Rosberg slashed for Bahrain win

  • Last Updated: April 20 2013, 17:25 BST

Nico Rosberg has been slashed from 33/1 to to 7/1 to win the Bahrain Grand Prix after his sensational pole position.

Rosberg on his way to pole position
Rosberg on his way to pole position

Only 1.5% of all bets staked on qualification were for Lewis Hamilton's German teammate with the biggest being a £50 punt at 25/1.

"Rosberg performed fantastically in the best qualifying of this season so far and even a £1300 payout to one shrewd punter, we could not have hoped for a better (realistic) result," said WIlliam Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Fernando Alonso has cemented his place as firm favourite for for the race despite his third place on the grid, moving in from 15/8 to 13/8.

Hamilton and Jenson Button have both drifted in the betting, Hamilton as a result of his five place grid penalty.

The Mercedes driver is 25/1 from 12/1 while things get worse for Jenson Button and he is 66/1 from 28/1.