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    F1 2020 Season Betting Picks - Will Hamilton Catch Schumacher?

    F1 2020 Season Betting Picks - Will Hamilton Catch Schumacher?

    Let's start this article by having a look at the current F1 Diver Championship's odds. Then we go through the picks to win the 2020 championship.

    2020 F1 Driver Championship Odds

    • Lewis Hamilton -200
    • Max Verstappen +500
    • Charles Leclerc +650
    • Valtteri Bottas +650
    • Sebastian Vettel +1200
    • Alexander Albon +10000
    • Sergio Perez +20000
    • Carlos Sainz +50000
    • Daniel Ricciardo +50000
    • Lance Stroll +50000
    • Esteban Ocon +100000
    • Lando Norris +100000
    • Kevin Magnussen +150000
    • Kimi Raikkonen +150000
    • Antonio Giovinazzi +200000
    • Daniil Kvyat +200000
    • Pierre Gasly +200000
    • Romain Grosjean +200000
    • George Russell +250000
    • Nicholas Latifi +250000

    The dominance of Lewis Hamilton and team Mercedes since 2014 has been unprecedented, and F1 odds in 2020 show that the streak is expected to continue. Hamilton won his fifth driver’s championship in six seasons, winning a whopping 11 races for the second consecutive year. This makes him an overwhelming favourite in the eyes of sportsbooks like Sports Interaction. Prior to the start of the season, he’s listed at -200 to win his fourth straight championship.

    The last person to beat Hamilton was former teammate Nico Rosberg. His current teammate Valtteri Bottas is unlikely to push Hamilton as Rosberg did, so sportsbooks consider the immensely talented Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) the most likely challenger at +500, with Charles Leclerc of Ferrari alongside Bottas at +650. The most likely longshot with a reasonable chance to win is four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who hasn’t won with Ferrari. Vettel’s odds hover around +1200. 

    The odds spike sharply after the five drivers with the shortest chance to win, so our F1 2020 driver predictions focus on those with a realistic shot at a championship. Mercedes and Ferrari once again appear to have superior machines, which greatly boosts the odds for Hamilton, Leclerc, Bottas and Vettel. Verstappen is considered the next superstar, talented enough to win a championship piloting a Red Bull vehicle that’s less nimble.

    Juan Manuel Fangio, Sebastian Vettel, and Michael Schumacher are the only drivers with four or more consecutive championships in the history of F1 racing, showing how difficult it is for even the best drivers and vehicles to dominate for an extended period of time. Red Bull was the last constructor to defeat Mercedes, and Verstappen has the talent and drive to outrace the reigning champ. 

    Hamilton is a safe bet with a decent return at -200, but a Verstappen win pays off well at +500. Make sure you avoid betting on drivers outside the top five.

    Pick – Max Verstappen +500

    2020 F1 Constructors Odds

    • Mercedes -450
    • Red Bull +450
    • Ferrari +550
    • Racing Point +10000
    • McLaren +30000
    • Renault +30000
    • Alfa Romeo +100000
    • Alpha Tauri +100000
    • Haas +100000
    • Williams +250000

    Winning the constructor's championship is arguably more difficult than winning the drivers' title, and Mercedes earned their sixth straight constructor championship last year, beating Ferrari as the longest constructor dynasty in F1 history. In addition to fielding a vehicle that outperforms the competition, a constructor must also recruit a pair of drivers capable of piloting an F1 vehicle consistently. Even if Verstappen wins a championship with Red Bull, Mercedes team of Hamilton and Bottas are likely to collect more points than Max and Alexander Albon.

    There’s a significant competitive gap between Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari and the rest of the field, and the betting odds reflect this fact. Team Mercedes at -450 is considered a greater favourite than Lewis Hamilton, with Red Bull trailing at +450 and Ferrari lagging behind at +550. It doesn’t happen often, but the constructor champion could be the team that doesn’t have the top driver in 2020. Since Ferrari hasn’t won for well over a decade, stick with Mercedes.

    Pick – Mercedes -450

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