Last updated November 8th, 2017
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United States GP Odds – Outright Winner Betting
US Grand Prix Betting; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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US Grand Prix Betting – To Win Pole Odds
United States GP Pole Position Betting; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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F1 US Grand Prix Odds Guide, Tips & Betting Preview
Lewis Hamilton can be expected to extend his commanding lead at the top of the Formula One Drivers’ Championship with victory at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 20:00 BST, live on Channel 4 / Sky Sports F1).
Hamilton moved 59 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by converting pole position into victory in Japan two weeks ago. Vettel suffered an early engine failure that ruled him out of contention, and he could therefore only sit and watch as Hamilton sped away to victory.
The championship battle has swung decisively in Hamilton’s favour since the summer break. The Mercedes driver has won four of the last five races to pick up 118 points, while Vettel has recorded zero victories and suffered two retirements in that time en route to collecting just 45. If his car remains reliable, it is difficult to see Hamilton losing it from here.
Indeed, the British driver will be confident of striking another blow to Vettel’s hopes this weekend at a circuit where he has an almost perfect record. The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas has played host to five United States Grands Prix, and Hamilton has won four of them, including each of the last three. The top rated UK bookies have not missed that statistic and make him odds-on in their US Grand Prix odds.
Mercedes have had some set-up troubles throughout the season, and Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas has struggled to find a suitable approach in recent races, but they are hopeful that they are now on top of those problems and will be able to get the car tuned in this weekend. If they do, Hamilton can be expected to reign supreme in the United States yet again.
Red Bull continued their strong recent form with another double podium finish in Japan, with Max Verstappen second and Daniel Ricciardo third. They have now had at least one of their cars on the podium in each of the last three races, and although they have started to move resources over to next year’s car, they should still be competitive this weekend.
Ricciardo loves both the circuit and the surrounding attractions in Austin and always shows strong pace there. He finished third in 2014, qualified third in 2015 and then converted third on the grid into third in the race at last year’s Grand Prix.
The Australian has taken full advantage of all the chances that have come his way so far this season and currently sits ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in the standings despite the fact that Red Bull have had a slower car for the majority of the year. He already has nine podium finishes to his name this season and can be fancied to add a 10th on Sunday.
Bottas came home fourth for Mercedes in Japan, ahead of Raikkonen, who recovered from 10th on the grid to secure some solid points. Force India (Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez) and Haas (Kevin Magnussen Romain Grosjean) both achieved double points finishes, while Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10 in his Williams.
McLaren failed to score in the final home race of their partnership with Honda. It was a disappointing weekend for the team, but they now have a chance to bounce straight back at a circuit they feel represents their best chance of scoring further points this season. The challenge presented by its varying corner types will reduce some of the strain on outright engine performance and should allow the quality of their chassis to shine through.
Since switching to Honda power at the start of 2015, the United States Grand Prix is the only event other than the Hungarian at which McLaren have secured two top-six finishes. Jenson Button came home sixth in 2015, and Fernando Alonso then finished fifth last year as part of a double points finish with Button in ninth.
It is unlikely that McLaren will again finish quite as high this year unless they are three or four retirements ahead of them but they nevertheless look solidly placed to pick up a couple of points. Stoffel Vandoorne has secured each of their last two top-10 finishes but he has never raced at the Circuit of the Americas and it is therefore Alonso who looks the better choice to do so on Sunday.
F1 United States Grand Prix Betting Tips Verdict
These are this preview’s betting tips, selected with a keen eye on the best value to be found in the bookmakers’ US Grand Prix odds:
- Back Lewis Hamilton to win the race @ best odds of 9/10 with Unibet.
- Bet on Daniel Ricciardo to secure a top-three finish @ 6/4 with Bet365.
- Back Fernando Alonso to finish in the points @ 5/6 with William Hill.