The legendary Monza track prepares to host the 2016 Italian Grand Prix after a jaw dropping race in Belgium and, with all his penalties served, Lewis Hamilton looks set to have the race of his life this weekend.
In Belgium, both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton sliced through the traffic after starting from the back of the grid. With the British driver managing to shock the pundits and secure a podium finish, viewers were left wondering what he could have done from pole position. After such a brave performance from Lewis, Nico remains 9 points behind and second in the Drivers’ Championship.
Monza is well known as a full-throttle track and its long straights and challenging racing lines will favour Lewis. Having broken the track record last week for grid position start leading to a podium finish, Hamilton will be confident as he tries to increase the points gap between himself and his team mate.
Hamilton is an exceptional driver even when in 'poor form' and this week viewers will see the very best of a driver at the peak of his powers. It’s likely this weekend that Lewis will achieve the ‘triple’ and win the race after starting on pole and setting the fastest lap on race day. With a price of 5/2 for any driver to earn a 'triple' it could be a shrewd bet with Hamilton in mind.
One of the fastest cars on the track at the moment is the Force India Machine, combined with the exceptional driving from Nico Hulkenburg and Sergio Perez, and either of the pair could find themselves in the top six this weekend. Picking between the two is difficult but with consistently effective driving, backing Sergio Perez to finish the top 6 carries value from a betting perspective.
Fernando Alonso drove exceptionally well from last on the grid to finish 7th in Belgium and the experienced driver looks a solid proposition, at odds-against, to bag points in Monza.
With plenty to bet on in a very open race, this round of the Formula One season could bring big returns for those backing drivers who came into form whilst driving in Belgium just a few days ago.