This weekend the fastest racing cars on the planet take to the Miami circuit as Formula 1 returns to the USA. The 3.36 mile-long track is characterised by 19 turns, and three DRS zones ready to provide viewers with overtaking action. One part of the track that received much attention is the ‘’Marina’’, which features less than real water astethics… but we are not here to talk about that.
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FORMULA 1 MIAMI GP: BETTING TIPS
Max Verstappen – It was a superb performance from Max Verstappen in Imola, winning both the sprint race and the Grand Prix to collect maximum points. The gap at the top of the standing is now at 27 points, not too bad considering the reigning Dutch champion has only finished twice this season. Max, at 1/1 (2.00), is yet again the favourite to occupy the top step of the podium this Sunday in Miami.
Charles Leclerc – The first signs of weakness came to the fore in Imola as a poor start relegated Charles Leclerc down to fourth place by the braking zone of turn one before a mistake in the 53rd lap at the Variante Alta cost him a bucket of points and a place on the podium. LV BET is pricing the Monegasque Ferrari driver at 12/10 (2.20) to win the first Miami Grand Prix despite his recent troubles.
Sergio Perez – After finishing second twice in a row, the Red Bull’s Mexican driver is at 11/1 (12.00) to take his first win of the season. Results this year show that Perez is now more in tune with the car under him frequently picking up points and challenging his teammate with two second place finishes already on the books.
TOP 3 FINISHERS
Lando Norris – McLaren have responded positively to their opening race in Bahrain, which saw them finishing in the 14th and 15th positions on the day. Another podium finish for Lando Norris is the perfect way to showcase the improvements done to the car’s overall performance. We are pricing the English driver at 4/1 (5.00) to climb the steps and enjoy another champagne-spraying finish this Sunday.
George Russell – The new Mercedes driver has seemingly accustomed much quicker than his seven-time World Champion teammate, Lewis Hamilton. George has already picked up plaudits for his first third-place finish in Albert Park, along with two fourth-place finishes In Bahrain and Italy. It’s safe to say that Russell is currently spearheading the Mercedes charge to get back to their sparkling best. We are pricing George Russell at 5/1 (6.00) to finish in the podium places.
Red Bull – After an impressive result at Imola for the Milton Keynes team, Christian Horner will be pushing for a Miami follow-up. Although reliability issues have hindered both cars in the opening races, a significant improvement for the team has been seen with both Max and Perez seeing the chequered flag around the Italian circuit. The long straights of the Miami Grand Prix may play into Red Bulls hand this weekend with the RB 18 boasting a superior straight-line speed than many cars around it. We are pricing a Red Bull car to take the chequered flag at 5/7 (1.72).
Ferrari – Misery plagued Ferrari at their home race, as the Tifosi watched their drivers endure the worst GP of the season so far. Carlos Sainz failed to finish his first lap around the circuit for the second time in a row after a tangle with Daniel Riccardo, left him beached in the gravel. Charles Leclerc was poised for a podium finish but only had himself to blame after he pushed his car well over the limit, spinning and damaging his front wing. Both drivers know the potential that the F1-75 possess; it’s only a matter of who can extract the most out of it. We are backing either Ferrari car to win the Grand Prix at 11/10 (2.10).
McLaren – Although not many would have backed it after the first race of the season, we’ve got the Papaya orange cars at 20/1 (21.00) to claim victory in the Miami Gardens. From their first race in Bahrain, the car has been on an upward trajectory, fixing breaking issues and fine-tuning the balance. After the last GP, the McLarens have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. In Imola, young driver Lando Norris took his first podium of the season, justifying the car’s pace.
Practice 1 – Friday, May 6 – 2.25 PM
Practice 2 – Friday, May 6 – 5.25 PM
Practice 3 – Saturday, May 7 – 12.55 PM
Qualifying – Saturday, May 7 – 3.55 PM
Race – Sunday, May 8 – 3.25 PM
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