F1 Insider: Spanish Grand Prix betting tips, odds and start times

Will Ferrari or Mercedes come out on top in the Spanish Grand Prix?
Will Ferrari or Mercedes come out on top in the Spanish Grand Prix?

Our F1 Insider is backing Fernando Alonso for another big home display as we look ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen to qualify fastest at 11/2

Raikkonen has always been a match for his team-mates around the Circuit de Cataunya, winning the race from pole position in 2005 and 2008, and outqualifying and outracing current Ferrari partner Sebastian Vettel in 2016. The Scuderia will probably be the team to beat on Saturday and the former champion looks better value to head the grid than Vettel, even if circumstances may prove to conspire against him on Sunday.

Fernando Alonso to finish in the top six at 2/1

Alonso is a national hero in his home country and always digs deep to find a special performance in front of a Montmelo sell-out crowd. He has enjoyed mixed fortunes so far this season but manfully wrestled his wounded McLaren-Renault to seventh place last time out in Azerbaijan to extend his run of points-scoring races in 2018. With a fair wind at his back Alonso can go one better than Baku and repeat his top-six finish from the season-opener in Australia.

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso can bag a top-six finish on home soil

Posted at 1345 GMT on 10/05/18; selections at best available price via oddschecker.com

Spanish Grand Prix: Weekend Schedule & TV Guide

All times BST

Friday May 11
1000: Practice One
1400: Practice Two

Saturday May 12
1100: Practice Three
1400: Qualifying

Sunday May 13
1410: Race

TV Coverage

You can watch all the sessions of the Spanish GP weekend live on Sky Sports F1 with highlights on Channel 4.

Spanish Grand Prix: Sky Bet odds

Race winner, pre-weekend:

  • Lewis Hamilton: 6/4
  • Sebastian Vettel: 6/4
  • Valtteri Bottas: 8/1
  • Max Verstappen: 9/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 9/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen: 11/1

Pole position, pre-weekend:

  • Sebastian Vettel: 6/4
  • Lewis Hamilton: 15/8
  • Kimi Raikkonen: 5/1
  • Valtteri Bottas: 7/1
  • Max Verstappen: 16/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 16/1

Click here for all of Sky Bet's Spanish Grand Prix odds

Spanish Grand Prix: Track guide

  • Venue: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  • Circuit length: 4.655km
  • Laps: 59
  • Race distance: 307.104km
  • Number of corners: 16
  • Lap record: 1:21.670 (Kimi Raikkonen)
  • 2017 pole position: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:19.149
  • 2017 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2017 fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:23.593

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