Sky Bet's U.S. Grand Prix preview

Last Updated: 16/11/12 5:44pm

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is 11/4 with Sky Bet to clinch a third consecutive Formula One title if the German has his own way in the U.S. Grand Prix, which will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, this weekend.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso, Vettel's only title contender, is refusing to go down without a fight, though, with the Ferrari driver 5/1 to win at the new Circuit of the Americas, behind McLaren's Lewis Hamilton who is rated at 5/2.

Vettel, bidding to become only the third man in history to win three titles on the trot, will secure the 2012 crown if he can outscore Alonso by 15 points, and the former Renault man is Sky Bet's 5/4 favourite to take the chequered flag in Texas.

The 25-year-old, the youngest champion in the history of the sport, is 4/1 to win the race and produce the fastest lap in the process, while team-mate Mark Webber is rated at 8/1 to earn his third victory of the season.

Hamilton, participating in his penultimate race for McLaren, won the last US Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2007 and he's available at 8/15 to start from Pole Position for the second race running, and 4/1 to be the fastest qualifier and race winner.

Meanwhile, Jenson Button's chances of a third win of the season are rated at 11/1, but the 2009 champion is better priced at 4/1 not to be classified, as McLaren's reliability problems refuse to fade.

The US has a rich, if patchy, history of hosting F1 events, and no driver has won more times stateside than Michael Schumacher, but the veteran German is a long shot at 250/1 to add to that tally this weekend, although you can back him at 6/4 to build on his season points tally of 43.

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