Prediction and Pick for the 2020 F1 Turkish Grand Prix

| November 11, 2020 10:48 am PDT

Lewis Hamilton’s odds to win the Turkish Grand Prix mark him as the favorite to triumph this Sunday at Istanbul Park.

Hamilton is just one win away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 world championships. You would be brave to bet against the dominant Brit in this race, but by no means is a win a given.

Challenging Hamilton on the day is Valtteri Bottas, who is the only other driver with a mathematical chance of winning the championship. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate is 85 points behind him in the current F1 Drivers’ Championship standings.

It has been a weird season in F1, which pretty much reflects the unprecedented year of 2020 in general. But as far as Hamilton is concerned, it is business as usual. 

Will Hamilton win the championship on Sunday with a victory in Turkey? Or is there a surprise lurking around the corner? Cast your eyes over the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix odds, and I’ll give you my thoughts on where the smart money will be going on this race.

2020 Turkish Grand Prix Odds

Lewis Hamilton (-250) is the firm favorite to win in Turkey.

The Mercedes icon will equal Schumacher’s record of Drivers’ Championships this Sunday with a victory, having already broken the German legend’s 91 win record.

Of the seven Turkish Grands Prix staged between 2005 and 2011, Hamilton was victorious in one (2010). He is the firm favorite this time around, especially since 2011’s winner, Sebastian Vettel, should not pose much of a challenge to him.

On the other hand, Valtteri Bottas (+350) will be considered Hamilton’s biggest challenge on the day.

With that said, I don’t think the “amazing” Bottas will be aiming to spoil his teammate’s chance at taking the championship in Istanbul. Unless Hamilton is ruled out of the race or is severely lagging behind the front pack, Bottas will not be setting his sites on personal glory.

At +350, Bottas is good odds. On paper, at least. But I will avoid betting on Bottas this weekend.

Max Verstappen (+500) will fancy his chances of causing an upset, while Charles Leclerc (+6600) enters this race in desperate need of something positive to take away from this most forgettable of seasons.

Daniel Ricciardo (+6600), third at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in October, will be aiming for another podium finish.

With all of the above fresh in our minds, let’s move on to the best bets for this weekend’s F1.

2020 Turkish Grand Prix Best Bets

  • Winner – Lewis Hamilton (-250)
  • Pole – Lewis Hamilton (-165)
  • Fastest Lap – Lewis Hamilton (+110)
  • Podium – Max Verstappen (-300)
  • Top Six Finish – Charles Leclerc (-120)
  • Top Ten Finish – Pierre Gasly (-200)

As you can see, I have put together what I believe are six of the best bets for the Turkish Grand Prix. I have taken the odds above from Bovada, but feel free to compare these with any of the other top F1 betting sites

I’m tipping Lewis Hamilton to do the hattrick on Sunday. You can get odds of +125 on any driver accomplishing this feat, including Hamilton, but I’m not sure that represents good betting value.

Max Verstappen is -300 to make the podium, which is a solid bet. However, I would be inclined to take Charles Leclerc for a top-six finish at -120 before that, with Pierre Gasly for a top-ten finish also a good shout at -200.

Ultimately, I’m going for Hamilton to win the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. Here’s why.

Why Lewis Hamilton Wins the Turkish Grand Prix

Hamilton is peerless. No driver in F1 can currently touch the Brit, and he looks absolutely nailed on to win the race this weekend.

Barring anything spectacularly unlucky, the Mercedes superstar will pick up yet another win in his illustrious career. He will go down in history as the first man to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles, and begin to lay down the foundations to break that record in 2021.

We’re looking at history here. Hamilton’s greatness has already been realized, but this achievement is something that has been one of the Englishman’s biggest dreams. He won’t fall at the final hurdle, surely?

Well, even if he does, there is always the Bahrain GP at the end of the month. But winning in Turkey is the goal here, and I can’t see how anyone stops him from.

Can Hamilton Make History?

It looks highly likely that Lewis Hamilton will win his seventh world championship in Istanbul this Sunday, November 15.

Most of us have run of superlatives to describe the Brit a long time ago. He is, quite simply, a phenom on the track. His seventh title will be well deserved, even if the competition has been poor this season.

This is not the last race on the 2020 F1 calendar, of course, so make sure to visit our picks section for the odds and best bets for upcoming Grand Prix races.

If you are looking to bet on other sports, you will find the latest expert predictions and picks, too. That goes for everything from the best college football bets to wagering on Paul Felder vs. Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC this weekend.

But I digress. Let’s get back to the Turkish Grand Prix. You are here to read about F1, after all. So, I’ll end things with a question for you — can Hamilton be stopped this Sunday?

Let me know what you think in the comments section, below!

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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