2010 Canadian Grand Prix Preview & Betting

This weekend sees the 2010 F1 World Championship head into the eighth round of action, as the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve hosts the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.

Currently heading into the race as the favourite to claim the win is Sebastian Vettel at $3.60 equal in the odds with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

The world’s top F1 drivers and constructors will head to Montreal for the 70 lap event which takes place at midday on the 13th of June, with two days of practices and qualifying leading up to it.

Currently heading into the race as the favourite to claim the win is Sebastian Vettel at $3.60 equal in the odds with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel has not won a meet since the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix back in April, and did not finish the most recent event after knocking teammate Mark Webber early on and ending his event.

It is surprising to see the Red Bull driver so high in the odds as he sits fifth on the leader board – however disregarding the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix, Vettel has been a solid driver throughout the season.

On the other hand, Hamilton travels to Canada as the most recent F1 race winner, as he topped the podium in the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix.

The 2008 driver’s champion is currently sitting in third spot on the leader board, nine points behind first – so a win in Montreal would certainly see him move up the ladder.

Australia’s Webber, the current leader in overall points this season could be a safe bet as he heads to the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix at $4.20.

The Red Bull driver is one of only two to have won more than one race this season – the consecutive Spanish and Monaco Grand Prix’s.

Under somewhat controversial circumstances Webber was the solid leader in Turkey, but after being nipped by teammate Vettel lost his position to Hamilton which he simply could not make back and ended in third spot.

Hamilton’s teammate Jenson Button is another favourite at $6.50 – and is the only other driver to have won two races this season being the Australia and Chinese Grand Prix’s.

The defending drivers champion is currently second on the leader board and a win would certainly do his campaign well.

Outside of the dominant McLaren/Red Bull force, Fernando Alonso is the only other driver in single figure odds at $9.50.

The Ferrari driver is currently fourth on the leader board and is certainly due a podium topping finish as he has not won an event since the opening Grand Prix in Bahrain – although has been a strong contender.

When it comes down to the winning team – it is not surprising to see there are just two main contenders, Red Bull and McLaren.

The duo are clear in the odds at $1.67 and $2.20 respectively and are more than likely the best two options considering the form of their driver’s.

However if you are looking for a slightly more worthy punt, Alonso’s Ferrari are at $13 and if the driver can deliver this weekend would be a lucrative payout.

Looking further down the line, and if the legendary Michael Schumacher can secure his first win of the season which he is at $21 to do – the Mercedes payout would certainly be handsome as the team heads into the weekend at $15.

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