The Canadian Grand Prix gets underway in just under two weeks and after an enthralling race in Monaco last time out, the excitement is already starting to build for this one in Montreal.
Mark Webber was the winner in Monte Carlo which put him in third in the Drivers Championships. Webber was the sixth winner in as many Grand Prix’s this season which is a Formula 1 record.
The Australian started the race in pole position and controlled the race from start to finish. It was his second win in three years on the famous track.
Webber’s team Red Bull – Renault remain in first position in the Constructors Championships as his team-mate Sebastian Vettel managed a fourth placed finish. They are now 38 points clear of their nearest rivals McLaren-Mercedes.
Red Bull- Renault have not picked up a victory in Canada though, something they will be looking to change this time out.
The last race was not really one to remember for McLaren-Mercedes drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Button did not finish the race after a collision with Hekki Kovalainen. He moves down to seventh in the current standings.
As for Hamilton, he finished in fifth position but will be disappointed as the he started the race third on the grid. Hamilton seemed frustrated with some of his teams decisions and time taken in the pit stop. The 27-year-old will be slightly concerned that he has not won a Grand Prix yet this season.
The two English drivers should go into this Canadian Grand Prix full of confidence after winning three of the last four races between them. Hamilton won in 2010 and 2007 while Button was victorious last time out.
McLaren have twelve wins in this race which is second overall to Ferrari who have 13.
Fernando Alonso leads the way in the current Drivers Championships after he managed a third place finish last time out. The Spaniard has not won in Montreal since 2006.
With such an exciting and dramatic season so far, it is sure to be more of the same this time out.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are the favourites going into next weekends race. They are both available at 5.00 (4/1) with BetFred.
Current Leader Fernando Alonso looks to be these two’s nearest challenger. You can back him at 6.00 (5/1) with Ladbrokes to come out on top.
Last weeks winner Mark Webber has odds of 8.00 (7/1) with Bet365 on picking up the first back to back wins of the season.
McLaren – Mercedes have dominated this Grand Prix in recent years and they are being offered at 3.75 (11/4) with SkyBet to pick up another victory this time out.
Skybet are however, making Red Bull – Renualt the favourites at 3.50 (5/2).
Jenson Button enjoyed a win in Canada last year and will feel confident about doing it again. You can back him at 11.00 (10/1) with VC Bet.