Betting on Lewis Hamilton slowing down
Betting on Lewis Hamilton claiming the world championship in his rookie season is slowing down as he comes under increased pressure from team-mate and current world champion Fernando Alonso and ever-improving Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton has slipped out in the odds to win the drivers championship and is now at 15/8 to win the title in his maiden year behind new favourite Fernando Alonso at 11/8.
Hamilton will look set to have his work cut out in this weekend’s Hungarian GP and William Hill expect him to be second in the driver’s championship after the race, despite Hamilton currently being at the top, albeit by a slender 2 points.
“Punters are starting to desert Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers Championship as Alonso hits form - this weekend’s result is make or break for Lewis,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is joint 2/1 favourite with Fernando Alonso to win the race with Hamilton at 10/3.
However, Hamilton is still confident of success this weekend.
"We have as good a chance as anyone at the race," said Hamilton.
"We have a great car, and it is important that I go with a clear mind and the same approach as normal (referring to the ‘spy’ saga with Ferrari). There is no reason why we can't go there and win."
If you still have faith in Hamilton to be the first British winner of the Formula 1 World Championship since Damon Hill in 1996, then now seems like the time to back him.
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Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-08-02 11:51:53