Lewis Hamilton is all the rage for both the Singapore Grand Prix and the Formula One Driver’s Championship after profiting from Nico Rosberg’s error-strewn performance to land victory at Monza last time out.
The pair share 91/100 favouritism to top the end of season standings, despite the handsome 22-point lead the German currently holds over his Mercedes mucker.
Next up Ron Dennis’ protégé is outright 3/5 jolly to triumph under the night lights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the man paddock wags have dubbed ‘Britney’ 7/4 to claim the chequered flag.
Yet Hamilton’s popularity in both betting heats ignores the fact that Rosberg has developed a reassuring habit of striking back instantaneously every time the Stevenage steering wheeler chips away at his championship lead.
Not since the Spanish Grand Prix nine races back has the latter finished in arrears to the Englishman in successive contests.
After his retirement at Silverstone he reasserted his claims by beating Hammy down onto the podium’s most lowly step, taking the laurels in landing his own home Grosser Preus.
Hamilton rallied back against his rival’s ding with a dong of his own at the Hungaroring next time out, but by the time the driving was done a race later in Belgium it was the German had who gained most.
Motor racing shrewdies are advised to sign up at bwin.com post haste for a £30 free bet that cops to the tune of a £52.50 profit if ‘Britney’ spears another 25 points in Singapore.
The same knowledgeable types won’t be put off by the fact that, unlike Rosberg, Hamilton has a past victory at the track to his name.
Nico has outperformed his frenemy in three of the four renewals since that 2009 success, while the Englishman has placed no better than the fifth he achieved just last year.