Round six of the Formula One world championships comes from the streets of the Principality of Monaco with Mercedes looking to secure a sixth consecutive one-two of the season. Over the first five rounds the championship battle has been all about Bottas and Hamilton, however the tight circuit around the playground of the rich and famous presents a different challenge for the drivers with limited overtaking opportunities, opening the door for the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull to make a significant challenge this weekend. Form Labs breaks down the race with their betting preview and tips while we bring you the value with our selection of enhanced odds which can be found in our FanBoosts section.
Tributes To Lauda
Usually the most highly anticipated race of the Grand Prix season, but rather than the glitz and glamour associated with Monaco, there is a sombre mood surrounding Monte Carlo following the death of F1 legend Niki Lauda.
Every manufacture and driver is paying tribute to the Austrian this weekend and there will be none more motivated to win in his honour than Lewis Hamilton.
Lauda was instrumental in Mercedes signing the Brit from McLaren and he has gone on to win four of his five world titles since the move.
The rest of the pack are already adrift of the Mercedes duo after the Silver Arrows recorded an unprecedented fifth successive one-two to start the season.
After dominating practice on Thursday, again it looks as if Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will pass the chequered flag before the rest.
Pole Position Advantage
Unlike any other track, sitting on pole is essential to success here. The chances of a daring overtake are limited on this tight street circuit, so a strong qualifying run on Saturday will go a long way to who will be spraying the champagne on Sunday.
Indeed, in the 10 races since 2009, the pole-sitter has won the race on seven occasions – only once (Hamilton in 2016) has the victor come from outside the front row.
Monaco Grand Prix Betting Tips
At the time of writing, Hamilton just has the edge over his teammate in practice, so is our pick to win on what will be an emotional weekend in the South of France.
While Mercedes have stormed ahead, Ferrari are going in the opposite direction. So much was expected of them this season, but such has been their performances, both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are 18/1 or greater for this rice.
That is a little excessive in our eyes and the Italian team will be hoping local lad Leclerc can draw some inspiration from the crowd.
However, the youngster is having issues with his car set-up, so we’d favour the German. Although way off the Mercedes duo, Vettel was third-fasted in the second practice on Thursday and looks a little overpriced for a podium finish.
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