The likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen will all be battling it out for the Drivers Championship, and furthermore all will believe they have a great chance of lifting the crown. Meanwhile, over in the Constructors Championship, leaders Mercedes, Ferrari and slight outsiders Red Bull will be looking to build the best machine for their drivers to take pole position on both the track and the podium.
One of the most watched sporting tournaments in the world the 2019 Formula One Season is just round the corner and we are here bright and early to discuss the likely outcomes and talking points for the months ahead. It is one of the most exciting competitions of the world of Motor Sports.
Drivers Championship odds
A total of 20 drivers will be competing in the 2019 season and, in theory at least, every one of them will be in with a shot at the individual crown. With that in mind, the relative lack of predictability in the sport makes it a hugely intriguing area for placing bets.
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A whole set of circumstances can affect each race throughout the season and while there may be overall favourites for the title over the course of the season each race, when considered on its own, can throw out a vast array of differing plot lines. That means that as the season continues, we could see a whole host of names in pole position and winning Grand Prix races, even if they are not expected to challenge for overall glory. All of which means that Formula One can be hugely rewarding if you select the right bets.
And, right now, there is one question on most people’s minds – will anyone be able to stop Lewis Hamilton in 2019, after the Brit drove to the championship in relative comfort last time out. And it is indeed Hamilton who comes in as the favourite for the Drivers title once again, with the raace priced at just -138 to finish top of the pile once again. As noted above, any driver could win any race, but over the length of the entire season it is more than likely to come down to a straight shoot-out between Hamilton and his old sparring partner, Sebastian Vettel.
The German comes in at the higher price of +333 to wrest the title from Hamilton’1s grasp and we could be in for a riveting contest between the two best drivers on the grid right now. But with Hamilton way out in front in terms of odds, it would be prudent to place your bets on his potential success as early as possible, s those odds are only likely to shorten over the coming months.
And in terms of individual glory, it is also worth mentioning Max Verstappen. The Belgian is still aged just 21 and iss one of the most exciting talents in the sport. He has already stoked the fires by claiming that the car won the title last year rather than Hamilton, and Verstappen comes in at +450 – only slightly higher than Vettel – to finish top of the pile come the end of the season.
Constructors Championship Odds
In addition to the Drivers Championship we also have the Constructors Championship title to contend with in Formula One. And looking at the odds, there are only three teams in genuine contention for that particular triumph.
There may be 10 constructors taking part, but the likes of Renault, McLaren and Williams are, in all reality, priced far too high to be considered genuine threats for the title. As such the dominance of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull looks set to continue for at least 12 months more.
One of the key tips usually given to bettors on Formula One is to bet on the driver you think will win the Drivers Championship and then plump for the same constructor as well. On only one occasion since the turn of the century has the winning team not also boasted the winning driver, and that does not look like it is about to change any time soon.
Therefore, with Hamilton the out and out favourite in the Drivers Championship, it makes sense that his team, Mercedes, come in as favourites for the Constructors Championship. You can back Mercedes to bag that glory at short odds of just -163.
There is also correlation between Vettel, who is second favourite and his team Ferrari, who come in after Mercedes in the Constructors Championship at a price of +275, and, of course, we cannot forget Red Bull Racing, who have enormous talent Verstappen under their wing and come in at +350 to win the Constructors Championship.
To give you some idea of just how far ahead of the chasing pack there three currently remain, it is worth noting the odds of the fourth team in the Constructors Championship. Renault are next in line when it comes to odds, but they are all the way out at +2000 to get their hands on the top prize.
A word on race odds
And finally, a quick reminder that all 20 of the Formula One Grand Prix races may be bet on individually as the season progresses. In addition , there are a wide array of options offering far more than a bet based simply on who will finish first in any given race – you may also bet on whether a driver will finish a race, who will come in last or who will start a race in pole position.
- March 17th: Australian Grand Prix.
- March 31st: Bahrain Grand Prix.
- April 14th: Chinese Grand Prix.
- April 28th: Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
- May 12th: Spanish Grand Prix.
- May 26th: Monaco Grand Prix.
- June 9th: Canadian Grand Prix.
- June 23rd: French Grand Prix.
- June 30th: Austrian Grand Prix.
- July 14th: British Grand Prix.
- July 28th: German Grand Prix.
- August 4th: Hungarian Grand Prix.
- September 1st: Belgian Grand Prix.
- September 8th: Italian Grand Prix.
- September 22nd: Singapore Grand Prix.
- September 29th: Russian Grand Prix.
- October 13th: Japanese Grand Prix.
- October 27th: Mexican Grand Prix.
- November 3rd: United States Grand Prix.
- November 17th: Brazilian Grand Prix.
- December 1st: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Drivers & Teams:
- 3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) - Renault.
- 4 - Lando Norris (United Kingdom) - McLaren.
- 5 - Sebastian Vettel (Germany) - Ferrari.
- 7 - Kimi Räikkönen (Finland) - Sauber.
- 8 - Romain Grosjean (France) - Haas.
- 10 - Pierre Gasly (France) - Red Bull.
- 11 - Sergio Pérez (Mexico) - Racing Point.
- 16 - Charles Leclerc (Monaco) - Ferrari.
- 18 - Lance Stroll (Canada) - Racing Point.
- 20 - Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) - Haas.
- 23 - Alexander Albon (Thailand) - Toro Rosso.
- 26 - Daniel Kvyat (Russia) - Toro Rosso.
- 27 - Nico Hülkenberg (Germany) - Renault.
- 33 - Max Verstappen (The Netherlands) - Red Bull.
- 44 - Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) - Mercedes.
- 55 - Carlos Sainz (Spain) - McLaren.
- 63 - George Russell (United Kingdom) - Williams.
- 77 - Valtteri Bottas (Finland) - Mercedes.
- 88 - Robert Kubica (Poland) - Williams.
- 99 - Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) - Sauber.