Bahrain Grand Prix Odds
- Track: Bahrain International Circuit
- Circuit Length: 5.412km (3.3 miles)
- Race Length: 308,238km (191.5 miles)
- Laps: 57
- First Held: 2004
- Last Years Winner: Max Verstappen
- Last Years Podium: Sergio Perez, Fernando Alonso
- Fastest Lap: 1:33:56.736
- Most Successful Driver: Lewis Hamilton (5 Wins)
- Most Successful Constructor: Ferrari (7 Wins)
- Next Grand Prix: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Betting Odds for the winner of the Bahrain Grand Prix
Until 2023, Max Verstappen had never won a Bahrain Grand Prix, in 2022, Verstappen didn't finish the race but in the two years before he finished in second place. So, it would have been a confidence-building result for him to win the race with Sergio Perez the only other driver within 38 seconds of him. His expected biggest rival for that season, Lewis Hamilton finished 50 seconds behind. The rest of the drivers would close the gap on Verstappen by the end of the season but it has to be expected that Verstappen will start strong again in Bahrain.
We expect to see very low odds for Verstappen to win the race but McLaren will likely be the next favourites in the odds with Lando Norris look to push forward in 2024. Closer to the race, you'll know who finishes on pole position and if Red Bull somehow fall short, it could be a fantastically competitive race but as it stands, it's hard not to back the two time world champion.
Betting Odds for the Podium of the Bahrain Grand Prix
Last year, Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso provided the shock factor as he provided one of Aston Martin's greatest performances to-date and finished third in the race ahead of both Mercedes drivers. So, who could finish on the podium in 2024? Nobody has finished in the top three for all of the last three years; however, with the improvement Ferrari had towards the end of last season, we could expect to see Charles Leclerc achieve a podium finish if their hype is to be believed. However, Ferrari have fallen well short of expectations in recent years but with a 1-2 finish in Bahrain in 2022, Ferrari will have high hopes of starting the constructors championship with a high points total.
Of course, Aston Martin, Mercedes, McLaren and Red Bull will all be looking for the other podium spots and only two drivers will be able to achieve them. McLaren are the British team to back in 2024 with Lando Norris the only driver who comes close to Verstappen in the betting odds. Meanwhile, with Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton will be looking for a massive improvement on last years car and it was believe that Hamilton would have retired if he wasn't confident on the cars performance - we'll see how the cars perform in the opening race as both Hamilton and George Russell will push for a podium finish.
Interestingly, there are two new teams that will take the stage in Bahrain with Alfa Romeo being renamed to Kick Sauber-Ferrari and AlphaTauri being renamed to RB-Honda RBPT.
Betting Odds regarding DNF's in the Bahrain Grand Prix
In the last three years, the Bahrain Grand Prix has been a nightmare for many drivers with a minimum of three retirements in each of the last ten years. However, in 2017, seven drivers didn't finish the race with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne failing to start the race due to a water pressure issue. It is difficult enough for Constructors to get their cars right at the start of the season but with the added difficulties in Bahrain, the weekend could be a disastrous one for some teams.
This is one race where you can definitely expect to see at least two DNFs, the only question is whose ambitions for pole position will end in failure. Last year Oscar Piastri was the first to DNF but in the last two seasons one of the top three teams has fallen short with Charles Leclerc failing to finish in the race last year and Red Bull seeing both cars fail to finish in 2022 despite strong positions on the initial grid.
If a team looks shaky in preseason testing, it could well be worth backing them to be the first to DNF here. Last season, Esteban Ocon had the most DNF finishes with six, while Logan Sargeant finished the season with four. Could Alpine or Williams be the best bet for drivers to DNF in Bahrain.
Betting Odds regarding position finishes in the Bahrain Grand Prix
Last season, Aston Martin kicked off their season in fantastic fashion with Fernando Alonso finishing in third ahead of both Mercedes and Ferrari drivers, the year prior Ferrari shocked the F1 world by picking up a 1-2 finish with Kevin Magnussen of Haas picking up an incredible 5th place finish.
If you're looking to bet on positions, this may be one of the best races to do so, if you're looking to back an underdog, with a new team behind the former Alfa Romeo and AlphaTauri, could they go onto great things? Likelihood is, we'll have a better idea of how teams are going to perform, we had an idea last season that McLaren would be slow starters and that Aston Martin and Williams were significantly faster than in previous years. If before the race, you were to back Alexander Albon, Lance Stroll and Valtteri Bottas to make the top 10, it would have led to a great result.
In this market, you'll be able to bet on who will finish in the top 3, top 5 and top 10 of the final result.
Betting Odds regarding the fastest lap in the Bahrain Grand Prix
One of the the smaller betting markets you can bet on in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix is the Fastest Lap of the race and interestingly enough, you have to go back to 2017 for the last time that the race favourite picked up the fastest lap. That was Lewis Hamilton, who finished second that year. Last year, it was Zhou Guanyu who picked up the fastest lap on the second last lap. Zhou was in a position where he couldn't pick up points going into the penultimate lap, pitted and finished with the fastest lap in a fantastic effort.
So, the fastest lap market may be one for those who like the live betting experience, as those in the pole positions and looking for podium finishes will likely be going for consistency in order to push up the drivers and constructors championship standings.
History of the Grand Prix
|No. of DNFs
|Sergio Perez & Fernando Alonso
|Carlos Sainz Jr & Lewis Hamilton
|Max Verstappen & Valtteri Bottas
|Max Verstappen & Alexander Albon
|Valtteri Bottas & Charles Leclerc