Fri, Jul 20, 1:10pm by Staff Writer
Lewis Hamilton is the $2.50 favourite to win the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend after claiming victory in the most recent race at the circuit in 2016.
Hamilton is a three-time winner of the race, with his first victory coming in 2008.
Hamilton trails German Sebastian Vettel by eight points in the Drivers Championship after a disappointing past two races.
Vettel has won his home race only once in his career at that was at the Nurburgring GP-Strecke circuit in 2013.
He is a $2.75 chance to claim victory after he was first to cross the line in Silverstone a fortnight ago.
Among the past winners of this race include Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who was twice victorious in 2010 and 2012.
Alonso is in eighth position in the Drivers Championship, over 130 points adrift of Vettel in eighth place.
He is $501 to win the race at Sportsbet, but offers some value at $67 for a podium finish.
Dutchman Max Verstappen finished third in the 2016 German Grand Prix and is priced at $2.50 for a podium finish once again this weekend.
The 20-year-old is in sixth position in the Drivers Championship after a disappointing season, which he began as one of the contenders behind Hamilton and Vettel.
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo has twice tasted victory this season in China and Monaco.
Those two victories have been surrounded by a number of fourth or fifth placed finishes, as well as three retirements.
Ricciardo is struggling for consistency this season, but at $3.50 is certainly worth considering to finish in the top three.
He recorded the fastest lap at the Hockenheimring in 2016 and after starting in third position on the grid, finished second behind Hamilton, so he has good past form at this track.
Kimi Raikkonen has been another driver who has been consistently finding himself on the podium this season, amassing six podium finishes, without a win.
The veteran Fin is $1.91 to do what he has done six times already this season and finish within the top there and $11 to win the race.
The winning driver market is difficult to split between Hamilton’s Mercedes ($2.03) and Vettel’s Ferrari ($2.12).
A wager on this market is essentially taking Hamilton or Bottas against Vettel or Raikkonen.
Hamilton is the favourite to snare the fastest lap in the race at $4, with Ricciardo $5 after achieving the feat in 2016. Verstappen is also priced at $5, with Vettel at $5.50 and Raikkonen at $8.
German Grand Prix Odds – Sportsbet
Lewis Hamilton $2.50
Sebastian Vettel $2.75
Valtteri Bottas $8.50
Max Verstappen $10
Kimi Raikkonen $11
Daniel Ricciardo $11
Top 3 Finish
Sebastian Vettel $1.30
Lewis Hamilton $1.30
Kimi Raikkonen $1.91
Valtteri Bottas $2
Max Verstappen $2.50
Daniel Ricciardo $3.50
Lewis Hamilton $4
Daniel Ricciardo $5
Max Verstappen $5
Sebastian Vettel $5.50
Kimi Raikkonen $8
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