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2021 Mexican Grand Prix F1 Odds, Preview, and Prediction

By Hank Blaine

After skipping the Mexican Grand Prix in 2020 due to the coronavirus, the best Formula 1 drivers and crews are back on Sunday for the 2021 race. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City is already buzzing with excitement as Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas headline a trough group of F1 racers. Will Verstappen grab the top spot on the podium for the second time? Or will Hamilton upset Max’s march to the F1 Championship? Check out information and advice for the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix.

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2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Info

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 7 at 11:00 am ET
  • Where: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
  • TV: Fox Sports
  • Live Stream: Formula1.com
  • Circuit Length: 4.304 km
  • Laps: 71
  • Number of Corners: 17

2019 Mexican Grand Prix Recap

2021 race favorite Max Verstappen grabbed the pole, but the best Max could do was clock in sixth. The winner, to nobody’s surprise, was Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel finished second. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished third and Charles Leclerc finished fourth. The fifth place finisher was Red Bull racer Alexander Albon.

Is Max Verstappen a good bet to win his second straight?

F1 Standings leader Max Verstappen has a real shot to put more distance between himself and his closest competitor, Lewis Hamilton. During the summer, Max took three in a row: the French Grand Prix, the Austrian GP, and the Austrian GP 2. Then last August and in early September, Verstappen won the Belgium Grand Prix and the Dutch Grand Pix back-to-back. On Oct. 4, Verstappen took the checkered flag at the United States Grand Prix. Don’t discount the chalk’s ability to win the second race in North America.

Which Mercedes driver is worth backing, Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas?

On Sep. 26, Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix. Bottas took the next race, the Turkish GP on Oct. 10. Based on how both finished at the USA Grand Prix, Hamilton is the play. He finished second.

But Bottas finished a respectable sixth. Also, the Turkish Grand Prix was the race before the United States Grand Prix. So if Bottas bounced in the U.S., he could bounce back with a god race in Mexico City.

Valtteri should also offer much kinder odds than what Hamilton provides. So consider playing Bottas over Hamilton if you’re looking to back a Mercedes driver.

Sergio Perez finished third and Charles Leclerc finished fourth in the U.S. Grand Prix, which driver has the better shot to take the checkered flag on Sunday?

Both have a shot to race extremely well. Perez has more motivation because he’s Mexican and this is the Mexican Grand Prix. But that doesn’t mean Leclerc has no motivation.

Ferrari’s top driver wants to finish the season strong. Leclerc and Ferrari hope that they return to glory next season, which means slowly but surely, they want to pick things up in these final few races.

Leclerc finished fourth, a spot behind Sergio Perez, at the United States GP. It’s impossible to separate the two. If Leclerc offers better odds than Perez, consider. But if Perez offers better odds than Leclerc, he’s the play.

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