Max Verstappen’s Russian Grand Prix Odds Are His Longest of the Season

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  • Max Verstappen faces long odds in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.
  • Verstappen is 3rd in the Sochi oddsboard at +1600 at FanDuel.
  • Hamilton is the +225 odds on favorite to win the race at FanDuel

F-1 Driver Standings leader Max Verstappen will start at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix this weekend with his longest odds for a race this season.

Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have gone back and forth in the odds boards race after race this season but with Verstappen penalized with a three-grid penalty after their crash at Monza, the 2021 Russian Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton’s race to lose.

Everything in Favor of Hamilton and Mercedes

Hamilton opened as the -160 odds on favorite at BetOnline with his teammate Valtteri Bottas second favorite at +350. Meanwhile, Verstappen is third at +450 and Lando Norris next at +2000. Verstappen’s Red Bull partner Sergio Perez completes the Top 5 with his +2500 odds.

BetMGM currently has Hamilton at -225 while Bottas is priced at -300. Lando Norris is third here at +12000 while Verstappen is listed at +1400. MyBookie.ag, Bet365, Paddy Power, SkyBet, William Hill, BetVictor, and BetWay all agree with Bet MGM’s odds on Hamilton and Bottas but have Verstappen third at +1400.

At DraftKings, Hamilton is listed at -250 while Bottas is at 185 and Verstappen at +1600. FanDuel has Hamilton at -230 and Bottas at +300. Verstappen is also pegged at +1600 at FanDuel and that stands as his longest odds at the top F1 sportsbooks. Meanwhile, Hamilton’s shortest odds is -225 at BetMGM.

Driver Standings After 14 Rounds

Hamilton and Bottas are the only drivers with minus money odds to finish in the Top 3. Hamilton is currently listed at -350 to get a podium finish while Bottas is pegged at -225 to do the same. Although Verstappen has the third shortest odds to finish in the Top 3 at +162, he is a favorite not to get a podium finish at Sochi at -225. Instead,25

If Max finishes outside the Top 3, the highest points he can earn is 12 points for a 4th place finish. Should he finish farther back, Verstappen will earn 10,8,6,4,2, or 1 point for positions 5 to 10. Bet365 has the Red Bull ace as a -225 favorite to finish in the Top 6. If the sportsbook is correct, Verstappen should earn at least 8 points in Sunday’s race.

If Hamilton wins the race, he will reclaim the lead in the Driver Standings as he is just five points behind Verstappen on the leaderboard. The Mercedes star is currently the -125 betting favorite to win a record 8th F1 world title. Meanwhile, Verstappen is a close second in Bet365’s F1 championship betting board at -110.

Shane Acedera

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