Formula 1, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Preview


The Suzuka International Racing Course is once again the venue for the Japanese Grand Prix which takes place on Sunday and we take a look at the race from a betting perspective.

Lewis Hamilton opened up a huge lead in the Drivers’ Championship Standings of 50 points over his nearest rival, Sebastian Vettel, after winning the Russian Grand Prix a week ago.  Hamilton’s team mate, Valtteri Bottas who had pole position and the fastest lap was runner-up with Vettel completing the podium.

Hamilton is now a 1/25 shot to win the title.


Drivers’ Standings

Hamilton 306

Vettel 256

Bottas 189

Räikkönen 186

Verstappen 158


Drivers’ Championship Betting for 2018click here to bet – previous price in brackets

Lewis Hamilton 1/25 (1/6)

Sebastian Vettel 8/1 (7/2)

2000/1 and better the balance


Race History

In the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 8th victory of the season.  Max Verstappen was 2nd with Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium.  Hamilton’s main rival, Vettel,  had to retire early in the race.


Japanese Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Lewis Hamilton 9/10

Sebastian Vettel 19/10

Valtteri Bottas 10/1

Kimi Räikkönen 12/1

Max Verstappen 16/1

Daniel Ricciardo 20/1

900/1 and better the balance


Prices correct at time of posting but will change in the lead up to the race and there are a number of other markets on offer.


Suggested Bet: Vettel win at 19/10

Things have not been running Vettel’s way over the last few weeks and with Hamilton now a virtual certainty for the title he may actually feel the pressure has been lifted a bit. He won here in 2013 and with Hamilton able to drive more conservatively I am backing Vettel at twice the price of the race favourite.

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