Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

The Punter: Stick by winners for Canadian GP

Six F1 Grand Prix races and six different winners has thrown the drivers' championship wide open as the show moves on to Canada on June 10.

Australia's Mark Webber made all from pole position in Monaco ahead of Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso who is the three-point leader in the title race ahead of Red Bull pair Sebastian Vettel with Lewis Hamilton a further 10 adrift in fourth.

Hill's offer 10/11 that the sequence of new winners continues in Montreal but I'd prefer to take the same odds on that run coming to an end, even though one of the candidates for a seventh winner in 2012, is Hamilton |(pictured) who won there in 2007 and 2010 and is 5/1 to land a third.

But the list of winners so far are Jenson Button, Alonso, Rosberg, Vettel, Maldonado and Webber and that's a strong team to have on your side.

As for who will be champion, the layers can't make up their minds with Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton the 3-1 co-favourites.

Button has fallen back after his opening win in Australia which saw him quoted as low as 15/8 to be champion but that was poor value and he's now down the betting grid at 12/1. Webber following that Monaco victory has been cut from 25/1 to 10s.

Red Bull are big at 11/8 (Paddy Power) to take the constructors' championship for a fourth successive time. Already, they hold a 36-point lead over McLaren and are 60 in front of Ferrari.

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