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Attention turns to Hungary for the last race before the mid-season break, where Ferrari will be looking to bounce back from what was a rather disappointing weekend for them in France.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull increased their lead in the world championship with a comfortable victory after Charles Leclerc’s rare mistake sent him spinning into the barriers. It was also a good weekend for Mercedes, who managed to secure their best result of the season, with both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell managing to finish on the podium.

The Hungaroring is not known for its overtaking as it is quite a narrow circuit with not too many long straights. There was no shortage of drama last year though, when the wet weather caused chaos going into turn 1, resulting in a red flag and numerous retirements.

Upon the subsequent race restart, Lewis Hamilton took the grid by himself whilst the remaining drivers started from pitlane after switching to slick tyres. This ultimately cost Lewis the race and left Esteban Ocon to claim his – and Alpine’s – first victory in Formula 1.

This year we can expect rain throughout the entire day of qualifying, whereas only a minor chance of rain is predicted for Sunday. We might just see some surprises for the grid if the wet weather sets in, much like Canada in the rain, where Fernando Alonso qualified on the front row!



Carlos Sainz looked like he had more pace than his teammate Charles Leclerc in France, but his weekend was hampered by a penalty that sent him to the back of the grid for the start.

After setting the fastest lap time in Q2, his Q3 was then dedicated to helping Leclerc secure pole position. He then powered his way from 19th on the grid to finish fifth, as well as securing the fastest lap point.

He has a fresh power unit this weekend, so his confidence will no doubt be high. He should be in for another strong qualifying performance with no grid penalties to worry about.

BACK: Carlos Sainz – Overall Qualifying Winner for 1 unit @ $7.40+


If he’s able to secure a strong qualifying position, Sainz should be in a good place to secure podium on race day as well. This is such a hard track to overtake on, which will play to his advantage.

BACK: Carlos Sainz – Podium Finish for 2 units @ $1.80+


McLaren and Lando Norris have only been mediocre through the first half of the year.

Although Norris has had recent points finishes, Alpine has secured their spot above them in the constructors’ championship. With lingering doubt in the car, the door is left ajar for others to leapfrog Norris in Hungary.

The likes of Haas, AlphaTauri – and maybe even Alfa Romeo – are all more than capable of finding points here, so I’m happy to challenge Lando Norris for Top 10 finish.

The implied probability of 62.5% is $1.60 odds, and we see Lando a less likely chance at this percentage, thus recommend laying him at $1.60 or less.

LAY: Lando Norris – Points Finish for 1 unit liability @ < $1.60



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The F1 season features 22 rounds of racing, starting in Bahrain in March and culminating in Abu Dhabi in November. Events are held in all corners of the globe, with the majority of F1 races in Europe and the United Kingdom. A race is also known as a Grand Prix. The Australian F1 Grand Prix was held in Adelaide from 1985-95 and has since been run on a street circuit in Melbourne. The Australian race is usually one of the first held each season.

F1 has 10 teams with two drivers each. The 20 drivers, who race in open-wheel, single-seat cars, compete for points at each event. Drivers compete in qualifying sessions to determine the starting order for each Grand Prix. The top-10 drivers at the end of each race receive points on a sliding scale (25 for first through to one for 10th). The driver with the most points at the end of the season is crowned world champion. Teams also receive points based on their drivers’ places, with the team accumulating the most points after all races named the constructors’ champion. Betfair’s expert analysis and information, predictions and F1 tips for every race this season will put you in prime position to know which drivers and teams to back and lay at every track. Stay on top of the Grand Prix world by following Betfair’s Formula 1 betting tips.

British driver Lewis Hamilton has dominated F1 in recent years, winning six of the past eight world championships driving for the Mercedes team. Hamilton has won seven championships in total, matching the mark set by German Michael Schumacher. Hamilton was in line to win a record-breaking eighth title in 2021 but was edged out in the last race of the season, in Abu Dhabi, by Dutchman Max Verstappen, who races for the Red Bull team. Hamilton and Verstappen are being challenged by drivers including Monacan Charles Leclerc and Spaniard Carlos Sainz (both with Ferrari), Englishman George Russell (Mercedes) and Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull). Daniel Ricciardo, who drives for the McLaren team, is the lone Australian F1 racer. He has won eight Grands Prix since starting his F1 career in 2011.

The Italian Ferrari team is the most successful in F1 history with 16 victories in the constructors’ championship but has not won a title since 2008. Mercedes holds the mark for most consecutive wins in the category, with eight in a row starting in 2014.

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