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Canadian Grand Prix 2017 betting odds & preview

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The next round of F1 action has arrived with the Canadian Grand Prix being hosted. This race will mark the return of Fernando Alonso after his run at the Indianapolis 500. He has put pressure on his Honda team by saying that they have to get competitive or else he will be leaving them at the end of the year. He didn't have a great return as he broke down in the first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. The state of play in the Drivers Championship has Sebastian Vettel leading the way in his Ferrari with a 25 point lead over Lewis Hamilton. Vettel was again successful in the last race, when he took the title at Monaco, with Hamilton failing to make it to the podium. So that extended the German's lead in the World Championship and was his third victory of the year. He has still managed to get on the podium in every race. So Hamilton badly needs a response in this one now and he was quick in practice on Friday. That was a response that the team needed because the Mercedes were poor on Monaco, particularly Hamilton who was just lacking pace. But they seemed to be back on their mark in the first practice in Canada which will give Hamilton the chance to make up some ground on Vettel. Hamilton is running as even money favourite at Ladbrokes to take the win in the race, with Vettel at 15/8. Hamilton is the one with the form at the Canadian Grand Prix having won the last two editions of it in his Mercedes. He has won the race five times before and that is compared to just the one that Sebastian Vettel has won, back in 2013. So this is a race for which Hamilton has a clear affinity and he is an 8/11 punt to take Pole for the race with Vettel at 9/4. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a pretty unforgiving track because of the low grip and dust which punishes drivers who get just a little bit off line. So this is about driving on the edge, controlled and that suits Hamilton to a tee. So this is a reasonable chance for him to bounce back in the title race in, but still, it should boil down to a great battle between the Mercedes and Ferrari who look pretty untouchable over the rest of the field.

Canadian Grand Prix Betting Odds

Lewis Hamilton even money, Sebastian Vettel 15/8, Valtteri Bottas 9/2, Kimi Räikkönen 16/1, bar 50/1.

Canadian Grand Prix Pole Position Odds

Lewis Hamilton 8/11, Sebastian Vettel 9/4, Valtteri Bottas 3/1, Kimi Räikkönen 16/1, bar 100/1 Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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Monaco Grand Prix 2017 F1 Betting Odds & Preview

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While McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is off running in the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, his vacant spot in the Monaco Grand Prix is being filled by Jenson Button, who comes back to F1 for just the one race. With an admittance himself that he was feeling a bit rusty on his return to the sport and the fact that the McLaren’s have not been as competitive as they would have hoped to have been so far this season, it’s not likely going to end in a spectacular win for Button who is a big 500/1 outsider to repeat his 2009 success at the race. So as romantic as it would be for him to cross the line first, it’s not likely to happen. Sebastian Vettel who is is the Drivers Championship leader at the moment with a six-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton looks the best bet for the weekend after practices on Thursday and Friday. He was quick and he looks a pretty solid 8/11 punt at Ladbrokes land Pole Position at the Monaco Grand Prix. Vettel has just the one win in Monaco, coming all the way back in 2011. Lewis Hamilton did grab the win here last season but his race speed this season across the board has been a bit erratic. In Thursday’s practice, he was only 8th quickest in the second practice after his good showing on Wednesday (Friday is a rest day in Monaco). Hamilton landed a win at the Spanish Grand Prix in the previous race to close the gap on Vettel who finished second. That’s two wins each for Vettel and Hamilton this season from the five races, with Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas winning in Russia. Bottas finished the first practice at Monaco as 4th quickest but was only 10th quickest in the second practice as the Mercedes team really struggled. Hamilton is trading at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to take the title again in Monaco and at least the Mercedes team have gone very well there, winning each of the last four editions of the famous race (Nico Rosberg with three of those wins). Both Red Bull's drivers, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo showed up decently well in practice and it may not be a bad punt on Ricciardo to grab a top three finish this weekend at a price of 6/5. But Vettel looks to have the edge over everyone.

