There is no doubting the dominance that Lewis Hamilton is showing at present in Formula One and he is now a 1/14 chance to go on and win another title this season. That means a £14 bet would return a single £1, so this result is all but expected. This also comes as punters continue to use the promo code on offer at TVG in order to bet on the outright Formula one market and for the races taking place. His nearest challengers for the title in the betting are Lance Stroll and Valtteri Bottas, who can both be supported at around 28/1.
Much of this domination has also been about the team and Mercedes have been ahead of the rest in the last few years. They are as short as 1/50 to now win the Constructors championships, which is another that looks all but certain to happen. This is little surprise, as they have won the award for each of the last six seasons in succession, with 2014 the first year they picked up the award and ended the dominant four-year period of Red Bull racing. Each year, Mercedes have been winning by a considerable margin, with 2019 resulting in a 31.80% margin victory. This coming following 15 wins for the team, on top of 32 podiums and 739 points in total. It was a memorable season and they will be looking to continue this domination moving forward, as they are now the fifth most successful Construction team, behind Lotus, McLaren, Williams and of course Ferrari.
But as mentioned, it has been all about Lewis Hamilton in recent years. The 35-year-old has now picked up six championships to date, with the first coming back in 2008. This success has led him to now being regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, which is little surprise, watching him at present. Hamilton is also now just one title shy of the great Michael Schumacher and looks set to tie this feat, come the end of the current campaign and his likely title success. If he is to do so and the odds of 1/14 make it appear very likely, then he would also move to second in the list for the most consecutive championships on four. That would put him in joint second with Sebastian Vettel and Juan Manuel Fangio and one shy of Michael Schumacher, who picked up five titles between 2000 and 2004.
These statistics all show why Hamilton is regarded as one of the greats and his success looks set to continue with, yet another title victory this year.