Formula 1 Predictions

Belgian Grand Prix – Team Ferrari Preview

Team Ferrari will be looking to rid themselves of last year’s woes at Spa, as their drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finished 13th and 14th in a disastrous Belgian Grand Prix. The disappointing race spoiled the dream of three wins in a row at the iconic track as Formula 1’s most historic team struggled to find the pace to mount a challenge.

With unparalleled success in Belgian Grand Prix’s, Ferrari fans will be hopeful that Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc can prove an unexpected force at Spa this year. With 18 Belgian Grand Prix victories, Ferrari have 11 more than Mercedes and 15 more than Red Bull, the two teams which pose the greatest threat this weekend.

We’ve taken a look at the chance of Ferrari causing an upset and picked our favourite outside bets that could win you some money with this Sunday.

Belgian Grand Prix – Team Ferrari Betting Tips

Top 6 finish – Carlos Sainz @ 1.76

Without setting the world alight, Sainz has been quietly consistent in his performances this season, which sees him sat in sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship. His last trip to Belgium was one to forget as the Spaniard was unable to race due to a damaged exhaust, which forced him to watch his then teammate Lando Norris impress, finishing in seventh place.

In fact, you have to go back to 2018 to find the last time Sainz managed to finish a Belgian Grand Prix, as power loss caused him to retire on the first lap in 2019. He will be hoping his luck has turned this time around, and will be racing with something to prove.

In terms of form, Sainz is in his best of the season. He has finished in the top six in the last four races, including a podium finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out. He will certainly be up for the challenge and we think Sainz is capable of securing a top six finish for the fifth consecutive race.

Charles Leclerc to win @ 41.00

Now this seems like a farfetched pick. But anything can happen in this crazy sport, and if you’re looking for an outside bet that could win you some big money, this could be the one for you.

Leclerc will need to have the best racing weekend of his life if he is to get the better of Mercedes and Red Bull. He will need to have a strong performance in qualifying to give himself half a chance – and maybe even rely on a little luck in the race. However, it was only two years ago when Leclerc beat both Hamilton and Bottas to secure his first victory at Spa. If anyone has the relevant experience, it’s the Monegasque driver.

A lot will have to go his way, but with Verstappen desperate to get back at Hamilton and take the reins on this season, Leclerc could capitalise on the chaos that ensues. It would be a dream drive for Ferrari, who will be hoping to put right their catastrophic Belgian Grand Prix in 2020.