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Spanish Grand Prix Betting Tips

Spanish Grand Prix Details

Date May 22, 2022

LocationCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo

Course length 4.675KM (2.905 Mi)

Capacity 140,700

Last Year Podium

1st - Lewis Hamilton

2nd - Max Verstappen

3rd - Valterri Bottas

Last Year's Fastest Lap

1:18.149 - Max Verstappen (Lap 62)

2022 Race Favourite

Max Verstappen: 11/10

Spanish Grand Prix Betting Tips

George Russell to finish 1-3

Historically, the Spanish Grand Prix has been one of the stomping grounds for Mercedes in recent years. That being said, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have never performed this badly in a season. Sometimes it simply doesn’t click for drivers in certain cars and that seems to be the case with Hamilton this year. However, this opens the door for George Russell who has consistently finished between 3rd and 5th for Mercedes this year, who knows whether Valterri Bottas would have performed better? But that is a question we’ll never know the answer too, all we know is that Mercedes need someone to step up and perform quickly if they’re to have any chance of even being in contention for the Constructors Championship and that man could be George Russell this weekend.

Bet on Russell to finish on Podium

Fernando Alonso to retire first: 16/1

An uninspiring performance infront in your home nation must be one of the worst feelings in Formula One and it certainly has to be a worry for the legendary Fernando Alonso. Alonso will push this Alpine to its limit in Catalunya and has already had two retirements this season with additional car trouble in Australia in-between those two retirements. Alonso will look at this race as a chance to get his season on-track and the experienced driver could well push the car beyond its limits and result in an early retirement.

Bet on Alonso to retire first

Longshot: Lewis Hamilton to win: 20/1

In a world where anything is possible, Lewis Hamilton grabbing his 6th Spanish Grand Prix victory in a row isn’t unheard of. Six months ago, this would have been a 13/20 bet but now the tides have changed, Mercedes car isn’t up to scratch this season but with Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel, you would still expect them to win at least one Grand Prix this season, you wouldn’t put money against it being here in Spain.

Bet on Hamilton to win

Constructors Championship Pre-Spanish Grand Prix

Position Constructor Points
1st Ferrari 157
2nd Red Bull Racing
3rd Mercedes 95
4th McLaren, Mercedes 46
5th Alfa Romeo, Ferrari 31
6th Alpine Renault 26
7th Alpha Tauri 16
8th Haas, Ferrari 15
9th Aston Martin, Mercedes 6
10th Williams, Mercedes 3

Drivers' Championship Pre-Spanish Grand Prix

Position Driver Points Best Finish
1st Charles Leclerc 104 1st (Twice)
2nd Max Verstappen 85 1st (Thrice)
3rd Sergio Perez 66 2nd (Twice)
4th George Russell 59 3rd (Australia)
5th Carlos Sainz Jr. 53 2nd (Bahrain)
6th Lewis Hamilton 36 3rd (Bahrain
7th Lando Norris 35 3rd (Emilia)
8th Valterri Bottas 30 5th (Emilia)
9th Esteban Ocon 24 6th (Saudi)
10th Kevin Magnussen 15 5th (Bahrain)
11th Daniel Ricciardo 11 6th (Australia
12th Yuki Tsunoda 10 7th (Emilia)
13th Pierre Gasly 6 8th (Saudi)
14th Sebastian Vettel 4 8th (Emilia)
15th Alexander Albon 3 9th (Miami)
16th Fernando Alonso 2 9th (Bahrain)
17th Lance Stroll 2 10th (Twice)
18th Zhou Guanyu 1 10th (Bahrain)
19th Mick Schumacher 11th (Bahrain)
20th Nicholas Latifi 14th (Miami)

Spanish: - Last Five Races Details

Year Winner Runner Up Fastest Lap
2021 Lewis Hamilton Max Verstappen Max Verstappen (1.18:149)
2020 Lewis Hamilton Valterri Bottas Valterri Bottas (1.18:183)
2019 Lewis Hamilton Valterri Bottas Lewis Hamilton (1.18:492)
2018 Lewis Hamilton Valterri Bottas Daniel Ricciardo (1.18:441)
2017 Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton (1.23.593)

Spanish Grand Prix: - Brief History

The first Spanish Grand Prix was held in 1913 as a race for Touring cars. However, the transition to Formula 1 in 1951 where only two events were held until 1967. From this point, it became a regular course dominated Lotus and Ford. Since then, individuals have gone on runs of dominating Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost dominated over a nine year period between 1986 and 1994 before Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen won all but one event between 1995 and 2004. From that point, the winners varied as the sport became more competitive year on year. However, since 2017, Lewis Hamilton has won five races in a row on this track, Hamilton and Schumacher hold the record for the most number of wins at the Spanish Grand Prix with 6 wins apiece.