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Sebastian Vettel shortest price yet for F1 title after Bahrain breeze

| 18.04.2017

Sebastian Vettel’s impressive performance to win the Bahrain Grand Prix has seen our traders cut the German’s championship odds yet again.

The four-time champion again got the better of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to win in the Middle East, en route to his second win from the opening three races this year.

You could have got 14/1 on the former Red Bull ace winning a fifth crown this season, but those odds have steadily drifted throughout the spring.

And following Sunday’s result the 29-year-old Ferrari star is now just 6/5.

Conversely, Hamilton has drifted to 5/6, having been 4/6 following his win in China.

Despite taking his first pole position last weekend, our traders remain unconvinced that Valtteri Bottas can win this year’s championship.

The Finn began the season at 5/1, but those odds have now ballooned to 20s.

And it’s a similar story in the constructors’ race, where we look set to have our first proper battle since 2012.

Ferrari’s excellent start to the campaign has seen their odds tumble from 9/1 to 13/8, while Mercedes have drifted from 1/4 to 4/9.

The big losers in all this have been Red Bull, who have failed to come good on their promised potential from last season.

With just one podium finish between them so far, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have plenty of ground to make up already.

The Austrian-backed outfit have drifted from 6/4 to 40/1 to win the constructors’ title, while Verstappen is now the same price for the drivers’ championship.

The teenage ace had been second-favourite behind Lewis Hamilton over the winter, with the Dutchman’s odds as short as 7/2 earlier this year.

Next up on the calendar is Russia, where Hamilton – 6/5 – and Vettel – 5/4 – will hope to continue their title battle.

All Odds are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.