Last updated November 22nd, 2017
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F1 Mexican Grand Prix Odds Guide, Betting Preview & Tips
Lewis Hamilton is well-placed to secure his fourth Formula One drivers championship at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, writes Nick (Race: Sunday, 19:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1).
Hamilton topped the podium in the United States last weekend to record his fifth victory in the last six races and extend his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 66 points with three races remaining. It is difficult to see him losing the championship from here.
Indeed, barring retirement, Hamilton has an excellent chance of sealing the prize on Sunday. He can lose 16 points to Vettel, who came home second ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen last weekend, and still be confirmed as the champion. In real terms, that means that even if Vettel wins on Sunday, a fifth-place finish for Hamilton would see him lift the trophy.
Hamilton would clearly like to win the championship in style by taking victory but given what is at stake, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if he adopted a more conservative approach to simply secure the position he requires. With that in mind, the race-winner market is not one that offers a great deal of opportunity this weekend.
Force India secured a double points finish in the United States, with Esteban Ocon following home Max Verstappen’s Red Bull and the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas to sixth, while Sergio Perez finished eighth behind Carlos Sainz, who put together an impressive debut race for Renault. Felipe Massa’s Williams and the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kyvat rounded out the top 10.
Ocon and Perez have brought their cars home to double points finishes in 14 of the 17 races this season and in each of the last five. Force India have comfortably been the fourth-best team in Formula One this year and a total of 11 top-six finishes for their two drivers shows that they have often been on hand to taken advantage of slip ups from the top-three teams.
This weekend is a special one for Perez, who gets the opportunity to race in front of his fellow countrymen. He is keen to reward their support with a strong performance, especially after being beaten by his teammate Ocon in each of the last two Grand Prix. His sixth top-six finish of the year would represent the ideal way to do so.
Williams are yet to confirm their line-up for next season. Lance Stroll will drive one of their cars, but Massa faces competition from Paul Di Resta and Robert Kubica for the second seat. If the Brazilian wishes to retain his position for another year then he is certainly going about it in the right way, with points finishes in seven of last eight races he has started.
Massa finished sixth on the return of the Mexican Grand Prix in 2015 and followed that up with a solid ninth-place finish last year. He enjoys the atmosphere of the event, which reminds him of his home Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, and having performed well in each of the two events at the circuit to date, can be fancied to again pick up points on Sunday.
Not for the first time this season, McLaren had a disappointing weekend in the United States. Fernando Alonso showed solid pace and managed to qualify in the top 10 only for an engine failure to end his race before the half-way mark. Stoffel Vandoorne did make it to the finish but only in 12th. It was the 13th race this year at which the team had failed to score points.
The McLaren-Honda partnership will come to a close at the end of the year, with McLaren moving over to Renault power for next season, but for now they must soldier on together. The Mexican Grand Prix does, however, present a number of challenges that are likely to make this a frustrating and fruitless weekend for the team.
Time will be lost on the very long start-finish straight, while the 2250-metre altitude of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will make engine cooling a pressing matter for all teams. Given the under-performance and poor reliability previously displayed by the Honda power unit (Alonso has only made it to the very end of five races this season), a non-finish for Alonso on Sunday is a very distinct possibility.
Our Preview’ F1 Mexican Grand Prix Betting Tips Verdict
- Back Sergio Perez to finish in the top six @ best odds of 2/1 with Bet365.
- Bet on Felipe Massa to finish in the points @ 11/8 with Bet365.
- Back Fernando Alonso not to finish the race @ best odds of 7/4 with Bet365.