Free tips Formula One Betting: 33/1 George Russell Worth A Sneaky F1 Bet?
F1 2021 Drivers Championship: If Lewis doesn’t sign Russell’s a snip at 33’s
With Formula 1 not currently on our TV screens you are easily forgiven for not knowing exactly what is going on in the sport.
Few would be aware Sergio Perez will be driving for Red Bull in 2021 for example. Even fewer would know pre-season testing gets underway on March 12th and the first race of the season will be on March 28th.
Even though it’s early days, now might be the time to strike with a cheeky F1 bet especially if you have any free bet tokens to use. With this speculative Formula 1 bet, time is of the essence…
Arise Sir Lewis?
Here’s the most striking thing about Formula 1 right now …seven time world champion and newly knighted Sir Lewis Hamilton does not officially have a car to drive! You heard that right, Mercedes have not confirmed their source of so many victories has a place in their 2021 team right now.
Just why the Brit has not signed a new contract remains a mystery but so late in the off season those that have backed him to win the title for an eighth time in 2021 must be getting nervous. In fact, at his current price of 2/5 we believe he should be avoided in the World Drivers Championship betting market.
Like we say, this late signing is unprecedented in modern times and it’s not inconceivable, on the back of a contract stalemate, he takes a sabbatical. If that were the case many would jump on his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, to take the title – after all their Mercedes has been invincible for many years and there are no major regulation changes in 2021.
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But George Russell is surely a far better bet at 33/1. He gave Bottas a driving lesson in Bahrain last season when taking Hamilton’s seat for one race due to the champ suffering from Covid-19. Currently slated to drive a slow Williams car, Russell is eagerly waiting in the wings and should he get his chance this year we reckon he could give Bottas a fright and possibly even take the title.
Of course this is a big ‘if’ and everything depends on that contract renewal. No matter what, as it stands 33/1 is a way too big a price.
Of course Bottas may be relatively slow (that is still very fast) but he is very reliable. On average he retires from just one-in-twenty races and he has finished runner-up in the Driver’s Championship for the past two seasons.
Compare that to Max Verstappen who has filled third spot in the past two seasons – he has failed to finish in 17 of the 96 races which he has had for Red Bull. At a shorter price in the outright betting (5/1 across the board) he is bad investment.
Recommended Early F1 Bets:
- George Russell 33/1 with BetVictor (win only as unless getting the Mercedes drive he has no hope)
- Valtteri Bottas 11/2 (each-way at bet365*)
* F1 betting odds correct at the time of writing