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Australian Grand Prix 2020 Betting Odds
To Win Australian Melbourne GP on Sunday March 15 2020; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
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F1 Drivers Championship 2020 Betting
To Win Drivers Title 2020; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
Constructors Title Betting 2020
To Win Constructors Title 2020; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
Lewis Hamilton Hot Favourite in F1 Odds for Drivers’ Championship 2020
In the final year of the current ruleset, it is Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton who are again likely to be the team and driver to beat in the 2020 Formula One season, writes Nick Dorrington. It is no surprise Hamilton once again starts a season as prohibitive favourite in the bookies’ F1 odds.
This year’s championship will be the longest in the history of the sport, with the 22 scheduled races including two new events: the Vietnamese Grand Prix through the streets of Hanoi and the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, last run in 1985.
It will be contested by a pretty much unchanged grid. Nine of the 10 teams have maintained the driver line-ups with which they concluded 2019, with Nicolas Lafiti, the runner up in Formula 2 last year, the only new face, replacing Robert Kubica at Williams.
Mercedes have claimed both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in each of the six years of the hybrid engine era, and have won an incredible 74% of the races in that time. Last season, Hamilton won his fifth drivers’ title with the team, and his sixth overall.
That moved Hamilton to within one of equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ championships. It is a mark that both general consensus and the bookmakers expect him to reach. He tops the list of pre-season favourites for the title and is the only odds-on contender. Mercedes are likewise odds-on to claim the constructors’ championship.
Rightfully so. Ferrari seemed to have the pace to challenge Mercedes during the early part of last season, but slicker execution saw Mercedes begin the year with eight consecutive victories, and 10 across the first dozen Grand Prix. Ferrari rallied after the summer break, only for Mercedes to win five of the last six races to seal both championships comfortably.
There was little in pre-season testing to suggest Mercedes won’t again be the fastest team or at the very least close enough to that to make up the difference in other areas. They surprised everyone by introducing a new steering system that should provide aerodynamic benefits on the straights and performance gains into corners, and topped the timesheets. Only minor concerns about the reliability of their engine tarnished an otherwise exemplary performance.
Red Bull seemed to be the closest team in terms of outright pace. In Max Verstappen, they have a driver good enough to take the title fight to Mercedes if Red Bull can get somewhere near them, although he would probably need the inexperienced Alexander Albon, who gained the seat on a full-time basis with his performances at the team during the second half of 2019, to really push on and take points off the Mercedes drivers to have a real chance.
Ferrari were either slow or keeping their cards close to their chests during testing. Charles Leclerc seemed to assert himself as lead driver over Sebastian Vettel as last season drew on and there were a couple of feisty exchanges between the pair of them. If the car proves useful, they both have enough talent to win races again. A championship might have to wait until the new regulations come in next year.
The current rules have been in place long enough to produce a fair degree of parity in terms of performance and reliability outside of the top three teams and the midfield battle looks likely to be fiercely contested.
McLaren came out on top last year, finishing fourth in the constructors’ standings, and seem confident that they have an improved package. Renault have a slick-looking chassis, and have now built up a strong-enough operation to believe they should at least be a bit closer on points to McLaren than they were last season.
The surprise team could be Racing Point. They have abandoned their previous design philosophy in favour of what appears to be a pretty faithful recreation of last year’s championship-winning Mercedes. They were quick in testing and in Sergio Perez have an accomplished driver capable of securing regular points and the odd podium. The doubt is whether teammate, and owner’s son, Lance Stroll can get enough points on the board.
Alpha Tauri is the new name of the Toro Rosso team that finished sixth in last year’s championship. They are again likely to be solid runners alongside the likes of Alfa Romeo and a Haas team who are seeking to bounce back after a disappointing 2019 in which they were never able to get the Pirelli tyres working well enough for them on race day.
Williams, four-figure F1 odds for the Constructors’ Title, were comfortably and somewhat embarrassingly slower than the rest of the pack last season. While testing suggests that they will be closer this time around, the expectation within the team still seems to be that they will begin the year as the slowest runner.