Formula 1 returns on Sunday

Article by Ferry de Groot
Last Updated: Feb 19th, 2024 Share On Your Network:

Formula 1 is back this weekend. The sixth Grand Prix of this season takes place in Barcelona, Spain. The GP of Barcelona is expected to be an exciting weekend due to all the updates that we are going to see. Almost all teams bring new updates that should make their car quicker and better. Ferrari and Red Bull Racing are finetuning their car to look for that extra few tenths of a second. Whereas, Mercedes has find more improvement than a couple tenths of a second to be able to compete with Redbull and Ferrari. So it is going to be an exciting weekend where formula 1 punters can have some exciting bets.

At the moment, Monegasque Charles Leclerc is leading the world championship. Dutchmen Max Verstappen, who won the championship last year, is second. Verstappen is 19 points behind the Ferrari driver, which means he is looking to get in another win to keep up with Leclerc. Red Bull Racing is going to introduce a weight saving update this weekend, which should make the Redbull car even quicker. Verstappen probably hopes his car is also getting more reliable since the did not finish in 2 races this year due to problems with his car.

For Lewis Hamilton, George Russel and Mercedes it is going to be an important weekend. Mercedes will bring important update to Barcelona which should bring them closer to Ferrari and Redbull. Hamilton declared that if these updates does not take Mercedes closer to the number one and two, Mercedes should already stark focussing on next year. Therefore, this weekend will be the moment of truth for Mercedes.

For the people that like to have a bet on formula one this weekend, there are some nice odds that are worth a punt. Max Verstappen will be the favourite after his win in Miami two weeks ago. The Bookies pay about €2.2 for Verstappen and  €2.5 for Ferrari driver Leclerc.

Formula 1 standings before GP Barcelona

Posittion Driver Team Points
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 104
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 85
3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing 66
4 George Russell Mercedes 59
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 53
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 36
7 Lando Norris McLaren 35
8 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 30
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine 24
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 15
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 11
12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 10
13 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 6
14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 4
15 Alexander Albon Williams 3
16 Fernando Alonso Alpine 2
17 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 2
18 Guanyu Zhoud Alfa Romeo 2
19 Mick Schumacher Haas 0
20 Nico Hülkenberg Aston Martin 0
21 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0

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