Betting on the German Grand Prix
Formula 1 is the highest class of motor racing in the world, and one of the most popular sports betting markets. Coming up in July is one of the most exciting races of the season in the form of the German Grand Prix. Held at the iconic Hockenheimring, the German Grand Prix is known for its incredibly high speeds and tight cornering. Its position in the F1 series makes it a pivotal race for Championship points, which is why all motor racing fans are glued to their screens when the race is on.
If you are keen to bet on the race, here are the details.
Welcome to Hockenheim
This year, the 2019 German Grand Prix will return to the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg Germany, instead of the Nürburgring on its traditional biannual change. Hockenheim was built in 1932 by Mercedes as a test track for their Formula 1 cars. The original track was a basic triangular structure and ran over a distance of 12km. Throughout the 1940’s and 1960’s the track was modified and shortened. The first F1 Grand Prix was held at Hockenheim in 1970 and has been a feature ever since.
The track itself is one of the fastest in Formula One, with Sebastian Vettel setting an average speed of 230km per hour at the race last year. It measures 4.574km in length and a fastest lap time of 1:13.780 set by Kimi Räikkönen in 2004.
What Happened Last Year?
Last year at Hockenheim Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap in qualifying, and gained pole position for the race. Unfortunately, he crashed out early on, opening the gates for Lewis Hamilton to come back from 14th position to take the win. This year he will be looking to make up for his mistake, and gain some much-needed Championship points.
The 2019 German Grand Prix main race will start on the 28th of July. If you want to bet on the race, there are plenty of exciting markets to choose from.
Outright betting is always a good place to start with options to predict the winning driver, the winning constructor and will start the race in pole position. Prop bets are also available where you can predict which driver will set the fastest lap in the main race, if the lap record will be broken this year, and if all the drivers will finish the race this time around.
If you’re looking for the best odds online for the German Grand Prix, we suggest you check out Betway, Winner and William Hill.