Monaco Grand Prix betting odds

Sebastian Vettel 4/5, Lewis Hamilton 9/4, Daniel Ricciardo 10/1, Valtteri Bottas 10/1, Max Verstappen 16/1, Kimi Raikkonen 16/1, bar 66/1.

Monaco Grand Prix Pole Position Odds

Sebastian Vettel 8/11, Lewis Hamilton 2/1, Daniel Ricciardo 11/1, Max Verstappen 14/1, Valtteri Bottas 14/1, Kimi Raikkonen 14/1.

Monaco Grand Prix Top 3 finish odds

Sebastian Vettel 1/4, Lewis Hamilton 2/7, Daniel Ricciardo 6/5, Valtteri Bottas 6/4, Kimi Raikkonen 7/4, Max Verstappen 7/4, bar 10/1 Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Betting Odds and Preview

Sebastian Vettel
It is off to the Spanish Grand Prix 2017 on the weekend as the F1 season rolls on. Four races into the new season and Sebastian Vettel is still on top of the pile with his Ferrari after collecting two wins. Last time out at the Russian Grand Prix, Vettel couldn’t catch Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes, the Finnish driver managing to go on and collect his debut win in the race. It wasn’t a great race for Lewis Hamilton who just couldn't find the pace and he couldn’t figure out why. Last year’s Spanish Grand Prix was a thriller with Max Verstappen putting in one of the drives of the season to land the win there. But you will have to stick with the Ferrari’s and the Mercedes cars for this one. This is a race which Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have both only won once before in their careers. Vettel’s win was back in 2011 while Hamilton took the chequered flag in the 2014 season. So this is a tricky one to call for Spanish Grand Prix betting. Lewis Hamilton is going as 13/8 favourite at Bet365 to take the win in this one, but at the moment, they Ferrari looks to clearly have an edge over the Mercedes team, even with Bottas winning in Russia. Vettel has the bit between his teeth at the moment and will have taken heart from Hamilton struggling so badly last time out and the German is running at a price of 9/5 with Bet365 to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Perhaps what is most interesting about this is whether or not Hamilton actually has a new rising threat from Bottas, his new teammate. The Finn was struggling over the first few races of the season to really make a high impact against Hamilton and Vettel in particular but his win in Russia will add a new, fascinating aspect to the season as the European season drives on. Bottas became the third winner in four F1 races this season and now Bottas sits just the 10 points behind Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship as the season heads to Spain. Hamilton trails leader Vettel by 13 points.

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Winner odds

Lewis Hamilton 6/4, Sebastian Vettel 9/5, Valtteri Bottas 7/2, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, Max Verstappen 18/1, Daniel Ricciardo 22/1, bar 500/1.

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Pole Position Odds

Lewis Hamilton even money, Sebastian Vettel 6/4, Valtteri Bottas 7/2, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, 50/1 bar

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Prediction

It will be interesting to see how Hamilton responds to the Russian mire he was in. Was it just one of his off-weekends that of course happens to him as much as it does to any other driver? It raised some pressure on him though with Bottas taking the win, so you would imagine that there will be some fight back from the Brit. however, Ferrari's Vettel still looks to have the edge and he can turn the screw on the title race with another win. He's the value punt at Bet365 in Spanish Grand Prix 2017 betting. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!
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Russian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Odds and Predictions

Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari made a big statement on Friday when they landed a 1-2 in the Russian GP practice. Season-leader Sebastian Vettel headed up the action ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen and the Mercedes were struggling to find their pace. So that should lead to a pretty interesting race on Sunday because Lewis Hamilton needs to make an impression and take the chequered flag to prevent Vettel getting further ahead of him. Hamilton is seven points behind the German going into the weekend having won in China and having followed Vettel home in second place in both Australia and Bahrain. One thing in Hamilton's favour though is that he has won two of the three Russian Grand Prix events since it was put back on the season in 2014. Hamilton is running as even money favourite at bet365 to take the win in Russia on Sunday. Vettel is behind him at 11/8 with Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas at 11/2. He really doesn’t look to have the pace to match up to the front two, however, in practice, he was showing some good straight-line speed, which was right up there with Vettel. However, it’s hard to see him doing enough on the rest of the circuit to break up Hamilton and Vettel and he could be under pressure from Raikkonen so he’ll have that to worry about. Nico Rosberg, who has retired, won here last season so there is no defending champion out this year. The way it stands, Ferrari have a clear edge over Mercedes at the moment and therefore, off the grid Vettel is likely to gain a decent advantage and get himself out in front. He will be very hard to reel in if he does that and looks the value in the race to win. Vettel is 13/8 at bet365 to land Pole Position, with Hamilton as 8/11 favourite.

