We share free picks and odds as Formula 1 returns on July 26 with the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring in Mogyorod, Hungary.
Lewis Hamilton won the Great Britain Grand Prix for the third time last week as the inclement weather provided the conditions for a thrilling race.
Formula 1 will return to action in two weeks with the Hungarian Grand Prix. Here is a look at the odds for this event.
Lewis Hamilton is the clear favorite in this race. He has -225 odds at Bovada. Other short odds to win are Nico Rosberg (+200) and Sebastian Vettel (+1200).
This race will take place at the Hungaroring in Mogyorod, Hungary on Sunday, July 26 at 8:00 AM ET. The Hungarian Grand Prix has been a round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship since 1986.
The Hungaroring is a tight, slow and narrow track where overtaking has always proved a challenge, despite revisions to the layout in 1989 and 2003, which means that the contest for pole position at this circuit is extremely important, as it can influence the outcome of the race.
Race distance: 70 laps (306.630km)
Start time: 8:00 AM ET
Circuit length: 4.381km
2014 winner: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull-Renault); 70 laps in 1:53:05.058
2014 pole: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 1:22.715
Lap record: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari); 1:19.071
Favorites to Win
Lewis Hamilton is tied with Michael Schumacher for most wins at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton won this race in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013 and he finished in third place last year. He currently leads the F1 Driver Standings with 194 points, he has won five races this year and he has not finished worse than third in any single race this season. He is my sports pick for this race because of his showing at the Great Britain Grand Prix and his track record at the Hungaroring.
Nico Rosberg has never won this race. He is second in the standings, 17 points behind Hamilton. Rosberg has three wins this year and he also hasn’t finished worse than third in any race in 2015. He finished fourth at the Hungarian Grand Prix last year.
Sebastian Vettel has no wins at Hungary either. He is third in the standings with 135 points, 59 points out of first. Vettel has one win this year and he has finished in the top 5 in every race. He finished seventh in this race last season.
Top Valued Longshot
Daniel Ricciardo won this race last year and he is at +15000 betting odds to repeat his performance from 2014, when he passed Fernando Alonso for the victory with three laps to go. Ricciardo is seventh in the standings with 36 points, he has no wins this year and his best finish in 2015 was fifth place at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Betting Odds for Other Notable Drivers
Fourth on the list of favorites to win the Hungarian Grand Prix is Kimi Raikkonen at +2000, followed by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas at +3300. As mentioned above, Daniel Ricciardo is at +15000 and Daniil Kvyat rounds-out the top eight favorites at +20000.
Updated Odds to Win 2015 Formula 1 Drivers' Championship
Lewis Hamilton -600
Nico Rosberg +400
Sebastian Vettel +5000
Kimi Raikkonen +50000