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F1 odds: Max Verstappen opens as favorite to win Brazilian Grand Prix

We break down the opening odds for this week’s Brazilian Grand Prix in São Paolo.

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on November 07, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

The Brazilian Grand Prix is back this year after a one-year COVID-19 absence, and it’s going by a new name — the São Paolo Grand Prix. The Formula One race was canceled last year during the pandemic, but the green flag will drop Sunday afternoon at noon ET at Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paolo, Brazil. The race will air on ESPN2.

Defending champ and this past week’s Mexican Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen enters race week as the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -190 and is followed by Lewis Hamilton at +225. It’s a sizable drop-off from there to Sergio Perez, who is installed at +1400. Hamilton won two of the previous three races, with Sebastian Vettel in between in 2017.

The Brazilian Grand Prix will play host to the final round of sprint qualifying this season. There are two days of qualifying. On Friday, there is the traditional three stages of qualifying. That sets the starting grid for a 100-kilometer race on Saturday to set the starting grid for Sunday’s race.

2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, odds

Driver Final position Opening odds Race day odds Starting position
Driver Final position Opening odds Race day odds Starting position
Lewis Hamilton 1 +225 +195 10
Max Verstappen 2 -190 -105 2
Valtteri Bottas 3 +1800 +270 1
Sergio Perez 4 +1400 +2500 4
Charles Leclerc 5 +5000 +8000 6
Carlos Sainz 6 +6500 +6500 3
Pierre Gasly 7 +5000 +13000 7
Esteban Ocon 8 +30000 +25000 8
Fernando Alonso 9 +25000 +30000 12
Lando Norris 10 +5000 +8000 5
Sebastian Vettel 11 +25000 +25000 9
Kimi Raikkonen 12 +50000 +50000 18
George Russell 13 +10000 +50000 17
Antonio Giovinazzi 14 +50000 +50000 13
Yuki Tsunoda 15 +30000 +50000 15
Nicholas Latifi 16 +50000 +80000 16
Nikita Mazepin 17 +50000 +80000 20
Mick Schumacher 18 +50000 +80000 19
Daniel Ricciardo 19 +6500 +25000 11
Lance Stroll 20 +30000 +50000 14

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