Russian Grand Prix Betting Odds

Lewis Hamilton even money, Sebastian Vettel 11/8, Valtteri Bottas 11/2, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, Max Verstappen 50/1, Daniel Ricciardo 50/1, bar 250/1 Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!
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Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 Betting Preview and Odds

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Lewis Hamilton struck back with a win in China last weekend, to level things up with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who had taken the season opener in Australia. Now it is off to Bahrain this weekend and we look set to have another top duel in the burgeoning rivalry between Hamilton and former World Champion Sebastian Vettel. If the start of the season is anything to go by, then this could be a fantastic duel all season. After Lewis Hamilton had followed Vettel home in second place in Australia, the roles were reversed in China so they sit level at the top of the Drivers’ Championship on 43 points each. Will we have another two-man battle between the two out in Bahrain or can someone else edge their way into contention to mix things up a little bit? This is a fascinating spectacle at the Sakhir Circuit and it's also a course that is very hard on the cars as well, particularly on the brakes. This is a great track for speed with some high-speed straights and they are mixed up with very tight turns. Lewis Hamilton has won this one twice in the last three years and as Nico Rosberg took the victory last season, it is three wins on the bounce for Mercedes in Bahrain. With Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas not looking like a serious contender for the title, it could be a good weekend for the Brit who is trading at 5/6 at Bet365 to win the Bahrain Grand Prix 2017. Vettel is running behind him at a price of 7/4. What makes this interesting is that Vettel is also a two-time winner at Sakhir, taking back to back wins in 2012 and 2013. This is going to be a real battle and the hope is that Max Verstappen, in his Red Bull can start to make a bit of impression to make the title a three-horse race instead of two. It is interesting that no-one has won the Bahrain Grand Prix from lower than fourth on the starting grid, since Jenson Button did it back in 2009. So that is going to be putting another high importance on Pole Position for this running. Lewis Hamilton is a 4/7 outright favourite to go from the front, with Sebastian Vettel at 5/2. On the evidence of the first two races of the season, it’s unlikely that anyone other than those is going to get the front.

Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 Outright Winner odds

Lewis Hamiton 5/6, Sebastian Vettel 7/4, Valtteri Bottas 13/2, Kimi Räikkönen 9/1, Max Verstappen 33/1, Daniel Ricciardo 40/1, bar 750/1 Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!

Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 Prediction

Given that no-one outside of the top four on the grid is going to be likely to get the win on the board, you can’t help but look at the front two. There shouldn’t be much to choose between Vettel and Hamilton, but the Brit is superb under the breaks and is a little more fearless in pushing the edge and back him to land the win.
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Lewis Hamilton 6/5 favourite in Chinese Grand Prix 2017 betting

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Can Lewis Hamilton land his first win of the new F1 season? After Sebastian Vettel impressed in his Ferrari on the opening weekend of the 2017 season, it is off to the Chinese Grand Prix over the weekend, where the practice has been disrupted by rain and so no-one really knows where they stand at the moment. It hasn’t stopped Hamilton going off as 6/5 outright favourite for the race with Bet365 and that could partly be because he is the most successful driver in this history of the race. Hamilton has collected the chequered flag at the Chinese Grand Prix four times before and twice in the last three years. It was his teammate last season Nico Rosberg who took the win, but Hamilton should be back strong and well in the hunt for the top spot. Mercedes has won four of the last five editions of the Chinese Grand Prix and although the Ferrari of Vettel was notably quicker in the opening race of the season, the balance could be redressed here. Vettel is a 7/4 second favourite with Hamilton’s new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at 13/2. That’s pretty much it according to the bookmakers as far as a winner. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo weren’t strong enough on the opening weekend in Australia to suggest that they are going to get in the mix yet. So Pole Position could be all important in this one and Hamilton is 8/11 favourite at Bet365 to start the Chinese Grand Prix from the front of the grid, with Vettel at 5/2 to start from the front.

