Whilst coronavirus will be a passing if pestilential problem, all other things being equal Mercedes are a bigger issue. Their dominance of F1 is so certain the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds already suggest they’ll win. Win by a country mile. Anyone hitting up online sportsbook sites in the UK will find Hamilton and Mercedes 4/11 favourites. That almost makes them a shoo-in, and explains precisely why 2021 will see so many changes to a motorsport now in limbo.
“We can be quite optimistic.” Said Andreas Seidl team boss at McLaren. And it’s true. They can. “But we have to be realistic as well.” Which just goes to show that optimism can’t actually involve anything like winning races. Only Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari have a hope of winning races in F1. Looking at the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds it seems the bookies believe only Mercedes have a chance at all. Unsurprisingly, they might well be right.
Mercedes are the best package of drivers, cars, and teams. There’s no doubt about it. They’ve put in the development, nurtured the talent, been the most consistent. They deserve their place at the front of the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds. It’s just a bit of a shame that it’s a trifle dull for those of us who like to bet on sports in the UK. There’s just a whiff of the foregone conclusion about it all. This is why the FIA will introduce such sweeping changes in 2021.
Mercedes May Still Hold The High Ground Even Next Year
Not that teams like McLaren will suddenly start being able to mix it with the big boys. The sheer scale of the resources behind the major three teams dwarfs all the other efforts. Which makes no mention of the teams directly owned by them. The changes in 2021 should make the race at the top closer. So, perhaps next year the prices won’t be as cut and dried as the 2020 F1 constructors championship odds. However, it does rather leave this season a little in limbo as teams ready themselves.
2020 F1 WDC Odds
- Anyone Else – 1000/1
- Alexander Albon – 100/1
- Sebastian Vettel – 7/1
- Valtteri Bottas – 11/2
- Charles Leclerc – 9/2
- Max Verstappen – 7/2
- Lewis Hamilton – 11/20
You can bet on F1 in 2020 to be all about the aero-packages as teams try to be prepared. The shift may look radical next year, but by then most teams will have a fair idea. And who knows? It might provide some surprises. It would be nice to think the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds could be the last to place Mercedes so far ahead of the pack. This time around they’re almost too far ahead to make taking advantage of UK gambling laws to back them worthwhile at all.
F1 Constructors Odds 2020
- Williams – 2500/1
- Racing Point – 1500/1
- Haas – 1000/1
- Alfa Romeo – 1000/1
- Alpha Tauri – 750/1
- Renault – 300/1
- McLaren – 100/1
- Red Bull – 5/1
- Ferrari – 13/5
- Mercedes – 2/5
2020 F1 Constructors Championship Odds Available At Bet365
Fortunately, the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds don’t tell the whole story. For that, you have to look at the slide in the performance of Sebastian Vettel. Once Ferrari’s best, now second fiddle to a 22-year-old. Things change. Hamilton will one day cease to be the win generator he is now. A lot of people have bet on Hamilton to fade in 2021, perhaps moving to Formula E soon afterward. It might seem unthinkable now, but even Lewis is getting bored with the lack of real competition.
Online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 will give you only laughable prices on teams outside the big three. The sort of wager that makes a bet on Arsenal to win the EPL this season look sensible. This does nothing for the sport. The 2020 F1 Constructors Championship odds merely underline that reality. So then all eyes are on the season after this, even as this one gets underway. It’s a strange kind of limbo in which you can expect some experimentation. From everyone except Mercedes.
We take a look at why the sweeping changes in 2021 could make the 2020 F1 Constructors Championship the last to see Mercedes quite so far out in front.