Formula 1 returns to the Nurburgring for the first time since 2013 this weekend as Germany’s famous high-speed track prepares to host the first running of the Eifel Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton failed to match Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Grand Prix wins in Sochi a fortnight ago, but the six-time world champion once again finds himself as the odds-on favourite heading into the 11th race of the year.
With some wild weather forecast ahead of a huge weekend, you can find all of our best bets ahead of the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix below.
2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Winner
Lewis Hamilton at $1.14
Hamilton finds himself at $1.14 to win this weekend – the shortest price of the season according to our bookmakers.
A 10-second penalty cost the Brit a chance at history in Russia, but considering the six-time champ has gone no more than one race without a victory this season, it’s difficult to see Hamilton not crossing the line in first on Sunday.
Red Bull the only real threat to Mercedes as Ferrari continue to battle against their own bad luck.
Max Verstappen upset Hamilton in Sochi thanks to a P2 in qualifying, but since the Nurburgring calls for unimaginable speed and downforce, it’s hard to get past Hamilton.
2020 Eifel Grand Prix Points Finish
Sebastian Vettel at $2.20
It’s been a miserable and forgettable season for Vettel as he looks ahead to what is hopefully a more promising future with Aston Martin in 2021.
The four-time world champ has finished inside the Top 10 only five times this year, but there is a chance for him to finish the season on somewhat of a high note this weekend on his home track.
Outside of Hamilton, Vettel will line up on the grid as the only other driver to have won at the Nurburgring in the past.
It’s doubtful we see him recapture his terrific win back in 2013, but with experience on his side, a points finish is not out of the question.
2020 Eifel Grand Prix Number of Classified Finishers
Under 16.5 at $1.91
Daniel Ricciardo is predicting a wild weekend with a ton of wet weather forecast, so the chances of a few safety cars on race day seems relatively high.
In addition with the added speed and the fact only two drivers have familiarity with the track, Under 16.5 Classified Finishers looks a good chance.