We are headed into Round four of this season’s Formula One calendar, as this weekend’s race is headed to Spanish territory, specifically Barcelona, for this year’s Spanish Grand Prix. For this year’s race, there have been slight changes. One at turn 10, with the radius has been expanded as well, allowing for a higher speed through the turn. This change adds 65 feet more to the track length.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes took the Portuguese Grand Prix last week, keeping his rankings at number one, with Max Verstappen right behind him in second and Lando Norris in third place. Can Hamilton and Mercedes take another win for the record? Will Verstappen and Red Bull get that win to keep afloar? Or will there be a surprise in Barcelona? We take a further look into the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix preview, F1 odds and our expert betting prediction!
2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Info
- When: Sunday, May 9th, 7:00am ET
- Where: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona Spain
- TV: Fox Sports
- Live Stream: Formula1.com
- Circuit Length: 4.675km
- Laps: 66
- Race Distance: 308.55km
- Number of Corners: 16
2021 Spanish Grand Prix Odds
- Lewis Hamilton -137
- Max Verstappen +188
- Valterri Bottas +700
- Sergio Perez +1600
- Charles Leclerc +4000
- Carlos Sainz +10000
- Lando Norris +10000
- Yuki Tsunoda +10000
- Fernando Alonso +10000
- Pierre Gasly +10000
- Esteban Ocon +10000
- Daniel Ricciardo +15000
- Sebastian Vettel +50000
- Lance Stroll +50000
- Antonio Giovinazzi +200000
- Kimi Raikkonen +200000
- George Russell +200000
- Nicholas Latifi +300000
- Nikita Mazepin +400000
- Mick Schumacher +400000
Who Has the Best Chance to Win?
Once again, Lewis Hamilton takes the lead in the F1 odds. After last week’s victory at the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix, he’s looking to take another win in Barcelona, which he won last year as well. That doesn’t mean he didn’t get any pressure for the others during the race, but he made sure the fans have his eyes on him. With last week’s win, he remains steady in the rankings. And overall, he’s done well in Spain.
Max Verstappen was able to get a win under his belt at the 2021 Emilia Romagna, where he was the odds favorite to win. That got everybody talking about the chance of having a new champion this season. But Hamilton took Portugal with ease. There’s a lot of pressure on Verstappen to get Red Bull back in the game, as he’s behind eight points in the standings.
Who Should You Keep an Eye Out For?
One Red Bull member that took everyone by surprise last week was Sergio Perez. This was his best performance so far this season. He held the lead in Portugal, though came in fourth place. But looking at his stats in Barcelona, he’s finished in the top five in two of the past four appearances. With last week’s display of skills, he could be a surprise in Spain.
Lando Norris had a good weekend in Portugal. Yes, he did finish in fifth place, but as of now, he’s in third place of the rankings, thanks to his performances in Bahrain and Emilia Romagna. It’s enough to keep a good space between him and fourth place. Still a long way to go to reach second place of the rankings, but he could maintain a steady place this season.
Which Teams Should You Avoid?
It might seem Sebastian Vettel is trying real hard to have a breakthrough with Aston Martin. They he might just have it this weekend. His car will be getting important aero updates, so that might give him an extra boost. But I don’t see him in the top five. Maybe top 10 for sure. The four-time F1 champion could be a hit or miss in this race.
2021 Spanish Grand Prix Betting Prediction
It’s easy to say Hamilton will take the win, especially with his past performances on the track. But Verstappen seems poised on being the headache for Hamilton and Mercedes this season. He’s behind by eight points in the rankings. With this win, he’ll bring plenty of heat for the current champ. Plus, he’s the only other driver with a win. He needs a victory this Sunday.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.