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Betting odds for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Who are the favourites for the season finale?

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The drivers are gearing up to go racing for the final time this year at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but how are the odds shaping up for this weekend’s action? Let's take a look...

188BET’s odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so, if Verstappen is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

The odds for the win

Having won 14 races so far this season, Max Verstappen is unsurprisingly the favourite to claim the victory this weekend. Lewis Hamilton – who has finished in P2 in the last three races – is second in the odds to secure the win at the Yas Marina Circuit.

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Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate George Russell – who took his maiden Formula 1 win last time out in Sao Paulo – is the third favourite to take victory this weekend, just ahead of Charles Leclerc.

  • Max Verstappen 2.25
  • Lewis Hamilton 3.50
  • George Russell 4.50
  • Charles Leclerc 11.0
  • Sergio Perez 13.0
  • Carlos Sainz 17.0
  • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 301
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Sebastian Vettel 601
  • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901
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The odds have Verstappen as favourite to win his 15th race of the season this weekend in Abu Dhabi

The odds for who will be the fastest in qualifying

Verstappen is also the favourite to take pole in this weekend – for what would be his third consecutive pole position in Abu Dhabi – ahead of Leclerc, who has nine poles this season, although he has not started from P1 since Singapore.

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Russell and Hamilton – who started on the front row together for the first time in Sao Paulo – are tied for third in the odds, ahead of Carlos Sainz in fourth. Last weekend’s surprise pole-sitter Kevin Magnussen, however, is considered to have a slim chance at pole this weekend.

  • Max Verstappen 2.20
  • Charles Leclerc 2.75
  • George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 8.00
  • Carlos Sainz 10.0
  • Sergio Perez 21.0
  • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 101
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Sebastian Vettel 601
  • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901
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After taking pole position in Brazil, Magnussen is considered a long shot for a P1 start this weekend

The odds for a podium finish

Verstappen has finished in the top three on 16 occasions so far this season, and the two-time world champion is the favourite to finish on the podium in Abu Dhabi, ahead of Hamilton and Russell.

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Sergio Perez has the third best chance to finish on the podium – having done so in three out of the last five races, while Lando Norris – who is the only driver outside of the top six in the championship to finish on the podium – has longer odds than Fernando Alonso at this event.

  • Max Verstappen 1.32
  • George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 1.50
  • Sergio Perez 2.30
  • Charles Leclerc 2.50
  • Carlos Sainz 3.30
  • Fernando Alonso 17.0
  • Lando Norris 21.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Sebastian Vettel 34.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Lance Stroll 51.0
  • Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas 67.0
  • Kevin Magnussen 101
  • Alex Albon, Mick Schumacher, Zhou Guanyu 151
  • Yuki Tsunoda 251
  • Nicholas Latifi 501
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Lando Norris is the only driver outside the top six in the championship to stand on the podium this season

The odds for the fastest lap

Verstappen is once again the favourite to take the fastest lap, having done so five times already this season. Russell – who has taken the fastest lap in four of the last five races, including the last three – is tied for second with Hamilton.

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Tied for third in the odds are Leclerc and Perez – who have both taken the fastest lap on three occasions this year – ahead of Sainz, in fourth, and Sebastian Vettel in fifth.

  • Max Verstappen 2.50
  • George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 6.00
  • Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez 7.00
  • Carlos Sainz 7.50
  • Sebastian Vettel 15.0
  • Fernando Alonso 67.0
  • Lando Norris 81.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Valtteri Bottas 101
  • Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 201
  • Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 251
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George Russell has taken the fastest lap in the last three races and is one of the favourites to do so again this weekend

What are the odds for which team will take most points?

Mercedes scored the maximum number of points in last weekend’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix and are tied at the top, with Red Bull, in the odds, as they look to overtake Ferrari for second in the constructors’ championship, the Scuderia currently 19 points ahead.

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In the midfield, McLaren are considered the favourite over Alpine to score more points this weekend as both teams battle for fourth. Furthermore, Aston Martin are the favourites over Alfa Romeo in the tussle for sixth in the standings.

  • Mercedes, Red Bull 2.00
  • Ferrari 7.50
  • McLaren 151
  • Alpine, Aston Martin 301
  • Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri, Haas 601
  • Williams 901
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Aston Martin are considered slight favourites over Alfa Romeo this weekend in the battle for sixth in the constructors

The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

The odds say it is more likely than not that we see a Safety Car appear this weekend, coming off the back of a race in Sao Paulo where it was needed twice.

  • Yes 1.40
  • No 2.75
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