Betting guide to the 2012 F1 season

The 2012 F1 season is reaching a thrilling climax with six races remaining.

Sebastian Vettel’s win in Singapore last time out kept the pressure on championship leader Fernando Alonso, who is the 4/9 favorite on the Ladbrokes sport page to clinch the title.

Here we take a look at who’s vying for glory in drivers’ championship and constructors’ championship ahead of the next GP in Japan next month.

Drivers’ championship

Only two drivers – Vettel and Alonso – can win the F1 title this season, according to Jenson Button, who finished second in Singapore and is sixth overall in the championship standings.

“It’s between those two but there’s still a lot of people with a long shot,” said Button to the BBC.

“That’s what we’re all going to go for.”

Button, for the record, is 66/1 to somehow overhaul Alonso, who is 29 points clear of Vettel.

Kimi Raikkonen, a 25/1 shot to be crowned champion, is next in the standings followed by Lewis Hamilton (9/1) and Mark Webber (66s).

Alonso would be wise not to underestimate Vettel as the two-time champion will not want to give up his title without a fight.

Constructors’ championship

Despite Alonso’s commanding lead in the drivers’ championship, his Ferrari team find themselves third in the constructors’ championship, 55 points behind leaders Red Bull.

Red Bull also have a 36-point lead over McLaren-Mercedes and are 4/6 favorites to stay ahead of the chasing pack. McLaren are 5/4 to become constructors’ champions.


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