Five-Driver Race in Formula One Betting OddsPublished July 30, 2010 by OCR Editor
Lewis Hamilton leads William Hill odds to win Drivers Championship.
With eight of 19 races still left to go, including the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the 2010 Formula One season is down to a race between five drivers.
Just 34 points splits first-placed Lewis Hamilton (UK, McLaren) and fifth-placed Fernando Alonso (Spain, Ferrari), and the bookies are finding it hard to split them too.
Hamilton is currently paying 2/1 odds at William Hill to win the Drivers Championship for the second time, ahead of Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull, fourth in standings), 9/4.
Alonso is next at 5/2, followed by Mark Webber (Australia, Red Bull, third in standings), 6/1, and Hamilton's British and McLaren team mate Jenson Button (second in standings), 8/1.
The Formula One betting odds for the Hungarian Grand Prix, to be held just outside of Budapest, are ordered slightly differently. Vettel and Alonso are 2/1 joint favorites, followed by Webber, 9/2 and Hamilton, 6/1. But Brazilian Felipe Massa edges out Button for fifth in the betting, quoting 8/1 after his second-placed finish at the German Grand Prix.
If Hamilton wins at Hungaroring 2010, he will become only the third driver to win there three times, matching the legendary Ayrton Senna and coming to within one win of Michael Schumacher's record. Ironically, his first-placed finishes there came in 2007 and 2009, on either side of his 2008 Drivers Championship victory.