Formula 1 is back after a summer rest period and it is resuming at the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix at the famous Spa-Francorchamps track. The last race took place in Hungary and was won by Sebastian Vettel. The German claimed his fourth win of the season and now has 202 points which has him clear of his nearest rival Lewis Hamilton.

Both Mercedes and Ferrari have dominated this season to the extent that is almost certain that they will have the winners of both the Drivers’ and Constructers’ Championship. Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s fellow Mercedes, is the only driver that is likely to challenge them.

The Finnish driver is, along with Daniel Ricciardo, the only other driver to claim a chequered flag in a race other than the current leaders. This is a good feature of this season for a sport that had recently become dominated by Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Looking at the current Formula 1 form, it is Vettel who is the in-form driver in the paddock. Last time out Hamilton had to allow Bottas pass as part of a gentleman’s agreement to let the Brit attack during an important part of the race. This cost him a berth on the podium. In previous seasons racers have lost out on titles due to just one point. This happened to Hamilton himself when he won the 2008 championship, and he was narrowly beaten the year before, so will he come back to regret this?

Tipbet.com is the ideal place to bet on Formula 1 for the remainder of this season. They have 20 odds markets on the Spa race, and these covers qualifying and also the race itself. They can be viewed as head-to-head battles between drivers.

Hamilton can be backed at 1.35 to out-qualify Vettel – he has already been on pole position six times. The German is 1.70 to finish above Bottas, but he is the underdog at 2.45 when facing Hamilton on the race day. Another intriguing potential scrap is between interesting battles include Ricciardo and Max Verstappen – the older Red Bull driver is rated at 2.10 to beat his team-mate.