There is nothing like that.
For the only time this season, there are three races scheduled on consecutive weekends.
Last weekend was in Spa. There was some excitement in the first 10 laps, but Max Verstappen dominated the field for his second win in a row, starting from 10th or worse on the grid, something that hadn’t been done for over 60 years.
This weekend the series visits Verstappen’s home race in Zandvoort, the Netherlands. Verstappen is on pole and looking for his fourth win in a row. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. are less than a tenth of a second behind in second and third place, respectively.
So next weekend is one of the holy grails of sport. Monza. The Tifosi will clamor for a Ferrari victory at home.
Before we look to Zandvoort, let’s take a look at how Bryce’s bets turned out at Spa. AX means the bet didn’t pan out, a $ sign means it did:
Carlos Sainz to win X
This was the worst choice of the weekend. Sainz started from pole, but Verstappen’s pace and ability to break through were severely underestimated. Sainz held on as long as he could, but the Ferrari didn’t have the pace to keep up with the Red Bull. He finished third.
Fernando Alonso Finishes in the top six $
Alonso had the good pace and the fortune to start third on the grid due to other drivers’ penalties. He had the straight line speed with the Alpine and finished fifth after Leclerc was penalized for speeding in the pit lane. He has scored points in the last nine races.
Alex Albon Top 10 Finish $
Williams’ car was a rocket through the straights of Spa. Albon made it to Q3 and started sixth. He then held off numerous cars to finish 10th and earn a much-needed point. An excellent drive from Albon to cash in on a bigger money bet.
Esteban Ocon Top 10 Finish $
Ocon had one of the best drives of the day. Starting 16th due to an engine penalty on the grid, he worked his way through the field to seventh place. Ocon has had an impressive season and therefore there is no logical reason why he should have had positive odds here.
Last week’s record: 3-1
Record of the Year: 22-19
Now the bets for the Dutch Grand Prix! Once again, find these plays at the best odds wherever you can find them. This race should be a good one, so buckle up!
Leclerc to win
Let’s start with the riskiest bet.
Verstappen has been on a winning streak with three wins in a row. He also starts on pole by a slim margin. But he bet on Leclerc to spoil Verstappen’s home grand prix with better race pace.
This track suits the Ferrari more and Leclerc was less than a tenth of a second off the pace. He also has Sainz right behind him, so that could cause problems for Verstappen when he pits.
The odds are excellent at +400+, so hit Leclerc here and hope to win big.
Finish in the top 10 of Lance Stroll
Stroll and Aston Martin are looking to have a fast car this weekend. Stroll set some times in the purple sector during qualifying and made it to Q3. Unfortunately for him, he had some mechanical problems and was unable to record a time in Q3.
Starting 10th, Stroll has negative odds for points, so there isn’t much value. But he should have the pace to have his best finish of the year. Bet on Stroll and Aston Martin for some much-needed points.
Carlos Sainz final podium
Sainz and Ferrari have the pace to win here. He has been near the top of all the time tables and should have a pace advantage over everyone behind him. The Spaniard is on an equal footing to do this, look for Sainz to compete for a win like he did in Austria before his engine dies.
Mick Schumacher in the top 10
Schumacher is a good cunning move here. He showed the pace in qualifying and starts eighth. Vegas doesn’t trust him as he is more likely to get points. Expect Schumacher and his Ferrari engine to score points, just like he did in Austria.
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