Hungarian Grand Prix Betting: Hamilton Favored Over the Field

  • Lewis Hamilton is a -225 favorite to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.
  • Formula 1 has reported two individuals involved in the Grand Prix have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Valtteri Bottas has the most points in the Formula 1 standings and is listed at +400 odds to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

HUNGARYFormula 1 racing makes its next stop at the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring track after Lewis Hamilton won last week’s Steiermark Grand Prix.

The coronavirus pandemic won't affect this week's races as Formula 1 received two positive cases out of 4,997 tests of drivers and team personnel per their release.

For Formula 1 betting fans this must be relieving as the proper protocols were in place to prevent a further spread of Covid-19.

Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix more than any other driver with seven career victories. Two of those seven victories have come in the last two years and Hamilton is listed as a -225 favorite to three-peat this weekend.

Odds to Win Hungarian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton -225
  • Valtteri Bottas +400
  • Max Verstappen +450
  • Alexander Albon +3300
  • Sergio Perez +3300
  • Carlos Sainz +5000
  • Sebastian Vettel +6600

Valterri Bottas (+400) is the current leader in the points standings with a six-point lead over Lewis Hamilton. Bottas is worth the dice roll for bettors looking to bet outside of Lewis Hamilton he’s recorded a victory this season and has made the podium twice.

However, Hamilton’s dominance of Formula 1 racing and history of success at the Hungarian Grand Prix makes it hard to bet against him.

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Darkhorse Driver to Win Hungarian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel (+6600)

Only two drivers are racing in the Hungarian Grand Prix that have won before, their names are Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Vettel is a two-time champion of Hungarian Grand Prix with his most recent win coming in 2017.

Vettel’s +6600 odds are the best value of any longshot driver to bet on this weekend especially since the weather forecast will present challenges for the inexperienced field. That could make the perfect storm for Vettel to pull through and record his third career Hungarian Grand Prix victory in upset fashion.

Expect a strong showing from Vettel in throughout qualifying and come race day he will be challenging for a spot in the winner's circle and at +6600 odds that possible return is well worth the dice roll.

The Hungarian Grand Prix will take place Sunday, July 19 at 9:10 a.m. ET and will be broadcasted by ESPN.