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2017 Formula 1 predictions, betting tips, odds & race schedule: Sebastian Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix but Lewis Hamilton still favourite for title

Leigh Copson 26 Mar 2017
  • Lewis Hamilton aiming to regain Drivers' Championship
  • 2017 Formula 1 season runs from March 26 to November 26, 2017
  • Bettingpro averaged one winning tip for EVERY RACE in 2016
Lewis Hamilton (credit: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)’s complete guide to betting on the 2017 Formula 1 season. Read on for a full rundown of the 2017 F1 season and get free predictions and betting tips from our highly successful tipster.

F1 Odds 2017

Lewis Hamilton may not have made a winning start to the 2017 Formula 1 campaign, but the bookmakers still make the British star their favourite to win the Drivers’ Championship.

Mercedes’ recent dominance of the Australian Grand Prix was brought to an end as Sebastian Vettel wrapped up promising weekend for Ferrari by taking the chequered flag in Melbourne, and as a result the four-time world champion is into 5/4 with bet365 to regain the drivers’ crown this season.

However, Hamilton was not far behind in second place and for that reason he remains the bookies’ pick to win back the crown he surrendered to Nico Rosberg last year, although he has drifted from odds-on to Even money in the wake of the season-opening race.

Hamilton’s new Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, is now a 9/1 shot with Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo the only other drivers priced shorter than 1000/1 after the Australian Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Mercedes remain the bookies’ favourite in the Constructors’ Championship after Hamilton and Bottas finished second and third respectively.

The defending champions are 2/5 to successfully defend their crown this season, but Ferrari have shortened, going from are into 13/8 from 9/1 after Vettel’s victory and Kimi Raikkonen’s fourth-placed finish in Melbourne.

At 14/1, Red Bull are the only other team shorter than 500/1.

2017 Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Odds

EVSLewis HamiltonMercedes
5/4Sebastian VettelFerrari
9/1Valtteri BottasMercedes
18/1Kimi RaikkonenFerrari
20/1Max VerstappenRed Bull
25/1Daniel RicciardoRed Bull
1000/1Fernando AlonsoMcLaren
1000/1Carlos SainzToro Rosso
1000/1Felipe MassaWilliams
1000/1Nico HulkenbergRenault
1000/1Romain GrosjeanHaas
1500/1Lance StrollWilliams
1500/1Kevin MagnussenHaas
1500/1Daniil KvyatToro Rosso
1500/1Sergio PerezForce India
2000/1Esteban OconForce India
2000/1Joylon PalmerRenault
2000/1Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren
3000/1Marcus EricssonSauber
4000/1Pascal WehrleinSauber

2017 Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Odds

8/15MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
13/8FerrariSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
14/1Red BullDaniel RicciardoMax Verstappen
500/1WilliamsFelipe MassaLance Stroll
1000/1RenaultNico HulkenbergJoylon Palmer
1000/1Force IndiaSergio PerezEsteban Ocon
1000/1Toro RossoCarlos SainzDaniil Kvyat
2000/1HaasRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
2000/1McLarenFernando AlonsoStoffel Vandoorne
4000/1SauberMarcus EricssonPascal Wehrlein

F1 2017 Calendar Dates

2017 Formula 1 Schedule (Start times GMT)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
09 Apr 2017 07:00Chinese Grand PrixShanghai International Circuit
16 Apr 2017 16:00Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit
30 Apr 2017 13:00Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom
14 May 2017 13:00Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
28 May 2017 13:00Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco
11 Jun 2017 19:00Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
25 Jun 2017 14:00European Grand PrixBaku City Circuit
09 Jul 2017 13:00Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring
16 Jul 2017 13:00British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit
30 Jul 2017 13:00Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring
27 Aug 2017 13:00Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
03 Sep 2017 13:00Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza
17 Sep 2017 13:00Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit
01 Oct 2017 08:00Malaysian Grand PrixSepang International Circuit
08 Oct 2017 06:00Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course
22 Oct 2017 20:00United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas
29 Oct 2017 19:00Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
12 Nov 2017 16:00Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace
26 Nov 2017 13:00Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit

Previous Formula 1 Winning Bets

The 2016 Formula 1 campaign was a highly profitable one for the team as our resident tipster Leigh Copson averaged one winning bet on every race that season, and he has picked up from where he left off by backing a winner in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

