The 2019 Formula 1 season might just be three races old, but the if current form holds true, then the pick to win this year’s F1 title might already be in the bag thanks to the excellent start by reigning champ and now, living legend, Lewis Hamilton. With the five-time F1 champ looking to add to his already ample hardware, let’s find out which drivers have the best F1 betting odds to pull off what would be a huge upset for this year’s F1 crown. With the 2019 Formula 1 campaign taking a break this coming weekend, let’s look at what’s gone down so far this season and what likely lies ahead.
Updated Odds to Win 2019 Formula 1 – Drivers Championship 2019
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- Lewis Hamilton 4/7
- Sebastian Vettel 10/3
- Valtteri Bottas 4/1
- Charles Leclerc 11/2
- Max Verstappen 20/1
F1 2019 Drivers’ Championship
How it stands after three races.
1 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 68 points
After finishing second in the first F1 race of the year in Australia, Hamilton has found his was into the winner’s circle in each of the last two events, most recently, last weekend’s showdown in China. Right now, Hamilton has the look of a driver that is going to at the least, duplicate his career-high, tying11 victories in 21 races from a year ago. Hell…let me just admit it. Hamilton is the prohibitive favorite by far and right now, I’m thinking it’s going to take a minor miracle for anyone to stop him from claiming his sixth F1 title, which would leave him one behind the all-time mark set by the legendary Michael Schumacher.
2 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 62
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate is looking sharp right now as the third-best pick to win the 2019 F1 title, seeing as how he’s got a win in the first race of the year in Australia and a pair of second place finishes in each of the last two races in Bahrain and China. The bad news is that Bottas didn’t win a single race a year ago while finishing fifth in the F1 standings, a distant 261 points behind Hamilton.
3 Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 39
Verstappen has reached the podium once with his third place finish in Australia. he’s also got a pair of fourth place finishes in the last two races and he won a pair of races last year to finish fourth in the F1 standings.
4 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 37
Vettel has also reached the podium once in three races by finishing third in China following a fourth place finish in Australia and a fifth place finish in Bahrain. Still, Vettel looks like he can at least challenge for the F1 title this year after winning five races a year ago to finish second to Lewis Hamilton.
5 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 36
The seriously gifted Leclerc has reached the podium once, but he could have nabbed the outright win in Bahrain were it not for engine problems. While greatness is being predicted for the young 21-year-old phenom, I’m thinking the best he can hope for this year is to challenge for second place.
The Rest of the 2019 F1 Standings
- 6 Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) 13
- 7 Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 12
- 8 Lando Norris (McLaren) 8
- 9 Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 8
- 10 Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) 6
- 11 Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) 6
- 12 Sergio Perez (Racing Point) 5
- 13 Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) 3
- 14 Lance Stroll (Racing Point) 2
- 15 Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) 1
- 16 Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 0
- 17 Romain Grosjean (Haas) 0
- 18 Carlos Sainz (McLaren) 0
- 19 George Russell (Williams) 0
- 20 Robert Kubica (Williams)
F1 2019 constructors’ championship
- 1 Mercedes 130 points
- 2 Ferrari 73
- 3 Red Bull 52
- 4 Renault 12
- 5 Alfa Romeo 12
- 6 Haas 8
- 7 McLaren 8
- 8 Racing Point 7
- 9 Toro Rosso 4
- 10 Williams 0
Mercedes is rocking and rolling in the race for first place in the constructors’ championship, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were first and second for Mercedes in China last weekend and that’s the pair’s third straight one-two finish, making Mercedes first team to achieve the feat in the opening three races since Williams did so way back in 1992. Right now, this race for first place looks like an absolute lock, so back Mercedes now before the odds get less favorable for the reigning constructors’ title holders.