Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions (August 1)
In a few days, the Hungaroring will again serve as the venue for another exciting race in Budapest, Hungary. Since this race fully became an official part of the Formula 1 calendar in 1986, it has become a permanent feature ever since.
Event Info: Hungarian Grand Prix 2021
Date: The first practice will begin on the 30th of July, with the race proper taking place on the 1st of August. You can visit this platform for the entire race schedule, as highlighted via the official Formula 1 website.
Time: The race will begin from 14:00 (UTC/GMT +1)
Where to watch: As expected, Formula 1 will be broadcast on different stations and countries all over the world. Each country has one or more dedicated broadcasters, and you can visit the official site to have a detailed schedule of legit broadcasters in your region.
- Due to the pandemic issues, Thursday Pit Lane Walk won’t take place in this edition.
- Unlike previous editions, spectators won’t be allowed to go into the track after the race.
- Tickets for general admission range from $45-$90, depending on several factors.
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Odds
Betting on auto racing has particularly picked up over the past few years, with the sport widely gaining more coverage globally. There is still time for a lot to change before then, but the current 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix odds have Max Verstappen as the favorite to win.
The above comes as a surprise, given the dominance of Lewis Hamilton in this competition over the past 3 years. The Englishman is the most successful driver in the competition’s history, and the stats fully back that claim. A total of 8 wins means he has double that of Michael Schumacher, who is the second most successful driver in the competition with 4 wins.
Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, and Mika Häkkinen have won the competition twice, among other notable names. In contrast, the Brazilian duo of Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet have 5 wins between them. Nelson Piquet is a popular past-winner, having won the first 2 editions of the competition in 1986 and 1987.
Key Stats to Note Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix 2021
- Lewis Hamilton has won the past 3 editions of the competition (2018, 2019, and 2020)
- Mclaren is the most successful constructor in the competition, boasting 11 wins in total. The duo of Ferrari and Williams both occupy joint-second place, with 7 wins apiece.
- Only individuals from England, Australia, and Germany, have won the last 12 editions of this competition.
Betting Tips and Picks to Win the Race
The stats may point in one direction, but current form and other factors mean it is somewhat difficult to predict an outright winner. From the qualifying to the outright winner, here are some of the top favorites that could likely win the competition.
After slightly missing out on Lewis Hamilton last year, he will come into this race fully motivated to claim the first F1 Championship win in his career. He currently leads the way in the official F1 standings, having won 5 competitions already this year, with a tally of 182 points to his name. Based on his current form, he is the top choice, and it’s no surprise popular bookmaker William Hill has odds of 1/4 for him to win.
As already mentioned, Hamilton needs no introduction in this competition. His most recent triumph in 2020 saw him win from pole position ahead of Verstappen and his teammate in Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton’s record here means he would always come as a value bet to win.
He is looking to win at this venue for a record-breaking 6th time this year, and that should see him even further motivated to keep his crown. In their Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2021 odds section, William Hill has a value bet of 11/4 for him to win.
Given his history in the competition, he will also come as a top shout to win this one. He’ll be aiming to get back to winning ways after missing out once again last year. He is the previous person aside from Lewis Hamilton to win this one, and he also features strongly in many predictions. His current odds to win this one stand at 1500/1.
For all of Lewis Hamiltons’ dominance, this particular edition remains a bit difficult to predict an actual winner as many drivers are in top form ahead of the competition. Regardless, it’ll be the brit’s competition to lose and all eyes will be on him once again? Will Hamilton make it 4 in a row or will a new winner emerge? Only time will tell how it unfolds in Budapest.