Formula 1 By Joe Crilly

Australian Open: Championship Is Lewis’ To Lose

Lewis Hamilton is Even money favourite to win the Australian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg 9/4 second favourite with William Hill. The biggest liability is on Max Verstappen who at 17 is set to become the youngest ever F1 driver, however, at odds of 1500/1, his chances of winning are slim.


In the Drivers Championship, it is Lewis and Nico who head the betting, however, it is the Ferrari duo of Vettel and Raikkonen who are best backed with William Hill at 16/1 and 28/1.


“Punters clearly think that a change in scenery could serve Vettel well but we still think that Lewis and Nico are the men to beat,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Australian GP race winner: 1/1 Lewis Hamilton; 9/4 Nico Rosberg; 9/1 Valterri Bottas; 12/1 Sebastian Vettel; 16/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 20/1 Kimi Raikkonen; 22/1 Felipe Massa; 66/1 Daniil Kvyat; 80/1 Jenson Button; 100/1 Kevin Magnussen; 300/1 BAR


Drivers Championship: 4/7 Lewis Hamilton; 11/4 Nico Rosberg; 16/1 Sebastian Vettel; 20/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 25/1 Valterri Bottas; 28/1 Kimi Raikkonen; 33/1 Fernando Alonso; 50/1 Felipe Massa; 66/1 Jenson Button; 125/1 Daniel Kvyat; 250/1 BAR


Fastest qualifier: 1/1 Lewis Hamilton; 6/5 Nico Rosberg; 12/1 Sebastian Vettel; 12/1 Valterri Bottas; 20/1 Felipe Massa; 28/1 Kimi Raikkonen; 40/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 66/1 Daniil Kvyat; 250/1 BAR