Formula 1 2021 Futures and Betting Predictions

OM Staff

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:19 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 4:19 PM UTC

Check out our predictions and best bets for the 2021 Formula 1 season, will Hamilton be crowned winner again? And who is going to win the Constructors’ title this year. 

<div><p><strong>Team Changes</strong></p><p>2020 has seen one of the most active off season in terms of team changes in Formula 1, although many of them were made official before the end of last season. Eight of the ten teams have a different driver line-ups to last season. The only two teams to remain the same are Williams and Alfa Romeo.</p><p>Let’s start with this year’s F1 rookies. Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick Schumacher has signed for the American team, Haas. His teammate will be another rookie in the form of Russian Nikita Mazepin. 20-year-old Japanese driver, Yuki Tsunoda will race alongside Pierre Gasly for Alpha Tauri. That makes up this year’s three rookie drivers, as of right now we expect Tsunoda to finish highest amongst the three rookies as he is in a much better car than the Haas. In fact we fully expect Haas drivers to be in the bottom four come the end of the season.</p><p>Former F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso is returning to F1 to race for Alpine Renault alongside Estaban Ocon. Sebastian Vettel has made the switch from Ferrari to Aston Martin Racing (Formally Racing Point) his teammate will be Lance Stoll. Carlos Sainz joins Charles Leclerc at Ferrari and Daniel Riccardo moves to McLaren alongside Lando Norris. The final driver line-up will see Sergio Perez join Max Verstappen with Red Bull.</p><p><strong>Who Will Be Crowned 2021 Formula 1 World Champions</strong></p><p>Let’s get straight to the point, Looking at the preseason odds, Lewis Hamilton is clear favourite at odds of 1.25 with Boylesports, most other books have him priced up at 1.22, he is aiming for his eight championship and fifth in a row. Unfortunately, we can’t look beyond the British driver for this year’s championship, he is still one of the quickest drivers on the grid and his Mercedes still holds all the aces heading into this season.</p><p>The best bet in our eyes is to take Dutch driver Max Verstappen to win the Championship without Lewis Hamilton in the market. As of Right now no books offer this bet but they will do so as the season becomes closer (set to start on the 21<sup>st</sup> of March). With Hamilton in the market Verstappen can be got right now at 6.5 with most books, so we would estimate without Hamilton the young Dutch driver should be available between 2.5 and 4.0, personally we wouldn’t take anything below 3.0.</p><p>The third most dangerous driver outside of Hamilton and Verstappen will likey be Valtteri Bottas, mostly because he will be driving a Mercedes, we feel if he were in a Red Bull like Verstappen, he would be nowhere near the Dutch driver in the championship. Current odds on Bottas to win the championship is 6.5 with the best sportsbooks. Besides these three drivers, we don’t give much hope for a big upset, and the odds show this as the fourth favourite with the bookmakers is Sergio Perez at 22.00, way undervalued in our opinion, 51.00 would be a more realistic set of odds. We do expect Perez to have a good season and he might even finish above Bottas or at least compete with him, but everything would have to go his way.</p><p><strong>The Best of The Rest and More</strong></p><p>Sergio Perez and Daniel Riccardo are two that stand out, mostly because both finished off the 2020 season in good form and Both drivers have arguably switched to even better teams than they were with last season. These are two drivers who have a really good chance of getting a race win in 2021 and we expect at least one of the two to cash a race win at odds of 15.00 or higher.</p><p>Lando Norris is also another driver who is on the up since his Debut in F1 in 2019, he has steadily gotten better and better. Finishing 11<sup>th</sup> in 2019 and 9<sup>th</sup> in 2020. We expect McLaren to get a race win this year, Norris or Riccardo have the ability to pull it out of the bag.</p><p>The Ferrari is still expected to struggle this year, between 6<sup>th</sup> and 9<sup>th</sup> in the Championship is were we would expect their drivers Sainz and Leclerc to finish.</p><p>We don’t expect the 2005 and 2006 world champion, Fernando Alonso to perform any miracles in the Renault this season, he is now 39 years of age and we fully expect him to be off the peace for the best part of the season. Many fans will hope he can achieve great things this year, for us more than one top three finish would be an amazing season for the veteran.</p><p><strong>Constructors’ Championship </strong></p><p>Unlike the drivers championship, we have a bold prediction on who will be crowned constructors’ champion this season. We are going for Verstappen and Perez to best the Mercedes duo at odds of 4.40 with 888Sports. Although last season Mercedes won the constructors by 219 points, Red Bull did manage to come second, and they were very unlucky last year with a total of six retirements compared to Mercedes one. Alex Albon also didn’t pull his weight for the team as he only managed six top five finishes, which was well below par considering he was technically in the second fastest car last season which meant at the very least he should have been in the top five at least ten times. Verstappen and Perez will be a thorn in Mercedes side all season long, and we suspect they will cause Bottas a lot of pressure throughout the season. Let’s be honest here, they won’t win it by a load of points either, we suspect it will be very close.</p><p><strong>Formula 1 2021 Betting Tip: </strong><a href="">Max Verstappen Without Lewis Hamilton at Between 2.5 and 4.0 with the Best Bookmakers</a></p><p><strong>Formula 1 2021 Betting Tip: </strong><a href=";a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Red Bull Win Constructors Title at 4.40 with 888Sport</a> (visit our <a href="">888Sport Review</a>)</p></div>
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