As it stands at the moment, there are 10 races conformed for the delayed 2020 season in Formula 1, but the belief is that there will be more events added in the coming weeks. That may include more doubleheaders, which is exactly how we started the new season. The first two races of the new season were held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, with a pair of different winners at each of those events. Now, we head to Hungary for the next race before heading to the UK for another doubleheader. The goal for all the drivers this season is to somehow find a way to dislodge Lewis Hamilton from the perch that he has carved for himself atop the driver standings over the last few years. Given his track record in Hungary, that is not going to be easy. Let’s take a look at the favorites for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, along with their Formula 1 odds.
Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2020
Lewis Hamilton (-150)
It was not the best start to the season for Hamilton in the Austrian Grand Prix, as he had penalties in the qualifying runs before being docked 5 seconds in the race itself. The latter penalty saw him drop off the podium after he had initially finished second. Rather than sulking about the whole thing, Hamilton seemed to turn all of that frustration into something positive, as he looked back to his impressive self in a great run at the Styrian Grand Prix. Hamilton has won this event 7 times, including in each of the last 2 seasons, so he looks to be the man to beat this weekend.
Valtteri Bottas (+300)
The biggest question heading into the new season was whether any driver was going to be able to break the stranglehold that Lewis Hamilton has on the F1 Championship. The early answer is that Valtteri Bottas may well be the one who is going to put up the strongest challenge. Bottas hast started the season on fire, which he began by winning the Austrian Grand Prix. He then followed that up with a second in the Styrian Grand Prix, which has him sitting at the top of the driver standings right now. He is going to need another big run if he is to stay there this weekend.
Max Verstappen (+400)
It has not been a particularly good start to the season for Verstappen, but it is still very early in the proceedings. That said, he is in danger of losing real ground to Hamilton and Bottas if he does not come up with something special this weekend. The good news is that he did get on the podium last week with a 3rd place finish in Austria, so perhaps that is a sign of more good things to come. He has never won this race, so perhaps any kind of podium finish would be a welcome one.
After the top 3, the odds drop off rather dramatically. If you are looking for a longshot to play, perhaps consider Sebastian Vettel. The German is in at +5000, but he has won at this track twice in 2015 and 2017. He might well be worth a look at very big odds.