The Hockenheimring first hosted the German Grand Prix in 1970. A fast track with a traditional layout, it has some good overtaking opportunities and is set to sort the men from the boys in this race.
Whilst in the 1990’s and 2000’s, Hockenheim was a cauldron of support for Michael Schumacher, the seven-time champion is not likely to trouble the front runners in this race, as reflected by his odds of 66/1 with Extrabet.
However, his young Red Bull countryman Sebastian Vettel should pose much more of a threat. He is priced as favourite to muster victory and can be backed at 85/40 with Boylesport. Fellow German Nico Rosberg is another one to watch. He’s a much more tempting 33/1 with Bodog to take the chequered flag.
As for the Brits, you can never disregard the McLaren duo, with odds of 9/2 (Stan James) for Hamilton or 12/1 (Sportingbet) for Button to be triumphant. If you think the race will end with the same top two as the current Drivers’ Championship standings, you can also back the Hamilton/Button Straight Forecast at 22/1 with Paddy Power.
As is often the case, there are plenty of free bet offers if you open a new betting account. Paddy Power and Stan James are both offering a free matched bet of up to £25, while if you open a new bet365 account you could benefit from their massive 100% deposit bonus of up to £200.
For the romantics among you, if you think Herr Schumacher might still have a few good races left in his aging bones, back him at 11/1 with Extrabet to get himself a podium finish and the adoration of his army of fans.