Formula 1

Hamilton, Rosberg Dominate in Canadian Grand Prix Betting

Lewis Hamilton will be looking to extend his narrow lead atop the Formula One standings when he hits the track in Montreal on Sunday for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix as a heavy 2/3 favorite in motor sports betting at the online sportsbooks.

Hamilton, a three-time winner in Montreal, enters the weekend with 126 points in the standings, just 10 points ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who is coming off back-to-back wins in May, at the Spanish Grand Prix and Monaco Grand Prix.

The German’s recent success places him close on Hamilton’s tail in Canadian Grand Prix online betting, at 3/2.

The dynamic duo of Hamilton and Rosberg has dominated the F1 circuit this season, combining to take the checkered flag at five of the six races run so far this year.

Rosberg’s current win streak was preceded by a pair of Hamilton victories in the Bahrain Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix, after opening the season with a win in Australia.

Accordingly, the pair have also risen to the top of the Formula One futures betting odds at the online sportsbooks, with Hamilton perched as a 2/9 favorite, followed by Rosberg at 2/9. As one of the most exciting events upon which to place a bet, Betting Sports are recommending that anyone watching Formula One should have their eye on this scintillating pair this season.

The only blemish on the Mercedes record this year came in Malaysia, where Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel claimed victory, while Hamilton finished over eight seconds back in second place and Rosberg in third.

Vettel represents the greatest threat to Hamilton and Rosberg, both in the race for the 2015 Drivers Championship and Canadian Grand Prix betting odds.

The four-time World Champion has amassed 98 points so far on the season, and rounds out the list of betting favorites at Sunday’s race, with strong 8/1 odds.

Vettel most recently picked up a win in Montreal in 2013 while driving for Renault-Red Bull, but finished a disappointing third last year, behind then teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, who claimed his first career win on the track at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

After wrapping up last season with three wins and a third-place finish in the Drivers Championship, Ricciardo has struggled this year, finishing no higher than fifth. However, the 25-year-old Australian showed signs of breaking through in Monaco last month, where he was credited with the fastest lap of the race.

Ricciardo’s success at Monaco has not moved his Formula One betting odds ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, which remain stalled at a distant 150/1.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen leads the middle of the pack in motor sports online betting on this week’s race, with 22/1 odds. The winner of the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix also sits fourth in F1 standings with 66 points, but has failed to earn a victory since capturing the checkered flag at the season-opening Australian Open in 2013, and has won just five races in total since winning the Drivers Championship in 2007.