Formula 1 By Joe Crilly

Wehrlein’s New Manor Will Be Mercede

Pascal Wehrlein is now the odds on favourite to be named as Nico Rosberg’s replacement at Mercedes following a sizeable gamble. William Hill have cut his odds from 9/4 to 4/7 with Valtteri Bottas 5/2 second favourite.

“Wehrlein has been very well backed to join Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes and while it would be a big step up for him, he seems to be the man the punters are predicting to replace the World Champion,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

To replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes: 4/7 Pascal Wehrlein; 5/2 Valtteri Bottas; 7/2 Fernando Alonso; 12/1 Sebastian Vettel; 14/1 Esteban Ocon; 14/1 Sergio Perez; 16/1 Daniel Ricciardo; 16/1 Jenson Button; 16/1 Max Verstappen; 20/1 BAR