2022 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Picks

  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (-110) is the favorite to win his seventh race of the season in Spielberg
  • Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (+225) has failed to make the podium in the last five F1 events this year
  • The Austrian Grand Prix takes place over 71 laps of the 2.68-mile Red Bull Ring on Sunday, July 10

Carlos Sainz’s 2022 British Grand Prix Betting Odds were widely available at +1200 before race day. But, after 150 career Formula One starts, the 27-year-old Spaniard finally captured his first career GP victory in Silverstone on Sunday.

Max Verstappen, however, still has 34-point advantage in the F1 Drivers’ Standings over teammate Sergio Perez as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc extended his podium drought to over two months. Before we check the odds for this weekend’s Austrian GP, here’s where you can find the top betting sites for Formula 1 in 2022.

2022 Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen-110-120
Charles Leclerc+250+250
Carlos Sainz+900+900
Sergio Perez+1000+1000
Lewis Hamilton+1200+1000
George Russell+1600+1600
Lando Norris+12500+12500
Fernando Alonso+15000+15000
Daniel Ricciardo+25000+25000
Valtteri Bottas+25000+25000

Verstappen favored after rare off day

Max Verstappen (-110) had won five of the past six races but a punctured tire and car damage dropped him to a P7 finish at Silverstone. While the three men closest to him in the drivers’ standings all made up ground, the reigning champion still maintains a cushy 34-point lead heading into the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix.

Now sitting 43 points back in the title chase, Charles Leclerc (+250) once again fell victim to poor team strategy on Sunday. Ferrari left the 24-year-old out on the track during a late Safety Car while Carlos Sainz (+900), Lewis Hamilton (+1200) and Sergio Perez (+1000) all pitted for fresh softs. That meant all the Monégasquen could muster was a fourth-place finish.


The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg

After the Austrian GP returned from its long absence from the Formula One schedule, Mercedes captured four straight events at Red Bull Ring from 2014-17, and again in 2020. However, Verstappen has taken over of late with three victories (2018, 2019, 2021) in four years. While the 2.68-mile circuit is short, it rewards power with three straights separated by a pair of uphill right-handers. There’s then a bunch of quick corners as drivers head downhill.

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Mercedes returning to form?

Lewis Hamilton (+1200) has captured podiums in consecutive finishes for the first time all season, and even took the lead at the British GP. That said, the seven-time world champion hasn’t won in Austria since 2016. Meanwhile, his teammate George Russell (+1600) had an awful time at his home race. Contact at the start of the race caused the Brit to retire, ending an impressive streak that saw him finish in the top five every race this year.

Spanish drivers heating up

The No. 2 drivers for both Ferrari and Red Bull each have a win this season after Carlos Sainz (+900) raced to his first career GP victory at Silverstone. His countryman Sergio Perez (+1000) was just as impressive, coming all the way back from 17th on lap six to place runner up.

Now fourth in the drivers’ standings, Sainz has six podiums this season – two more than teammate Leclerc – while Red Bull’s Perez only trails Verstappen in the championship chase after collecting his fourth podium in five races.

Best Bet

Max Verstappen (-110) must be bet on at even odds given his dominance of the 2022 F1 season (six victories in 10 events) and history of success at Spilelberg (three wins in four years). Sergio Perez (+1000) is also a superb Red Bull hedge at Red Bull Ring. 

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