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F1: Latest Drivers’ Championship Odds Following Dramatic Italian Grand Prix

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  • Dramatic Italian Grand Prix saw Max Vertsappen and Lewis Hamilton crash out
  • Verstappen’s lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship remains five points

This season in Formula 1 has been one of the most captivating in recent history. Two drivers at the very top of their game look set to clash between now and the end of the season, but only one will be able to claim the World Championship. But, is it Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen that is currently the favorite in the betting for the Drivers’ Championship?

F1 Drivers’ Championship Odds

DriverVegas Odds
Max Verstappen-130
Lewis Hamilton+100
Veltteri Bottas+20000
Sergio Perez+20000
Charles Leclerc+100000
George Russell+250000
Fernando Alonso+250000
Carlos Sainz+250000
Lando Norris+250000

Remaining F1 Races This Season

The race for the top prize looks set to go down to the wire, with the final race of the season set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday, December 12th. Below, you can find the dates for all remaining races taking place in the 2021 season:

RaceDate
Russian Grand PrixSunday, September 26
Turkish Grand PrixSunday, October 10
United States Grand PrixSunday, October 24
Mexican Grand PrixSunday, November 7
Brazilian Grand PrixSunday, November 14
Saudi Arabian Grand PrixSunday, December 5
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixSunday, December 12

F1 Constructors Championship Odds

ConstructorVegas Odds
Mercedes-160
Red Bull+120
Ferrari+50000
McLaren+50000
AlphaTauri+200000
Aston Martin+250000

Drivers’ Championship Preview & Recap

Latest F1 Drivers’ Championship Standings

It has been a dramatic F1 season to this point, but there are still eight races of the campaign left. Max Verstappen holds a slim lead at the top of the standings, as his win in the Dutch Grand Prix saw him open up a five-point advantage over the reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

The British driver has claimed podium finishes in three of the last four races. Valterri Bottas is back in third, and could face a fight to hold on to that position, with Lando Norris and Sergio Perez sitting in fourth and fifth, respectively. Below, you can see the current standings in the Drivers’ Championship.

PositionDriverTotal Points
1Max Verstappen226.5
2Lewis Hamilton221.5
3Valtteri Bottas141
4Lando Norris132
5Sergio Perez118
6Charles Leclerc104

Verstappen & Hamilton Clash Again In Monza

The most recent Grand Prix was staged in Monza, Italy, and once again there was a tense exchange between the top two in the Drivers’ Championship following the race. Verstappen and Hamilton collided on the 26th lap, just after the Brit had left the pit-lane. Verstappen attempted to overtake the reigning world champion on the right-hand side, but collided with Hamilton, which saw both cars crashing off the track.

It could have been a horrific moment, but the halo on Hamilton’s Mercedes ensured that the incident wasn’t as bad as it could have been, with the Brit claiming that the modification saved his life. The race was eventually won by Daniel Ricciardo, with McLaren teammate Lando Norris in second and Bottas in third. Crucially, race stewards announced after the race that Verstappen will have a three-place grid penalty for the next Grand Prix in Russia, which could open up the opportunity for Hamilton to get back to the top of the standings.

Pick & Prediction for the 2021 Drivers’ Championship

Who will win the 2021 World Championship this season:

All eyes will now be on the Russian Grand Prix, which could be pivotal in the championship race. A victory for Hamilton would see him move back to the top, while Verstappen’s grid penalty could be crucial. The preference remains for Hamilton, who has an excellent record in the remaining races this season.

Free Pick:

  • Lewis Hamilton
Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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