F1 »

Button favourite in Shanghai

Jenson Button favourite with the bookmakers to win in Shanghai
Following the news that McLaren are to change the gearbox on the car of Lewis Hamilton, with the subsequent five-place grid penalty that will follow, betting for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix has been thrown into the air.

The thought is that McLaren will still hold sway in Shanghai and, as a result, it is Jenson Button who is Betvictor's 15/8 favourite. Hamilton was market leader at 9/4 ahead of the penalty but he has drifted out to 4/1 the same price as dual World Champion Sebastian Vettel whose 2012 season has not caught fire yet but the suggestion is the Red Bull will have benefitted from the three-week break since Malaysia.

Hamilton remains the 15/8 favourite for the 2012 Title, despite not being able to convert two poles into a win so far this term, with Button 9/4 and Vettel 10/3; Fernando Alonso coped with conditions better than his peers in Malaysia last time but at 9/1 for the Title and 8/1 for China he is largely ignored as the Ferrari is deemed uncompetitive at present unless the rains arrive and Alonso's brilliance shines.

Hamilton is 5/4 favourite to be quickest in qualifying (although he won't be on pole of course) with Button 7/2 and Vettel 6s; if you think there will be a shock Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are both 6/1 to finish on the podium.

Sergio Perez, runner-up in Malaysia, is 12/1 for a podium finish.

Betvictor have any number of specials on the race; at the time of writing you can get 4/6 that there is a safety car deployed during the race and 11/10 there isn't. Hamilton is 3/1 favourite to record the fastest lap during the race from teammate Button (7/2).

To check out the complete odds or to place your bet, visit Betvictor.com.

This is a sponsored editorial



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
13.04.2012 - Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
13.04.2012 - Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
13.04.2012 - Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
Who will replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes?
Who will replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes?
Lando Norris, McLaren Autosport BRDC Awards [Credit: Martyn Pass PR]
Lewis Hamilton tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Pirelli 2017 tyre test [Credit: Pirelli]
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Liam48

April 13, 2012 11:22 AM

I don't understand why people think that in a head-to-head that Hamilton will still come out on top without a penalty. The last dry race Button beat Hamilton and had the faster lap than him, I think Jenson deserves more recognition than he gets.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.