Hamilton confident of another Formula One win in Malaysia

Hamilton set for F1 win in Malaysia

Hamilton to win

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Betting Tip: @ 4/7 with williamhill

Lewis Hamilton is odds-on with William Hill at 4/7 to follow up his Formula One win in Australia with another in Malaysia. The 30-year-old British driver though, has been talking up Ferrari’s chances in the run-up to the latest Grand Prix and admits they have really stepped up their game.

“Naturally you want more cars to be in the fight,” Hamilton said regarding improved competition.

“The Ferraris made a huge step, they’ve really improved their engine and I assume they’re going to improve their car through the year. So there might be times when they are going to be close, or Williams will step up, who knows.”

Understandably, with Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel of any car, you know as a team that if the engine is perfected, then the chances of winning are much improved. The German is 13/8 for a podium finish, and 16/1 to drive his Ferrari to victory.

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, will be hoping to go one better this time out, after again finishing second behind him in Melbourne and is 9/4 with PaddyPower to win the race. It was an intriguing duel between the two last season, with the two constantly swapping places in the lead for the title.

Fernando Alonso also returns to the Grand Prix circuit, after missing the opening race of the season, having sustained concussion during testing in Barcelona.

The 33-year-old Spaniard is 100/1 with BetVictor for a podium finish, and admits that his team McLaren have work to do to catch Mercedes.

“I watched the weekend in Australia very closely and I was in touch with the team from the moment they arrived. It’s clear we have a lot of work ahead of us but Jenson’s [Button] result in Melbourne was encouraging from the point of view of reliability and data collection, which are extremely important.”

Button is also 100/1 for a podium finish with Bet365, however, all signs point to Mercedes dominating once more.

Betting Tip: @ 4/7 with williamhill

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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