Compare F1 Bahrain Grand Prix odds plus Drivers’ Championship & Constructors’ Title 2021 betting from top bookies. The Formula One season kicks off in Bahrain on March 28, 2021.
Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 – Outright Winner Betting Odds
To Win Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir; Sunday March 28 2021; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 – To Win Pole Position Betting Odds
Bahrain GP Fastest Qualifier Odds; To Take Pole Betting; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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F1 Drivers Championship 2021 Betting
To Win Drivers Title 2021; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
Constructors Title Betting 2021
To Win Constructors Title 2021; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
Hamilton Short Favourite in F1 Odds For Historic Eighth Drivers’ Title in 2021
Will Lewis Hamilton become the most successful driver in Formula One history, writes Nick Dorrington? Or will another driver and team finally end his and Mercedes’ dominance of the sport? The F1 odds make him a near certainty but we’ll find out in the 2021 Formula One season.
As currently scheduled, there will be 23 races this year, beginning in Bahrain in late March and ending in Abu Dhabi in December. If all goes well, the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort will return to the calendar for the first time since 1985, while Saudi Arabia will debut.
Limits have been placed on certain aspects of car development due to the financial strain caused to the teams by the global situation. There is a fairly significant change to the regulations around the shape of the car floor, designed to reduce downforce. Mercedes’ revolutionary dual-axis steering system has also been banned.
Will those changes be enough to derail Mercedes’ attempt at claiming an eighth consecutive Constructors’ Championship or Hamilton’s push to claim the eighth Drivers’ Championship of his career? That is a total that would see the Monaco resident overtake Michael Schumacher as the outright most successful driver in Formula One history in terms of championships.
The most likely scenario is a continuation of the current order and that is what the F1 betting suggests too. Whenever it has seemed that other teams might be catching up to Mercedes, they have always been able to engineer an additional advantage. Hamilton also remains the class of the driving field, as he showed by winning 11 of the 16 races he entered last season.
Things could still change. With just three days of pre-season testing prior to the first Grand Prix in Bahrain, there will be little time for the teams to iron out problems and fine tune their designs. If either the chassis or engine side of Mercedes make a minor misstep, a fast-starting competitor might just be able to make a fight of it.
Red Bull came closest in 2020, although they still finished over 250 points behind Mercedes in the championship. Max Verstappen was much closer to the second Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ standings, and was the only driver other than Hamilton and Bottas to secure more than one victory.
The team appear confident that their high rake approach is still the way to go. This is despite other teams with the same concept considering a switch to low rake, in line with Mercedes. In Verstappen and Sergio Perez, fresh off a superb season at Racing Point in which he claimed the first victory of his F1 career, they probably have their strongest driver pairing in some time. If their Honda engine performs, they are the most likely challengers.
Ferrari are usually right up there with Mercedes and Red Bull, but last season the famous Italian team suffered their worst year since 1980. They finished sixth in the championship, closer to AlphaTauri in seventh than Renault in fifth.
Both they and their customer teams were significantly down on power throughout the year, with the freeze on in-season engine development preventing them from improving an underperforming power unit. With the opportunity to make the necessary changes ahead of the new season, they should be much more competitive. Charles Leclerc will be joined by Carlos Sainz, formerly of McLaren.
Sainz takes the place vacated by Sebastian Vettel, who ended a six-year stint with Ferrari to join Racing Point. This season the latter is rebadged as Aston Martin and, in a way, returning to Formula One as a constructor for the first time since 1960.
Racing Point were competitive throughout last season, won a race with Perez and took three more podium finishes. If Mercedes continue to produce the best power unit, they are again likely to be the third or fourth fastest team, giving four-time champion Vettel the opportunity to re-establish his reputation after a difficult final year at Ferrari.
McLaren came third in the championship last year, and it will be interesting to see if they can maintain that position given their switch from Renault to Mercedes power and the design differences that begets. That rekindles the relationship that previously enjoyed a successful run between 1995 and 2014. In Daniel Ricciardo, they have a proven race winner to partner the promising Lando Norris.
Ricciardo’s place at what was the Renault team has been filled by two-time champion Fernando Alonso, returning to F1 following a two-year absence. The team has been rebadged as Alpine, a brand that flirted with F1 participation in the 1960s and ’70s. They made good progress last year and presuming Alonso hasn’t lost any of his sharpness may well produce a surprise result or two in 2021. Esteban Ocon partners him.
AlphaTauri produced a shock win at Monza last year in the hands of Pierre Gasly. He will be joined this year by one of three graduates from Formula Two, the Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda. The other two will race for Haas, hoping to improve on a disastrous 2020 in which they picked up just three points. Mick Schumacher, F2 champion and son of Michael, will race there alongside Nikita Mazepin.
Alfa Romeo struggled last year, but have retained Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and will hope that an improved Ferrari power unit will help them enjoy a more prosperous 2021. Williams will likewise continue with last season’s lineup of George Russell, who came so close to winning the Sakhir Grand Prix as a stand-in for Hamilton at Mercedes, and Nicholas Latifi. Pointless in 2020, they will aim for a better return under new ownership.
Nevertheless, the field will have some ground to make up to challenge the dominance of Hamilton and Mercedes. The latter is 1/5 before the season starts to take the constructors’ title. You won’t get much better than 2/5 in the bookies’ F1 odds for Hamilton to grab another big slice of motor racing history and land a record eighth drivers’ title.