2017 Belgian Grand Prix predictions, betting tips and early odds

By: Marius Hrebenciuc

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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 newspredictions and our best betting tips.

Schedule

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

Position Driver Points Position Constructor Points
1 Sebastian Vettel 202 1 Mercedes 357
2 Lewis Hamilton 188 2 Ferrari 318
3 Valtteri Bottas 169 3 Red Bull 184
4 Daniele Ricciardo 117 4 Force India 101
5 Kimi Raikkonen 116 5 Williams 41

 

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.

Prediction: Valtteri Bottas to win the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps at 10/3

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

Back Lewis Hamilton to win at 4/6

About Marius Hrebenciuc

Content editor with good knowledge on football and tennis. Actually, a tennis addict who can watch games 24/7

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