Formula 1 By Joe Crilly

Is Jenson There To Make Up The Numbers?

After it was confirmed that Jenson Button will be remaining at McLaren, William Hill offer 7/1 that the team win the Constructors Championship next season – a long way behind Mercedes at 1/4 and just behind Red Bull at 6/1.


Button is 5/4 to fail to win a race next season but is 7/4 to win one, 11/4 to win two and 8/1 to win three.


Button is 3/1 to finish higher in the Drivers’ Championship than his new McLaren teammate, Fernando Alonso. He is 25/1 to win the Drivers’ Championship.


“Experience has won over potential but it looks as though this season, Jenson will just be making up the numbers,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


How many races will Jenson Button win in 2015: 5/4 none; 7/4 one; 11/4 two; 8/1 three; 20/1 four; 50/1 five or more


Season match bet: 2/9 Alonso; 3/1 Button


Constructors’ Championship: 1/4 Mercedes; 6/1 Red Bull; 7/1 McLaren; 10/1 Williams; 12/1 Ferrari; 125/1 BAR


Drivers’ Championship: 4/6 Lewis Hamilton; 9/4 Nico Rosberg; 10/1 Fernando Alonso; 14/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 16/1 Sebastian Vettel; 25/1 Jenson Button; 33/1 BAR