Here are the sportsbook auto racing betting odds to win the Chinese Grand Prix, the second event in the 2017 Formula One season – scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 9th at the Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading, Shanghai – for fans who bet on auto racing at SBG sportsbook.
Daniel Ricciardo +2000
The Australian Red Bull Racing driver had to withdraw from the 2017 Australian Grand Prix after 25 laps as a result of a gearbox issue. To his credit, he apologized to his team for failing to become the first Aussie GP first home winner. Ricciardo placed 3rd in the 2016 Drivers’ Standings, and told the Perth Now he is ready to become F1 Champion. He finished 4th in the Chinese GP in 2014 and 2016.
Kimi Raikkonen +800
The Ice Man had the fastest lap in Australia (1:26.538 on lap 56) and finished 4th – which is coincidentally his current ranking in the World Drivers’ Championship standings. Raikkonen won the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix – which was coincidentally when he won the Formula 1 championship. Additionally, the Finnish racer finished 2nd 2005 and 2013, 3rd in 2004 and 2008, 4th in 2015, and 5th in 2016. Raikkonen returned to Ferrari in 2014. Ferrari is tied with Mercedes for most wins at the CGP.
Lewis Hamilton +125
The British driver started the Australian Grand Prix from pole for the sixth time – matching Ayrton Senna’s record – and finished 2nd for the second straight year. Hamilton has the most wins in the CGP (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015) and is this year’s auto racing betting favourite to win it again (as mentioned above Hamilton’s team, Mercedes, is tied with Ferrari for most wins by a constructor. The Brit was the 2016 F1 season runner-up behind former teammate Nico Rosberg.
Max Verstappen +2000
The Red Bull Racing Wunderkind finished 5th in the Aussie GP. The Justin Bieber of Formula 1 told Sky Sports he “was a bit surprised we [him and teammate Ricciardo] were that close to Kimi [Raikkonen]. Our pace was quite good compared to him and we were quite close to each other for the whole race.” Verstappen placed 17th in the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix, and 8th in 2016.
Valtteri Bottas +650
Hamilton’s new teammate finished 3rd in Australia in his Mercedes debut. As fans who bet on auto racing know, replacing the current champion does not make one an automatic favourite. According to Fox Sports, the Finn was “not happy for the result.” Moreover, he was “not that satisfied.” D’you know who must have been very pleased and content? Lewis Hamilton. Bottas came in 7th in the Chinese GP in 2014, 6th in 2015 and 10th in 2016.
Sebastien Vettel +150
The German driver won his second Australian Grand Prix and first with Ferrari. The four-time Formula One World Champion won the CGP in 2009, finished 2nd in 2011 and 2016, 3rd in 20154th in 2013, 5th in 2012 and 2014, and 6th in 2010. However, Vettel is only the second auto racing betting favorite to win in China because Shanghai International Circuit minus Nico Rosberg equals Hamilton FTW!