Valtteri Bottas’ maiden Formula One victory at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday appears to have had a knock-on effect in this season’s odds as the field heads into this month’s Spanish Grand Prix with much smaller divisions between them.
For the first time this season, Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton will not be the outright favourite to finish first in Barcelona, and standings leader Sebastian Vettel has instead risen to the princely position of 6/4 (2.50) joint-favourite alongside the Briton.
Meanwhile, after being listed as an 8/1 (9.00) underdog to win in Sochi, Bottas has received a deserved boost in the probabilities himself and is now 5/1 (6.00) to win in Spain come May 14.
Vettel’s Ferrari partner Kimi Raikkonen stole his first podium finish of 2017 in Russia and has been rewarded with another bump with the bookmakers—now sitting at 12/1 (13.00)—just in front of Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
2017 Spanish Grand Prix Odds
- Sebastian Vettel: 6/4 (2.50)
- Lewis Hamilton: 6/4 (2.50)
- Valtteri Bottas: 5/1 (6.00)
- Kimi Raikkonen: 12/1 (13.00)
- Max Verstappen: 18/1 (19.00)
- Daniel Ricciardo: 20/1 (21.00)