Lewis Hamilton is the hottest driver in the F1 betting action right now and now sits atop the Driver Standings for the first time this season.
After wrecking Team Red Bulls streak of seven straight pole positions to start the F1 odds season fans sports betting fans should have known that something special was in the cards for Hamilton and his McLaren team at the Canadian Grand Prix F1 betting event in Montreal.
And, my, was it ever special. Hamilton started from the pole and from a tactical perspective drove an excellent race to grab the checkered flag and another 25 points for McLaren. Although it was hardly a dominant F1 betting performance it was a very calculated race for the young Brit and former world F1 odds champion and it showed great maturity and patience, something Hamilton didn’t have a year ago.
But the good news for McLaren hardly stops with Hamilton. Teammate and defending F1 betting world champ had another terrific showing as well coming in second for the second straight 1-2 podium sweep for McLaren.
McLaren now sits atop the Team Table with 215 points as Team Red Bull watches it’s once dominant lead slip further and further away. Red Bull is now 22 points back in the standings with 193 points and Ferrari a distant 3rd with 161 points. No other team is even close.
In the Driver Standings, Button is now back in charge, the first time quite some time but with the win in Sunday’s F1 betting Grand Prix the Brit jumped from third in the Drivers Table to first with 109 points. With another stellar finish Button is just three points back with 106. Red Bulls’ top driver and points leader for most of the F1 betting season Mark Webber has slipped to a disappointing 3rd in the standings (103 points) with another rough outing.
After starting the F1 odds season so well, Red Bull has hit a patch of adversity and both cars suffered from faulty gear boxes on Sunday. Webber had to repair this car’s gearbox prior to the start which cost him five places on the grid. He actually battled back to lead a good chunk of the race but was no match for the superior McLaren cars in Montreal. The same could be said of teammate Sebastian Vettel who has dropped to 5th in the F1 betting standings with 90 points.