With one hand already on the championship trophy, the incomparable Lewis Hamilton will look to make his sixth F1 title completely official when the 2019 United State Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, November 3, live from the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas.
Now, with just three races remaining in the 2019 Formula 1 season, let’s find out if anyone can stop Lewis from finding his way into the winner’s circle for the 11th time this season.
2019 United States Grand Prix Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: Sunday, November 3, 2019. 1:05pmET
- Where: Circuit of the Americas, Texas, United States
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Circuit length: 5.513km
- First grand prix: 2012
- Laps: 56
- Race distance: 308.405km
- Race lap record: 1.37.392 (Lewis Hamilton, 2018)
- 2018 winner: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
- Number of corners: 20
Odds to Win the 2019 USA Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton +180
- Charles LeClerc +300
- Sebastian Vettel +350
- Max Verstappen +450
- Valtteri Bottas +900
- Alexander Albon +8000
- Carlos Sainz +100000
- Lando Norris +150000
- Daniel Ricciardo +150000
Top 5 Drivers For The Win
5. Valtteri Bottas
The 30-year-old Finn is in second place in the F1 standings and still has a mathematical chance of winning his first F1 championship, but it would take a series of small miracles for it to happen. Bottas has finished an identical fifth in each of the last two USA Grand Prix events and he won in japan two races ago to record his third win of the year. Bottas will be in the mix, but he’s looking at an uphill battle in order to get the upset win.
4. Max Verstappen
The 30-year-old Belgian is in fifth place in the F1 standings with one win this season, but he hasn’t won in seven races while failing to finish twice during the span. Verstappen did finish second in this event a year ago one year after finishing fourth. This race marks Verstappen’s 100th career start, so he’ll definitely be going all-out to get the win.
3. Charles LeClerc
The 22-year-old LeClerc is definitely talented and has the look of a future champion as he currently sits in third place in the F1 standings, but the Ferrari driver hasn’t found himself in the winner’s circle in four straight races, although he did finish second in Singapore a month ago. LeClerc retired in last year’s race and looks like a bit of a long shot to me despite his odds as the No. 2 favorite on the board.
2. Sebastian Vettel
The 32-year-old German is in fourth place in the F1 standings, but he’s recorded a pair of second place finishes in each of his last two races while also adding a win in Singapore among his last four races. Vettel finished fourth in this event a year ago, second in 2017, fourth in 2016 and third in 2015 while taking the checkered flag in 2013. make no mistake about it, Vettel will challenge for the outright win.
1. Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton comes into this event off his 10th win of the year at Mexico last weekend. The five-time champ has won two of the last three races and all he needs to win the 2019 F1 championship is to finish in at least 7th place finish or 8th place with the fastest lap bonus point. Hamilton can also claim the title if Valtteri Bottas does not get the outright win, regardless of where he finishes.
More importantly, Hamilton has won the United States Grand Prix a record six times, including four straight from 2014-2017. With 10 wins in 16 races this season and the championship within his ample reach, Lewis Hamilton will be tough to keep out of the winner’s circle.