2022 F1 Austrian GP Winner Odds Favor Verstappen to Win at Home Race
Posted: July 5, 2022
Updated: July 5, 2022
The 2022 F1 Austrian Grand Prix is held this Sunday, the 10th of July
Max Verstappen won the race last year for the third time
He is the top favorite again ahead of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc
After the thrilling British Grand Prix, the Formula 1 season continues this weekend in Spielberg, Austria, in the home of Red Bull. Max Verstappen will surely aim to get back to winning following his less successful race. He is the top favorite in the 2022 F1 Austrian GP winner odds. But both Ferrari drivers and Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez can also be fast at the Red Bull Ring.
Yesterday we could see one of the most exciting Formula 1 races of recent years with four drivers racing head-to-head for the win. In the end, Carlos Sainz Jr. managed to cross the finish line first, getting his first-ever Formula 1 victory. Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton could step on the podium’s lower steps.
While the other Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc only finished 4th following a bad strategy. The world championship leader Max Verstappen had an even worse race due to mechanical issues with his car. He finished 7th but still kept a significant, 34-point lead ahead of current second Perez. Based on his character, surely Max wants to win again in Austria at one of his most successful tracks.
Verstappen Leads the 2022 F1 Austrian GP Winner Odds
Even Max Verstappen can have a bad weekend as we could see in Silverstone. The Dutch world champion started from second place on the grid and got the lead after the start. But following issues with his car, Verstappen only finished 7th at the end. He is still leading the overall standings though and can get his 7th win of the season. It would be also his fourth victory at the Red Bull Ring, home of his team. So, it’s not surprising at all those online sportsbooks in Austria offer the smallest odds, 1.92 for his win this weekend.
Charles Leclerc is still mentioned next in the 2022 F1 Austrian GP winner odds with 3.42 in spite of his bad run in the previous races. The Ferrari driver had to retire twice this season and couldn’t finish on the podium in the last five events. He only finished 4th in Silverstone too after the late Safety Car situation.
And his team’s decision not to call him into the box to change his tires. Leclerc got the lead in vain as he couldn’t race with Sainz, Perez, and Hamilton, all drivers on new tires by then. In Austria, the Monegasque finished twice as a runner-up which can be a promising sign though.
Chances of the Other Top Drivers
The top three finishes in Silverstone, Sainz, Perez, and Hamilton are mentioned next as the main favorites. Carlos Sainz Jr. has the smallest odds, 9.90 among them thanks to his victory. The Spanish driver managed to get the win in his 150th race. But he was close to this result a couple of times before.
As he finished second on three occasions this season. In Bahrein, Monaco, and Canada. With his win, Sainz moved to fourth place in the championship, 54 points behind the leader. His previous results haven’t been so great in Spielberg with a fifth-place finish being the best so far.
Sergio Perez has been in great form this season. Following a DNF in Bahrein, he finished five times as a runner-up. And he also got the victory in Monaco. In Silverstone Perez was driving brilliantly and finished behind Sainz from the back of the pack. The Mexican also showed some great overtakes against Hamilton and Leclerc, proving his top driving skills again. Now online gambling sites in Austria offer him the odds of 10.50 for another win. The 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has similar odds to get his first win of the season. The Mercedes driver finished third on home soil. Finally, he had a great pace thanks to the latest improvements to his car. But the Red Bull Ring hasn’t been his strongest track with having only one win from there.