2022 Austrian Grand Prix Odds, F1 Picks & Betting Predictions
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Carlos Sainz is Formula 1’s latest winner, having taken top spot at the British Grand Prix – but he’s not the favorite this time around as Red Bull head to the Red Bull Ring, its home race, aiming to consolidate its leads in the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.
It’s very much a four-way fight between the two Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, and the two Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. Let’s delve into the myriad factors that could help you make the right bets this weekend.
2022 Austrian Grand Prix Odds
Here are the latest available odds on betting sites and betting apps for the 2022 Austria Grand Prix.
Odds via BetMGM and accurate to the date of publication.
2022 Austrian Grand Prix & Sprint Betting Tips
We enter Austria with Sainz the latest winner but Red Bull the favorites, having won six of the last seven races and both of the last races at the Red Bull Ring courtesy of Max Verstappen. He has the run of this place and while Mercedes have won all but two races here since 2014, Verstappen must be considered the frontrunner. More on that later.
There are a couple of things you must consider before placing a bet for the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. The first is the fact that this is a Sprint weekend; there is a 100km race on Saturday evening, the grid determined by qualifying, with the Sprint to dictate the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
The second thing is the weather: Watch the skies on Friday and Saturday. If rain comes, this form book can be thrown out the window.
2022 Austrian Grand Prix Betting Predictions
Let’s start with Verstappen, who has to be considered favorite for pole, Sprint win and Grand Prix win this weekend. As above, odds on him to win are +125 via BetMGM but -110 via Caesars Sportsbook.
Verstappen is considered the favorite because he took pole and victory in the last two Grands Prix here – both 2021 Styrian and Austrian Grands Prix – and his Red Bull RB18 has recently been upgraded, meaning it really should be the class of the field this weekend. The Dutchman is the pick this weekend.
That’s not to say it’ll be that easy. With qualifying now on Friday rather than Saturday, a chance of rain set to stick a spanner in the works and mix up the field, and then more rain set to make the Sprint really exciting, Ferrari still has a chance to upset the Bulls on their home track.
So if you were to back Ferrari to deliver this weekend, not a long shot and not a foolish bet by any means, Leclerc would fetch you +250 via Caesars. That’s not a bad bet; he’s due a win having last scored one in Australia and that Ferrari is supposed to be superior around low-downforce circuits. The problem here is that the Red Bull Ring is not only a low-downforce, slower-corner circuit, but a high-altitude one: Red Bull’s superior power unit should serve them well in the hills of Spielberg.
While Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton challenged for the win last time out, there’s little chance the Silver Arrows will be gunning for a victory on Sunday. That’s not to say it’s impossible, seeing as we’ve had 33 retirements this season so far, a Safety Car in almost every race and a big chance of rain this weekend. It’s just that the Mercedes W13 really isn’t set up for these conditions. You’d be better off backing Hamilton or Russell for the top three at +200 apiece via BetMGM.
We haven’t even mentioned Sergio Perez yet and the Mexican driver is performing at his peak right now. For Perez to score fastest lap you’d get +650 via Caesars Sportsbook – not a bad shout given he did it back in Azerbaijan and Spain. For Perez to win you’d receive odds of +900 via BetMGM, too. He’s an outsider, but given Red Bull’s prowess around this circuit, it wouldn’t be the craziest bet.
Now for the points favorites: Zhou Guanyu may have crashed out of the British Grand Prix in an unfortunate Lap 1 incident but at +150 for a top 10 finish via Caesars, that’s a good deal. Furthermore, for both Alfa Romeos to finish in the top 10 you’d get +2500 via BetMGM. That’s an outside bet but they have the engine power and the talent to do it.
McLaren and Alpine are more likely to take points this weekend, however, the former just about favorites over the latter. Seeing as Lando Norris has taken successive podiums at the Red Bull Ring, backing him for a top-six finish would net you +140 via BetMGM. Not that likely, mind, but still a good shout seeing as he clearly loves this circuit.
Finally, for both Alpines to record points in the race – a top 10 finish on Sunday – you receive odds of +120 via BetMGM. With Alonso and Esteban Ocon as rapid as they can be, that’s not a bad shout either.