Lewis Hamilton is looking to make it four Canadian GP victories on the bounce while Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo look to close the gap in the drivers’ championship
The 55th edition of the Canadian Grand Prix takes place this weekend and if history is anything to go by, it’s one that you won’t want to miss. The Canadian event has hosted some of the most dramatic spectacles in recent years, and with the introduction of a third DRS zone, it’s likely we will be witnessing yet another.
With 13 wins apiece, Ferrari and McLaren share the spoils for the most victories in Canada, and a win for Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen would see Ferrari edge ahead. That said, it will be a tough ask for the Ferrari duo, due to overwhelming competition from rivals Ricciardo (recent winner of the Monaco GP) and Hamilton.
In recent times, the Brit has been the dominant force in Montreal, winning all of his previous three races at the circuit and winning six in total in his career. One more win for Hamilton will see him equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven wins at the Canadian Grand Prix, which really would be some achievement. Get him to write himself into the history books and win here at 13/10.
After the Monaco Grand Prix was labelled one of the most uninspiring in recent times, F1 fans will be hoping for big improvements this weekend.
Can anyone rival Lewis?
Due to quality issues many of the constructors will not be using their new more powerful engines, and amongst that list is Hamilton’s Mercedes. Ferrari on the other hand look set to go ahead with their swap, which could lead to 0.1 second lap improvements at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Without a win in four, this could be Vettel’s chance to get back on top and really start applying the pressure to Hamilton’s campaign. Get him to close the gap on Lewis and win here at 13/8.
Who will make history: Ferrari or Hamilton?
Or perhaps neither. However it looks likely that one of them will as together, they have won four out of the six races so far with Red Bull coming out on top in the others.
With this in mind, it looks like it’s up to Ricciardo to spoil the party, both in terms of history and the present. Get him to cause an upset here at 20/1.
Outside podium shout
Having bagged three podium finishes already this season, one man you can never rule out is Kimi Raikkonen. Experience, together with an improved engine and a new DRS zone, could play in to Kimi’s hands and help him get his first win of the 2018 campaign. Get Kimi to win here at 9/1.
Fernando Alonso could also be one to watch. His highest finish so far this season is 5th place, but with his experience and savvy a top three finish wouldn’t be out of the question.
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