Having won four races so far, Lewis Hamilton is at the top of the championship table. Will he win the most glamorous Grand Prix?
Formula 1 fans might remember how Lewis Hamilton used to grumble about the performance of his car, both with McLaren and Mercedes. This season, though, he has no reasons to complain. Things have worked out really well for him so far. The British Formula 1 driver had four Grand Prix wins in a row, which put him in 1st place on the championship table.
Hamilton should be feeling very confident by now, but sports analysts are still wondering whether he has the right attitude to perform under pressure, as now his team is expecting him to win. The British driver is as short as 1.37 to win the Driver’s Championship this year.
Hamilton is the top favorite on online and mobile betting sites, but don’t place all your money on him winning the Monaco Grand Prix just yet. Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel might prove to be worthy rivals in Sunday’s race.
Team-mates and main rivals
The famous Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry is about to get more intense. The two Mercedes drivers are currently in the lead and have a comfortable advantage. But Hamilton is only a few points above Rosberg, so the Monaco Grand Prix promises to be an exciting one.
Tension is rising, as recent gambling news reported Hamilton described his team-mate as a spoiled child. “Let me tell you this: I come from a not-great place in Stevenage and lived on a couch in my dad’s apartment – and Nico grew up with jets and hotels and boats, and all these kinds of things. So the hunger is different,” he told reporters.
Talking about his insatiable appetite to win, Hamilton added: “I want to be the hungriest guy in the cockpit from all 22 of us, because if I were to come here believing that Nico is hungrier than me then I might as well go home. So I’ve got to be the hungriest. To win the world championship you need to be.”
Rosberg has managed to catch up with his team-mate several times during this season’s races, but passing him is a whole new challenge. Considering last year’s victory, Monaco could be the perfect place for Nico to step up his game and take the trophy.
Vettel wants to win his 100th race with Red Bull
With a big anniversary coming up, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has all the motivation he needs to win the big race on Sunday. The German driver is hoping to celebrate his 100th Grand Prix start with Red Bull in style, on the most coveted podium.
And this could be his best chance so far, but many believe the Renault engine won’t face up to the challenge. Still, Monaco has the shortest circuit and with an aerodynamic car that performs so well through the bends, Red Bull has a good chance of winning this one. So far, Vettel’s 99 races with the team have brought him 38 victories and four championship titles.
“The big advantage on this track would be that there’s not that many straights, but we have to wait and see,” the driver said. “But then again we’re only five races in, we know the team is strong, and we have been through a lot in our 99 races together. I am confident we will get stronger, but the question is how soon.”
Three excellent drivers have their eyes set on the Monaco trophy, so make sure you don’t miss the big race on Sunday because this could be one of the season’s most exciting races.