Chinese Grand Prix 2017 Outright Winner Odds

Lewis Hamilton Even Money, Sebastian Vettel 7/4, Valtteri Bottas 13/2, Kimi Räikkönen 8/1, Max Verstappen 18/1, Daniel Ricciardo 22/1, bar 250/1 Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!
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F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Preview & Odds – 26th March, 2017

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After much speculation that it could be Ferrari and Red Bull dominating the new F1 season, Lewis Hamilton quieted everyone on Friday by putting in dominating performance in Melbourne practice ahead of the Australian Grand Prix 2017. Even the driver himself was surprised by the speed of the Mercedes, which was over half a second quicker than the rest of the field on Friday. So out of the blocks, Mercedes are potentially back on top of their game and that has seen Lewis Hamilton cut to 1/2 at 888Sport to win the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. It is a race at which he has triumphed twice before.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Promotion

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F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Preview

This is a season of change in Formula One because of the new car regulations, which basically means that they are bigger, providing more downforce which in turn leads to more speed. The drives are going to be more physically demanding than before as well and because of the new width of the cars, drivers have been reporting that it going to be a bit harder to overtake this season. So if Hamilton can dominate and get himself to pole then there could be no stopping him in Melbourne. Hamilton started in pole last season but was beaten to the chequered flag by teammate Nico Rosberg, who retired from the sport at the end of last season as World Champion. Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes is Valtteri Bottas who goes as 13/2 third favourite at 888Sport to win in Melbourne, with former World Champion Sebastian Vettel at 11/2. Vettel in his Ferrari was second quickest on Friday in practice, just 0.009 seconds quicker than Bottas was. There has been much hype about the Ferrari challenge this season after impressing during the pre-season. Hamilton's first win at the Australian Grand Prix came in 2008 and he had a long wait for his second at Albert Park, taking his second win there in 2015. Vettel has one Australian Open victory which came back in 2011 in a drive for Red Bull. The concern about the Ferrari challenge is that it isn’t the first time that they have gone well in pre-season testing but then have fallen well short when it has come to the start of the season. They have flattered to deceive a lot in recent years. So this will be an important race for them to show what they have going for them. It is perhaps Bottas which is the great unknown going into this one. The Finnish driver cost Mercedes a lot of money to pull over from McLaren as a replacement for Rosberg. There are so many questions about his drive this season. Will he be able to realistically challenge the speed that everyone knows Hamilton can get out of his drives? Will he just be another rock solid, consistent performer in the mold of the department Rosberg? Will he just be playing second fiddle in helping elevate Hamilton to stitle success again? The Red Bull team have 19 year old Max Verstappen who has thrilled already in the sport. The youngster took that epic win in Spain on his debut F1 season last term and his battle with teammate Daniel Ricciardo is going to be a lot of fun to watch. While the hype is all with youngster Verstappen, and no driver has been as highly hyped since Hamilton arrived on the scene, it is Ricciardo who proved to be the more stable, the more consistent of the two drivers last year and he out-scored his teammate easily last season.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Odds

Lewis Hamilton 1/2, Sebastian Vettel 11/2, Valtteri Bottas 13/2, Kimi Räikkönen 1 11/1, Daniel Ricciardo 14/1, Max Verstappen 14/1, bar 150/1

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Pole Position Betting Odds

Lewis Hamilton 2/7, Sebastian Vettel 7/1, Valtteri Bottas 7/1, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, Daniel Ricciardo 14/1, Max Verstappen 14/1, bar 150/1

F1 Drivers Championship 2017 Betting

Lewis Hamilton 4/6, Sebastian Vettel 5/1, Valtteri Bottas 9/2, Max Verstappen 10/1, Daniel Ricciardo 12/1, Kimi Raikkonen 12/1, 200/1 bar

