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Hungarian Grand Prix 2014

July 26th, 2014

The conspiracy theorists were circling over Budapest as Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying fire once again saw Nico Rosberg luck out with the team-mates starting at opposite ends of the grid as they did in Germany. Things are unlikely to be as easy for Hamilton this time around however despite his love affair with the track - the tight twisty nature of the layout will make progressing through the field significantly harder this time around.

Hamilton is a 20/1 shot for the race (Betfred & BetVictor), roughly double the price he was last weekend, and it’s hard to see any value in that price. In fact, value in the race winner market looks tricky to find with Rosberg likely to drive away at the front, but on offer at no longer that 4/11 (BetVictor). Vettel is second and on offer 13/2, while Valterri Bottas is a 20/1 shot from 3rd (both with Paddy Power).

Instead, head to Bet365 and back Daniel Ricciardo to finish on the podium at 13/8. The Australian has out-driven his Red Bull team-mate consistently this season and while the track seems to suit Vettel better, the car is set up perfectly for this track and he should be able to execute a clever race strategy to jump Bottas, so the odds appeal given his season-long form.

In the Top 6 market, Paddy Power offer Nico Hulkenberg at 9/4 and he should be able to run a long way into the race before stopping, which could easily see him jump the likes of Button and Massa. He should be a good deal shorter than that, and so that is also worth a small investment.

Finally, we liked the look of Vettel to win 'without Mercedes' at 6/5 with Ladbrokes, but arguably the 7/4 offered by Ladbrokes on Rosberg and Vettel sharing the top two spots of the podium (in any order) looks a much better bet at this point - it’s hard to see past that result. The race starts at 1pm and is televised live on Sky Sports F1.

Daniel Ricciardo
Podium Finish
13/8 Bet365
Nico Hulkenberg
Top 6 Finish 9/4 Paddy Power
Rosberg / Vettel Dual Forecast 7/4 Ladbrokes
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