Lewis Hamilton is the red hot favourite to win a 4th consecutive Formula 1 drivers championship.
That’s according to odds published on the bet365 mobile app (the top rated sports betting app in the UK and Europe according to the latest test results at MobileBettingSite.com). The leading bookmakers make Hamilton the market leader at odds of just 2/7 already. That’s with just two races gone, the first of which he wasn’t even on the podium for.
It just goes to show the strength of feeling amongst commentateorss and pundits that Hamilton is going to be almost unbeatable this season. Clearly it would be a massive shock if he didn’t retain his title, and the bookies would have an absolute field day if that were the case.
After two races, Valtteri Bottas leads the F1 standings by 6 points, with Hamilton second. But in the betting market, Bottas is a distant second favourite, with odds of 10/3 meaning the bookies feel that he’s unlikely to mount a serious challenge over the course of the season.
Other than those two, the market suggests there is nobody else likely to come close to winning. Max Verstappen is third favourite, and you’ll get a hefty 11/1 on the bet365 betting app if you want to back him. However, at those odds you wouldn’t want to be risking too much of your hard earned cash.
You might remember than Lando Norris was the surprise package of the opening race of the 2020 season, getting his first podium finish by claiming 3rd in the Austrian Grand Prix (as well as the fastest lap).
It would take something for this young rising star to maintain the consistency required to win the championship though, and this is reflected in his odds of 200/1. What a moment it would be if he did manage it though, both for himself and whoever bet on him at those odds!
The third race of the season is at Hungary, and you can keep track of the dates and venues on the F1 official calendar.
Victory in 2020 would be a 7th world title for the British driver, and would bring him level with the great Michael Schumacher.