F1 World Drivers' Championship odds: Red Bull Revival

The F1 Drivers and Constructors' Championship races are heating up, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. Check out the full F1 championship odds for the 2021 season.

Posted: Jun 8, 2021 2:07 PM ET Updated: Jul 20, 2021 3:16 PM ET Est Time: 4 min
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F1 betting odds are live with the season nearly at its summer break and a two-driver title fight well underway.

As both championship pictures come into focus, the F1 World Drivers' Championship odds, as well as odds for the Constructors Championship, change considerably race-to-race.

Here are the latest F1 odds for the 2021 season.

F1 World Drivers' Championship odds

Driver Odds to win the F1 World Championship 
Max Verstappen -200
Lewis Hamilton +150
Sergio Perez +10,000
Valtteri Bottas +10,000
Charles Leclerc +50,000
Lando Norris +100,000
Carlos Sainz +200,000
Daniel Ricciardo +200,000
Pierre Gasly +250,000
George Russell +250,000
Fernando Alonso +250,000
Esteban Ocon +250,000
Sebastian Vettel +300,000
Lance Stroll +300,000
Yuki Tsunoda +300,000
Kimi Raikkonen +400,000
Antonio Giovinazzi +400,000
Nicholas Latifi +450,000
Mick Schumacher +450,000
Nikita Mazepin +450,000

Odds courtesy of bet365 on July 20.

Favorite to win the 2021 F1 World Drivers' Championship 

For the first time in several years, F1 fans are enjoying a genuine title race. Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen have traded jabs all season, with a stretch of race wins for Verstappen surging the Red Bull driver to the top spot.

However, a dramatic opening lap of the British Grand Prix saw Verstappen crash out of the race, while Hamilton would eventually overtake race leader Charles Leclerc for his first race win since the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen's lead over Hamilton is just eight points, but he remains a -200 favorite with Hamilton +150 to win the Drivers' Championship.

Past F1 World Champions 

Hamilton's dominance of Formula One is simply astounding: not only has he won six of the past seven years, but the year he did not win the Drivers' Championship he finished in second place by five points.

Hamilton took the mantle as the sport's top driver from Sebastian Vettel, who won four straight championships from 2010-2013 and finished second behind Hamilton in 2017 and 2018. Hamilton hasn't shown any signs of giving it back to him... or anyone else.

Year F1 World Champion Runner-up
2020 Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas
2019 Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas
2018 Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel
2017 Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel
2016 Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton
2015 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg
2014 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg
2013 Sebastian Vettel Fernando Alonso
2012 Sebastian Vettel Fernando Alonso
2011 Sebastian Vettel Jenson Button
2010 Sebastian Vettel Fernando Alonso

F1 World Constructors' Championship odds

Team Odds to win 
Red Bull Racing -200
Mercedes +150
Ferrari +25,000
McLaren +25,000
AlphaTauri +200,000
Aston Martin +300,000
Alpine +300,000
Alfa Romeo +400,000
Williams +450,000
Haas +450,000

Odds courtesy of bet365 on July 20.

Favorite to win the 2021 F1 World Constructors' Championship

As Verstappen surged to the top of the Drivers' Championship, Red Bull Racing did the same in the Constructors' Championship for the first time in several years, and are now a -200 favorite.

The emergence of Sergio Perez as a reliable second driver has provided Red Bull's title hopes with a huge boost, and the pair look primed to push their team toward a 2021 championship. 

Mercedes, chasing their eighth straight Constructors' Championship, are now second on the odds board at +150. With one of the greatest drivers ever in Hamilton, Mercedes have dominated the sport but have shown cracks this year, with second driver Valtteri Bottas struggling. 

Past F1 World Constructors' Championship winners

Mercedes has won the Constructors' Championship in each of the past seven seasons and is a favorite to do so once again in 2021, with the top two drivers from last year racing for them.

Years Constructors' Champion Runner-up
2020 Mercedes  Red Bull Racing-Honda
2019 Mercedes Ferrari
2018 Mercedes Ferrari
2017 Mercedes Ferrari
2016 Mercedes Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer
2015 Mercedes Ferrari
2014 Mercedes Red Bull Racing Renault
2013 Red Bull Racing Renault Mercedes
2012 Red Bull Racing Renault Ferrari
2011 Red Bull Racing Renault McLaren Mercedes
2010 Red Bull Racing Renault McLaren Mercedes

How to bet on F1 futures odds

The most popular way to bet Formula One futures is by simply picking the winner of the F1 World Drivers' Championship. The champion is crowned via a points system based on the final race results of each drive. While the winner is not officially given the title until the final race of the season they can secure the championship with races remaining on the schedule. 

Another F1 futures bet is the World Constructors' Championship which is awarded to the constructor (the team that builds the components of the car) who accumulates the most points at the end of the season. In 62 seasons, only 10 times has the winning constructor not been on the same team as the winner of the  World Drivers' Championship.

F1 futures odds will usually look like this:

  • Sebastian Vettel +1,200

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $1,200 if Vettel wins the Drivers' Championship. If it's close to the end of the season or one driver is simply that dominant, you might see a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds. 

  • Lewis Hamilton -175

This means that you would need to bet $175 to win $100 on Hamilton winning the Drivers' Championship.

Where can I bet on F1 betting odds?

As the top international car racing competition, most online sportsbooks and casinos offer F1 odds. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what Formula 1 odds they have available.

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