Hamilton remains F1 favourite

  • Last Updated: May 25 2014, 17:04 BST

Lewis Hamilton remains favourite for the F1 Drivers' Championship despite finishing second to Nico Rosberg in Monaco.

Nico Rosberg celebrates his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg celebrates his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix

The 2008 world champion trails his team-mate by four points following Sunday's race, but while eased in the betting remains a general 2/5 favourite to come out on top.

Rosberg - still seeking a first world crown - has been cut from 7/2 prior to the weekend to a general 15/8, with Ladbrokes offering a best of 2/1 in a market totally dominated by the Mercedes duo.

Next up will be the Canadian Grand Prix, a race Hamilton has won three times already. He's odds-on to do so again at a best of 8/13 with Stan James, with Coral quoting 2/1 about Rosberg.

Tensions between the drivers were apparent in Monaco and William Hill offer 7/1 that they collide on the track and 20/1 that the team is forced to fine either of them for ungentlemanly conduct.

"The season is only just underway and already the Mercedes drivers are struggling to remain polite. It is going to be a long season trying to keeping these two happy!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

  • Posted at 1705 BST on 25/05/2014.