Sky Bet 2/3 Lewis Hamilton to win the Italian Grand Prix (sign up for a Sky Bet free bet)
Sky Bet 6/4 Kimi Raikkonen to earn a Top 3 finish (sign up for a Sky Bet free bet)
Italian Grand Prix Betting Tips
The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running and most prestigious events on the Formula One calendar. With 86 Italian Grand Prix events in the past, every single Formula One Italian Grand Prix since 1950 has been held at Monza, with the exception being in 1980.
Lewis Hamilton heads to Monza as favourite to be successful in this year’s event. Hamilton is only seven points behind Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers Championship battle after his win in Belgium. With three wins in his last five Italian Grand Prix events, Hamilton is very hard to oppose here. He finished up second here a year ago with Nico Rosberg taking the glory. Vettel will be his closest competition this year with no Rosberg around, no doubt about it.
After a superb display at Spa-Francorchamps, Hamilton’s powerful speed in qualifying is expected to make a major difference once more. Vettel placed in second on the day, successfully keeping himself at the top of the Drivers Championship temporarily at least. Third placed Valtteri Bottas could only muster up a fifth place race in Belgium, possibly putting to an end any possibility of him competing with the two stars of Formula One this year.
The set-up at Monza should Hamilton, who will want to catch up to Vettel before heading to the difficult conditions in Singapore and Malaysia. Hamilton is priced at 2/3 with Sky Bet to be successful and his wins in two of the last three years highlight exactly why.
Sebastian Vettel also has three wins at this track himself and is priced at 10/3 with most bookmakers to leave victorious. His last win here came back in 2013, however, with his first win coming all the way back in 2008. Back Lewis Hamilton to do the business in Monza once again this year.
Veteran Kimi Raikkonen placed in fourth place here last year, but has quite a poor record at this course. With no Rosberg to compete with this season, Valtteri Bottas is likely his closest competition for a top three place. Raikkonen beat Bottas here last year and also finished ahead of him in Belgium recently.
Given Daniel Ricciardo has never finished higher than fifth place at this track and Bottas has declined of late, odds of 6/4 on Raikkonen earning a top three finish with Sky Bet are well worth a punt.