Hamilton World Championship Favorite
For the fourth consecutive year, Lewis Hamilton will open the Formula 1 season as an overwhelming favorite to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
Despite finishing runner-up to his teammate Nico Rosberg in 2016 oddsmakers believe Hamilton is due to rebound in 2017. Online bookmaker Bovada.lv has set Hamilton’s 2017 Formula 1 World Championship odds to win at +120.
Rounding out the top 5 favorites are Max Verstappen (+300), Valtteri Bottas (+400), Daniel Ricciardo (+400) and Sebastian Vettel (+1400). If you are to believe the oddsmakers though the odds on these other drivers is a mere formality.
If Hamilton manages to win this year's title, a $100 wager would only return a meager $120.
In 188 career starts, Hamilton has won three championships (2008, 2014, 2015), has earned 53 victories and has reached the podium 104 times in his illustrious career. He's also earned 2,247 career points, has nabbed 61 pole positions and has 31 fastest laps.