F1 Constructors Championship 2017 Betting

Mercedes 2/7, Ferrari 7/2, Red Bull 6/1, Williams 200/1, bar 500/1

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017 Betting Predictions:

It is going to be a thrilling start of the new season, with recent lap times being crushed out of sight. You are looking for physical endurance of course and there isn’t anyone in the field who is going to top Hamilton in that, nor on the ability to push things to the edge. He is value to get the opening win of the season under his belt, and Vettel’s challenge in the Ferrari is going to be massively interesting. The German is well worth backing to get on the podium and we will shoot for Ricciardi in his Red Bull to get close to a top three as well. If you are pitting him against Bottas and Verstappen, Ricciardi’s calmness and control could win out.
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F1 Constructors’ Championship Betting – Motor Racing Odds

Lewis Hamilton
It may be the Drivers' Championship which attracts most interest in F1, and nearly all the glamour, but future funding comes via a successful constructor and the dominant force in recent years has been Mercedes. It is seven years since the Silver Arrows returned to Formula One but what a comeback it has been! It took five years for Mercedes to finally topple Red Bull but they've adapted best to the ever-changing regulations and demands of F1 in the last three years and are only a best 5/11 with Bwin to win a fourth Constructors' Championship in a row in 2017. Bwin gives new customers a 100% (up to £20) first deposit bonus if you sign up via our link. One of the Bwin site's best features is their live betting (in-play) offers. Simply sign up at Bwin, deposit at least £10 within 30 days of your sign-up date and Bwin will add a bonus of the deposited amount (up to £20). The bonus +deposit amount must be placed on sporting bets at least 5 times before a withdrawal can be made. Terms and conditions apply, please see full detail directly at Bwin. However, even Lewis Hamilton has described Ferrari's testing as 'spectacular' and there is speculation that the Prancing Horse could mount a serious challenge this year. It certainly shouldn't be the normal procession with Kimi Raikonnen believing the Italian giant is in a much stronger position than 12 months ago. Ferrari are a general 4/1 and look more of a threat to Mercedes' dominance than Red Bull. Though, a note of caution, the Scuderia were strongest in testing before last season and failed to win a single race. Red Bull have been well off the pace in pre-season testing and team chiefs are admitting that their new car will not be the finished article before the campaign gets under way in Melbourne. Questions continue to be asked of Renault's engines but while Red Bull seem to be muddling through, pre-season has been a disaster for Toro Rosso. Big problems, too, for McLaren. Their Honda engines have been trying to shake themselves loose from the McLaren chassis and are continually mis-firing. Fernando Alonso is said to be at the end of his tether having completed fewer laps than anyone else. The Spaniard's contract is up at the end of the season and he is most unlikely to look for an extension unless there is a rapid turnaround. There is a rumour that McLaren may even sever ties with Honda, even though they are contracted to 2024, though that is a scenario that would do neither any favours.

F1 Contructors' Championship 2017 Best Odds

Mercedes (5/11), Ferrari (4/1), Red Bull (11/2), McLaren (250/1), Renault and Williams (300/1), Force India (750/1), Haas and Toro Rosso (1500/1), Sauber (4000/1)
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Formula 1 Drivers Championship Betting 2017 Winner Odds & Predictions

