United States Grand Prix tips as Hamilton hopes for further track success to close Rosberg gap
Lee Gormley | 23 October 2016
United States Grand Prix
- Sunday, October 23rd
- Race starts: 20:00 BST
- Circuit of the Americas, Texas
- Live on Sky Sports F1
United States Grand Prix tips for Texas track
The race for the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship heats up in more ways than one this weekend, as the world’s best drivers take to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas for the United States Grand Prix.
On a testing track in the unforgiving American heat, Nico Rosberg will be aiming to extend his lead and edge closer towards securing his maiden world championship crown, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton looks to keep the pressure on the German.
So, ahead of what should be an exhilarating Sunday night circuit, Coral outline five United States Grand Prix tips to enjoy for the action…
Hamilton to secure another USA GP success
Current world champion Hamilton is losing his grip on his crown as Mercedes teammate Rosberg holds a dominant 33-point lead at the summit of the standings at this crucial stage of the season.
Although, the Briton will hold plenty of confidence heading into the latest circuit, having won there on four occasions in his career. He has prevailed at the Circuit of the Americas in three of the last four years, four of the previous five GPs held there and enters as the back-to-back race winner.
Therefore his 6/5 price for a third consecutive American success is very appealing, with a victory on Sunday night set to see him join legendary German steerer Michael Schumacher as the joint-most successful driver at the United States Grand Prix.
Rosberg to clinch fastest lap time
Hamilton may have triumphed in the States for two successive years but Rosberg has enjoyed his recent outings there too, having stormed to the fastest lap time last season, as well as claiming pole position beforehand in qualifying.
The Championship leader is flying at the moment and he is a tasty 6/4 to rally to another fastest lap time in America, having also done so most recently on his way to a third-place finish in Malaysia.
Verstappen to finish on podium
Red Bull’s teenage sensation Max Verstappen has enjoyed a resurgence in form of late, clinching a podium place in his last outings in both Japan and Malaysia.
The Belgian-born Dutchman is a promising evens to secure a third successive spot in the top three in America, as he looks to continue his impressive pace.
Winning margin to be 0-4.999 seconds
If you fancy Hamilton to maintain his incredible record in the States and see him as the man to beat in Texas, then odds of 6/5 are tempting for he or any victor on Sunday to secure a winning margin of 0-4.999 seconds.
The Briton has been the superior force on American roads in recent years and will look to clinch another historic success this Sunday, while Rosberg has his first ever world title firmly in his sights.
Alonso to gain a top six finish
Experienced Spaniard Fernando Alonso narrowly missed out on a top six finish in Malaysia and Singapore, agonisingly ending in seventh during both circuits.
The much-adored McLaren steerer is 11/4 to bounce back and gain a top six finish in America though, having achieved this feat in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2007 and 2006.