Compare latest Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting odds from the best online bookies. Read our F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting preview with tips. Claim free bets and take a look at the latest F1 Drivers & Constructors odds.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Abu Dhabi GP Betting 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting – To Win Pole Odds
Abu Dhabi GP Pole Position Betting; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
|No Odds Available|
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Odds Guide, Betting Preview & Tips
The 2017 Formula One season comes to a close at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, writes Nick (Race: Sunday, 13:00 GMT, live on Channel 4 / Sky Sports F1).
Lewis Hamilton has already secured his fourth drivers’ championship, while most of the other positions in the upper reaches of the drivers’ and constructors’ standings have also been settled ahead of the final event of the year.
Sebastian Vettel ended a run of seven races without victory by topping the podium in Brazil two weeks ago, ahead of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton recovered to fourth after a qualifying crash saw him start from the pit lane, while Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo took fifth and sixth respectively for Red Bull.
Hamilton and Vettel have three wins apiece at Abu Dhabi since its first appearance on the calendar in 2009 and can be expected to compete for victory this weekend. Vettel won the race for Red Bull in 2009, 2010 and 2013, while Hamilton’s win last year followed his previous triumphs for Mercedes in 2014 and McLaren in 2011.
Ferrari’s update package certainly saw them compete on a more even footing with Mercedes in Brazil. Although it must be noted that the pace Hamilton showed during practice and in his recovery drive on race day suggests he would have made a better fist of fighting for victory with Vettel than his teammate and pole sitter Bottas was able to.
With that in mind, Hamilton can be fancied to end his most recent championship-winning season on a high with victory on Sunday.
The top three teams locked down the top six places in Brazil, but Force India have a solid chance of getting themselves in on the act this weekend. The Silverstone-based team have achieved double points finishes in each of the last four and five and the last six Abu Dhabi Grands Prix and have three top-six finishes to their credit over the course of the last four years.
Force India have steadily improved their standing in the constructors’ championship since coming into the sport in 2008 and have this year matched their best-ever finish of fourth, first achieved last season. They have already accumulated four more points than last year in two less races and are confident of adding to their haul in Abu Dhabi.
Esteban Ocon looks well-placed for a strong finish. He has fond memories of the Yas Marina circuit, as it was there that he first drove a Formula One car for Lotus in a practice session in 2014 and also there that he clinched the GP3 championship a year later. The 21-year-old has produced an excellent first full season in Formula One and after the disappointment of his first non-finish of the year in Brazil, will want to end the season strongly this weekend.
Felipe Massa performed well in his last race in front of his home fans to secure a seventh-place finish for Williams in Brazil, ahead of Fernando Alonso’s McLaren, Sergio Perez’s Force India and the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg.
Hulkenberg was the solitary scorer among the three teams still battling for sixth in the constructors’ championship – the final unresolved issue coming into the final weekend of the season. Toro Rosso are the current occupants, but they are just four points ahead of Renault in seventh and a further two clear of Haas in eighth.
Renault were, at one stage, aiming to overtake Williams for fifth in the championship but have had to dial back expectations following just two points-scoring finishes over the course of the last five races. But as long as they can strike the right balance between performance and reliability, they have a good chance of nicking sixth on Sunday.
Hulkenberg has finished in the top seven in each of his last three visits to Abu Dhabi, while Carlos Sainz, who joined the team from Toro Rosso three races ago, has had less luck there but has shown flashes of good pace. Renault believe that their car will be better suited to the Yas Marina circuit than it was to Interlagos two weeks ago and can be fancied to secure the double points finish that might just see them overhaul Toro Rosso in the standings.
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips Verdict
- Back Lewis Hamilton to win the race @ 10/11 with Coral or Ladbrokes.
- Bet on Esteban Ocon to finish in the top six @ 5/4 with Bet365.
- Back Renault to secure a double points finish @ evens with Ladbrokes.