four of the last five races here.
It would be highly unlikely that Ferrari could reverse that form, especially with their performance in recent weeks. The two Mercedes drivers have been top class this year, and Hamilton is 11/8 to past the chequered flag first, and team-mate Bottas is slightly longer at 2/1. Both have a very realistic chance of achieving yet another Mercedes one-two for F1s most dominant team.
Vettel has been vocal about his cars performance this season, but he also hasn’t performed as well as his teammate Charles Leclerc this season.
The young Monegasque driver has consistently outperformed his more illustrious colleague, and has two fastest laps from four race this season. It is only a matter of time before Leclerc turns his excellent performances into wins, and he would love to be in good form for his home Grand Prix in the next F1 race. Leclerc is 4/1 to win in Barcelona
Red Bull renaissance
The only car, and indeed driver, to have broken the last half-decade of Mercedes dominance in the Spanish GP was a Red Bull driver named Max Verstappen.
The Dutch phenom has struggled slightly this season, as most teams have in truth behind the Mercedes, but he clearly relishes a challenge. Although highly unlikely that Red Bull’s main man wins the Grand Prix, where he is priced at 8/1, he definitely has the potential to be the best of the rest, and Verstappen is 5/4 to finish on the podium.
Previous Spanish Grand Prix winners
2018 – Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes
2017 – Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes
2016 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands) – Red Bull
2015 – Nico Rosberg (Germany) – Mercedes
2014 – Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes
2013 – Fernando Alonso (Spain) – Ferrari
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