RACE DEBRIEF

    Part two of F1’s first triple header of the year kicks off this weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix, taking place at the fabulous Red Bull Ring. So, ahead of the action, let’s see how the odds are looking, courtesy of 188BET.

    188BET's odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so if Hamilton is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

    The odds for the win

    Max Verstappen took his second win in three races at the French Grand Prix, effected by a late pass on Lewis Hamilton. Despite Verstappen’s current form though, he and Hamilton are even stevens in the betting for victory, Hamilton having won the Styrian Grand Prix last year.

    It’s worth noting, though, that since Valtteri Bottas joined Mercedes in 2017, the Finn has twice won here, so shouldn’t be ruled out if he can have a smooth weekend – and could be good value given his much longer odds than Hamilton and Verstappen.

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    • Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen 2.25
    • Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez 9.00
    • Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris 51.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 81.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly 126
    • George Russell 151
    • Mick Schumacher 301
    • Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 601
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    Verstappen won last time out at Paul Ricard

    The odds for pole position

    Having beaten Mercedes to pole at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Verstappen has the favourite status for this weekend’s qualifying as well, the Red Bull driver narrowly ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the betting.

    It’s Bottas, however, who’s taken the most poles in the last five races at the Red Bull Ring, the Finn with three to his name, while Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc bagged the other two. Despite that, Bottas’ up-and-down current form means he sits someway distant in the running here.

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    • Max Verstappen 2.00
    • Lewis Hamilton 2.20
    • Valtteri Bottas 10.0
    • Sergio Perez 13.0
    • Lando Norris 34.0
    • Charles Leclerc 41.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, George Russell 126
    • Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda 201
    • Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso 251
    • Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher 301
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 601
    ONBOARD: Lewis Hamilton's Pirelli pole position lap in Styria

    The odds for a podium finish

    George Russell has never scored a single point for Williams. But despite that, the Briton's odds are reasonably short this weekend not only for taking points but making it all the way to the podium as well. Now those would be some serious scenes.

    Less surprisingly, at the front, Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas and Sergio Perez are the four most fancied drivers for a rostrum appearance, while Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc’s pricing reflects their 2020 appearances on the Austrian Grand Prix podium.

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    • Max Verstappen 1.25
    • Lewis Hamilton 1.35
    • Valtteri Bottas 2.10
    • Sergio Perez 2.20
    • Lando Norris 3.75
    • Charles Leclerc 4.50
    • Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, Daniel Ricciardo 8.00
    • George Russell 34.0
    • Yuki Tsunoda, Sebastian Vettel 41.0
    • Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll 51.0
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 251
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    Leclerc and Norris made the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix last year

    The odds for fastest lap

    Just three drivers – Verstappen, Bottas and Hamilton – have taken fastest laps this year, with Verstappen the favourite to do so this weekend after claiming the honours at the French Grand Prix.

    Bear in mind, though, that at the Red Bull Ring pair of races last year, it was the then McLaren pairing – Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz respectively – who took fastest lap at the Austrian and Styrian Grands Prix, so they could be worth a punt.

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    • Max Verstappen 2.40
    • Lewis Hamilton 2.90
    • Valtteri Bottas 5.50
    • Sergio Perez 6.00
    • Lando Norris 26.0
    • Charles Leclerc 34.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo 41.0
    • Pierre Gasly 51.0
    • George Russell 101
    • Yuki Tsunoda 151
    • Mick Schumacher 201
    • Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 251
    Austria analysis: Alex Brundle's guide to a great lap in Styria

    What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

    The momentum has ebbed and flowed between Mercedes and Red Bull so far this year, with Red Bull having scored more points than their rivals on four occasions, Mercedes having come out on top in the other three.

    That sees the two teams tied in the betting as favourites for the Styrian Grand Prix, with McLaren a distant third, the papaya team having reclaimed P3 in the constructors’ last weekend at Paul Ricard as Ferrari failed to score at all.

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    • Mercedes, Red Bull 1.80
    • McLaren 26.0
    • Ferrari 34.0
    • AlphaTauri 81.0
    • Alpine 251
    • Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo 601
    • Haas, Williams 901

    What are the odds of a Safety Car during the race?

    We had a Safety Car at both the Austrian and Styrian Grands Prix last year, having not had one at all between 2016 and 2019. But with some pinch points on track at the Red Bull Ring, there’s most definitely a chance that Bernd Maylander could be summoned into action at some point.

    • Yes 1.30
    • No 3.20

    Odds supplied by 188BET are in USD$ and timestamped 24 June 2021, 0317 UK time