Malaysian Grand Prix Picks
The Formula 1 Series waves the green flag for the Malaysian Grand Prix very early Sunday morning. Here are the drivers we expect to contend for the win.
The Malaysian Grand Prix takes place Sunday at 3AM ET from Sepang International Circuit. The race is a 193-mile contest that will run 56 laps around the track. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Lewis Hamilton is the clear favorite to win this race, as he has -200 odds. Other short odds to win are Kimi Raikkonen (+275) and Max Verstappen (+800)
Lewis Hamilton is on the pole today as he seeks his fourth straight victory. He has been on a roll, winning four of the last five F1 races. He has a total of seven wins this year and is now back in the lead in the point standings. Hamilton also won this race back in 2014. He should once again be the man to beat in this race.
Daniel Ricciardo has +900 odds to win this race and he comes in as the defending champion. He has been in the mix in most F1 races this year, picking up one win with six other top-3 finishes. He has finished in the top 5 in nine of his last 10 races as well. Ricciardo will start from the fourth position and he should be in the mix during the race. Should Hamilton slip up, he has a great chance to capitalize.
Sebastian Vettel is listed with +1800 odds to win this race after having problems in qualifying that will have him starting 20th. If anyone can make it to the front from the back in this race, it is likely Vettel. He is a four-time winner of this race, last claiming the victory in 2015. Vettel also has four wins this season with five other runner-up finishes. He has been the best driver in the series outside of Hamilton.