Menu
Betfred Free Bets

Australian GP betting tips, predictions, odds and free bets (Formula 1 - 25th March 2018)

  • Written by David Bet
  • Share  
The 2018 Formula One season begins in Melbourne Sunday March 25, 2018 at 06.10am (GMT). Who will win the Australian Grand Prix this weekend? This article contains our AUSTRALIAN GP betting preview with predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, bookie promotions and no deposit free bets on the F1!

AUSTRALIAN GP BETTING PREVIEW 

The wait is over for Formula 1 fans and the big question Formula 1 punters are wondering is whether or not anyone can dethrone the dominating reigning champ Lewis Hamilton. Furthermore, the arrival of the ‘halo’ will no doubt provoke endless debate.

Hamilton will be looking to start his campaign with a victory after claiming pole position on Saturday's qualification. He has only triumphed in Melbourne twice before but he appears once again to have the fastest car on the track as the Brit produced a sensational lap to open up a gap of six tenths of a second to Kimi Raikkonen.

The Finnish will share the front row with Hamilton, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who won his second Australian Grand Prix in 2017. It is the first time in six races Raikkonen has out qualified his German team-mate. Anyway, both Ferrari's drivers were nowhere close to Hamilton and his Mercedes-AMG in qualifying but they usually improve in race.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified fourth ahead of his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who is due to serve a three-place grid drop following an infringement in practice on Friday. Ricciardo he is a man to keep an eye on this time around because he has been a very consistent performer when his car has not let him down. The 28-year-old Australian finished in the top six in every race he finished in 2017 and he appeared on the podium in nine of the 14 races he completed.

The big surprise of the timed session was the performance of the Haas cars, as Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished sixth and seventh ahead of the Renault duo of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.

It was not a perfect session for Hamilton's Mercedes team after Valtteri Bottas crashed into the wall and out of qualifying at the exit of turn two. Hamilton's team-mate will start from 10th position.

Toro Rosso rookie Pierre Gasly was slowest of the pack and the others out were Sergei Sirotkin of Williams, Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson of Alfa Romeo, and Kiwi Brendon Hartley in the second Toro Rosso.

What about the weather?
It is likely to be drier to raceday on Sunday but rain could still fall. There will be a “passing morning shower” and a 25 per cent chance of rainfall before the cars take to the grid. Changing weather can make any race a bit of a lottery.

25/1 Hamilton to win the Melbourne GP

Get 25/1 Lewis Hamilton to win the F1 Australian GP with Betfair!
+ up to £100 in free bets!
Claim Now

2018 AUSTRALIAN GP QUALIFICATION RESULTS 

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1min 21.164secs
2 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:21.828
3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:21.838
4 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:21.879
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:22.152
6 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:23.187
7 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:23.339
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:23.532
9 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault 1:23.577
10 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP No Time
11 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:23.692
12 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 1:23.853
13 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:24.005
14 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams 1:24.230
15 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Force India 1:24.786
16 Brendon Hartley (Nzl) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.532
17 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.556
18 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.636
19 Sergey Sirotkin (Rus) Williams 1:24.922
20 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.295

2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX COURSE

Albert Park has been home to some thrilling races in the past. With a couple of DRS zones and 16 varied corners, the Australian Grand Prix has a tendency for drama despite it is considered one of the least-challenging circuits on the calendar due to is fast and undemanding corners. Failed to overtake attempts have led to some spectacular crashes down the years, particularly at Turn 3, which like Turn 1 often sees a bottle-neck on the opening lap.

Ladbrokes horse racing betting bonus

AUSTRALIAN GP ODDS 

Are you looking for the highest odds available on the race winner market? This section contains the best prices on the 2018 AUSTRALIAN GP! We also invite you to go straight to the bookmaker offering that price by clicking the yellow 'Bet' button. Do you want to claim enhanced odds? Take a look at our Price Boost Offers page.

  • 10Bet Betting Bonus Lewis Hamilton1.44Bet
  • William Hill Betting BonusSebastian Vettel6.50Bet
  • Sportingbet Betting BonusMax Verstappen 8.00Bet
  • Winner Sports Betting BonusValtteri Bottas 13.00Bet
  • William Hill Betting BonusDaniel Ricciardo 15.00Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusKimi Raikkonen 51.00Bet
  • Coral betting bonusFernando Alonso 101.00Bet


Coral betting bonus

AUSTRALIAN GP PREDICTIONS 

BetAndSkill motorsports tipsters have deeply analysed all the relevant betting factor about this race and each driver. As a result, we provide the best recommended bets on the 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix below. You can also combine all of many of them by requesting your odds with bookmakers offering the Request a Bet feature.

  • 10Bet Betting BonusWinner: Lewis Hamilton 1.44Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusTop 3: Daniel Ricciardo-----Bet
  • Betway Betting BonusTop 6: Romain Grosjean-----Bet

Looking for all our Motorsports predictions on the upcoming races? Take a look at our Sports betting tips section!

Betfred Betting Bonus

AUSTRALIAN GP FREE BETS & PROMOTIONS 

  •  
    LADBROKES
    Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets - Bonus code 20FREE
    18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
    Claim
  •  
    BET365
    up to £100 in bet credits
    New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
    Claim
  •  
    BETFRED
    Bet £10, get £30 + 30 free spins
    Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
    Claim
  •  
    SPORTING INDEX
    £50 FREE to get started! No deposit!
    Claim
  •  
    WILLIAM HILL
    Bet £10, get £30 in free bets
    Bet £10 Get £30. New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
    Claim
  •  
    TIPBET
    €5 No Deposit Bonus - Promo Code: BAS
    Claim
  •  
    888SPORT
    Bet £10, get £30 in free bets. Promo code: 30f
    Claim
T&Cs apply. 18+. Gamble responsibly.

LATEST FREE BETS & EXCLUSIVE OFFERS

  •  
    JETBULL
    100% bonus up to €/£100. Exclusive!
    Claim
  •  
    SPORTNATION
    50% bonus up to £100. Promo code:SN100
    Claim
  •  
    MANSION BET
    50% up to £50 (Bonus Code: MB50)
    New customers only. Real Money Deposit Required. Credit or Debit Card only. Deposit & Bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min. odds 4/5) prior to bonus funds and associated winnings becoming withdrawable. 18+. gambleaware.org
    Claim
  • 1XBet Betting Bonus1XBET
    €100 or £90 welcome bonus!
    Claim
  •  
    10BET
    50% up to £100. Use code: WB10BET
    New Customers; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 50% of deposit up to £100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 3/5 on singles and 2/5 per selection on acca bets), in 30 days, for bonus release; Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover; Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation; Terms apply; 18+.
    Claim
  •  
    BETBRIGHT
    Deposit £20, play with £70
    New customers only. Min Deposit £20. Max Sports Bonus £20. Max Casino Bonus £30. 5 x wagering to release sports bonus. Min odds 1.8. £30 casino bonus added within 24 hours of first sports bet settling. 40x wagering to release casino bonus. 18+. begambleaware.org. UK & ROI residents only. T&Cs Apply.
    Claim
T&Cs apply. 18+. Gamble responsibly.


SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Let your friends know about this article! Share it on your favourite social media!



User Rating: no ratingno ratingno ratingno ratingno rating / 0

Poor  Best 

Sections

Betting Tips

Free Bets

Follow Us