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

Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix

Our F1 Insider is backing Kimi Raikkonen to be the fastest qualifier at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen to qualify fastest at 15/2 (e/w at 1/5 1,2,3)

Raikkonen took pole position in Monaco last year in a Ferrari with which he was far less comfortable than this year's iteration. He outqualified team leader Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne and looked set to repeat the feat in both Bahrain and China before Vettel pulled an extra fraction of a second out of the bag when it mattered. Kimi excels in the kind of slow, technical sequences which are a feature of the Monte Carlo street track and could have a small edge in what might be an intra-Ferrari battle for pole position on Saturday.

Red Bull to take a double podium finish at 15/4

There is reason to believe that the Milton Keynes-based team will have the fastest package in the Principality given their nimble chassis and its impressive traction out of low-speed corners. While pole position will probably be out of their reach this is one of the few tracks on the calendar where Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen might be seen higher than the third row, which would give both a shot at the race win. Backing a double podium finish at nearly 4/1 looks the best way to get the pair on side this weekend.

Kimi Raikkonen is backed to be the fastest qualifier

Posted at 1100 GMT on 23/05/18; selections at best available price via oddschecker.com

Monaco Grand Prix: Weekend Schedule & TV Guide

All times BST

Thursday May 24
1000: Practice One
1400: Practice Two

Saturday May 26
1100: Practice Three
1400: Qualifying

Sunday May 27
1410: Race

TV Coverage

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

Monaco Grand Prix: Sky Bet odds

Race winner: pre-weekend:

  • Sebastian Vettel: 7/4
  • Lewis Hamilton: 9/4
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 9/2
  • Max Verstappen: 5/1
  • Valtteri Bottas: 10/1

Fastest qualifier: pre-weekend

  • Sebastian Vettel: 7/4
  • Lewis Hamilton: 5/2
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 5/1
  • Max Verstappen: 5/1
  • Valtteri Bottas: 10/1

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

Monaco Grand Prix: Track Guide

  • Venue: Circuit de Monaco
  • Circuit length: 3.337km
  • Laps: 78
  • Race distance: 260.286km
  • Number of turns: 19
  • Lap record: 1:14.820 (Sergio Perez)
  • 2017 pole position: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:12.178
  • 2017 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 2017 fastest lap: Sergio Perez (Force India-Mercedes) 1:14.820

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