2019 Austrian Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Expert Pick

Posted by Derrick Harper on June 28, 2019 in

The Formula One world is being dominated by Lewis Hamilton and Team Mercedes. Hamilton and his team will look to continue their dominance this weekend, as they travel to the Red Bull Ring in the hills of Spielberg, Austria for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix.

Last weekend, Hamilton and Team Mercedes cruised to an easy victory at Paul Ricard in the French Grand Prix. With last weekend’s victory, Hamilton earned his sixth of the Grand Prix season, and it was the tenth straight Grand Prix victory for Team Mercedes.

This race is being held at the Red Bull Ring. The track is located in the hills of Austria, and with the hills in the background, the fans love the scenery surrounding the Ring. With elevation changes, ten corners, and fast straightaways, this course is a favorite of the drivers, as well as the fans.

Let’s preview some of the favorites to take a victory lap with the checkered flag around the Red Bull Ring on Sunday at the Austrian Grand Prix.

2019 Austrian Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Expert Pick

Lewis Hamilton

If you’re a Formula One driver, you’re probably feeling like it’s Lewis Hamilton’s world, and you’re just living in it. Hamilton has dominated the 2019 Formula One season. Last weekend, Hamilton dominated the field in winning the French Grand Prix. Hamilton has won six Grand Prix’s this season, and the other drivers don’t seem to have an answer on how to stop him. Hamilton hasn’t finished lower than second place in any of this season’s races. He currently leads the driver standings with a 36 point lead. Until someone proves that he can stop Hamilton, the race is his to win.

Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate is currently second place in the driver standings behind Hamilton. In the two races that Hamilton hasn’t won this year, the checkered flag was claimed by Bottas. The Team Mercedes drivers have taken the top two spots in six of the eight races ran this season. Bottas hasn’t finished lower than fourth in any race this season. Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix in 2017, so he knows how to handle the Red Bull Ring. If Hamilton slips ups this weekend, Bottas could be the beneficiary.

Sebastian Vettel

Vettel, third in the driver standings, has had a very good 2019. He finished in second place at Monaco and Canada and finished fifth last weekend in France. Vettel finished third in last year’s race and has three top-four finishes at the Red Bull Ring.

Charles Leclerc

The rookie has had some success in 2019. He has yet to win this season, but he does have three top-three finishes. If the Team Ferrari driver (along with Vettel) can get in a position to contend, he could overtake the top racers to claim this race.

Max Verstappen

Verstappen claimed the Austrian Grand Prix in 2018. He loves the Red Bull Ring, as he has finished in the top 10 in three of his four career starts. He has finished in the top four in seven of the eight races held in 2019.