Monaco Grand Prix Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Monaco Grand Prix | Sunday 24 May, 2015 | Monaco | 13.00
Thousands of race fans prepare to anchor their yachts in the principality of Monaco for the most glamorous of all the races on the Formula 1 calendar: the Monaco Grand Prix.
The 78 laps make up a total trip of 260.520 km (161.887 mi) and the narrow, twisting street course with its long tunnel is a true test of driving ability, making this circuit a favourite among race fans.
Sunday’s race promises to be a thrilling battle, featuring no less than six past Monaco winners: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button.
Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton is the favourite going into the race, priced at 4/5 with Betway, but his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg will be more than confident that he can finish on top of the podium after winning in Spain.
The German recorded a comfortable win when he converted his pole position at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit after Hamilton was held up by Sebastian Vettel in the first few turns.
Rosberg’s victory, however, was only the second time in the last 10 races that he had finished ahead of Hamilton, ending the Briton’s run of four wins in a row.
Tyre wear, which looks to be Mercedes’ main weak point, is not really an issue in Monaco and the difficulty of overtaking means that it is easier to manage the pace of the race from the front if any minor technical problems occur. Rosberg is very quick in Monte Carlo and can be fancied to record his third consecutive victory in the principality on Sunday, priced at 11/8 with Skybet.
Having seen his lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship cut to 20 points, Hamilton will be keen to reassert his dominance over the grid. However, he has only won once in Monte Carlo during his career and he is yet to record a pole position in the principality.
Valtteri Bottas continued his good form this season, finishing fourth in Spain. andbeating his fellow countryman Kimi Raikkonen into fifth. The Williams driver is priced at 66/1 with Ladbrokes.
Another one to watch is quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel who currently lies third in the championship after a pretty solid start to life at Ferrari and is priced at 10/1 with Paddy Power.
Monaco Grand Prix Betting Tips
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