The 2020 F1 calendar wraps up with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit.
Last week saw Sergio Perez finally break through for his maiden race victory in his 190th attempt, breaking Mark Webber’s record for longest wait for a maiden victory.
This week, with Lewis Hamilton back on the grid, the field is looking to finish the season on a high note by defeating the world champion.
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Winner
Valtteri Bottas at $6.00
The return of Hamilton basically makes it a case of taking him at insanely short odds or hoping someone can find a way past him.
Say what you will about Hamilton as a driver, but anyone who has watched sport in 2020 knows that someone returning from a positive COVID test is not going to slot right back in at 100%.
If anyone is going to knock off the flying Brit, it’s hard to look past his teammate Bottas
It was a less than ideal fortnight in Bahrain finishing in eighth place on both weekends, but Bottas did win in Abu Dhabi in 2017 so he knows how to drive this track.
This has been an excellent season for Mercedes, and he is my pick among the chasing pack.
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Podium Finish
Daniel Ricciardo at $4.50
The 2020 F1 season started off on a rough note for Daniel Ricciardo but he has started to put something together in the back end of the season.
Last week saw him finish in fifth place and while his car really has not cooperated this year, Ricciardo is good value to sneak onto the podium.
Not to mention it would be a great way for him to end the season with his third podium of the year.
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Not to Be Classified
Nicholas Latifi at $3.75
It’s been a rough ending to 2020 for the Canadian driver for Williams-Mercedes.
Retirements in two of his last three starts have put him in a rough position going into the final race of the year.
His car has let him down in those races and there is no reason to expect it to be any more reliable this weekend.