2017 Formula 1 Winners

Australian Grand PrixFernando Alonso not to finish4/6

2016 Formula 1 Winners

Australian Grand PrixNico Rosberg to win5/2
Sebastian Vettel to finish in Top 31/2
Bahrain Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to claim pole position10/11
Chinese Grand PrixNico Rosberg to win10/11
Russian Grand PrixSergio Perez to finish in points11/10
Nico Rosberg to win1/3
Spanish Grand PrixValtteri Bottas to finish in Top 65/4
Monaco Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 36/5
Canadian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to win6/5
European Grand PrixDouble points finish for Force India5/4
British Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to winEVS
Hungarian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to win6/5
Daniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 311/10
German Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to win4/5
Italian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas to finish in Top 66/4
Singapore Grand PrixKimi Raikkonen to finish in Top 68/15
United States Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 311/10
Mexican Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to winEVS
Daniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 311/10
Brazilian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to win10/11
Abu Dhabi Grand prixLewis Hamilton to win8/13

F1 2017 Standings

Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Standings

1Sebastian VettelFerrari25
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes18
3Valtteri BottasMercedes15
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari12
5Max VerstappenRed Bull10
6Felipe MassaWilliams8
7Sergio PerezForce India6
8Carlos Sainz JrToro Rosso4
9Daniil KvyatToro Rosso2
10Esteban OconForce India1

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Standings

3Red Bull10
5Force India7
6Toro Rosso6

F1 2017 Drivers and Teams

Lewis Hamilton will look to regain the Driver's Championship he surrendered to Nico Rosberg last season, but he will be joined by a new team-mate in 2017 after Rosberg retired at the end of the 2016 campaign. Valtteri Bottas is one of several drivers to change teams in the off-season, and here is a complete rundown of the driver line-ups for the 2017 Formula 1 season...

2017 Formula 1 Driver Line-ups

MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
FerrariSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
Red BullDaniel RicciardoMax Verstappen
WilliamsFelipe MassaLance Stroll
McLarenFernando AlonsoStoffel Vandoorne
Force IndiaSergio PerezEsteban Ocon
Toro RossoCarlos SainzDaniil Kvyat
RenaultNico HulkenbergJolyon Palmer
HaasRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
SauberMarcus EricssonPascal Wehrlein

F1 History

Michael Schumacher continues to be the most successful Formula One driver of all time having won the Drivers' Championship on a record-setting seven occasions, while the most successful active driver at this time is four-time winner Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton has three championships to his name and needs one more to set the record for more most world championships won by a British driver.

Formula 1 World Champions

1950Giuseppe FarinaAlfa Romeo3
1951Juan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo6
1952Alberto AscariFerrari12
1953Alberto AscariFerrari6.5
1954Juan Manuel FangioMaserari/Mercedes16.86
1955Juan Manuel FangioMercedes16.5
1956Juan Manuel FangioFerrari3
1957Juan Manuel FangioMaserati15
1958Mike HawthornFerrari1
1959Jack BrabhamCooper4
1960Jack BrabhamCooper9
1961Phil HillFerrari1
1962Graham HillBRM12
1963Jim ClarkLotus21
1964John SurteesFerrari1
1965Jim ClarkLotus14
1966Jack BrabhamBrabham14
1967Denny HulmeBrabham5
1968Graham HillLotus12
1969Jackie StewartMatra26
1970Jochen RindtLotus5
1971Jackie StewartTyrrell29
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotus16
1973Jackie StewartTyrrell16
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren3
1975Niki LaudaFerrari19.5
1976James HuntMcLaren1
1977Niki LaudaFerrari17
1978Mario AndrettiLotus13
1979Jody ScheckterFerrari4
1980Alan JonesWilliams13
1981Nelson PiquetBrabham1
1982Keke RosbergWilliams5
1983Nelson PiquetBrabham2
1984Niki LaudaMcLaren0.5
1985Alain ProstMcLaren20
1986Alain ProstMcLaren2
1987Nelson PiquetWilliams12
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren3
1989Alain ProstMcLaren16
1990Ayrton SennaMcLaren7
1991Ayrton SennaMcLaren24
1992Nigel MansellWilliams52
1993Alain ProstWilliams26
1994Michael SchumacherBenetton1
1995Michael SchumacherBenetton33
1996Damon HillWilliams19
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams39
1998Mika HakkinenMcLaren14
1999Mika HakkinenMcLaren2
2000Michael SchumacherFerrari19
2001Michael SchumacherFerrari58
2002Michael SchumacherFerrari67
2003Michael SchumacherFerrari2
2004Michael SchumacherFerrari34
2005Fernando AlonsoRenault21
2006Fernando AlonsoRenault13
2007Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1
2009Jenson ButtonBrawn11
2010Sebastian VettelRed Bull4
2011Sebastian VettelRed Bull122
2012Sebastian VettelRed Bull3
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull155
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes67
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes59
2016Nico RosbergMercedes5

