Published: 26.03.2017

Australian Grand Prix Betting Tips – 26th March 2017

As is traditional, the new Formula 1 season kicks off this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.

After the shock retirement of last season’s world champion, Nico Rosberg, and some pretty radical changes in the rules governing the cars, the new season could be one of the most competitive in recent years.

Lewis Hamilton is the early favourite with the bookmakers for the world championship (and the Australian GP) but he’s claimed that the pace shown by Ferrari in testing in Barcelona makes them the ones to beat this year.

We’ll certainly learn much more about the teams, cars and drivers as the season progresses but for now, let’s see if we can find some winning bets from the weekend ahead.

There’s little question that Sebastian Vettel is overpriced in the betting for the race at $4. The German does not have a great record in the Australian Grand Prix but he’s one of the very best drivers in the world and has been raving about his new Ferrari car.

He will have worked incredibly hard on the simulator ahead of the race to iron out any problems that he has with the track at Albert Park but when you get into the race it’s a whole different kettle of fish.

If you want to capitalise on the pace shown by Ferrari and the confidence of their number one driver, the best way to do so is by backing Vettel to start on pole position at $4.33 with Bet365.

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We think he’s going to have a strong season and could well be faster than any other in the time trials of qualifying. However, once actually racing it’s a completely different kettle of fish and it only takes one mistake to throw away a race at a track where you’re not completely comfortable.

If Vettel is going to be caught by anybody during the race it will surely be Lewis Hamilton. The Brit has won the Australian Grand Prix twice and it was only his now departed teammate, Rosberg, who stropped Hamilton from winning the 2016 renewal.

Hamilton has been coy about his car when compared to some of his rivals but pre-season testing can only really reveal so much. The track in Melbourne is very different to the test track in Barcelona and given Mercedes’ domination of F1 in recent years it’s tough to imagine they won’t have made improvements by the time the race weekend begins.

Hamilton will be desperate to get his season off to a winning start and could well oblige his fans at $2.25 with Sportsbet.

Daniel Ricciardo always wants to do well when he returns home to race. The problem he’s got this year is that nobody quite knows what to expect from his new Red Bull.

His teammate, Max Verstappen, has claimed that the team are “not ready to challenge” yet but Ricciardo was much more positive about their chances.

A lot can happen in a race and if the Red Bull can keep pace, Ricciardo could just grab a podium finish at $2.88 with Sportsbet.

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Lewis Hamilton to win at $2.25 with Sportsbet
Sebastian Vettel to start on pole at $4.33 with Bet365
Daniel Ricciardo podium finish at $2.88 with Sportsbet

As the F1 season gears up once more, now is the perfect time to give yourself the edge over the bookies. There are hundreds of betting opportunities awaiting over the coming months so why not head over to our homepage and take your pick of our huge collection of free bets and enhanced odds offers?

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