Bahrain GP Predictions

By Stephen Williams @SWilliams1702

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After a dismal week of betting during the Australian GP, things picked up nicely for China with multiple winning bets.  Lets hope Bahrain will be just as successful.  All odds are from Skybet. Other bookmakers are available.

Bahrain GP Bets

Raikkonen to win the race - 8/1 each way

Ferrari and Raikkonen usually go well in Bahrain with Raikkonen finishing 2nd four times in the last 5 years.  The each way bet covers you if Raikkonen doesn't make it to the top step of the podium.

Qualifying margin under 0.300(s) - 4/9

Perhaps not great value but will the distance between first and second in qualifying really be more than 0.3 seconds?

Double podium Ferrari - 5/4

They've not managed a double podium so far this year but the circuit may suit the Ferrari over the Mercedes, especially as Mercedes appear to have more issues over tyre wear and this will be more apparent in the hotter temperatures.


Double points finish Haas - 7/2

Grosjean had a great race last year in Bahrain and Magnussen is coming off the back of a good result in China.  The car looks to be near the top of midfield and could be best of the rest behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

Race winning margin under 10 seconds - 1/2

The race in China finished under 10 seconds between 1st and 2nd and this was despite Vettel having a compromised race.  On a circuit which offers a number of overtaking opportunities the chance to pull away at the front may be more challenging than it was in Australia and China.  

Feel free to comment with your own predictions for the race and the season.

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Bahrain GP Predictions


  1. Lewis Hamilton
  2. Sebastian Vettel
  3. Valtteri Bottas


  1. Kimi Raikkonen
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Sebastian Vettel

Safety car: No

China GP Bets Recap

Force India double points finish - 9/2

Race winning margin under 10 seconds - 5/4

Hamilton pole position - 8/11

Also a 30/1 accumulator for which drivers will be beat their team mates came off for the race. Not too bad.