Mercedes have dominated the Constructors' Championship in recent seasons but it remains some way behind its rivals in the historical standings. Ferrari remain the most successful team in the history of Formula One having won the team championship on 16 occasions, with Williams next up at nine ahead of eight-time winners McLaren.

Formula 1 Constructors Champions

1958VanwallStirling MossTony Brooks--8
1959CooperJack BrabhamStirling MossBruce McLaren-8
1960CooperJack BrabhamBruce McLaren--14
1961FerrariPhil HillWolfgang von Trips--10
1962BRMGraham Hill---6
1963LotusJim Clark---18
1964FerrariJohn SurteesLorenzo Bandi--3
1965LotusJim Clark---9
1966BrabhamJack Brabham---11
1967BrabhamDenny HulmeJack Brabham--19
1968LotusGraham HillJo SiffertJim ClarkJackie Oliver13
1969MatraJackie StewartJean-Pierre Beltoise--17
1970LotusJochen RindtEmerson FittipaldiGraham HillJohn Miles7
1971TyrrellJackie StewartFrancois Cevert--37
1972LotusEmerson Fittipaldi---10
1973LotusEmerson FittipaldiRonnie Peterson--10
1974McLarenEmerson FittipaldiDenny HulmeMike HailwoodDavid Hobbs/Jochen Mass8
1975FerrariClay RegazzoniNiki Lauda--18.5
1976FerrariNiki LaudaClay Regazzoni--9
1977FerrariNiki LaudaCarlos Reutemann--33
1978LotusMario AndrettiRonnie Peterson--28
1979FerrariJody ScheckterGilles Villeneuve--38
1980WilliamsAlan JonesCarlos Reutemann--54
1981WilliamsAlan JonesCarlos Reutemann--34
1982FerrariGilles VilleneuveDidier PironiPatrick TambayMario Andretti5
1983FerrariPatrick TambayRene Arnoux--10
1984McLarenAlain ProstNiki Lauda--86
1985McLarenNiki LaudaAlain ProstJohn Watson-8
1986WilliamsNigel MansellNelson Piquet--45
1987WilliamsNigel MansellNelson PiquetRiccardo Patrese-61
1988McLarenAlain ProstAyrton Senna--134
1989McLarenAyrton SennaAlain Prost--64
1990McLarenAyrton SennaGerhard Berger--11
1991McLarenAyrton SennaGerhard Berger--14
1992WilliamsNigel MansellRiccardo Patrese--65
1993WilliamsDamon HillAlain Prost--84
1994WilliamsDamon HillAyrton SennaDavid CoulthardNigel Mansell15
1995BenettonMichael SchumacherJohnny Herbert--25
1996WilliamsDamon HillJacques Villeneuve--105
1997WilliamsJacques VilleneuveHeinz-Harald Frentzen--21
1998McLarenDavid CoulthardMika Hakkinen--23
1999FerrariMichael SchumacherEddie IrvineMika Salo-4
2000FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--18
2001FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--77
2002FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--129
2003FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--14
2004FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--143
2005RenaultFernando AlonsoGiancarlo Fisichella--9
2006RenaultFernando AlonsoGiancarlo Fisichella--5
2007FerrariFelipe MassaKimi Raikkonen--103
2008FerrariKimi RaikkonenFelipe Massa--21
2009BrawnJenson ButtonRubens Barrichello--18.5
2010Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--44
2011Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--153
2012Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--60
2013Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--236
2014MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--296
2015MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--275
2016MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--297

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