Formula E Berlin Betting Preview

Formula E
Updated Thursday 30th March 2017, 12:22 PM


Formula E heads to Germany this weekend with the country’s capital city of Berlin the venue for what promises to be an enthralling contest. Lucas di Grassi of Audi Sport ABT leads the way at the top of the driver’s championship with an impressive 126 points. Finishing third in last year’s inaugural season has clearly galvanised di Grassi who has claimed six top three finishes out of a possible seven this term, but last season’s runner-up Sebastein Buemi is set to pounce should the Brazilian slip up. There might only be one market, but Formula E betting for the outright will surely be as exciting as the race.

One man hoping to stop di Grassi claiming another first-place finish will be the Brazilian’s team mate Daniel Abt, who is hoping to impress in front of his home crowd. The 23-year-old has struggled for form this season and has just one podium finish to his name, coming in third in Long Beach. However, every member of the Audi Sport ABT will be hoping the pair can put on an excellent performance and give the German fans something to shout about.       

How the Bookies See it

Driver’s Championship Winner: Lucas di Grassi 5/6 – Paddy Power

Form

  • Lucas di Grassi comes into this race on the back of two consecutive first place finishes, a feat never previously achieved in the sport, and therefore looks to be the favourite to increase his overall lead in the driver’s championship this weekend.
  • It’s up to Sebastien Buemi to stop the runaway Brazilian leader from securing the title in London in July, so the Swiss driver may be looking to take advantage of any mistakes from di Grassi.

Sports.net’s view

It’s hard to see beyond di Grassi extending his lead at the top of the table this weekend, so the Audi driver is understandably the favourite for this race, but don’t rule out an upset on the streets of the German capital.

One to watch may be Daniel Abt who will be eager to impress his home crowd and build on an admirable third-place finish in the U.S. earlier in the year. The German has already earned as many points this season as he did at the end of the last, but will certainly want to improve this time around. With the Audi Sport ABT looking to excel in Berlin, Abt could be on for his highest ever finish to a race.

Realistically, Sebastein Buemi is the only member of the field capable of catching di Grassi at this late stage, but the Swiss driver will have to up his game in order to stop the Brazilian. An 11-point gap is by no means insurmountable, but the Renault driver must replicate the form that saw him take the first two poles on the campaign in Beijing and Malaysia. Having missed out on the title last season by a single point, the 27-year-old will be desperate not to come off second best when the chequered flag comes down in London on the 3rd of July.      

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Championship Winner - Sebastein Buemi 10/11 – SkyBet  

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