2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Odds, F1 Picks & Betting Predictions
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Max Verstappen won comfortably in France after Charles Leclerc crashed out, and with Ferrari against the ropes, will the championship leader deal another haymaker in Hungary?
There are a couple of things that could work against the world champion – not least Ferrari’s pace – as inclement weather and the Hungaroring’s unique layout might prove very tricky to navigate this weekend…
Here are the latest available odds on betting sites and betting apps:
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Odds
Odds via Caesars Sportsbook and accurate as of publication.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Odds Betting Tips
Verstappen is the man to beat in Hungary; his championship lead stands at 63 points after Leclerc spun and crashed from pole position in France. It was a freak driver error, and now Ferrari are feeling the heat, can they bounce back at the Hungaroring?
Yes, they can. This circuit favors teams that excel in low- and medium-speed corners, and Ferrari are that team. When it comes to qualifying and the race, they’re not quite favorites as per the sportsbooks but the Scuderia have an advantage that they will be hoping to tap into this weekend.
However, rain is set to hit the circuit for qualifying day on Saturday, and that could mean other teams make up ground – see Canada, where Fernando Alonso put his Alpine on the front row alongside Verstappen.
So qualifying might be tougher to call, but the race – for which there is a slight chance of a shower – could see Ferrari and Red Bull make up more ground.
Mercedes are still a threat, their constant upgrades having put them closer to the top two teams, and the Silver Arrows managed to beat Red Bull’s Sergio Perez on pure pace last time out in France. While it may be outlandish to call them potential winners, they may be on course for a fifth-straight podium finish.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Predictions
Last time out we predicted Verstappen to win the French Grand Prix and he did just that, though the reigning champ didn’t win qualifying as Ferrari employed a clever strategy that saw Sainz give Leclerc a slipstream.
Here in Hungary, Ferrari’s Leclerc is considered favorite for pole at -130 via Caesars or a slightly more attractive -118 via BetMGM, and it’s difficult to argue with those odds. If you want to back Verstappen, still no slouch given his Red Bull is almost as quick as the Ferrari in slower-speed corners, then his odds stand at +175 to take pole via BetMGM. However, Ferrari hold the cards.
That brings us to Sainz, who is on a rich run of form having fought from 19th to fifth in last week’s French Grand Prix. He seems an attractive pick for pole position at +550 at Caesars Sportsbook.
If rain causes chaos on Saturday, then maybe it’s worth putting a small amount of money on a midfielder. Lewis Hamilton has odds of +1600 for pole via Caesars Sportsbook, and my other pick is Fernando Alonso at +17500 for pole position, as the Spaniard has been scoring regularly and put his Alpine second on the grid in Canada.
The race is set to be a drier affair but that doesn’t mean there will be a lack of action. According to Caesars, Leclerc is +165 to win on Sunday, which he could well do, and Sainz is at +600. Either of the Ferrari drivers are a wise bet, even if Verstappen is deemed the favorite at +125.
Hamilton has scored four podiums in a row and for a fifth, he has odds of +120 via BetMGM, which is a wise bet to make.
Both Alonso and McLaren’s Lando Norris are also +100 to make the top six via BetMGM, which is possible seeing as the former did so in France and rain could again see a midfielder work their way into a great grid position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Both drivers also fared well in Monaco, where downforce is demanded in droves.
Haas are ones to watch in Hungary as Kevin Magnussen has new parts for the race and his car has been rapid even without those upgrades. At +500 via BetMGM, he’s an outsider to make the top six but worth a small punt, if those upgrades work their magic. Keep an eye on the practice sessions for a good idea on which teams are comfortable in Hungary.
While last year’s race saw Esteban Ocon take a shock victory, that result came after a pair of crashes at the start in damp conditions. That’s not as likely this time around so it’s worth going for a more straightforward outlook on the outcome of the Hungarian Grand Prix.