2021 Heineken London E-Prix picks, Paramount+ streaming: Model makes surprising Formula E predictions

30 Nov 2021 | 07:29

Sunday’s 2021 Heineken London E-Prix on CBS and Paramount+ should go a long way in determining the Formula E champion this year. Just three races remain on the Formula E schedule, and Sam Bird is clinging to a two-point lead in the standings. He had to exit Saturday’s race, also held in London, after the first lap due to car damage. That opened the door for Jake Dennis to pull off the surprising win.

Dennis is now a close second in the Formula E standings with 79 points, and he’s one of four drivers within five points of the lead. Bird and Dennis, both British drivers, are among the top 2021 London E-Prix contenders for Sunday. The event begins at 9:04 a.m. ET, while the broadcast gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on CBS and can be streamed on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch the 2021 Heineken London E-Prix
Date: Sunday, July 25
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Streaming: Paramount+
Formula E picks for the 2021 Heineken London E-Prix
Before you tune in to Sunday’s race, you need to see the picks from SportsLine’s proven racing model. Built by DFS pro Mike McClure, the model simulates each race 10,000 times. It has crushed its NASCAR and Formula 1 picks and now it has set its sights on Formula E.

The model is picking Bird to take first on Sunday. A Formula E racer since 2014, Bird has 11 career wins and 22 podium finishes in 81 starts. He has a pair of wins this season as well, taking first at the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 27. After coming up short in the next eight races, he picked up win No. 2 of the season in the last event in New York City on July 11.

One driver the model is fading: Antonio Felix da Costa. The DS Techeetah team member has 76 career Formula E starts and six wins. He ranks third in the Formula E standings, just three points behind Bird, but the model says he barely cracks the top five on Sunday.

That’s because London hasn’t been his best stop historically. Da Costa settled for ninth place on Saturday. He also finished sixth and 11th in the two London races during the 2015-16 season, which is the last time Formula E was held in the city. Additionally, he’s only finished in podium position one time in the past five races this year, so there are better options in the Formula E lineup for Sunday.

Watch the 2021 Heineken London E-Prix
Now that you know who to pick, get ready to watch Formula E at London. Visit Paramount+ now to see Formula E, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world’s top soccer matchups and much more.

Formula E at London lineup
Antonio Felix da Costa
Rene Rast
Nico Mueller
Alex Lynn
Lucas Di Grassi
Edoardo Mortara
Pascal Wehrlein
Jean-Eric Vergne
Maximilian Guenther
Sam Bird
Nick Cassidy
Robin Frijns
Mitch Evans
Jake Dennis
Sebastien Buemi
Norman Nato
Sergio Sette Camara
Oliver Turvey
Tom Blomqvist
Stoffel Vandoorne
Oliver Rowland
Nyck De Vries
Alexander Sims
Andre Lotterer