The first race of the 2016 Formula One season, the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, is taking place this week on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. Here is a list of the betting odds for the drivers to win the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.
Based upon the betting odds, the 2016 Australian Grand Prix is really a three man race. Only three drivers have odds lower than 10 to 1 and realistically it would be quite a shock if any other driver won this race besides one of the top three drivers in the betting odds.
Good luck to all the drivers and especially the bettors in the 2016 Australian Grand Prix!
1. Lewis Hamilton – 4/5 odds
At 4 to 5 to 1 betting odds, Lewis Hamilton is the odds on favorite to win the 2016 Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton is the defending champion in the race and he also won the Australian Grand Prix in 2008 for two wins in the race. Lewis Hamilton did win 10 of the 19 Formula One races in 2015 but he did not win any of the last three races of the season. Lewis Hamilton has won 21 of the last 38 Formula One races run.
2. Nico Rosberg – 9/4
At betting odds of 9 to 2 to 1, Nico Rosberg is the second choice to win the 2016 Australian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg won this race in 2014 for his only victory here to date. Rosberg won six Formula One races last season including the last three races of the year. If he carries that momentum into the 2016 Australian Grand Prix he’s a much better bet here than Lewis Hamilton because of the differences in their betting odds. Rosberg has won 11 of the last 38 Formula One races run.
3. Sebastian Vettel – 5 to 1
Sebastian Vettel is 5 to 1 odds to win the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, a race he’s previously one once in 2011. Sebastian Vettel was the only other Formula One driver to win a race in 2015 besides Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Vettel won three races in 2015. For his Formula One career, Sebastian Vettel has 42 wins in 158 races.
4. Kimi Raikkonen – 14 to 1
Kimi Raikkonen won this race in 2007 and 2013 but he has not won a Formula One race since 2013. ?For his Formula One career, Raikkonen has won 20 races in 231 starts.
5. Valtteri Bottas – 50 to 1
Valtteri Bottas has never won this race and he has yet to win a Formula One race in 56 starts. Tough to bet him here even at 50 to 1 odds.
After Valtteri Bottas you’ve really got have some guts to bet any of the other drivers. Daniel Ricciardo is 66 to 1 odds and he’s won just three races in 88 starts. All three wins did come in 2014.
Felipe Massa, Daniel Kvyat, Max Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz, Jr. are all around 100 to 1 odds each and none of them have ever won this race or really won any races over the last few years. At 150 to 1 odds are Fernando Alonso, who won this race in 2006, and Jensen Button who won the Australian Grand Prix three times (2009, 2010, 2012).
Beyond that all the other drivers in the race are 1,000 to 1 odds or higher.