2022 Formula 1 Drivers’ And Constructors’ Championship Odds: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes Favoured To Regain Their Crown

The ending to the 2021 Formula 1 season is one that no fan will ever forget. 

Lewis Hamilton was pipped to the championship on the last lap of the final race in Abu Dhabi by Max Verstappen following huge controversy that saw race director Michael Masi allow only the five cars between the pair to lap the safety car for the final lap of the race.

Verstappen, on fresh, soft tyres was quick to pass the sitting duck that was Hamilton, who was on worn, hard tyres and was unable to put up much resistance. That came after a race that Hamilton had shown greater pace than Verstappen and had led for the vast majority. 

The ending has left a bitter taste in the mouth of many, as Masi took the race into his own hands with an unprecedented action that brought into question the integrity of the sport. 

Still, what it will do is leave plenty waiting with baited breath for the start of next season to see how Hamilton and his team react, assuming that the current result stands until then. Mercedes have lodged an appeal that could see the case taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the course of the offseason.

Bet365 have already installed Hamilton as the favourite to win the 2022 Drivers’ Championship, being priced at 4/5 to surpass his and Michael Schumacher’s joint-record to win his eighth Drivers’ title. Behind him is Verstappen, who is priced at 5/2 to win back-to-back championships. Both are also in the frame at the upcoming Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Like this season, there is then a pretty big drop off after the top two, with Hamilton’s new Mercedes teammate George Russell being the third-favourite at 13/2. Russell impressed in his one race for Mercedes in 2020 when Hamilton was absent due to Covid and replaces Valterri Bottas, who is joining Alfa Romeo, as the team’s second driver.

The 23-year-old is one of the most promising drivers on the grid and it will be fascinating to see how he is able to perform in a competitive car, having driven one of the least competitive cars for Williams in his three seasons to date.

Behind him are the two Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at 16/1 and 25/1 respectively. Leclerc and Sainz were head-to-head for much of the season, with the Spaniard just edging out their individual battle with 164.5 points to Leclerc’s 159.

The Monacan’s DNS at his home Grand Prix proved to be critical in their individual battle as he failed to score any points after qualifying on pole position, while Sainz ended up finishing second in the race and scoring 18 points. There is still the feeling that with all things being equal, Leclerc is the quicker of the two cars, hence his position at 16/1 over Sainz’s 25/1.

Following the Ferrari’s is Red Bull’s second driver Sergio Perez, who had a mixed first season with his team. The Mexican’s main goal would’ve been to defeat Mercedes’ Bottas to assist their fight in the Constructors’ Championship, but he finished 36 points adrift of the Finn. He is priced at 33/1 to win it all next year.

Lando Norris was third for much of the first half of the season, but a dip in performance in the second half of the season saw him eventually fall to 6th. He is 40/1 to win the Drivers’ Championship next year, while his teammate Daniel Ricciardo is 66/1 along with Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso.

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2022 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship Odds

  • Lewis Hamilton – 4/5
  • Max Verstappen – 5/2
  • George Russell – 13/2
  • Charles Leclerc – 16/1
  • Carlos Sainz – 25/1
  • Sergio Perez – 33/1
  • Lando Norris – 40/1
  • Fernando Alonso – 66/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo – 66/1
  • Pierre Gasly – 66/1
  • Esteban Ocon – 100/1
  • Lance Stroll – 150/1
  • Sebastian Vettel – 150/1
  • Valtteri Bottas – 250/1
  • Yuki Tsunoda – 300/1
  • Nicholas Latifi – 500/1
  • Mick Schumacher – 500/1
  • Alex Albon – 500/1
  • Nikita Mazepin – 1000/1
  • Guanyou Zhou – 1000/1

2022 Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship Odds

  • Mercedes – 4/9
  • Red Bull – 9/4
  • Ferrari – 17/2
  • McLaren – 33/1
  • Alpine – 40/1
  • AlphaTauri – 50/1
  • Aston Martin – 66/1
  • Williams – 200/1
  • Alfa Romeo – 250/1
  • Haas – 500/1
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