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The new season of Formula 1 will bring some changes for fans and bettors to wrap their heads around. There are some big rule changes now and they are the most radical ones as a whole since 2014 when the sport started to use hybrid power units. For the new season, the changes include the cars being faster, with the premise of shaving off up to five second per lap on average and the vehicles will be faster and be carrying more downforce. Formula 1 has been running on very thin, narrow margins to make a difference for the competitors, but now the changes are significant and the teams have to really shake things up and look for big margins. When the hybrid power units came in for the 2014 season, there was one clear benefactor of the rule changes and that was Mercedes. They were far more prepared technically than every other team to implement the new technology and they haven't looked back since, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sweeping the three titles up for grabs following the 2014 changes. Those changes snapped the dominance of Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull and the four-time champion became anonymous because of the team being unable to keep up with the Mercedes drivers. It wasn’t even close over the ensuing three years. But for the 2017 Formula 1 season, the Red Bull team could find themselves back on top having drafted in the rising star of the entire show, Max Verstappen to team up with Daniel Ricciardo. With the late unveiling of their new FB13 car, it wasn’t the greatest of starts to testing in Barcelona for them as they hit some reliability issues. Of course this is what testing is for, ironing out the wrinkles and there has been a lot of hype about Red Bull that they are going to be in the position where Mercedes were three years ago, ready to take the new changes by the scruff of the neck. Along with the new speeds of the cars, you have extra demand on the drivers because of it. Reining world champion Nico Rosberg has retired from the sport, so he’s not around to defend. Did he know that Mercedes weren’t going be at the races this season in terms of competitiveness and that he didn’t really have a chance to defend the title? It’s a theory, but it’s unreasonable to assume that he couldn't have booked a drive at one of the front running teams. Lewis Hamilton is 11/10 favourite in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship Betting 2017 Winner Odds at Coral, followed by Red Bull’s Verstappen at 7/2. Because of the changes things are wide open though and it should be a thrilling competitive season to see how the new cars stand up, and who wins the battle of the fittest driver too. We only have a short wait until the end of March to see the new season line up on the grid. But there is plenty of interest in the practices during the pre-season so watch those carefully to try and pick up some hints. Here we take a look at the 2017 F1 season from a betting perspective.

Formula 1 Drivers Championship Betting 2017 Winner Odds

Lewis Hamilton 11/10, Max Verstappen 7/2, Valtteri Bottas 3/1, Daniel Ricciardo 9/2, Sebastian Vettel 14/1, Fernando Alonso 33/1, Kimi Raikkonen 40/1, 125/1 bar

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Formula 1 Drivers Championship 2017 Teams & Drivers

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen Force India: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon Williams: Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll McLaren: Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne Toro Rosso: Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat Haas: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen Renault: Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer Sauber: Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein

2017 F1 Race Calendar 

March 26: Melbourne, Australia April 9: Shanghai, China April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain April 30: Sochi, Russia May 14: Barcelona, Spain May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco June 11: Montreal, Canada June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan July 9: Spielberg, Austria July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom July 30: Budapest, Hungary August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium September 3: Monza, Italy September 17: Singapore, Singapore October 1: Sepang, Malaysia October 8: Suzuka, Japan October 22: Austin, USA October 29: Mexico City, Mexico November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Formula 1 Drivers Championship Prediction

So will we see Lewis Hamilton run unchallenged to the Formula 1 Drivers Championship title this year? At a price of 11/10 to win outright he’s actually worth opposing. He is immense in terms of grit, pushing the limits of speed and of course, his physical endurance and he will probably thrive and enjoy himself even more in the quicker cars. But there are enough whispers coming out of the petrol-head followers of F1 to suggest that there are other teams who are coming to the fore this year and that will predominately be the Red Bull team. Williams could have  decent run of things as well. Then you will be looking to the input from the Ferrari for Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. With Rosberg gone, the only active former F1 Champions running are Fernando Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Vettel. But if you look at the outright winner market in Formula 1 Drivers Championship betting then Hamilton is the only of those in single figures to go and land the title. That sets him apart from the field and apart from value as well. Vettel made a decent start to 2017 practice, but then he did last season and failed to win a single race as the Ferrari’s couldn’t keep pace. So it is worth skipping over them unless you have a big each way flutter on 14/1 shot Vettel to rise back to the top, but that doesn’t scream as being a particularly worthwhile avenue to go down. Valtteri Bottas has some pressure on him coming into Mercedes to replace Rosberg of course, but he is likely to place second fiddle by a substantial margin to Hamilton and can’t seriously be backed to storm his way to the title this season. So really you just can’t help coming all the way back to the challenge of the two Red Bull drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen to rip the title away from Hamilton. You would have to look at the outright odds of Mercedes driver Bottas and question why he is a shorter option if the Mercedes team is going to be dominant this season. Again, going back to the Red Bull challenge, both for their drivers are shorter priced that Bottas in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship Betting 2017 odds at Coral and that says a lot. Ricciardo took one win last season coming home first in Malaysia and that matched Verstappen's epic win in Spain earlier in the season. Ricciardo, who was driving with Verstappen last year for Red Bull, collected 52 points more than Verstappen did across the course of the season and never collected a single retirement. Out of the two drivers, he is likely to have the steadier hand in controlling the new beasts and at a 9/2 price at Coral in Formula 1 Drivers Championship Betting 2017, he rolls as our tip. It is a little outside of the box with the major focus on Hamilton and Verstappen, but this is a season of new machines, new rules so think outside of the box.

