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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Predictions & Picks to Back

Pete Pistone for Bookies.com

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Predictions & Picks to Back

The curtain comes down on the 2019 Formula 1 season with this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the championship weeks ago so the final race of the year comes down to pride for some to end the season on an up note as well as opportunity for others looking to secure their futures in 2020.

The Yas Marina circuit provides one of the most glamorous and beautiful settings in motorsports. It is also an extremely challenging track with 21 corners and a number of elevation changes.

Here are the best F1 betting picks for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to consider:

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Best Bets

Bet Odds
Lewis Hamilton to Win +130
Charles Leclerc Podium Finish -286
Sebastian Vettel Podium Finish +105
Valtteri Bottas Podium Finish +300

All odds are current as of publication and subject to change.

PICK 1: Lewis Hamilton To Win

The six-time world champion has an opportunity to end 2019 with 11 wins. Hamilton has completed every lap this season and that reliability along with the speed of Mercedes has proven to be a potent combination this season. Hamilton has won four times in Abu Dhabi and is the defending race winner. In 10 career starts at the track, he has qualified off the front row just once. Look for Hamilton to start up front and stay there again. Bet Hamilton to win at +130 at PointsBet.

PICK 2: Charles Leclerc Podium Finish

The Ferrari driver finished a frustrating 14th place in Brazil last time out. However, it was only Leclerc’s third double-digit finish of the season so expect a rebound in Abu Dhabi. He only has one start at the track, in 2018 with the Alfa Romeo Sauber team. The Ferrari horsepower will be more than enough to propel Leclerc to a top-3 finish. Bet Leclerc at -286 for a podium finish at BetMGM.

PICK 3: Sebastien Vettel Podium Finish

The other Ferrari driver has put together three straight second-place finishes heading into Abu Dhabi. Vettel is a three-time race winner at the track and was runner-up to Hamilton in the 2018 edition. Vettel has finished on the podium in seven of the 10 races run there and No. 8 is a good bet this weekend. Bet Vettel at +105 for a podium finish at Resorts.

PICK 4: Valterri Bottas Podium Finish

A hydraulics issue took Bottas out of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the Mercedes driver is looking for a comeback in Abu Dhabi to end the season. He won the 2017 edition of the race and finished on the podium in 2014 too. Bottas will head into the off-season with a solid final race of the year. Bet Bottas at +300 for a podium finish at 888Sport.

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Pete Pistone for Bookies.com
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