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Hamilton Leads Formula 1 Champ Odds

Lewis Hamilton has increased his lead on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in both the F1 points standings and the odds to win the 2015 drivers championship with the circuit returning to action in the Italian Grand Prix on September 6.

Hamilton holds a 227-199 lead on Rosberg in the driver standings with eight races left in the season, and he's now the -800 favorite at online sportsbook Bovada to claim the drivers championship in 2015.

Rosberg is then at +600 on those betting lines, after being a shorter underdog at +450 on the F1 futures just two weeks ago - Hamilton was a -500 favorite back then. Sebastian Vettel, a distant third in the standings at 160 points, is a +3300 longshot to win the title.

Odds for the Italian Grand Prix are on the board at Bovada as well, with Hamilton the -300 favorite to win the race over Vettel (+600), Rosberg (+700), and Raikkonen (+800). Hamilton won the pole for the race, with Raikkonen and Vettel starting second and third.

Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix last season, with Rosberg second, and Massa rounding out the podium on the day in third place. Bottas was fourth at last year's Italian Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo fifth, and Vettel settling for a sixth-place result.

Formula 1 - 2015 Drivers Championship

Odds as of August 30 at Bovada

  • Hamilton, Lewis -800
  • Rosberg, Nico +600
  • Vettel, Sebastian +3300
Italian Grand Prix - Outright Winner

Odds as of September 5 at Bovada

  • Lewis Hamilton -300
  • Sebastian Vettel +600
  • Nico Rosberg +700
  • Kimi Raikkonen +800
  • Felipe Massa +6600
  • Valtteri Bottas +6600
  • Nico Hulkenberg +15000
  • Romain Grosjean +15000
  • Sergio Perez +15000
  • Pastor Maldonado +25000
  • Daniel Ricciardo +50000
  • Daniil Kyvat +50000
  • Felipe Nasr +150000
  • Marcus Ericsson +200000
  • Max Verstappen +200000
  • Carlos Sainz Jr. +250000
  • Fernando Alonso +250000
  • Jenson Button +250000
  • Roberto Merhi +500000
  • Will Stevens +500000

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With the drivers of Formula 1 gearing up to return from their summer break it's Lewis Hamilton that sits as the big favorite on the odds to win the 2015 drivers championship at the online sportsbooks.

Formula 1 will be back on the track on August 23 in Belgium, and Hamilton holds a lead on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers championship - Hamilton has 202 points on the season, with Rosberg at 181 points. The two drivers have combined to win eight of the 10 races so far this season, with Hamilton claiming five of them.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is the only other driver anywhere near the top of the current Formula 1 standings at 160 points on the season. Vettel picked up the victory in the two races so far this season not won by either Hamilton or Rosberg.

And the Formula 1 betting lines at Bovada have Hamilton listed as the clear -500 favorite on the odds to win the F1 drivers championship. Rosberg is second at +450 on those odds at the sportsbook, with Vettel at +1400 on the futures with nine races remaining in the season.

Drivers receive 25 points for a first-place finish in Formula 1, 18 points for a second-place result, 15 points for a third-place standing, and down the line to one point for ending up in 10th place at a race. In the five races Hamilton didn't win this season he ended up second, second, third, second, and sixth.

Formula 1 - 2015 Drivers Championship

Odds as of August 14 at Bovada

  • Lewis Hamilton -500
  • Nico Rosberg +450
  • Sebastian Vettel +1400

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Is Lewis Hamilton a lock to win the 2015 Formula 1 drivers championship? The Mercedes driver is the F1 standings leader and the heavy favorite at the online sportsbooks to win the title heading into this weekend's British Grand Prix.

At Bovada Lewis is the 1/4 favorite on the updated odds to win the 2015 F1 drivers championship, with teammate Nico Rosberg at 10/3 on those betting lines, and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sitting third at 33/1.

And Hamilton leads Rosberg 169-159 in the Formula 1 driver standings heading into the British Grand Prix, with Vettel back at 120 points on the season. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, a distant 500/1 to win the drivers championship at Bovada, is fourth with 72 points.

Hamilton has won four of the eight races so far in the 2015 Formula 1 season and Rosberg has won three times so far this year - with those three victories coming over the last four events on the calendar. Vettel earned the other 2015 victory.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is the ninth of 19 races on the 2015 Formula 1 slate, which wraps up with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 29.

Formula 1 - 2015 Drivers Championship

Odds as of July 4 at Bovada

  • Lewis Hamilton 1/4
  • Nico Rosberg 10/3
  • Sebastian Vettel 33/1
  • Kimi Räikkönen 500/1

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