Vettel 11/8 for five in a row

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: October 29 2013, 15:12 GMT

Sebastian Vettel is a best of 11/8 to win a fifth successive Formula One world title in 2014.

Sebastian Vettel: Four-time world champion is 11/8 to make it five in 2014
Sebastian Vettel: Four-time world champion is 11/8 to make it five in 2014

The German star sealed a fourth world championship on Sunday when he was victorious in the Indian Grand Prix. He had only needed to finish in the top five after another dominant season in his Red Bull car.

Numerous firms, including William Hill and Coral, want Vettel firmly onside ahead of the 2014 season and go odds-on already about him winning another title.

However, BetVictor are prepared to offer a standout 11/8.

With a year now under his belt at Mercedes, Briton Lewis Hamilton is regarded as Vettel's closest rival at 9/2 (Paddy Power), with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso a 5/1 shot with Power and Ladbrokes.

The 2014 constructors' race is closer to call with Red Bull 7/4 with BetVictor for that title. They actually have Mercedes as their 13/8 favourites, mindful that Mark Webber is leaving Red Bull at the end of the season and is being replaced by the relatively inexperienced Daniel Ricciardo.

Most firms side with Red Bull though, with Coral taking no chances at even money.

Having won the last six grands prix, Vettel has wrapped up this season's title with three races to spare.

William Hill will give you 7/4 about him winning the remaining three races, although now Vettel has won the title, there has to be at least a possibility that he eases off and tries to help team-mate Webber win a race before the Australian leaves the sport at the end of the season.

By winning his foruth title, Vettel joins Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as the sport's only four-time champions, and is only the third man - after Schumacher and Fangio - to claim four consecutively.

Schumacher is the overall record holder with seven titles. Vettel is 16/1 with William Hill to overhaul his fellow German by winning the next four championships.

  • Posted at 1300 GMT on 27/10/2013.