Sports betting odds list Sebastian Vettel as the favorite to win the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.
It has been a great start to the year for Vettel and he is a solid sportsbetting favorite. Right behind him on the odds board are Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber.
Sports betting indicated that Vettel is +125 to win the Chinese Grand Prix followed by Alonso at +345, and Hamilton and Webber at +435. Jenson Button and Felipe Massa are next at 10-1. Nico Rosberg is 17-1; Michael Schumacher is 23-1 while Robert Kubica is 27-1. The Field is 17-1.
The man to watch in China on Sunday is Vettel. After just three races in the F1 season, Vettel is doing well. The Red Bull team of Vettel and Webber look to be the team to beat. Last week they finished 1-2 at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel got the win for his first of the season and sixth of his career while Webber was second. Vettel is the young star of Formula One.
"If I could design a superstar, Sebastian would be the result," said F1’s Bernie Ecclestone, "He is exactly what formula one needs: a young, super-talented driver who is intelligent but not arrogant, popular with the public and good with the media, normal but still very professional."
In the first three races of the F1 season there have been three winners in sports betting odds but Vettel would have won all three if not for mechanical failure. Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have wins but Vettel has been the best in each race. Webber is right there as well and is a great teammate for Vettel. If Vettel is able to win this week in China he would take over the points lead. "Last year is last year, this year is this year," said Vettel.
Part of the early season success vs. the sports betting odds for Red Bull has been their superb qualifying. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes his team has figured out what Red Bull has been doing. "Red Bull are in a class of their own but we are a lot closer now. Their qualifying pace has been very good. We think we know why and it’s something others will do shortly. We will have some new parts in China that will lift us by a few tenths." He said.