Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo is holding the most money at TAB to win this year’s Formula 1 Championship.
The F1’s get their season underway this weekend in Bahrain and Ricciardo is considered a $26 chance to not only win the race, but win the championship too in his inaugural season with McLaren after spending two seasons with Renault.
It is no surprise to see Ricciardo holding the most money in both the championship and Bahrain race markets at this point considering TAB’s customers are fairly parochial.
Investments on Ricciardo account for 30 percent of the money in the championship market. Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton is next best supported with 28 percent of the money riding on him while Max Verstappen is next best with 24 percent.
In other news:
*Sebastian Vettel is rated a $61 chance to win his fifth world title after swapping Ferrari for Aston Martin
*Returning two-time champ Fernando Alonso is $101 to claim the title with Alpine
*Mick Schumacher, son of the legendary Michael Schumacher, is $1001 to claim top honours in his rookie season
Verstappen is $3.25 to win the world title but is favoured to win the opening race of the season in Bahrain in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hamilton, $1.65 to claim a record eighth drivers title, is $2.40 second elect.
BAHRAIN F1 GRAND PRIX – TAB odds
$2.30 Max Verstappen
$2.40 Lewis Hamilton
$7 Valtteri Bottas
$7.50 Sergio Perez
$26 Daniel Ricciardo
$51 Lando Norris
$81 Pierre Gasly
**Ricciardo is $4 to finish in the Top 3 and $1.22 to finish Top 10
F1 WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP
$1.65 Lewis Hamilton
$3.25 Max Verstappen
$13 Valtteri Bottas
$17 Sergio Perez
$26 Daniel Ricciardo
$41 Charles Leclerc
$61 Sebastian Vettel
$67 Lando Norris
$81 George Russel
$101 Fernando Alonso
$126 Carlos Sainz
$251 Pierre Gasly, Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Yuki Tsunoda
$501 Kimi Raikkonen
$1001 Antonio Giovinazzi, Mick Schumacher
$2001 Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin
F1 CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP
$3.30 Red Bull
$26 Ferrari, McLaren
$81 Alpine, Aston Martin
$501 Alpha Tauri
$1001 Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams