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2017 Formula 1 predictions, betting tips, odds & race schedule: Lewis Hamilton's odds slashed after third straight victory

Leigh Copson 18 Sep 2017
  • 2017 Formula 1 season runs from March 26 to November 26, 2017
  • Bettingpro averaged one winning tip for EVERY RACE in 2016
  • Our resident tipster has racked up 11 winners already in 2017
Lewis Hamilton (credit: Clive Mason/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

The bookmakers have slashed their odds on Lewis Hamilton winning the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship following a huge weekend that saw him take the chequered flag while rival Sebastian Vettel failed to finish.

Hamilton had leapt to the top of the standings by winning the first two races after the mid-season break, but many thought he streak would come to an end in Singapore where the track and conditions are more suited to the Ferrari and Red Bull cars.

However, what nobody took into consideration was the possibility of the two Ferraris making early exits from the race. Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen’s races were ended on the opening lap when the pair were involved in a collision with Max Verstappen, and Hamilton took full advantage to win the race and open up a 28-point lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship with just six races remaining.

“We struggled [in qualifying] and we had no idea what would happen [during the race.” Hamilton said afterwards. “We were fortunate with what happened with the Ferraris at the beginning but I could not be happier. I capitalised on the incident. Daniel [Ricciardo] put up a really good fight. I hoped I would get to race Sebastian at the beginning. Of course it is better the way it is.”

The bookies have shortened Hamilton’s championship odds in the wake of the race while Vettel has drifted out to 4/1 with a host of leading bookmakers after this massive setback, as pundits suggest his aggression may have just cost him his best shot at the drivers’ title in several seasons.

It may have also cost Ferrari any chance they had at catching Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship. ‘The Silver Arrows’ are now 102 points clear of their nearest rivals in the race to claim the team prize so it is no surprise to see Mercedes being made overwhelming favourites for the crown with Ferrari plummeting out to 25/1.

F1 2017 Calendar Dates

2017 Formula 1 Schedule (Start times BST)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
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 been in decent form in 2017 with 11 winners so far.

Having backed a winner in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, he did the double by successfully tipping a race win for Lewis Hamilton and a points finish for Sergio Perez at the Chinese Grand Prix.

A fourth winner of the campaign followed as Sebastian Vettel’s Bahrain Grand Prix victory secured a 15/8 success, and Sergio Perez kept the good run going as his top-six finish in the Russian Grand Prix wrapped up a 7/2 win.

Daniel Ricciardo's top six finishes in Monaco and Canada made it seven winning bets for the season before Lewis Hamilton provided number eight when he claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix, and it was that man Ricciardo who delivered our ninth success with a third-placed finish in Belgium.

Lewis Hamilton's pole position/race winner double was not quite enough to land us a tidy winner at Monza - we had him to set the fastest lap too - but we did have one Italian Grand Prix winner as Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish on the podium, and Daniel Ricciardo then secured another success for the team with his third-placed finish in Singapore.

2017 Formula 1 Winners

Australian Grand PrixFernando Alonso not to finish4/6
Chinese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to win5/4
Sergio Perez to finish in points8/13
Bahrain Grand PrixSebastian Vettel to win15/8
Russian Grand PrixSergio Perez to finish in Top 67/2
Monaco Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 61/2
Canadian Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 61/2
British Grand PrixLewis Hamilton to claim pole position8/13
Belgian Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 37/4
Italian Grand PrixKimi Raikkonen not to finish in Top 31/2
Singapore Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo to finish in Top 311/10

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

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes263
2Sebastian VettelFerrari235
3Valtteri BottasMercedes212
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull162
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari138
6Max VerstappenRed Bull68
7Sergio PerezForce India68
8Esteban OconForce India56
9Carlos Sainz JrToro Rosso48
10Nico HulkenbergRenault34
11Felipe MassaWilliams31
12Lance StrollWilliams28
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F126
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F111
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Joylon PalmerRenault8
17Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren7
18Pascal WehrleinSauber5
19Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Standings

3Red Bull230
4Force India124
6Toro Rosso52
8Haas F137

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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