The start of the 2020 Formula 1 season is now just a little over a week away, with the teams already testing their vehicles ahead of the start of the new year. The season will open up in Bahrain and will feature Lewis Hamilton looking to win his 8th world championship, which would be the most titles by a single driver. There is no denying that Hamilton is the man to beat heading into the new season, but can anyone actually beat him to the title? That is something that remains to be seen, although it would be very tough to bet against the defending champion in 2021. There are some spots where he might be beatable, which we will look at, along with some other potential betting opportunities. Let’s get right to it so you can bet against their Formula 1 odds.
F1 Betting Tips for the 2021 Season Kick off
Who Will Win in Bahrain?
The opening race of the season will be held in Bahrain, which is a place where Hamilton has been very good. That said, there aren’t many places where he hasn’t dominated. He has won there in each of the past 2 years and is very much the favorite in the upcoming races. It is worth noting that Hamilton has been vocal in saying that Mercedes has some work to do to be ready for the start of the season, but that may just be a case of trying to psych out the opposition.
Who Will Win the Driver’s Championship?
Again, it is Hamilton who is in as a strong favorite to win it all once again. Last season may well have been the most dominating of his 7 titles, so he certainly has a tough act to follow. The carrot that is dangling in front of Lewis is the chance to break the tie with Michael Schumacher for the most F1 titles won. This is not a man who needs some sort of inspiration to go out and win, as he is one of the most driven athletes in the professional sports world. If you like Hamilton to win it all, now might be the time to bet, as the odds are not likely to get better.
Who Will Win the Constructor’s Championship?
There are a couple of drivers who might be able to give Hamilton a run for his money this season. Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas are at the top of the list, which is important when looking at the constructor’s championship. Hamilton and Bottas are teammates at Mercedes, which is why they are in as the big favorites to be the winning team. This is another bet that looks to be a bit of a slam dunk.
Where Could Hamilton be in Trouble?
Common sense might dictate that you wager on Hamilton to win every single week, but there are places where he has traditionally not done very well. These races could be opportunities to go with a driver at longer odds. Austria is one such place, as Hamilton has gone 5 straight races there without a win. Italy is another place where he tends to struggle, so keep that in mind when looking for places to bet against him this coming season.