2017 Belgian Grand Prix predictions, betting tips and early odds
The 2017 Belgian Grand Prix is the 73rd edition of the Belgian Grand Prix, formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix and is due to be held on 27 August 2017. It is part of the Formula One World Championship and will be the 12th round of the 2017 Formula 1 season. The first edition of the race was held at the Spa’s region’s race course, but to accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 and used for motorcycle racing until 1924. The race is scheduled to be contested over forty-four laps and is well-known for its unpredictable weather. Drivers confront a part of the course that is clear and bright while another stretch is slippery and rainy. Feel free to check out our latest news, predictions and our best betting tips.
Friday August 25
Practice 1: 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2: 14:00 - 15:30
Saturday August 26
Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying: 14:00 - 15:00
Sunday August 27
Belgian Grand Prix Race: 14:00 - 16:00
Previous Winners of the Belgian Grand Prix
2016 - Rosberg (Mercedes), Ricciardo (Red Bull), Hamilton (Mercedes)
2015 - Hamilton (Mercedes), Rosberg (Mercedes), Grosjean (Lotus)
2014 - Ricciardo (Red Bull), Rosberg (Mercedes), Bottas (Williams)
2013 - Vettel (Red Bull), Alonso ( Ferrari), Hamilton (Mercedes)
2012 - Button (McLaren), Vettel (Red Bull), Raikkonen (Lotus)
2011 - Vettel (Red Bull), Webber (Red Bull), Button (McLaren)
2017 Top Five Drivers and Constructor Standings
|3||Valtteri Bottas||169||3||Red Bull||184|
|4||Daniele Ricciardo||117||4||Force India||101|
Betting Predictions and Tips
Sebastian Vettel is the leader at the moment with 202 points under his belt, while Lewis Hamilton is the second-placed with 188 points. Sebastian Vettel increased his lead over Hamilton following his triumph at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest a couple of weeks ago. Vettel was amazing in qualifying, taking pole and registering two laps within 0.0002secs of each other. Kimi Raikkonen was in his teammate's wheel tracks for the entire race, but wasn’t allowed to move ahead of Vettel and finished in second. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes finished third while his teammate Lewis Hamilton in 4th position.
This means that Vettel hold a record of four races this season, while Lewis Hamilton has only won three races. However, the Mercedes team have struggled a bit in Budapest due to the twists and turns of the circuit, but I’m expecting them to do much better here in Belgium. Mercedes have been dominated this circuit over the past two years and I’m backing Valtteri Bottas to win the race here.
Sebastian Vettel is bookies’ second favourite to win the race at odds 4/1 and 9/2 to take pole position.
Prediction: Sebastian Vettel to finish outside the top three
Lewis Hamilton has won the race back in 2015 and finished third last season. I’m backing his teammate Bottas to win the race, but I’m expecting Lewis Hamilton to finish as runner-up.
Prediction: Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at 8/15