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Belgian Grand Prix Formula One Betting Tips

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After a significant break, Formula 1 is back this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix. The drivers will be refreshed after their summer rest and the competitive action should continue to thrill the patient fans, as it has done throughout 2012 so far.

Looking back for a second, it is worth noting that there have been seven different winners in the current Formula 1 season, while only 48 points separate the top five drivers in the overall standings.

Leading the way is Fernando Alonso, but he has plenty of ambitious, talented and significantly backed drivers looking to overtake him. As things stand this is led by Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton and the experienced Kimi Raikkonen not far behind either.

In short, this means things are superbly set up for the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend and beyond. With three races taking place between now and the end of September, it is a crucial time in the season, no doubt about that.

Focusing specifically on this weekend's race, the man to beat – according to the odds at the moment – is Lewis Hamilton. The McLaren man was victorious in the Hungarian Grand Prix just before the summer break and many expect him to go from strength to strength.

You of course never know what to expect from Hamilton, but there is no doubt his aggressive intentions will be in existence. If this comes off, he is the man to beat and not many can come close. As we know though, he is never too far away from a set-back. For his sake, we hope not though.

There are perhaps too many contenders to mention for this weekend – it has been that open this season after all – but the front runners are clear.

Alongside Hamilton as the man to beat is Fernando Alonso who is on course to win the drivers' Championship at the moment. The Spaniard has been rewarded for consistency and will be after another podium finish at the very least.

You then have the Red Bull boys. Last year in this race, they secured a 1-2 finish and something similar for Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber cannot be ruled out. Vettel in particular seems likely to come into his own over the next few races.

We then come to the curious case of Jenson Button. After winning the first race of the season, he was in excellent spirits and ready to launch another Championship challenge. However, only two podium finishes have followed and on just 76 points, he is adrift of the leading group.

Victory at Spa could change all of this though and in the summer break, Button has been positive about his chance. Watch out for an onslaught from the McLaren man who will be 100% focused from the very first practice session.

The Lotus duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean are then well in the mix as they continue the refreshing trend of challenging the dominant trio of Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren.

There are plenty of sub-plots beyond the drivers mentioned of course – including the fate of Michael Schumacher, which is never dull – and this should be an explosive return for the 2012 Formula 1 season.

Even though it is difficult to pass Button has proved that it is not all down to qualifying coming from fourteenth on the grid to win in 2006 in a rain soaked race.

According to the latest weather forecasts there is an area of high pressure moving slowly across the Ukraine and this is expected to be followed by a period of unsettled weather on Wednesday and Thursday before the heat builds again over the next few days. If this weather pattern holds true then there is a real chance of thundery downpours for raceday which will play into the hands of Jenson Button who is an assured driver in the wet conditions.

Going by recent performances Alonso is justifiably the favourite but car upgrades, weather and fine driving mean that Button is where the value lies in this Grand prix at 10/1.

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The Circuit:

Lap distance: 4.381 Km.

  • Race Length 306.663 km (190.560 mi)

  • Circuit Direction Clockwise

  • Capacity 200,000

  • Established 1936 (redeveloped in 1986)

 

Spa-Francorchamps

 

The Betting:

Sebastien Vettel
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
3
25

3/1

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Fernando Alonso
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
1
31
Lewis Hamilton
Ranking
Age
Team
 
4
27

5/1

Jenson Button
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
8
32
Mark Webber
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
2
35
Kimi Raikkonen
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
5
32
Romain Grosjean
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
7
26
Michael Schumacher
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
12
43
Nico Rosberg
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
6
27
Felippe Massa
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
13
31
Pastor Maldanado
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
10
27
Sergio Perez
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
9
22
Kamui Kobayashi
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
14
25
Sergio Perez
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
11
26
Nico Hulkenberg
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
16
24
Bruno Senna
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
15
28
Daniel Ricciardo
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
18
23
Jean-Eric Vergne
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
17
22
Heikki Kovalainen
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
19
3
Vitaly Petrov
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
20
27
Charles Pic
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
22
22
Narain Karthikeyan
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
23
35
Pedro De La Rosa
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
24
41
Timo Glock
Ranking
Age
Team
Best Odds
21
30

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