Italian Grand Prix, Monza 2:00 PM31/08/2018
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Italian Grand Prix Monza – 31 August 2018

The F1 Italian Grand Prix has always been considered as the home turf of Ferrari – one of the most iconic sports teams in the world. However, the Italian giant has not had much to write about of late. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and Daniel Ricciardo are seen as having a greater chance of success at Formula 1 Italy 2018 than the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari is yet to win a race this season.

Nico Rosberg f1

Nico Rosberg

Rosberg will be kicking himself for having lost a sizable advantage from the early part of the campaign. He started out extremely well in the opening five races. After the end of the Spanish Grand Prix, Rosberg seemed to be heading for a first Drivers’ Championship title because of his 43-point lead. Hamilton, though, has fabulously recovered and he now has six victories compared to the five for Rosberg. The German will be aware that Hamilton faces a grid penalty for going beyond the permitted number of changes to the engine parts.

Lewis Hamilton f1

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has had a close fight with teammate Rosberg throughout the season and it seems like a fight made for the season finale. Separated by 19 points, it does not take a lot of effort from Rosberg to get past Hamilton. Yet, the infighting within the camp has only served to keep the title race going. Mercedes are clearly far superior than any other team on the grid. The fact that Hamilton has been able to turn a points deficit into a 19-point advantage will give him immense confidence going into the rest of the season.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo may have yet to win a race this season, but he has been keeping in touch with the leaders throughout the campaign. He trails leader Lewis Hamilton by 84 points in defeat would take an extremely optimistic person to consider Ricciardo as a potential title winner from this position. Still, that does not seem to be stopping the Australian from doing well.

The Italian Grand Prix 2018 is expected to be as exciting as ever. It is scheduled on August 31 and it takes its place as the 15th race of the season. Midway through the F1 calendar, little drivers’ or constructors’ championships have been decided at this stage. However, this race often sets the standard for the remainder of the season. Teams come into the race after a four-week break. Lewis Hamilton went into the break and a positive fashion after having turned a 43-point deficit into a 19-point advantage over Nico Rosberg.

GP Monza is considered as one of the fastest circuits in the F1 calendar, although the emergence of several new race tracks could change this fact. Even then, it is an undeniable truth that cars do not require a lot of downforce since winning is all about having a greater top speed. The circuit also offers excellent opportunities to overtake – none more so than the first corner.

Rating of applicants
Drivers Nationality Car Points
1
Lewis Hamilton
GBR MERCEDES 217
2
Nico Rosberg
GER MERCEDES 198
3
Daniel Ricciardo
AUS RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 133
4
Kimi Räikkönen
FIN FERRARI 122
5
Sebastian Vettel
GER FERRARI 120
6
Max Verstappen
NED RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 115
7
Valtteri Bottas
FIN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
8
Sergio Perez
MEX FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 48
9
Felipe Massa
BRA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 38
10
Nico Hulkenberg
GER FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 33
Latest predictions
Michael***
Coefficient - 1.8
Tips efficiency - 87 %
One thing is for sure: there's fire in Mercedes' camp and the rivalry between Hamilton and Rosberg will give us an impressive race against a background of intrigue and drama. The twitchiness at Mercedes shows that although they have issues with each other, their rivalry will make them do their best to win. Our outcome is on the winner of the Drivers' Championship. We're sure that either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton will win it, so our bet is Hamilton.
Santiago***
Coefficient - 1.25
Tips efficiency - 71 %
Red Bull's driver can score some big points here at Monza, and although he's got the power, he needs the skills. This is a very long shot, and it could be a great backup bet, but don't risk everything on this one. You never know what can happen and Red Bull is far behind in the F1 standings, but Daniel Ricciardo will definitely get to the podium.
Johan***
Coefficient - 201
Tips efficiency - 83 %
It's a long shot, but it can come with significant wins if you take the risk. Vettel has won the Italian Grand Prix in 2014 and has the recipe to success, he only has to put in the work and surpass Hamilton or Rosberg. Ricciardio is great, too, but he doesn't have a history at Monza. F1 betting tips are all about details, and Vettel's experience on the track can actually make a difference.

Any Formula One fan will find it hard to stop skipping a heartbeat just before the start of the Italian Grand Prix. Such is the history of this circuit that almost every driver wants to win at least one time here before retiring. It is the longest race in the F1 calendar after having had its first race held in 1950. Since then, the Italian Grand Prix has featured in the F1 calendar on every occasion yet it never stops fascinating teams and fans alike.

The Italian Grand Prix 2018 will as regularly be held at the Monza circuit near Milan. It's one of the most incredible events on the Formula One calendar. F1 Italian Grand Prix 2018 will be held on September 4.

One of the key elements of the current Monza circuit being deployed in the F1 calendar is that it is extremely fast. Top speed is a major priority for teams looking to win the Italian Grand Prix 2018. In the past, teams that went with a one-stop fuel strategy did not have much success largely because this circuit offers plenty of opportunities for overtaking.

Italian Grand Prix, Monza 2:00 PM31/08/2018
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