With six races of the Formula 1 season remaining, the bookmakers have stopped taking bets on the Drivers’ Championship, with Sebastian Vettel now 112 points clear of Fernando Alonso in second place.
Vettel has completely dominated the sport this year and his victory in Italy made virtually certain that the German would be successfully defending his title. He will now look to finish the campaign with a flourish and can be backed at 4/5 (Blue Square – £80 free bets) to claim victory in Singapore.
There is only fourteen points separating the four drivers situated between second and fifth place, with Alonso currently having the edge over his three other rivals thanks to five podium finishes in the past six races. The Spaniard is 9/2 (Betfred – £50 free bets) to land his second triumph of the season.
Perhaps there is better value backing Jenson Button who continues to be priced much bigger than his McClaren team-mate despite the fact that he has won just as many races (2) this season and also finished second at Monza.
Button is 11/1 with Sportingbet and those odds seem very generous for an each-way wager about the 2009 champion who might not take as many risks as Hamilton but has a podium finish to his name in the last three Grand Prix.
Hamilton has been off the podium since his victory in Germany, with the 2008 champion continuing to blow more cold than hot this season and he is 9/2 to claim a third win of the season.