Fans of motor sports will spend hours arguing about which driver is currently the best and which track is their favorite. Regardless of the type of racing we are talking about, most will agree that there is something very special about the races that take place on the streets of Monaco. We will be heading there this weekend for the next race in the Formula E calendar, where the electric vehicles will glide quietly, albeit quickly, through the tight Monaco streets. If you have yet to check out Formula E, this might be the perfect time to do so for the first time. Let’s take a look at the current top 4 in the driver standings for the 2021 Monaco E-Prix so you can bet against their Formula E odds.
Formula E Betting Analysis for the 2021 Monaco E-Prix
Nyck de Vries
It has been a strange sort of season for the Dutchman, as he has failed to finish a couple of races this year, yet he has still found his way to the top of the Formula E driver standings. He has done that by winning 2 races, his first victories in Formula E. This is, in fact, just his second season in the sport, with an 11th place finish how he ended last season. This will be the first visit to Monaca for de Vries, so trying to figure out how he might cope with this challenging course is anyone’s guess. Given what he has done to this point in the season, you would certainly be okay with taking a chance on him to win.
Last season proved to be a massive leap forward for Vandoorne in his second season driving in Formula E. His first season saw him finish 16th, but he improved mightily last year, finishing 2nd overall in the driver standings, which is exactly where he is sitting right now. He closed out the 2020 season with a win and he already has 1 this year, taking the checkered flag in Rome. He followed that up with another podium finish in Valencia, so he is certainly in form. He took part in the Monaco E-Prix back in 2019 and ended up finishing 9th.
From the inception of Formula E, Sam Bird has been one of the most consistent drivers on the circuit, although he is still in search of his first championship. He is in the hunt again this season and has already picked up his first win of the year, as well as another podium finish to go along with it. He has cooled off a little of late, though, and has failed to finish or been disqualified from 2 of his last 3 races. His best finish in Monaco came in the 2014-15 season when he managed to land 4th, but he has not been particularly great there since.
We have had 6 races in the 2021 season, and it is Frijns who currently rounds out the top 4 in the driver standings. It looked as though Frijns was ready to make a serious breakthrough after finishing 4th overall in the 2018-19 season, but he struggled last year in what was admittedly a very trying time. He looks to be back on track in 2021 and has a podium finish and a 4th as his best performances. He has not done well in his 2 previous runs at Monaco, but could that change this weekend?