Everyone expected a Mercedes win going into Monza, everyone expected a Mercedes win after qualifying but no one could have predicted the winner we got. Wait, someone did? Well, NO ONE could have predicted the podium would be Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll. THEY DID? HOW!
Yep, unbelievably someone in Finland actually placed a bet on a Gasly, Sainz and Stroll podium in that order. According to publication Iltalehti, Finnish betting company Veikkaus had one successful punter for the top three finish. They must be some kind of time traveller, it’s the only way.
The winner in F1 has become somewhat predictable recently, so even placing money on anyone other than Mercedes or Max Verstappen to win is going to get you some great odds.
So how much were the odds on a Gasly, Sainz and Stroll podium I hear you cry? 166,990 to one!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this person spent a mere 20-cent on this incredibly unlikely event but it still bagged them an incredible 33,398 Euros. Not bad, not bad at all.