2017 Italian Grand Prix Key Preview and Betting Tips

The Italian Grand Prix 2017 is the 13th race on this year’s calendar & is one of the most popular circuits for both fans and drivers. It’s bound to be a fascinating contest once again.

 

Track Information and History of Monza F1

Monza is one of the most established tracks on the circuit having been built in 1922 with the first Grand Prix held in 1950 and they have constantly strived to improve the course and make it safer for all participants. The Italian Grand Prix consists of 11 turns per lap with the length of the track just short of 6km. This year’s GP Monza takes place on the weekend commencing 2nd of September 2017. So, it’s better to think about Italian f1 2017 betting tips now.

The F1 Italian Grand Prix track is synonymous with fast corners and long straights so plenty of paces and tight control is the golden ticket to success in Monza. It is one of the most difficult circuits to complete and requires plenty of power and efficiency from the car. This is the best way of competing for a podium finish at the Italian Grand Prix.

It was decided that the circuit required a refurbishment and as a result was completely revamped in 1954 including the addition of the new safety walls. This particular race has seen numerous accidents over the years with drivers suggesting more run-off areas are required. So Italian Grand Prix predictions are fascinating.

 

Drivers Past and Present at the Italian Grand Prix

The winner of the 2016 Italian Grand Prix was Nico Rosberg who clocked up a time of 1:17:28.089 leaving Lewis Hamilton 15 seconds behind. With Rosberg since retired, it leaves the race wide open. Sebastian Vettel will be hoping for a much-improved performance after coming third in last season’s contest.

Michael Schumacher has the best GP Monza record with five wins at the track his last coming in 2006. Sebastian Vettel has won three times at this venue with German drivers tending to take a liking to the track. We can expect Vettel to be priced up prominently once again in the Italian F1 2017 odds.

Rubens Barrichello clocked up the fastest lap at Monza and is one of many Brazilian drivers who have found success at the Italian Grand Prix. Felipe Massa will be aiming to improve upon his 9th place finish in the 2016 Grand Prix.

Monza is one of Lewis Hamilton’s weaker tracks. The Brit is likely to start as favourite in the Italian Grand Prix odds but has only won three times at the track and has endured some frustrating races here. Who knows what are the chances based on Italian f1 2017 betting odds.

Ferrari are the most successful team at this track and will be aiming to continue their dominance in the Italian Grand Prix 2017. Unsurprisingly the firm which is based in Italy will be hoping Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen can earn them a landmark 20th victory in this particular race.  

The Finn has had a frustrating season so far with his best result coming in Monaco finishing 2nd. He narrowly missed out on a podium finish by seven seconds in last season’s F1 Italian Grand Prix.

 

Italian F1 2017 Betting Tips and Advice on Picking a Winner in This Year’s Race.

 

Many people are likely to place Lewis Hamilton at the top of their Italian F1 2017 predictions but here at OddsDigger, we think it’s better to overlook the Brit for this race. He will start the favourite for this race narrowly ahead of Vettel.

#1 Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel looks a much better prospect for the Italian Grand Prix 2017 with German drivers having an excellent record in this race coupled with the fact Ferrari will be determined to secure the 20th victory at this circuit.

The other Ferrari driver has a mixed record at the track with a number of 4th and 5th placed finishes in recent seasons. The flying Finn looks a decent prospect to finish strongly and we’d advise backing him to finish inside the top six is the second of our Italian F1 2017 Betting Tips.

We always recommend dipping into these other betting markets as they offer great value on drivers who enjoy the Monza circuit. They are available with the majority of bookmakers online.

#2 Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is another driver who is likely to enjoy Monza F1 2017 and has a good record at the track. He clocked up the fastest lap at this circuit in 2016 and could be a decent price in the Italian Grand Prix odds for a top ten finish.

#3 Daniel Riccardo

Finally, back Daniel Riccardo to secure this year’s fastest lap at the Italian Grand Prix. He was fractionally slower than the aforementioned Alonso last season and has had an impressive campaign so far.

     

Confirmation of Italian Grand Prix Betting Tips from OddsDigger

  • Sebastian Vettel to Win the race
  • Kimi Raikkonen – Top Six Finish
  • Fernando Alonso – Top Ten Finish
  • Daniel Riccardo – To complete the fastest lap.
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      You will be able to follow all of the twists and turns from the Italian Grand Prix 2017 on various television channels including NBC, Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1. It is also available to stream via Sky Go or Now TV.

    The Monza circuit is steeped in history and a huge number of formula one fans always look forward to this particular race appearing on the calendar. The Italian Grand Prix is set to be another superbly competitive race with Sebastian Vettel likely to extend his terrific record at the iconic track.

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