Hamilton and Rosberg have dominated proceedings this year, achieving five wins each from 11 races. Only the Spanish Grand Prix saw another driver win, and that was Max Verstappen after the two Mercedes drivers crashed, so who do the bookies think will win the 12th race of the season in Germany?
How the Bookies See It
- Drivers’ Championship: Lewis Hamilton 1/4, Nico Rosberg 3/1, Daniel Ricciardo 150/1 – William Hill
- Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton 4/5, Nico Rosberg 12/5, Sebastian Vettel 9/1 – Paddy Power
- Double Podium Finish: Mercedes 8/13, Ferrari 5/1, Red Bull 7/1 - Sky Bet
- Lewis Hamilton is currently in superb form, and managed to win the Hungarian Grand Prix by just over one second, having started the race second on the grid. That win, which was his fifth in the last six races, put him at the top of the Drivers’ Championship table for the first time this season.
- Nico Rosberg had been the driver with the most points going into the race in Hungary, and held pole position, but he was quickly overtaken by Hamilton and didn’t succeed in regaining his advantage. He finished second in the race and has now finished behind his Mercedes team-mate in each of the last three races.
- Sebastian Vettel is currently third-favourite to win the German Grand Prix despite being fifth in the Drivers’ Championship table and failing to achieved a podium finish in Hungary or, indeed, in either of the two previous races. He has achieved a top three finish in just 5 of the 11 races that have been held thus far.
- Daniel Ricciardo completed the Hungarian Grand Prix in third place, giving him his first podium finish since his 2nd place in Monaco. He is third in the Drivers’ Championship table, but some 77 points behind Hamilton, so would have a great deal to do to win the title this year, but he would have an obvious chance at this race should both Hamilton and Rosberg run into difficulties.
Lewis Hamilton is used to leading from the front, both figuratively and literally, so he will have found it extremely frustrating to have had to sit behind Rosberg in the Drivers’ standings for almost half of the season. He has admitted that his fightback began after the Spanish Grand Prix, and his performance since then has been very impressive. Now that he has finally taken the lead for the title, he will be keen to strengthen his position and we expect a fourth consecutive win for the Brit.
- Sports.net’s Top Tip: Lewis Hamilton to win the 2016 German Grand Prix at 4/5 – Paddy Power
*Please note, odds may change as the race approaches.