- The sport’s best return to the track where the betting odds are led by six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton at +150.
- Last year’s winner Max Verstappen (+200) and Charles Leclerc (+425) pose the biggest threats to get the win over Hamilton.
SPIELBERG, Austria – Race fans have done their waiting and are now finally ready for the first Formula 1 race of the season, the Austrian Grand Prix.
Live from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, the best drivers in the world are ready to get behind the wheel once again.
Lewis Hamilton looks to start off his campaign for a seventh Formula 1 championship with a win on Sunday while defending Austrian Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen tries everything in his power to usurp the legend.
The Austrian Grand Prix was initially set to run in March but was moved due to the effects of the pandemic. Everything is now set to go from the Red Bull Ring, a formidable track that features 10 turns, over 71 laps, and 190 miles.
Formula 1 – Odds To Win Austrian Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton +150
- Max Verstappen +200
- Charles Leclerc +425
- Valtteri Bottas +600
- Sebastian Vettel +650
- Alexander Albon +2000
- Sergio Perez +4000
- Lance Stroll +10000
- Carlos Sainz +15000
- Lando Norris +25000
- Daniel Ricciardo +50000
- Daniil Kvyat +50000
While race bettors are always looking for the best value, this race could very well be dominated by the two names with the shortest odds.
Lewis Hamilton is the favorite at +150, as he rightfully should be. The 35-year-old Englishman is one of the most successful drivers in motorsports history, racking up 84 wins across his 13 years in the sport.
Hamilton will likely be the favorite in the majority of his races for the foreseeable future, so it comes down to who is capable of posing a challenge.
Enter Max Verstappen, the 22-year-old wunderkind from Belgium who sits just behind Hamilton in the odds at +200.
Verstappen represents a new era of drivers in F1 that are looking to bring the sport into a new age of racing. Max debuted in F1 at the age of 17 and has scored eight wins so far in his young career, including two at the Austrian Grand Prix, in his last two appearances.
Being the champion in 2018 and 2019, Verstappen knows this course well and knows what it takes to win. But the threat of Hamilton is always present.
Bettors looking to choose a longshot with a fighting chance could check out Alex Albon at +2000.
Albon is generating some serious hype for the upcoming season and could stake his claim in his very first visit to the Red Bull Ring.
No matter who comes out on top this weekend, the return of Formula 1 racing is a cause for celebration.
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