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2019 F1 World Championship Season Review

Updated: July 13th, 2020.

Words: Michael Grahamslaw

This is the place to find all our F1 betting tips and predictions for the Formula 1 season. This page will be updated with the latest F1 betting tips from 21.co.uk’s resident tipster, as 20 of the world’s best drivers battle it out for the World Driver’s Championship. Whether we predict a routine Mercedes victory or another special Lewis Hamilton qualifying lap, this is the place you’ll find it.

21.co.uk’s F1 Betting Tips Season Review

Before we start our engines in 2020, we must look back on the fantastic 2019 F1 season. This means our resident F1 tipster has taken a break from playing at the 21.co.uk, the best online casino, you can rewatch every race and choose his finest moments from the year. Whether you particularly enjoyed the battle between Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton or that between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, it is clear that 2019 was a fantastic year for Formula 1 and we can only see it getting better. We saw seven drivers finish in a podium position over the course of the year with five of those also finishing as a race winner, but in the end, it was Lewis Hamilton picking up his sixth World Championship with an all-time record of 413 points. Be sure to check back before the start of the 2020 campaign for betting odds on whether he can do it again.

Our 2019 Formula 1 Betting Tips Performance

Now, unlike 2020, our top betting tips for the 2019 F1 World Championships only began in Hungary which was the 12th track of the season.

Race Wins Losses Best Tip
Hungary GP 3 3 Grosjean to retire 1st (31/4)
Belgian GP 3 3 Leclerc fastest qualifier (11/4)
Italian GP 1 5 Leclerc fastest qualifier (1/1)
Singapore GP 0 5 N/A
Russian GP 3 3 Win Margin -4 (9/5)
Japanese GP 1 5 Gasly top 10 (8/5)
Mexican GP 2 4 Bottas Podium (9/4)
US GP 3 3 Gasly top 10 (8/5)
Brazilian GP 3 3 Verstappen fastest qualifier (11/4)
Abu Dhabi 1 5 Winning Nationality - Brit (8/5)

Now, it is worth noting that when it comes down to the F1 Betting Tips, we appreciate one thing above all others - value. The easiest thing in the world would be predicting Lewis Hamilton wins, Bottas podiums and Albon top 10’s every week, but that’s not how we do it and we’ll continue looking for the very best value bets for the 2020 season.

21.co.uk’s F1 2019 Awards

After a fantastic year, it’s only fair that we dish out some awards including what we thought were the very best aspects of the year. Starting with:

Driver of the Year

When you have an all-time record points-scoring driver, it’s incredibly difficult not to give him the award of Driver of the Year. So, by default, it means our Driver of the Year has to be Lewis Hamilton. Winning eleven races and only failing to finish on the podium four times, he had six fastest laps, three more than any other drivers and started five races in the pole position, joint second-highest behind Charles Leclerc who had seven, a stat which also includes five poles in six between Belgium and Mexico.

Team of the Year

Once again, when a team only fails to win five out of 21 races, it’s fairly impossible to give the Team of the Year award to anyone else. Mercedes had a driver on the podium in 19 races with Singapore (4th and 5th) and Brazil (7th and retired) being the only races where neither Bottas or Hamilton finished in the top three. The team also had nine 1st and 2nd place finishes, 9 fastest laps, and 10 pole positions between their two drivers.

Rookie of the Year

Now, the entire F1 community were up in arms when Alexander Albon won the official Rookie of the Year award, but when it was put to the public, Lando Norris won the vote convincingly. We can see the argument for both as Alexander Albon picked up nearly double the amount of points to that of Norris and finished 9 of the last 11 races of the year inside the top 6. That being said, the Thai driver also had what would be regarded as a superior car for the majority of the year, but McClaren are nothing to sneeze at as Carlos Sainz Jr finished his season in sixth with 96 points after picking up a surprise podium position in Brazil. All this considered, it’s Alexander Albon that takes our Rookie of the Year award due to his fantastic performances in the latter part of the season.

Race of the Year

Sadly, our top race of the 2019 F1 season isn’t even on the 2020 calendar, because as it stands the German GP has been removed from the list of 22 races taking place in 2020, which is disappointing considering the track has provided us with some quality action in the past.

This season the wet conditions ensured the race was disappointing for many drivers as Hamilton, Leclerc, Bottas and Hulkenberg all made contact with the barriers at some point during the race, while Sergio Perez spun himself out of contention on the first lap. It was also the only track where someone outside of the top six finished on the podium, as Danill Kvyat came from 14th on the grid to finish third, as Max Verstappen claimed his second win of the season. It was also intriguing to see whether drivers were willing to risk changing to intermediate and then slick tyres early in the race, but the majority of those who were willing to change early benefitted.

However, with Hamilton, Bottas and Leclerc out of the race, it was fantastic to see some drivers who aren’t usually at the top pushing for a podium position.

Overtake of the Year

When it comes down to entertainment, Verstappen and Leclerc are two that we think created some of the very best moments of the 2019 calendar , and this particular one took place at Silverstone. The background to this was that just two weeks prior, these two went head to head, and Verstappen overtook Leclerc late on to win in Austria.

So, this time around when Verstappen and Leclerc went toe-to-toe once again at Club Corner, it looked like Leclerc had the better of the Dutchman before he went off-track to push himself around the Monaco-born driver and overtake. Now, as a singular overtake this was a brilliant move, but when you consider the two were neck and neck for the majority of the race and throughout a lot of the season, it ensures that this moment takes its place as the Overtake of the Year.

2020 F1 World Drivers Championship Odds

Driver Odds
Lewis Hamilton 4/7
Charles Leclerc 9/2
Max Verstappen 5/1
Valtteri Bottas 11/2
Sebastian Vettel 13/2
Alexander Albon 100/1
Sergio Perez 750/1
Lando Norris 750/1
Daniel Ricciardo 1000/1
Pierre Gasly 1000/1
Carlos Sainz 1000/1
Daniil Kvyat 1000/1
Esteban Ocon 1000/1
Kimi Raikkonen 1000/1
Lance Stroll 1000/1
Antonio Giovinazzi 1000/1
Romain Grosjean 1000/1
Kevin Magnussen 1000/1
George Russell 1000/1
Nicholas Latifi 1000/1

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