Formula 1 By Joe Crilly

Lewis Hamilton Favourite For 2017 Crown

Lewis Hamilton left himself just too much to do going into the final Grand Prix of the season but the bookies have already made him the favourite to win next year’s. William Hill make him 6/4 ahead of the current World Champion, Rosberg, who is 11/4.

Red Bull are expected to be back in contention n and Ricciardo and Verstappen are  4/1 and 9/2 respectively.

“Lewis needs to put this loss behind him and if he can, we make him the favourite to regain his title,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

2017 Drivers’ Championship: 6/4 Lewis Hamilton; 11/4 Nico Rosberg; 4/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 9/2 Max Verstappen; 16/1 Fernando Alonso; 16/1 Sebastian Vettel; 25/1 Stoffel Vandoorne; 33/1 Kimi Raikkonen; 100/1 BAR