Max Verstappen will be looking to extend his lead at the top of the Formula One standings with his fourth victory of the season at the Styrian Grand Prix.
READ MORE: Check out our free Grand Prix predictions, tips & offers throughout the season
Styrian Grand Prix Predictions & Tips
Max Verstappen leads the standings with 131 wins thanks to three victories and is ahead of current champion Lewis Hamilton by 12 points, and this battle for the title looks to be one of the closest yet.
Hamilton has a reputation of being a cool character and good under pressure, but for some reason that is not happening this season.
The defending champion has blown his top a couple of times in 2021 and has made a couple of mistakes that has led to him not winning the race.
Verstappen has made mistakes himself, but he looks determined to go the distance this year and I don’t think many supporters would begrudge the Dutch racer from winning his first F1 championship title.
I like the way Verstappen and his team have got into the head of their Mercedes counterparts and I am backing him to make it back-to-back wins and put Hamilton in an even more foul mood.
Before last weekend’s French Grand Prix, I backed Verstappen to win the race and I also had Sergio Perez to finish on the podium. My eldest lad is a massive Formula One fan, and when I told him my predictions, he said he didn’t think Verstappen would win and Perez would not finish in the top three.
So, when both of those predictions came true, it is safe to say I was very smug. So, I need to get this one right so I can laugh at him once more.
I’m thinking outside the box on this one, I am backing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to push the top two all the way and grab his first podium of the season. I expect the likes of Perez, Bottas and Lando Norris will make crucial mistakes which will allow the Monaco-born driver to take advantage.
Styrian Grand Prix Predictions & Tips: Circuit Guide
The Styrian Grand Prix is just two years old, although the Red Bull Ring has been the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix since 1963. Originally known as the Osterreichring before being renamed the A1-Ring in 1997, this circuit has been known as the Red Bull Ring since it ended a 10-year exile by returning to the Formula 1 schedule in 2014. The circuit has undergone a host of changes over the years, with the biggest coming between 1995 and 1996 when the venue was completely rebuilt due to safety concerns. Fast sweeping corners were replaced by tight bends a long straight was added to provide further opportunities for drivers to overtake. The first ever Styrian Grand Prix took place last year with Lewis Hamilton winning the race ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Location: Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Number Of Laps: 71
Lap Length: 2.683 miles
Lap Record: Carlos Sainz Jr, 1min 05.619 seconds (2020)
Styrian Grand Prix Winners
|2020||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Red Bull Ring|
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. 5P MINIMUM STAKE. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
T&C’s Apply. New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.
18+ only. New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. Further T&C’s apply.
18+ only. New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £50* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you five times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. BeGambleAware.org. *or currency equivalent.
Wager the bonus amount 5x within 7 days on Sports to release your Bonus. Bonus equal to 200% of qualifying deposit - up to £200. Bonus credited in real money without wagering requirements.
*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds between 00.01 14/03/22 and 17.30 17/03/22. 4 x £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept before 17.30 17/03/22, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly.
New customer offer. Max £/€10 refund. Sportsbook only. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.