2010 Spanish Grand Prix Preview & Betting

The fifth round of the 2010 F1 World Championship will head into its fifth fixture this weekend, as the Circuit de Catalunya hosts the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix.

Barcelona will be conducting the finishing touches for the event, which will see the prestigious F1 drivers compete over 66 laps on Sunday afternoon.

Coming into the race, it seems the man to beat for Sunday will be Sebastian Vettel at $3.25.

Coming into the race, it seems the man to beat for Sunday will be Sebastian Vettel at $3.25.

Currently sitting at fifth spot on the overall leader board with 45 points, the Red Bull driver won the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix, and was favourite for the previous 2010 Chinese Grand Prix but finished sixth from the pole position.

Vettel had a run in at the previous race with fellow favourite Lewis Hamilton who goes into this weekend at $4.50.

The McLaren driver finished second in China, and the 2008 Champion has not topped the podium in the current campaign, and sits on 49 points after four races.

Hamilton is 11 points behind fellow McLaren driver, and current leader in the championship points Jenson Button who goes into the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix at $7.50 – long odds considering Button has won two of the four races so far, including the latest meet.

As the series gets into full swing, and punters can really begin to follow form for the year, Sportsbet have some new markets open for the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix.

Currently, the team running as favourites to win this weekend is Red Bull at $2.38 – and with Vettel and Mark Webber could be a safe bet, although McLaren at $2.88 is another strong contender having Hamilton and Button on the track.

Topping the market for the first car to retire is Virgin Racing at $5, equal in the odds to Sauber.

Lucas di Grassi and Timo Glock for Virgin and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi are at $10 to be the first driver to retire. Glock was the first in the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix to retire, while Kobayashi was third.

In the previous two races, 17 drivers have finished the GP, and heading into this weekend punters are backing 15 or less drivers to finish the race at $2.25, while 16 or 17 is the most lucrative at $3.75.

Fans of the F1 can also bet on whether or not a safety car will be used, the winning time margin, which drivers will finish on the podium, take the pole position, complete the fastest lap and which driver is most likely to be classified no.

So to place a bet on the 2010 Spanish GP, or just to check out the latest odds and current markets on offer, head to SportsBet now!