Mexican Grand Prix Betting Tips & Preview – Sunday 29th October 2017

Will Lewis Hamilton finally wrap up the Formula 1 title this weekend? Sebastian Vettel jumped back in to the top two at the US Grand Prix last weekend, and that has prolonged the title race until Sunday’s renewal in Mexico. Will this be the weekend when Hamilton adds to his impressive CV in F1, or will he collapse and take the battle to Brazil?

Given the lead between Hamilton and Vettel, it would take a massive shock for Hamilton to slip up in this weekend’s race. He needs a top five finish to win the title, or a top nine finish if Vettel doesn’t win. The leader has been out of the top five once all season, while Vettel hasn’t won in six. Everything seems to be falling Hamilton’s way ahead of this weekend’s race. And he’ll want to secure the championship in style.

Tips and Predictions

Hamilton’s comprehensive lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship is down to Vettel’s awful recent run. Having started out as a contender, he’s won one of the last 11 races. That’s far from the record of a potential world champion, and his great start has seemed to keep him in contention longer than he deserves. It’s been a really poor finish from Ferrari, but their leap back up to second last weekend has slightly improved matters. Can they build on that with a victory for Vettel to make the title race go on for at least one more race?

It’s hard to argue in favour of Vettel given his form, he’s really struggled for wins and that should continue here. It’s worth remembering that Hamilton isn’t just looking towards this season’s title, he’s made comments recently about a potential tilt at Michael Schumacher’s record for total race victories. The Mercedes driver is going to be hungry for wins, as he’s 29 victories short of the German’s record. We’re backing him to close that with another success on Sunday, as Hamilton will want to wrap up the title with yet another win. We’re backing a Hamilton victory, which is best priced at 17/20 with Coral.

Past Winners

  • 2016 - Lewis Hamilton won, with Nico Rosberg second
  • 2015 - Nico Rosberg won, with Lewis Hamilton second
  • 1992 - Nigel Mansell won, with Riccardo Patrese second

Other Bets and Odds

Last weekend’s US Grand Prix saw Kimi Raikkonen pick up third place in a boost for Ferrari, but we can see him being beaten to a podium finish here. Max Verstappen is being heavily favoured for a podium spot, but we expect Valtteri Bottas to join his Mercedes teammate in the top three. They’ll be looking for a strong finish, and the Finn could play a crucial role in forcing Vettel down the standings with a strong race.

We’re backing Bottas to return to the top three this weekend, and we think he’s excellently priced for a podium finish at 11/10 with BetVictor.

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