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F1 odds: Lewis Hamilton opens as favorite to win Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton looks to build on his momentum coming out of São Paulo.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 leads Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 14, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Formula One is headed to the Middle East for the final three races of the 2021 season, and it will open with a new country debut. F1 will run the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix on November 21 at Losail International Circuit in Lusail, Al Daayen. The race was added to replace the Australian Grand Prix, which was canceled due to COVID-19.

The race is scheduled to run at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday the 21st, and Lewis Hamilton has opened as the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -140 and is followed by Max Verstappen at +135. The next two drivers are a good ways back, with Valtteri Bottas installed at +1600 and Sergio Pérez installed at +2000.

Hamilton is coming off an impressive weekend in São Paulo, capped with a win at Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton dominated qualifying on Friday. A technical rules violation moved him to the back of the pack for Sunday’s sprint race but he climbed from 20th to fifth by the end of the race. An earlier rules violation gave him a five-spot grid penalty on Sunday, but he still manager to climb from tenth to first and claim the win over his rival, Verstappen.

2021 Qatar Grand Prix odds

Finish Driver Start Opening odds Post-qualifying odds Race day odds
Finish Driver Start Opening odds Post-qualifying odds Race day odds
1 Lewis Hamilton 1 -140 -300 -450
2 Max Verstappen 7 +135 +330 +550
3 Fernando Alonso 3 +25000 +6500 +6500
4 Sergio Perez 11 +2000 +8000 +8000
5 Esteban Ocon 9 +25000 +20000 +20000
6 Lance Stroll 12 +30000 +25000 +25000
7 Carlos Sainz 5 +6500 +8000 +8000
8 Charles Leclerc 13 +5000 +25000 +25000
9 Lando Norris 4 +6500 +6500 +6500
10 Sebastian Vettel 10 +25000 +20000 +20000
11 Pierre Gasly 2 +6500 +5000 +2000
12 Daniel Ricciardo 14 +10000 +25000 +25000
13 Yuki Tsunoda 8 +30000 +20000 +20000
14 Kimi Raikkonen 16 +50000 +50000 +50000
15 Antonio Giovinazzi 18 +50000 +50000 +50000
16 Mick Schumacher 19 +50000 +80000 +80000
17 George Russell 15 +50000 +50000 +50000
18 Nikita Mazepin 20 +50000 +80000 +80000
19 Nicholas Latifi 17 +50000 +80000 +80000
20 Valtteri Bottas 6 +1600 +650 +850

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