Bad Luck Lewis...McLaren Issues Continue At Mercedes
Mercedes' first day of testing lasted just 14 laps and William Hill are offering think that Lewis Hamilton's technical woes could carry over from McLaren to his new team.
The British driver is 10/3 to fail to finish his first race for Mercedes in Australia (1/5 that he does).
"Lewis struggled to finish races in his final year at McLaren and if this first day of testing is anything to go by, his woes could well continue," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Hamilton is 14/1 to win the Driver's Championship this season, with Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, 50/1. By contrast, Hamilton's former teammate, Jenson Button is 13/2 third favourite to win the Championship, while his replacement, Sergio Perez, is 16/1.
Drivers Championship: 5/4 Sebastian Vettel; 11/4 Fernando Alonso; 13/2 Jenson Button; 12/1 Kimi Raikkonen; 14/1 Lewis Hamilton; 16/1 Mark Webber; 16/1 Sergio Perez; 40/1 BAR
Constructors Championship: 10/11 Red Bull; 3/1 McLaren; 7/2 Ferrari; 12/1 Lotus; 14/1 Mercedes; 66/1 BAR