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US Grand Prix: Leclerc and Hamilton Are Joint Favorites
The 19th race of the 2019 Formula 1 season is the United States Grand Prix, held at the Circuit of the Americas on November 3rd. Formula 1 odds suggest this will be a two-man race between Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton but can any other driver come away with the title?
Both Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton are joint favorites for the US Grand Prix with Formula 1 odds of +185 but there’s a bigger story taking place on November 3rd. Hamilton should win his sixth Drivers Championship in Texas; it will happen unless something drastic happens.
- Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton are +185 joint favorites to win the US Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton has won five of his seven races in the United States
- Lewis Hamilton won his 10th Grand Prix of the season in Mexico
- Charles Leclerc is the +150 favorite to secure pole position
- Only Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s team mate, can influence the world title.
Hamilton to Win the Race and the Championship
You can no longer bet on drivers championship because the Formula 1 championship odds are ridiculously short as the title is a foregone conclusion. Lewis Hamilton is 74 points ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with three races remaining.
Bottas must win the US Grand Prix and Hamilton needs to finish in the middle of the pack for the title to go down to the penultimate race in Brazil. BetOnline price a Bottas victory at +800, the joint fourth favorite, so this is extremely unlikely to happen.
In fact, if Bottas does not take the maximum 26 points for the win and the fastest lap, Hamilton could finish eighth and still win the championship. Basically, Bottas must win or Hamilton goes within one driver’s championship from the legendary Michael Schumaker.
We’re going for Hamilton to win the US Grand Prix with Formula 1 betting odds 2019 of +185 with BetOnline. Read our review of BetOnline and discover how you can receive a bonus on all your deposits.
Hamilton loves racing in the United States and has won five of the seven races held in Austin, Texas. Hamilton was spraying the champagne in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, with only Sebastian Vettel (2013) and Kimi Raikkonen (2018) being able to beat Hamilton at the Circuit of the Americas.
Hamilton won his 10th Grand Prix of the current season in Mexico and now has one hand on his sixth world title. The F1 US Grand Prix should see Hamilton continue his dominance in the US with yet another victory and therefore winning another world title, something we predicted in this article at the start of the season.
Charles Leclerc To Secure Pole Position
This may only be Charles Leclerc’s second season in Formula 1 but you would never guess such is his brilliance. if anyone is to challenge for Hamilton’s crowns over the next few season it will be Ferrari’s Leclerc.
The 22-year-old won his first Grand Prix in the 13th round at the Belgian Grand Prix. Leclerc won back-to-back titles by finishing first at the Italian Grand Prix.
Leclerc has only ever raced in Austin, Texas once previously. He finished ninth in 2018 although he was driving for Sauber back then, which is a vastly inferior car to his current Ferrari.
While we do not believe Leclerc will win the US Grand Prix, we think the +150 Formula 1 odds offered by the top sportsbooks on Leclerc securing pole position is a fantastic bet.
The Monégasque superstar has finished in pole position seven times already this season and has been the fastest in qualifying in five of his last six races, including in Mexico last time out.
Back Leclerc to finish on pole position at +150. The only other driver with a chance of locking up first place on the starting grid is Hamilton at +220. Hamilton has three pole positions in seven starts in Austin.
Is There Any Value Outside of Hamilton and Leclerc?
In short, no. Hamilton and Leclerc are the hottest properties in Formula 1 right now and there is a big gulf in class between them, their cars and the chasing pack. Hamilton is almost nailed on to win the US Grand Prix as it would secure his sixth world title. Leclerc is the most likely to challenge Hamilton for the chequered flag based on current form.
Bottas needs to win in the United States to prevent Hamilton from winning the drivers championship, but again, that is unlikely to happen. Bottas is +800 to win the US Grand Prix and unlike in other races, Bottas will not be under team orders to allow Hamilton to win as Bottas still has a glimmer of a chance of winning the title for himself.
According to BetOnline, Sebastian Vettel is the +275 third-favorite to win in Austin, followed by Bottas and Max Verstappen on +800. Vettel won this race in 2013 while driving for Red Bull but we don’t envisage him repeating those heroics again.
Pick: Lewis Hamilton to win the US Grand Prix at +185
Pick: Charles Leclerc to secure pole position at the US Grand Prix at +150
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