United States GP Tips: Can Hamilton wrap up the title Stateside?
The equation for Lewis Hamilton on Sunday is simple. Outscore title rival Sebastian Vettel by eight points and he will join Juan Manuel Fangio on five F1 World Drivers’ Championships.
Results this season suggest that may not be so hard. The Mercedes ace has already finished eight points ahead of the German on nine occasions this term.
Hamilton is 11/8 to win the World Championship this weekend. And if his record in Austin is anything to go by, that might not be such a stretch.
United States GP Race Winner Odds
Even if Hamilton doesn’t wrap up the title this weekend, it seems pretty likely that he’ll take the chequered flag once again.
Not only has the Briton won four races in a row this season. He’s also won five of the six GPs to be held in Austin, including in each of the last four years.
Our traders have him down as an 8/15 shot this weekend.
That puts him comfortably ahead of Vettel in the outright market. The Ferrari ace is 3/1 to claim a first win in the US since 2013 following a series of mistakes which have hampered his title bid.
Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas sacrificed his own race win in Sochi three weeks ago to help the Briton’s title charge. He could be asked to help out again if he’s ahead of his partner.
The Finn hasn’t tasted raceday success since the final round of the 2017 season. That run looks set to go on here at 15/2.
Alternative US GP Odds
Sauber driver Charles Leclerc has returned to something nearing his best recently.
The Monegasque has recorded points finishes in two of his last three races – save a mechanical retirement in Japan.
You can also back the Sauber duo to record a Double Points Finish at 5/1.
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