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2021 Formula 1 Free Betting Tips, Analysis and Predictions

This year is set to be an action-packed 12 months of Formula 1 racing, with 21 dates confirmed with a further April event still to be confirmed. It’s a record number The coronavirus pandemic saw the 2020 season reduced to just 17 rounds, with most based in Europe. But F1 have promised a more ‘normal’ campaign, and will return with a record-breaking schedule this year. We’ve taken a look at some odds for the upcoming races.

How to watch this year’s Formula 1 Races

This year’s Bahrain Grand Prix will be available to watch at all stages in the UK on Sky Sports F1 (Sky Channel 406 and Virgin Channel 506), with most other events set to take place on the channel as well.

2021 F1 Race Calendar

  • 28 March – Bahrain (Sakhir)
  • 11 April – China (Shanghai)
  • 25 April – TBA (TBA)
  • 9 May – Spain (Barcelona)*
  • 23 May – Monaco (Monaco)
  • 6 June – Azerbaijan (Baku)
  • 13 June – Canada (Montreal)
  • 27 June – France (Le Castellet)
  • 4 July – Austria (Spielberg)
  • 18 July – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
  • 1 August – Hungary (Budapest)
  • 29 August – Belgium (Spa)
  • 5 September – Netherlands (Zandvoort)
  • 12 September – Italy (Monza)
  • 26 September – Russia (Sochi)
  • 3 October – Singapore (Singapore)
  • 10 October – Japan (Suzuka)
  • 24 October – USA (Austin)
  • 31 October – Mexico (Mexico City)
  • 14 November – Brazil (Sao Paulo)*
  • 28 November – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
  • 5 December – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

*Subject to contract

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix TV Schedule:

Friday 26th March (from 11:15am on Sky Sports F1)

Practice 1 – 11:30am

Practice 2 – 3pm

Saturday 27th March (from 11:45am on Sky Sports F1)

Practice 3 – 12pm

Saturday 27th March (from 2pm on Sky Sports F1)

Qualifying – 3pm

Sunday 28th March (from 2:30pm on Sky Sports F1)

Race – 4pm

Formula 1 Betting Preview

The 2021 Formula One season starts with Practice 1 & 2 on Friday morning and qualifying on Saturday, before the main event on Sunday night.

We’ve got Max Verstappen as favourite to win it, but even should Lewis Hamilton or one of the rest of the pack get the jump on him, we expect it to set the tone for the rest of the year. There’s definitely a lot of interesting markets, which we have taken a look at here.

Formula 1 Betting Tips

Ultimately, we’ve got Lewis Hamilton as a strong 1/2 favourite to win the 2021 Drivers’ Championship and break records, with Verstappen 5/2 just behind him and Valtteri Bottas a distant 14/1 outsider.

In the Constructors Championship, you’ve got slightly wider odds on Mercedes taking the tournament, but we like Red Bull at 5/2 to win the whole thing.

Odds will change throughout the year, but NetBet will have you covered throughout the season.

Formula 1 Odds

Formula 1 Drivers Championship 2021 – Winner – EW 1/2 1-2 (Accurate as of 24 March | 23:43)

Lewis Hamilton 1/2

Max Verstappen 5/2

Valtteri Bottas 14/1

Sergio Perez 16/1

Daniel Ricciardo 33/1

Charles Leclerc 40/1

Sebastian Vette l66/1

Lando Norris 66/1

Carlos Sainz 100/1

George Russell 100/1

Fernando Alonso 100/1

Pierre Gasly 200/1

Lance Stroll 200/1

Yuki Tsunoda 250/1

Esteban Ocon 300/1

Kimi Raikkonen 600/1

Nikita Mazepin 1000/1

Antonio Giovinazzi 1000/1

Mick Schumacher 1000/1

Nicholas Latifi 1000/1

How to bet on Formula 1 Races

NetBet Sport has a wide selection of Formula 1 tournament markets available, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. During this tournament, and all the rest going forward, you will be able to bet in-play on all live races throughout the weekend, in our Motor Sports betting section.

*Odds are subject to change.