How the Bookies See it
Driver’s Championship Winner: Lucas di Grassi 5/6 – Paddy Power
- Lucas di Grassi comes into this race on the back of two consecutive first place finishes, a feat never previously achieved in the sport, and therefore looks to be the favourite to increase his overall lead in the driver’s championship this weekend.
- It’s up to Sebastien Buemi to stop the runaway Brazilian leader from securing the title in London in July, so the Swiss driver may be looking to take advantage of any mistakes from di Grassi.
It’s hard to see beyond di Grassi extending his lead at the top of the table this weekend, so the Audi driver is understandably the favourite for this race, but don’t rule out an upset on the streets of the German capital.
One to watch may be Daniel Abt who will be eager to impress his home crowd and build on an admirable third-place finish in the U.S. earlier in the year. The German has already earned as many points this season as he did at the end of the last, but will certainly want to improve this time around. With the Audi Sport ABT looking to excel in Berlin, Abt could be on for his highest ever finish to a race.
Realistically, Sebastein Buemi is the only member of the field capable of catching di Grassi at this late stage, but the Swiss driver will have to up his game in order to stop the Brazilian. An 11-point gap is by no means insurmountable, but the Renault driver must replicate the form that saw him take the first two poles on the campaign in Beijing and Malaysia. Having missed out on the title last season by a single point, the 27-year-old will be desperate not to come off second best when the chequered flag comes down in London on the 3rd of July.
- Sports.net’s top tip: Championship Winner - Sebastein Buemi 10/11 – SkyBet