F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting preview, free tips & where to watch
Lewis Hamilton looks set to end the season in style
F1 tips, best bets and predictions for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit.
Where to watch
Sky Sports F1, 1.10pm Sunday
Winning margin over 8 seconds
1pt 23-10 RedZone
Racing Point double points finish
1pt 9-2 Hills, Sky Bet
Valtteri Bottas to finish fourth
1pt 9-1 bet365
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview
Lewis Hamilton is 8-15 to end his sixth championship-winning season with victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver stormed to pole position – his first in ten races – and will share the front row with Max Verstappen.
To underline Mercedes’ dominance, Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified second fastest, but will start from the back due to a penalty.
Top tip for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Winning margin over eight seconds 23-10
Mercedes look to have a clear performance advantage at Yas Marina and anything other than a comfortable win for Hamilton would be a surprise.
It's the last pole lap we'll see until March— Formula 1 (@F1) November 30, 2019
But it looks *really* cool under the lights
Go onboard with @LewisHamilton as he storms to pole in Abu Dhabi #AbuDhabiGP #F1 @pirellisport pic.twitter.com/GidWMh7O8E
As this is the last race of the season the Brit has no need to preserve his engine for future events and he’ll be keen to send a message to his rivals.
Hamilton won the British Grand Prix by 25 seconds in the summer, while Bottas triumphed in Japan last month by 13 seconds, so the odds about a winning margin of at least eight seconds look attractive.
Racing Point double points finish 9-2
V Bottas to finish fourth 9-1
The much-maligned Lance Stroll has recorded top-ten finishes in Belgium and Japan – two old-school drivers’ circuits – this season.
The Canadian did a fine job to qualify 12th, two places behind his Racing Point teammate Sergio Perez, who has scored points in his last five races. Back both to end up in the top ten this time.
Mercedes’ decision to run Bottas to the end of qualifying means he will have to start on used tyres and have no strategical advantage on the cars ahead of him.
Reaching the podium is likely to prove beyond him despite a significant pace advantage over the majority of the field.
Sebastian Vettel finished fourth at the track after starting 15th in 2015, the same finishing position Daniel Ricciardo managed after beginning from the pitlane the year before.
Backing Bottas at 9-1 to end the race in fourth place looks a more interesting bet than the 7-2 about the Finn making the podium.
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