We head to Quebec, Canada this week for the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, an event that debuted in 1961 and has become one of the bigger events on the Formula One schedule. The race is just under 190 miles and will be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
We’ve had great success with Nascar, so let’s try our hand in Formula One and find another event to hand out winners.
Here are five drivers to consider for this week’s card.
Lewis Hamilton - I always try to find longshots and dark horses for these articles, but you can't put together a Formula One card without Lewis Hamilton, who has won this event five times with the most recent victory coming in 2007. Not to mention Hamilton has won six of the last 10 races overall. We’re not getting a big payout with +120 odds, but there's a reason the guy is a big favorite. Hamilton has owned this track over the years and has a shot to catch Michael Schumacher all time.
Sergio Perez - As I look for longshots, I’ll try my hand with Sergio Perez and odds of +50000. The Monaco Grand Prix was the first time this season and was actually the first time since the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix Perez didn't have a top-10 finish. Perez is still looking for the first Formula One victory of his career, but he's proven to always be in the thick of things, giving himself a chance at a win. With these odds, you have to throw a few dollars his way.
Daniel Ricciardo - Daniel Ricciardo was the last driver to win the Canadian Grand Prix not named Hamilton, as his victory came in 2014. That makes odds of +600 encouraging if you're looking for a reasonable payout. Ricciardo finished seventh in last years Canadian Grand Prix and heads into this week in great form after back-to-back finishes of third place.
Max Verstappen - Max Verstappen is still looking for his first victory since the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, and he’s had his chances this season with many solid showings and nail biting races. Verstappen finished fifth in the Monaco Grand Prix and has finished fifth or better in each of his last nine races. As for the Canadian Grand Prix, Verstappen finished fourth last year and 15th in his first appearance on this track in 2015. Considering he's improved his finish in each year, Verstappen and odds of +2500 are worth a look.
Romain Grosjean - Romain Grosjean is coming off one of his better showings in the Monaco Grand Prix, which he finished eighth, and he now has three straight top-10 finishes. Grosjean is running a really solid race car, as he's been consistently in the middle of the pack and seems due for a true breakout performance. Grosjean does have a couple top-10 finishes at the Canadian Grand Prix, which includes a runner-up finish in 2012, his first appearance in this event. When you're getting +100000 odds, you might as well try it given what he's shown on this course in a limited time.