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2018 Formula 1 betting odds & news: Vettel regains top spot but Hamilton remains odds-on favourite

Leigh Copson 11 Jun 2018

Sebastian Vettel (credit: Charles Coates/Getty Images)’s complete guide to betting on the 2018 Formula 1 season. Read on for a full rundown of the 2018 F1 season and get free predictions and betting tips from our highly successful tipster.

F1 Odds 2018

Lewis Hamilton remains the odds-on favourite to win this season’s Drivers’ Championship despite surrendering top spot in the standings at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton had been looking to get back to winning ways at one of his favourite circuits after his sequence of back-to-back successes was halted in Monaco, but the Mercedes ace was struck with engine problems throughout the Canadian Grand Prix and was forced to settle for fifth place.

That presented title rival Sebastian Vettel with an opportunity to replace the British driver at the top of the championship standings and the four-time world champion took his opportunity, converting pole position into victory as he won a race for the first time since early April.

Those 25 points have enabled Vettel to leapfrog Hamilton in the Driver’s Championship, but the Mercedes man was able to limit the damage as best he could because his fifth-place finish means that only one point is separating the pair ahead of the French Grand Prix later this month.

Therefore the bookmakers have resisted the temptation to knock Hamilton off the head of the outright market and he remains the odds-on favourite at 8/11.

However, they have shortened the odds on Vettel finally ending his wait for a fifth world title, with the Ferrari man now into 5/4 to be crowned champion this season.

Daniel Ricciardo saw his odds halved in the wake of his second win of the season in Monaco, but the Red Bull man failed to make the podium in Canada and, as a result, he is now out from 20/1 to 33/1, with Mercedes number two Valtteri Bottas the only other driver shorter than 100s after he recorded his fourth second-place finish of the season.

Meanwhile, in the Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes continue to head up the betting at 1/3 despite a mixed weekend for its drivers, while Ferrari have shortened slightly to 5/2.

Red Bull remain at 20s after the third and fourth-place finishes for Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo in Montreal.

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Drivers' Championship

Constructor's Championship

F1 2018 Calendar Dates

2018 Formula 1 Schedule (Start times BST)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
24 Jun 2018 15:10French Grand Prix
01 Jul 2018 14:10Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring
08 Jul 2018 14:10British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit
22 Jul 2018 14:10German Grand Prix
29 Jul 2018 14:10Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring
26 Aug 2018 14:10Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
02 Sep 2018 14:10Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza
16 Sep 2018 13:10Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit
30 Sep 2018 12:10Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom
07 Oct 2018 06:10Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course
21 Oct 2018 19:10United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas
28 Oct 2018 19:10Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
11 Nov 2018 17:10Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace
25 Nov 2018 13:10Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit

Previous Formula 1 Winning Bets

Previous 2018 Formula 1 Betting Tips (winners in bold)

DateRaceBet 1Bet 2
25/3/2018Australian Grand PrixHamilton pole position @ 8/11Riccardo Top 3 Finish @ 6/5
8/4/2018Bahrain Grand PrixVettel to win @ 3/1Riccardo Not To Finish On Podium @ 1/2
15/4/2018Chinese Grand PrixHamilton to win @ EVSMcLaren Double Points Finish @ 15/8
29/4/2018Azerbaijan Grand PrixVettel to win @ 7/4Ricciardo Top 3 Finish @ 13/8
13/5/2018Spanish Grand PrixVettel to win @ 6/4Perez Points Finish @ 11/8
27/5/2018Monaco Grand PrixVettel to win @ 7/4Bottas Top 3 Finish @ 13/8
10/6/2018Canadian Grand PrixHamilton to win @ 13/8Bottas Top 3 Finish @ EVS

F1 2018 Standings

Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Standings

1Sebastian VettelFerrari121
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes120
3Valtteri BottasMercedes86
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull84
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari68
6Max VerstappenRed Bull50
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren32
8Nico HulkenbergRenault32
9Carlos Sainz JrRenault24
10Kevin MagnussenHaas19
11Pierre GaslyToro Rosso18
12Sergio PerezForce India17
13Esteban OconForce india11
14Charles LeclercSauber10
15Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren8
16Lance StrollWilliams4
17Marcus EricssonSauber2
18Brendon HartleyToro Rosso1
19Romain GrosjeanHaas0
20Sergey SirotkinWilliams0

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Standings

3Red Bull134
6Force India28
7Toro Rosso19

F1 2018 Drivers and Teams

Lewis Hamilton is looking to retain the Driver's Championship he won for the fourth time last season, but he will once again be joined by Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes. Ferrari will once again go with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen as they look to end Mercedes' dominance of the sport, with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo once again leading the charge for Red Bull.

2018 Formula 1 Driver Line-ups

MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
FerrariSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
Red BullDaniel RicciardoMax Verstappen
WilliamsLance StrollSergey Sirotkin
McLarenFernando AlonsoStoffel Vandoorne
Force IndiaSergio PerezEsteban Ocon
Toro RossoPierre GaslyBrendon Hartley
RenaultNico HulkenbergCarlos Sainz
HaasRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
SauberMarcus EricssonCharles Leclerc

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 drivers at this time are four-time winners Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. With his world championship win in 2018, Hamilton is now the most successful British driver in the history of Formula 1.

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
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedes46

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
2017MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas--146

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