2016 Hungarian Grand Prix Betting Preview

Formula 1
Updated Monday 25th July 2016, 11:20 AM


Formula 1 racing fans are eagerly awaiting the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday 24th July at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, near Budapest. Nico Rosberg still heads the Drivers’ Championship table despite Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but his advantage is now down to just one point, and if he doesn’t put in a better performance in Hungary he could well be overtaken by his Mercedes team mate.

Hamilton and Rosberg are dominating the betting markets for the race, just as they did last year. However, the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix was won for Ferrari by Vettel, and neither Hamilton nor Rosberg managed a podium finish, so the Mercedes drivers will want to avoid a repeat of that this season. So how do the bookmakers predict that things will go this time around?

How the Bookies See It

  • Drivers’ Championship: Lewis Hamilton 1/3, Nico Rosberg 5/2, Sebastian Vettel 80/1 – Paddy Power
  • Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton 1/1, Nico Rosberg 11/4, Daniel Ricciardo 6/1 – SkyBet

Form

  • Lewis Hamilton had a terrific race in the British Grand Prix, and succeeded in his quest to win for the fourth time at Silverstone, matching the record previously set by fellow Brit, Nigel Mansell. His victory here added 25 points to his tally, taking his total for the season to 167 points.
  • Nico Rosberg had 10 seconds added to his time for receiving illegal assistance via radio, and that penalty meant that he was relegated from second to third place at Silverstone. He therefore earned 15 points from the race, and is now on 168 points, so his grip on the Drivers’ Championship has slipped somewhat even though he still tops the table.
  • Daniel Ricciardo finished in fourth place for Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer in the British Grand Prix – a result which also puts him in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship rankings, with a total of 100 points. 
  • Sebastian Vettel could only manage a ninth place finish at Silverstone. That, along with a forced retirement in the Austrian Grand Prix at the beginning of the month, means that the German driver is now in fifth place in the Drivers’ Championship table, with a total of 98 points.

Sports.net’s View

Lewis Hamilton won both of the last two Grand Prix races, and now that he is just one point behind the current Drivers’ Championship leader, Nico Rosberg, he has every incentive to complete the hat trick and get to the top of the table at the same time. As always, there will be plenty of drivers lining up to try and prevent that from happening, but momentum is often a wonderful thing, and at odds of even money, Hamilton looks like a good bet to win the Hungarian Grand Prix for the fifth time in his career.

  • Sports.net’s Top Tip: Lewis Hamilton to win the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix at 1/1 – SkyBet

*Please note, odds may change as the race approaches.

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Last Updated: Monday, 25 July 2016 11:20:44+00:00
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