Bahrain GP 2019 Review 

Last weekend’s F1 Bahrain GP has been one of the highlights of this year’s F1 motorsport racing event, mainly due to the sheer drama and excitement that the race offered throughout. The race, right from the start till the end, offered a lot of twists and turns under lights in the desert. Charles Leclerc proved to be the man to beat this time around in Bahrain. Even though he had a poor start to begin with, he did catch up within a couple of laps to retake the lead from his team mate Sebastian Vettel and it almost looked like it will be a scintillating 1-2 finish for Ferrari, but things changed rapidly over the course of the race.

Lewis Hamilton undercut Vettel to take second place and later even in second pit stop, he did manage to come just behind Vettel and overtook him in style to retake second place; whereas Sebastian had a race to forget as he had to get back up after spinning behind Hamilton and later losing his front wing. Towards the end, it all looked like Charles was going to take his first win until his power unit started to give up on him, slowing him down considerably, which allowed both the Mercedes to overtake him. Fortunately for Charles, the double Renault retirement brought out safety car, which prevented him from losing the last podium place to Max Verstappen. Even though we are not a huge fan of DRS, the newly added DRS zone did support a lot of overtaking, making the race stunning and exciting overall.

Lando Norris for McLaren finished 6th and Alexander Albon for Toro Rosso finished 9th were the two stand out rookie performances this time around. The race on the whole was exciting and a great spectacle to all those who love F1, and we know most of you loved the sheer racing fun we all experienced at Bahrain. Five time world champion Lewis Hamilton was lucky to win the Bahrain GP 2019 due to the misfortunes faced by Ferrari and Charles Leclerc in particular, denying the Monegasque from becoming the youngest ever F1 race winner for Ferrari.

We made several betting suggestions at the start of the GP, with two main ones turned out to be correct. Those two bets were -

  • Over 16.5 drivers to classify were available at odds of 2.75 (Even though out of the last 9 races at Bahrain, 8 times over 16.5 drivers were classified, so those odds looked very overpriced to us).
  • Both Toro Rosso drivers to classify were available at odds of 2.00.

Will Ferrari be able to overcome the reliability issues faced by them at Bahrain and come back stronger at the 1000th F1 race at Shanghai? We just have to wait to find out. Charles Leclerc is an exciting future prospect and we expect him to be right up there at the top at the Chinese GP 2019. Stay tuned for Chinese GP preview and our Formula 1 betting tips.