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Bahrain Grand Prix 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Sebastian Vettel (ew)Race Winner7/1Sky Bet
Daniel RicciardoTop 6 Finish15/8Sky Bet, Bet365
Felipe NasrPoints Finish10/11Sky Bet, BetVictor

BBC1 skysports-f1 Sunday 19th April / 4pm

Ferrari continued their resurgence in Friday practice for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix by demonstrating solid long run pace, but the indications are also that they are unlikely to be able to threaten the front row of the grid.

Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time of the day, and odds of 15/8 look a shade long for the German to post pole position on that evidence, but Hamilton did lock up a wheel on what looked likely to be his hottest lap, and we’ll just resist getting involved in the Saturday markets.

Moving on to Sunday and the bookies are confident that the outcome will see a strong performance once again from Mercedes (8/11 Hamilton and 11/4 Rosberg), and they also go as short as 2/5 on Sebastian Vettel finishing on the podium.

We reckon there is an outside chance of Vettel upsetting the Mercedes, and odds of 7/1 are tempting enough to recommend a small bet on the German winning e/w. He was lapping into the 1.39s in second practice, and his consistency at that pace was better than either Mercedes managed. Obviously we don’t know the fuel loads, but it was a strong benchmark from Vettel.

Further back, Daniel Ricciardo probably expects to finish just behind the Mercedes, Ferraris and Williams, but it might only take a single retirement from that pack to give him a top 6 finish, and odds of 15/8 probably don’t accurately reflect his chances there.

Finally, we’ll keep the faith in Felipe Nasr in the Sauber-Ferrari who gave a really good account of themselves in China. He’s 10/11 to finish inside the points, and should be right in the mix to add to his haul so far.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Sebastian Vettel (ew)Race Winner7/1Sky Bet
Daniel RicciardoTop 6 Finish15/8Sky Bet, Bet365
Felipe NasrPoints Finish10/11Sky Bet, BetVictor