2019 Japan Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 9, 2019 in

As the Formula 1 circuit heads to Asia for the 2019 Japan Grand Prix, all eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton will look to tame the Suzuka Circuit and get one step closer to wrapping up the Constructors Championship.

Let’s take a look at some of the F1 Betting favorites to take home the checkered flag at the end of the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

2019 Japan Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction

Lewis Hamilton

Coming off of his victory last weekend in Sochi, Hamilton is geared up to win another driver’s championship. The Team Mercedes driver currently has 322 driver points and is sitting atop the driver standings.

In seeking his sixth drivers championship, has won eight races this year, and is sitting in a good position to take home this weekend’s event.

Hamilton has won four of the last five Japanese Grand Prix’s, so he is the favorite to take home the top prize here.

Sebastian Vettel

Vettel has not had a good season. With only one victory, and currently sitting in fifth in the driver standings, Vettel has been a disappointment.

Will he be racing for himself, or will his main goal be to help fellow Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc?

Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate is sitting in 2nd place in the driver standings. After a very good start to the season, things turned for the worse. Prior to the Russian Grand Prix, he was struggling.

However, he finished second at Socci, so he’s hoping that he can keep up the momentum and have a good finish in Japan.

He can still win the driver’s championship, but he’ll need everything to go his way, and will need to wish some bad luck on his Mercedes teammate.

Max Verstappen

Currently sitting in fourth place in the driver standings, Verstappen is the youngest man ever to win a Formula 1 race, as he won when he was just 18 years old.

Verstappen’s best years are still ahead of him, but his youthfulness has served him well this season. Looking for his third win of the season, Verstappen has a good history at the Japanese Grand Prix.

He finished 3rd in 2018, and 2nd in 2016 and 2017. Look for Verstappen to go all out to claim his third victory of the season, and to try to move up in the driver standings.

Charles Leclerc

Leclerc is an up-and-coming superstar. He has two wins in 2019, and has seemed to have taken the top spot on the Ferrari team. Sitting in third place in the driver standings, Leclerc still has an outside shot of winning the driver’s championship.

In order to do so, he’ll almost certainly need to win at least four of the last five races, while also needing very poor finishes from Lewis Hamilton.

Coming off of a 3rd place finish at the Russian Grand Prix, Leclerc knows that he squandered a chance at another win last weekend. He will be determined to do better this weekend, and he will do everything in his power to make sure that he takes home the Japan Grand Prix checkered flag.