Lewis Hamilton is the odds-on favourite to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship after his victory at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, but it was the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc that most impressed over the weekend.
Leclerc had become the second youngest driver to claim pole position when he was fastest in Saturday’s qualifying and dominated the race until he suffered an engine problem in the closing stages.
That allowed both Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pass the 21-year-old and claim a one-two for Mercedes, with Leclerc hanging on to take third place.
After two races, Bottas leads Hamilton by a single point with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third ahead of the two Ferraris of Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.
Bet365 and William Hill quote Hamilton as a 10/11* chance to successfully defend his title, with Vettel out to 3/1* across the board. Leclerc can be backed at 10/3* with Paddy Power, while Bottas is out at 12/1* with Bet365.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|