Electrifying a Legendary Motorsports Market
In the last two races in Formula E’s Season 9, the all-electric racing series brought high-caliber, elite-level racing to new-to-the-series but underserved racing markets in Hyderabad and Cape Town.
That’s not the case this weekend. For round six, Formula E makes its debut in São Paulo, Brazil, which has a long-established racing history with Formula 1, providing motorsports fans with another sport betting option.
Rather than utilize Formula 1’s legendary Interlagos Circuit (Autódromo José Pace), Formula E embraces the spirit of Carnival and takes to the streets of Northern São Paulo and incorporates Sambódromo doAnhembi into the circuit design.
Can the Home Heroes Win?
Formula E has two Brazilian drivers for the São Paulo audience to support this weekend, but the question remains if either will be the winner on Formula E betting tickets this weekend.
NIO 333 ER9’s Sergio Sette Camara (+6600) is currently 16th in the Drivers’ Championship standings, with his best finish this season being fifth in Hyderabad. He will remain further down the Formula E lines and unlikely to win in his home country.
Hometown hero and Formula E Season 3 Champion Mahindra Racing’s Lucas di Grassi might have claimed the pole position for the Mexico City E-Prix and is currently 10th in the Drivers’ standings. However, a third-place finish in Mexico City was followed by three consecutive finishes between 13th and 15th place and di Grassi being listed at +20000 to win his hometown E-Prix.
Unfortunately, for Brazilian motorsports fans, it doesn’t appear a home country hero is the probable winner according to the current Formula E odds.
Contenders at the Front
Formula E’s close racing and incidents have led to four winners in five races. This unpredictability adds to the difficulty of Formula E sports betting online. However, we can use performances to gauge who can emerge from the field.
The Porsche Formula E Team’s Pascal Wehrlein (+350) is the current Drivers’ Championship leader and the betting favorite to win in Brazil. Aside from retiring in Cape Town, Wehrlein has finished in the top four in each race this season.
Avalanche Andretti Formula E Team’s Jake Dennis (+450) has three top-two finishes this season, but has finished no higher than 13th in the last two E-Prix races.
Further down the order, Jaguar TCS Racing’s Sam Bird (+1400) aims to overcome three non-finishes, but he has two top-four finishes in the two races he has finished and has to be considered as a potential winner in São Paulo.
However, 2018 Formula E World Champion DE Penske’s Jean-Éric Vergne (+450) has done the opposite of Dennis, coming on strong and finishing in the top two in the last two races.
Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy (+1200) has finished in the top three in the last two E-Prix and has four top-10 finishes this season. Porsche Formula E Team’s Antonio Felix da Costa (+5500) won last time out and has finished in the top three in the last two E-Prix events.
São Paulo E-Prix Circuit Information
Formula E’s purpose-built street circuits are as unique as the locales chosen for races but often don’t help provide historical data to make online sports betting picks from.
However, for those who are paying closer attention to Formula E, knowing the circuit layout can help bettors capitalize on Las Vegas Formula E odds.
One lap around the São Paulo street circuit is 11 turns over 2.96 km. It has three long straights and a Monza-like right-left chicane at the end of the start/finish straight – with turns three or the V-shape of turns four through six the likely spots for attack mode.
With three long straights broken up by a few technical turn complexes and a few quick turns, the São Paulo street track will reward those with excellent battery management and deployment around a lap.
Formula E – São Paulo E-Prix Race Information
- Race: Formula E – São Paulo E-Prix – 45 minutes (54kWh of energy)
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil.
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Formula E São Paulo E-Prix Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
São Paolo E-Prix Betting Odds
|Formula E Sao Paulo||Moneyline|
|Antonio Felix da Costa||+550|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
São Paolo E-Prix Picks and Prediction
Our Formula E betting pick is to take Vergne to continue to improve and win the inaugural São Paulo E-Prix.