2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix – Tips, Predictions & Odds

Venue: Istanbul Park, Turkey.
Race Date: 10th October 2021

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen once again do battle as the Formula 1 calendar rolls into Turkey for the Turkish Grand Prix. Both drivers have endured tough runs in recent weeks, with weather, crashes, and drama behind the scenes at both Red Bull and Mercedes all appearing to take its toll. With just a handful of races left in the calendar and a mere two points between Hamilton and Verstappen in the placings, it promises to be a fascinating fight to the finish. Hamilton won the event as it returned to the F1 calendar last season, and he will need to be at his best to keep Verstappen and co at bay here.


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Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix Predictions

F1 Turkish Grand Prix Race Winner

With only 6 races to go in the Formula One season, it is very much now or never for some drivers and teams in Turkey here: –

Max Verstappen – $1.85

Although he has yet to win a race at Istanbul Park, Max Verstappen once again starts the race as favourite – simply due to the speed of both his driving and the Red Bull car. The Dutchman has sustained a complete title charge for the first time his career, and whilst there is sure to be many more title battles to come, how he would love to pick up a win here in Turkey and put the pressure back on Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton – $2.50

Having been gifted the Russian Grand Prix last time out due to a late error from Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton will be all too aware of the need to get back to dominancy here. The 7-time World champion has found it tough going at times this season, but it is testament to his resilience and driving quality that he still finds himself at the top of the Drivers’ Championship and few would bet against him finishing the season there.

Valtteri Bottas – $17.00

Third place in the Driver’s Championship will be firmly on the mind of Valtteri Bottas, who has once again performed in Hamilton’s shadow this season. He has a mere 12 point lead over Lando Norris in fourth and how he would love to finish his final season at Mercedes on a relatively high – before he moves on to take a seat with Alfa Romeo.

Lando Norris – $23.00

McLaren look to have a genuinely speedy car this season and with both Daniel Riccardo and Lando Norris finishing in podium places regularly, it has been a successful campaign. Norris blew the lead with only two laps to go in Russia last time out and he will be eager to get back out on the track and put things right from the off here in Istanbul.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix First Driver to Retire

The novelty factor of the Istanbul Park Circuit could put pay to many drivers this weekend:-

Nicholas Latifi – $14.00

Williams have endured an underwhelming season (Georger Russell aside) and with the future of the company in serious doubt, Nicholas Latifi looks to have a tough afternoon ahead of him in Istanbul on Sunday.

Mick Schumacher – $17.00

Haas have endured a tough season with their relatively young driver line up and Mick Schumacher hasn’t perhaps adapted to Formula One how many people would have expected. He tends to get caught up in trouble in races, but he will be eager to avoid it here.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix Top Six Finish

2021 has thrown up its fair share of thrills and spills already this season and there will be plenty of racers fancying their chances of cracking the top 6 in Turkey this weekend:-

Sergio Perez – $1.45

Mexican Sergio Perez has been in fine form for Red Bull this season and he will be looking to keep the pressure on Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas above him in the Driver’s Championship.

Charles Leclerc – $1.57

Monégasque racer Charles Leclerc is continuing to lead the charge for Ferrari this term and despite some inconsistent results, he tends to feature in the top 6 in most races.

Carlos Sainz – $2

Ferrari look to have found a gem of a driver in Carlos Sainz and he will be looking to come from the back of the grid, with an enforced penalty here in Istanbul – a challenge the Spaniard ought to relish in.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix Best Bets

Race Winner: Max Verstappen – $1.85Bet @ Sportsbet

First Driver to Retire:  Mick Schumacher – $17.00Bet @ Sportsbet

Top Six Finish:  Sergio Perez – $1.45Bet @ Sportsbet


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Sam Hayes
About the Author: Sam Hayes

Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.

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