The Formula 1 season is underway, and while it tends to dominate the motor sports headlines, it is certainly not the only game in town. If you are on the lookout for other racing to tune into, then you should really take a look at Formula E. At first glance, you will see vehicles that look a lot like what you see in F1, but you might think that you are watching with the sound off. That is because the races are run using electric vehicles, which is where the E comes from in Formula E. The 2021 season has just begun, with the first 2 rounds run in Diriyah. This weekend, the action shifts to Rome for the next 2 rounds, so let’s take a closer look at the current top 4 drivers in the standings and then you can place your bets against their Formula E odds.
Formula E Betting Analysis for the 2021 Rome E-Prix
Nyck De Vries
This is just the second season racing in Formula E for the Dutch driver, but you have to say that he ahs already made a huge leap forward in 2021. Last season, he finished 11th overall in the driver standings and managed to land on the podium just once. He came out of the gates quickly this time around, though, taking the checkered flag in Round 1 at Diriyah. He was not able to match that in Round 2, finishing 9th in that race, although he did manage to pick up an extra point in the standings for having the fastest lap in that race. That was enough to put De Vries on top with 32 points.
Bird is a driver that has made a habit of being in an around the top of the driver standings but who has never been able to nab a championship. He is coming off his worst ever showing in Formula E, finishing 10th overall last season, which can probably be forgiven when you consider the strange nature of the 2020 season. Bord was forced to retire in Round 1 this season, but he bounced back in a big way to win in Round 2. That made it back-to-back seasons where he won a race in Diriyah. Is that a case of a driver who loves a specific track or is it a sign of things to come?
Back in the 2018-19 season, it looked as though Frijns was about to take a big leap forward in just his 3rd season n Formula E. After making little impact in his previous 2 seasons, he ended the year in 4th in the driver standings. Last season proved to be a backward step, though, as he finished well off the pace in 12th place, amassing just 58 points. He is already on pace to shatter that total, picking up 22 points from the opening 2 rounds in Diriyah, which included a 2nd place finish in Round 2.
You have to wonder just how much higher in the standings Mortara would be had he been able to take part in both rounds in Diriyah. He started the season on a real high note, taking 2nd in Round 1, but he was not able to start the second race. The positive to take from all of that, though, is that it is the first time he has been on the podium since the 2018-19 season. Is that a sign of better things to come this year?