2021 F1 Betting – Lewis Hamilton Even Money underdog for title win

A look at what's left of the 2021 F1 season with the title race coming down to the final three races

Lewis Hamilton / Great Britain ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 14.11.2021

The Brazilian Grand Prix on the weekend saw Lewis Hamilton at his greatest as he fought back from two penalties to win in Sao Paulo. That was a crucial result that kept alive his chances of retaining the 2021 F1 Drivers’ World Championship.

There are just three races to go in the season now, in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

After his success on the weekend, Lewis Hamilton is currently a quote of Even money to lift the F1 Drivers World Championship* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred).

He has a lot of work to do in those three races, however.

2021 F1 Drivers Championship Winner Odds

Max Verstappen 4/5
Lewis Hamilton Even Money
* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred)

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Can Hamilton cross the line?

Lewis Hamilton has a 14-point deficit to current Championship leader Max Verstappen to overhaul.

That’s not going to be easy throughout three races.

Hamilton’s win in Sao Paulo after having started 10th on the grid was the sixth victory of the season for the British driver.

Three of those victories were recorded in the first four races of the season when Hamilton was flying.

But since then he has largely had to play second fiddle to Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.

Hamilton is a quote of even money at Betfred to land this year’s Championship* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred).

This has been the most hard-fought season in F1 for the Mercedes driver for some time.

It is the 8th career title that Hamilton is shooting for, to become the outright most successful driver in the history of the sport.

Will Max hang in there?

The Red Bull of Max Verstappen just didn’t have the speed of the Mercedes on the weekend, something that hasn’t happened for most of this season. He still had enough to take second place.

More of the consistent results for Verstappen should get him across the line to claim his first title.

The Dutch driver has only been outside of the top two in four of this season’s Grands Prix.

It is two victories and three runners up spots that Verstappen has claimed in the last five races of this season.

So it is very unlikely that his challenge is just going to crumble away.

Verstappen has the points advantage and remains the 5/6 odds-on favourite in F1 betting to be the top driver this year* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred).


Current F1 Standings Driver/Team/Points

  • Max Verstappen, Red Bull 332.5
  • Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 318.5
  • Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes 203
  • Sergio Perez, Red Bull 178
  • Lando Norris, McLaren 151
  • Charles Leclerc, Ferrari 148


Qatar Grand Prix

One of the most exciting things about the climax to the 2021 F1 season is that two of the last three races are brand new ones.

Up next is the Qatar Grand Prix. This is unknown territory for the title-chasing teams as this will be the first-ever time that the country has hosted.

The race will be at the Losail International Circuit for its debut.

Lewis Hamilton is at 4/6 odds-on to win in Qatar, with Verstappen at 13/8* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred).

Latest F1 betting odds:
Hamilton Qatar Grand Prix Winner

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* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred)



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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Another location making its debut on the F1 calendar is Saudi Arabia, with the race set to be held in Jeddah.

This is a street track, which may limit overtaking opportunities, so this one is likely to all be about qualifying and potential race strategy with pit stops.

The Jeddah track however has been called the “fastest street track” on the calendar.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The big, spectacular finale of the F1 2021 season happens in Abu Dhabi. Hopefully from the fans perspective, the title battle between Verstappen and Hamilton is still alive at this point.

Last year Verstappen took the win in Abu Dhabi, but Lewis Hamilton has a fantastic track record in Abu Dhabi.

The Mercedes driver has won this fixture five times before, including three of the last five editions.

Mercedes may have the advantage going into this final race, having won six of the last seven Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.


Remaining 2021 F1 Races

  • Qatar Grand Prix 21st November
  • Saudi Arabia Grand Prix 5th December
  • Abu Dhabi Grand PRix 12th December


F1 Betting Constructors’ Championship Odds

Mercedes 4/7
Red Bull 11/8
* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on November 15th, 2021 at Betfred).F1 Bettign