Abu Dhabi GP odds Implied Probability Championship odds
Lewis Hamilton 10/13 56.52% 5/9
Max Verstappen 18/10 35.71% 8/5
Valtteri Botas 12/1 7.69% N/a
Sergio Perez 35/1 2.78% N/a
Charles Leclerc 70/1 1.41% N/a
Lando Norris 70/1 1.41% N/a
Carlos Sainz 90/1 1.10% N/a
Another aspect of this race that has some people buzzing prior to Sunday’s finals is that if neither driver was to finish, Verstappen would win. So, in theory, Verstappen could purposefully crash out Hamilton and himself to claim the Drivers’ Championship.
However, F1 has already come out and said to remember that they may penalise drivers by taking points away from them, and wouldn’t hesitate to do so if a driver was to purposefully take another out.
Earlier in the week, the F1 odds had Hamilton at 5/9 to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now, just a few days later, those same odds have him at 10/13.
At 5/9, Hamilton’s implied probability was 64.3% whereas now, Hamilton’s implied probability is 56.5% with his latest 10/13 odds, which suggests that following yesterday’s qualifying bookmakers have clearly started to like Verstappen’s chances.
As for the Drivers’ Championship, Hamilton’s odds are souring too; although he remains the bookies favourite, he’s odds have gone from 1/2 to win the Championship earlier in the week to 5/9 as of this morning.