## By Stephen Williams @SWilliams1702

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Welcome to this week's betting predictions. All odds are from Skybet. Other bookmakers are available.

## Russian GP Bets

### Qualifying winning team Mercedes - 1/4

3 out of 3 so far in qualifying for Mercedes and they are the only team to have set pole in Russia.

### Hamilton Race winner - 10/11

He has a good record in Russia with 2 wins from 3 races and needs to win to avoid falling further behind Sebastian Vettel in the Driver's Championship.

### Race winning margin under 5 seconds - 13/8

As always the Ferrari and Mercedes look very closely matched so given the race being a straight fight then it should be tight at the front end. A late safety car also enhances the chance of this bet coming off.

### Kimi Raikkonen fastest lap 15/2

The Finn goes quite well here and could set the fastest lap of the race on fresher tyres at the end of the race.

### Renault double points finish - 6/1

Hulkenberg has been very impressive so far this season, comfortably outperfoming Jolyon Palmer. However, Palmer has showed better performances with each race and if everything clicks he could be on to a good result.

## Russian GP Predictions

**Qualifying:**

- Lewis Hamilton
- Valtteri Bottas
- Sebastian Vettel

**Race: **

- Lewis Hamilton
- Sebastian Vettel
- Kimi Raikkonen

**Safety car:** Yes

**Bahrain GP Bets Recap**

Two winning bets from 7 in total at the last race, not great, but here are the winning bets. Hoping for more luck this weekend.

Qualifying winning margin under 0.300 seconds - 4/9

Race winning margin under 10 seconds - 1/2