Lewis Hamilton is out to Evens in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship betting after a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix, which was won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. The reigning world champion endured further frustation in Shanghai, although he was able to cut Sebastien Vettel’s lead at the top of the standings to nine points after three races.
The German, who won the opening two Grand Prix of the season and was quickest by half a second in qualifying, finished down in eighth place after a crash involving Max Verstappen, who was handed a 10-second penalty for his part in the incident. Verstappen’s time penalty promoted Hamilton from fifth place to fourth, but the day was all about Ricciardo, who pitted for a tyre change during a safety car period before working his way through the field from sixth place with a series of bold overtaking manoeuvres. Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, is five points behind Hamilton in third place in the overall standings, with Ricciardo a further three points back.
The two leading drivers are neck-and-neck in the betting, with Hamilton at Evens with William Hill and Betfred, with Bet365 and William Hill making Vettel an 11/10 chance. Bottas is 25s with Bet365, while Ricciardo is in to 40/1 with the same firm.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|