Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions (August 29)
After its summer break, the F1 is back in action, resuming proceedings in Belgium at the Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian Grand Prix will be the first race of the second triple-header of the ongoing season.
This year, the Belgian Grand Prix carries immense weightage given how close the race to the championship has been. Lewis Hamilton currently tops the driver standings list with 195 points, with Max Verstappen hot on his heels with 187 points. Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix betting odds are now live on betting apps and auto racing betting sites. Let’s check out what to expect from the race at Spa.
2021 Belgian Grand Prix Odds – Bookmakers Favourite
Formula 1 bookmakers are almost as torn between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as nearly anybody else, ultimately giving the edge to the Dutchman. Currently, Max Verstappen is the +100 favourite to win the Belgian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton right behind him at +110. The odds are bound to change after the qualifying race depending on who assumes pole position on Sunday. However, as things stand, the bookmakers expect the 2 usual suspects to battle it out in Belgium again.
F1: Belgium Predictions 2021
The result of the Belgian Grand Prix will go a long way into determining the winner of both the driver and constructor championships. Making a prediction about the Belgian Grand Prix has always been a tough task, with no driver winning the event in back-to-back years since 2005. That being said, here are our top 3 picks to win the race:
Lewis Hamilton (+110)
Lewis Hamilton battled against all odds to secure a second-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix was quite commendable. With that, he ensured he held the first position at the driver standings heading into the summer break. Hamilton will have good memories from his last visit to Spa-Francorchamps, where he raced very efficiently to be the winner ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. With a significant bit of momentum on his side, Lewis Hamilton is a dangerous opponent when presented with the opportunity to put some daylight between himself and Verstappen.
Max Verstappen (+100)
According to the bookmakers, although Dutchman Max Verstappen is the winner of the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, many decisions influence that outcome. There is no doubt that Red Bull has the stats backing themselves in Belgium, but they might decide to make some tweaks this time around. For instance, Red Bull has already declared that they will be making a fourth engine change at some point in the remainder of the season, which will trigger a five-place grid penalty. Talk around the Formula 1 world is that the Red Bull team fancy their chances at the Belgian Grand Prix. It would take something special for Max Verstappen to beat Hamilton to the top spot if so happens.
Valteri Bottas (+2000)
Like Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas would also have fairly good memories of his last visit to Spa despite not being the winner on that occasion. The Finnish driver missed the top spot on the podium by 8 odd seconds but showed plenty of guile in the way he drove his way through one of the trickiest tracks of the Formula 1 season. Bottas has finished in the top 5 in each of the last 4 years. Yet again, many people will pin their hopes on the 31-year-old, causing an upset if one of the two big guns doesn’t claim the first position.
2021 Belgian Grand Prix – Former Winners
Typically, given the constantly changing weather at Spa-Francorchamps, it is difficult to predict the winner of the race. Lewis Hamilton’s victory last year was his fourth, which puts him joint-third as the driver with most Belgian Grand Prix wins, after Ayrton Senna (who has 5) and Michael Schumacher (with 6 wins). Here are the 5 latest winners of the Belgian Grand Prix.
- 2020 – Lewis Hamilton
- 2019 – Charles Leclerc
- 2018 – Sebastian Vettel
- 2017 – Lewis Hamilton
- 2016 – Nico Rosberg
2021 Belgian Grand Prix – Final Verdict
Understandably, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are expected to fight it out for the first spot once again. That, however, will depend on several factors, starting from the results of the qualifying race to Red Bull’s decision to make an engine change or not. Regardless, making an early prediction of Hamilton and Verstappen to battle closely is safe. An outside chance can be given to Valtteri Bottas, as he has shown he has what it takes to succeed in Belgium in case Hamilton and Verstappen falter.
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