Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix with very little issue. He now leads the 2021 F1 driver’s championship from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton. That’s good news for the odds on Red Bull at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365, but will they last? Mercedes are still favorites. Sure, the Red Bull will enjoy Baku, but this isn’t a season of street circuits. As the year progresses, won’t Mercedes just overhaul any lead Max and Red Bull can gouge out now?
“You have to talk on track.” Said Max Verstappen after winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Just like you can always bet on F1 drivers talking big, right Max? Both he and Lewis have claimed they won’t get hostile, but the passive aggressive war continues. Of course, you can bet on Max Verstappen to know the truth. Whilst Monaco was certainly a win and definitely put Red Bull ahead the odds on Red Bull staying there aren’t so rosy. Not that Mercedes will dare say so.
“They will be very hard to beat.” Claimed Lewis Hamilton, seven time World Champion. You can always bet on Mercedes to try and twist a bad day into a lowering of expectations. However once the season gets back to open circuits, the Mercedes will once again equal the Red Bull. The odds on Red Bull winning the constructors championship still hover at around only 3/1 at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365. That’s hardly encouraging. The odds on Mercedes are much shorter.
Drivers Let Their Passive Aggression Do The Talking
You can bet on Lewis Hamilton counting on them. He knows the Mercedes likes fresh air and open spaces. Indeed, despite talking up the opposition he alluded to them. “There are 17 races to go.” He pointed out reasonably. Of course, he then went on to say “I’m not playing mind games.” Laughable. So, you can, as usual, take it all with a pinch of salt. Likewise, you might want to take the odds on Red Bull similarly. Much as Max’s recent form has impressed, Lewis is still Lewis.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix Odds
- Anyone Else – 150/1+
- Daniel Ricciardo – 80/1
- Carlos Sainz – 80/1
- Charles Leclerc – 50/1
- Lando Norris – 40/1
- Sergio Perez – 17/2
- Valtteri Bottas – 8/1
- Lewis Hamilton – 6/5
- Max Verstappen – 5/4
- More at bet365…
Now obviously that doesn’t mean you should back Mercedes if you’re going to bet on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Baku is a drag strip with an annoyingly twisty turn around. We’ve seen some dramatic races and surprising results there in its short history. Of course, taking advantage of UK gambling laws to check out the odds on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Bet365 you’ll notice perhaps not this year. The odds on Red Bull are the shortest, right now, but Baku is Baku.
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The unpredictable nature of Baku means the rest of the grid is looking forward to this one too. A red flag, some safety cars, a bit of weird tire wear and it’s anyone’s race. Which is to say nothing of the car eating barriers, especially at turn 2. Chaos and Baku often go hand in hand and from that anyone can benefit. Indeed, you might want to consider Valterri Bottas for this one at 8/1 or even Sergio Perez at 17/2. They make the odds on Red Bull appear almost unattractively short.
“[Max] feels perhaps he has a lot to prove.”
- Lewis Hamilton
The odds on Red Bull winning with Max at the helm currently stand at 5/4, with Lewis just behind at 6/5. But honestly, you might as well back Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz each way instead. This race doesn’t do predictable very often, and the idea that it might this year, of all years, is just too easy to believe. Red Bull have every advantage. So those who like to bet on sports in the UK should beware. They’re all but certain to completely squander it.
We take a look at why the odds on Red Bull might dip slightly for a while but come the end of the season Mercedes will still stand triumphant.