The French F1 Grand Prix will be held June 20-23 at the Paul Ricard circuit. After coming back to the calendar in 2018, the French GP attracted lots of attention from punters and especially Ferrari fans who have fond memories of the race.
Lewis Hamilton is the main favourite to win the race and it’s not surprising. The defending champion won at Paul Ricard last year in front of his team colleague Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s duo. Sebastian Vettel lost the slim lead over Hamilton at the French GP last year, sparking bookies to give the nod to Hamilton this season.
Hamilton’s odds are somewhere in the area of 9/10 (8/11 at many bookies). The British driver is having quite a season so far and it looks like he’s set to win yet another race. He’ll face competition from his team colleague Bottas @11/4 and Ferrari’s Vettel and Leclerc @ 4/1 and 5/1 respectively. If you want our two cents, betting on Hamilton doesn’t really make sense. With odds starting from 8/11, you won’t get a substantial return.
There is, however, money to be made on Vettel and Leclerc. While the young Monegasque driver may be a bit of a far cry for the French GP, Vettel’s odds look great. Bet on the German driver and you can win a sum 5 times your stake which is more than a solid return.
Of course, if you’re willing to play with a bit of risk, the likes of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo look like great choices. Verstappen’s odds are somewhere around in the area of 20/1, while Ricciardo is further down the list with outsider odds of 750/1. Both won races last year, though, and we believe they can do the same this season as well.