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USA Grand Prix: Ricciardo to get back on podium in best bets

| 01.11.2014

All the talk going into the United States Grand Prix will naturally surround the pair of Mercedes occupying the front of the grid, but a certain Australian back on row three headlines are best bets over in Austin.

Nico Rosberg will start the Grand Prix from pole having turned in a devastating lap in Q3, but as our tips for the race reveal, we still don’t envisage the German taking the chequered flag ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Daniel Ricciardo for a podium finish @ 13/8

Having done exceptionally well to stay on the coattails of both Williams in qualifying, who have the second row locked down, fifth-placed Ricciardo is in a great position on the grid to make an eighth podium of the season.

Keeping his Renault-engined Red Bull so close to the Mercedes-powered Williams around the straight-heavy Circuit of the Americas bodes particularly well for the two-time 2014 Grand Prix winner.

His current two-race absence from champagne-spraying duties is Ricciardo’s longest stretch off the podium since his initial top-three finish at the Spanish Grand Prix back in May.

Lewis Hamilton to win the USA Grand Prix @ 1/1

With both the Brit and his Silver Arrow teammate just ahead of him on the grid priced up on a par to claim the honours we side with Hamilton.

On Sundays when it really matters, the 2012 USA Grand Prix winner has been far superior to Rosberg during this four-race winning stretch and showed in Singapore that he can still claim the honours from second on the grid.

Safety car to be deployed during the race @ 1/1

Another punt selected from the 50/50, two-horse race school of thought, this could be a corker.

In the previous two editions of the Texas-based race, the safety car has been called into action once, and that was last year.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.