The sixth Grand Prix of the season gets underway next weekend and this time around it comes from Monaco.
This race is considered one of the most famous on the circuit and is one that all drivers are always desperate to win.
Last time out the Spanish Grand Prix produces a surprise winner when Williams driver Pasto Maldonado came out on top. Fernando Alonso was second and Kimi Raikkonen came in third.
Alonso’s runner up position put him joint top of the Drivers Championship with Sebastian Vettel. Both have won one race so far this season.
Lewis Hamilton saw himself move down to third current standings after finishing in eighth last time out. Hamilton was however handed a penalty which saw him start at the back of the grid in Barcelona.
The Englishman is yet to win a race this campaign and has not finished on the podium in the last two races.
Red Bull- Renault are the team leading the way in the Constructor Championship with drivers Vettel and Mark Webber sitting in first and fifth respectively. McLaren currently sit in second and will be looking for big performances from Hamilton and Jenson Button this time out.
Red Bull will also go into this race with confidence that their drivers can produce the goods here as they have been winners in the last two Grand Prix’s in Monaco.
McLaren do have the history in this race, winning on 15 previous occasions, however they have not won since Lewis Hamilton came out on top back in 2008.
This year’s competition is wide open yet again with lots of drivers feeling confident they can take the title come the end of the season. With this being the sixth Grand Prix out of the 20 taking place, the campaign is well and truly underway.
Despite not winning a race so far this year, Lewis Hamilton is still the favourite to come out on top here. You can back him at 4.50 (7/2) with BetFred.
Hamilton’s biggest threat looks to come from current champion Sebastian Vettel, the German is available at 6.00 (5/1) with Bet365.
McLaren were winners of this Grand Prix back in 2008 and 2009 and they are being offered at 3.00 (2/1) with SkyBet for one of Hamilton or Button to win in Monaco.
Vettel and Webber’s Red Bull team have won the last two meeting here, they have odds 4.33 (10/3) with Paddy Power on a third successive win.
We were given a bit of a surprise last time out with the Maldonado winning the Spanish Grand Prix. A recommended bet is for another outsider to come out on top. You can back Mark Webber at 21.00 (20/1) with Ladbrokes.