Formula 1 Constructors Championship Prediction

There is massive value on Red Bull at 7/4 Coral second favourites in this one to win the Constructors' Championship. With their two young drivers likely to push very hard for a lot of podium finishes this season, there is a great potential in the team collecting the title this go around. Certainly Mercedes at an odds-on price of 8/15 aren’t any value at all to throw money at, because it may just be Hamilton running on his own and most talk around the garages seem to be of the vein that Red Bull are the ones to be most scared of this season. Run with that and back them to win their first since 2013.
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F1 Drivers Championship 2017 Predictions & Betting Odds

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Nico Rosberg was crowned the F1 Drivers World Champion on the weekend, despite Lewis Hamilton landing a in win Abu Dhabi. The two Mercedes drivers don’t exactly have a warm and cuddly relationship going at all and Hamilton even rolled out some dirty tactics in the race, by slowing down at the front in the hope that other drivers could catch and pass Rosberg as Hamilton needed the German to finish lower than third. It didn’t happen though and Rosberg got his podium spot to be crowned the champion. Hamilton defied team orders to not slow the race down while out in front, but Hamilton told them to just let them race and went about his business. That’s pretty fair because after all, he was looking at trying to find a way to win the Championship himself. So Hamilton was left frustrated at the end of the season, but will he be around at the team next season? There is an outside chance that Mercedes suspend or even sack him for his defiance of team orders and for putting Rosberg at risk of not winning the championship. Of course that would seem like a drastic step because Hamilton is the best in the business and boss Toto Wolff recognises that and it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense for them to do so. Hamilton is trading at 15/8 with Bet365 to win the F1 Drivers World Championship 2017 title already but that could solely rest on him still being with Mercedes because no other team is close to them. Hamilton is the best driver in the sport and he will be out looking for a fourth world title. Next season is going to be a little different as well because of the changes which are being made to cars. They will be heavier and wider than they were this season and fatter tyres will be used. That will all mean that the cars will be running even faster, an average of five seconds quicker is expected per lap next season. So again that is something which plays into Hamilton's hands because he pushes the boundaries like no other driver does and it is somewhat fair to say that Rosberg claimed his title this year on the back of mechanical failures in the large by Hamilton. Think back to the Malaysian Grand Prix when Hamilton was cruising to the finish at the head of the field only for his engine to fail. Had he won that, he would have gone into the season finale ahead of Rosberg on points and the whole complexion of the title race would have changed. There is generally a bit of shuffling around and the changes to the cars next season may suit Red Bull, who seem to be getting a jump on things. That will bring the exciting youngster Max Verstappen into the picture who produced one of the races of the season with his third place in the rain in Brazil. He is a driver who likes to live on the edge, much like Hamilton and he finished fifth in the overall standings this season, despite not getting a drive until midway through the season. He has been installed as second favourite at a price of 3/1 for next season's championship. A full on battle between him and Hamilton would be epic.

F1 Drivers Championship 2017 Betting Odds

Lewis Hamilton 15/8, Max Verstappen 3/1, Nico Rosberg 7/2, Daniel Ricciardo 10/3, Sebastian Vettel 16/1, Fernando Alonso 25/1, Kimi Raikkonen 40/1 Stoffel Vandoorne 40/1, 200/1 bar Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!
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