Publish: 11.06.2016

USA F1 Grand Prix Betting Guide

Twelve months ago Lewis Hamilton drove his McClaren to victory in Austin, however the British driver is unlikely to emulate that result in this weekend’s American Formula 1 race.

Many things have changes since then and this time around it looks more likely that Hamilton will be further down the field, while Sebastian Vettel battles to win his 8thrace in a row and his 11th of the year.

The Circuit of the Americas is a world class, state of the art venue and is sure to bring the best out of the racers. Vettel’s excellent win in Abu Dhabi, as well as his consistent brilliance, sees him lead the market at a price of 1/3 with Bet Victor. Vettel is 2/5 with the same bookmaker to be in pole position come Sunday.

This time last year the German was locked in a battle with Fernando Alonso for the world title, although this year has seen Alonso and his Ferrari fall further down the pecking order. He is priced at 25/1 with Ladbrokes to win the race. His fall from grace is even further illustrated by his 80/1 odds with Coral to hold the pole position going into the race.

If you think Hamilton can overcome his difficult race at Abu Dhabi to repeat last year’s performance, you can back him at a price of 16/1 with Bet365. Hamilton is 10/1 with Bet Victor to be in pole position going into the race.

His team mate, Nico Rosberg, performed well in Abu Dhabi and is priced at 25/1 with Spread Ex to win the race. He is at 18/1 to hold pole position going into Sunday.

Kimi Raikkonen will be absent, so he will not come into contention for a points finish. Mark Webber is ranked at second favorite for the Red Bull team and the warm weather should suit him. If you back him at Ladbrokes, you could get paid a return at 5/1.

With Vettel’s recent dominance, it seems foolish to play the win market for this race. A better bet might be to look at who will finish in the points. A number of drivers are still looking to book their place for next year and could see this as their chance to impress. One of them is Paul di Resta.

His Force India car has finally found some pace and the Scot will not be far off a top six finish. He is priced at 10/1 with Bet 365 to be in the top six.