F1 2022 Austrian Grand Prix odds, picks & betting predictions: Verstappen ready for redemption

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Following an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone, we turn our attention to the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring. We’re in the middle of perhaps the busiest stretch of races on the F1 schedule, which can mean good things for betting and how we deal with momentum.

F1 Austrian Grand Prix odds

Below are the odds for the outright winner of the Austrian Grand Prix, courtesy of Draftkings Sportsbook.

Max Verstappen -200
Charles Leclerc +310
Lewis Hamilton +1200
Carlos Sainz +1200
George Russell +1700

Sergio Perez +1800
Esteban Ocon +15000
Fernando Alonso +15000

Austrian Grand Prix F1 race track guide & betting strategy

The tight, short, Red Bull Ring packs a lot into it’s 2.68-mile, 4.318-km layout. It has 10 total turns, with most happening in the second half of the lap — which is also the downhill portion. The beginning is the three straights on the track that climb uphill. What does this mean for us? The cars with more power and straight-line speed should have the advantage in the first half of the track with enough cornering to hold on to the lead in the second half. It also means that overtaking might be pretty tough here. In fact, in the last five Austria races the pole-sitter has dominated. Qualifying was pretty close earlier in the week, but that was for the Sprint Race on Saturday — which will actually set the field for Sunday. There appears to be a true three-way battle for the lead when the Mercedes can stay on the track, as well.

2022 Austrian Grand Prix outright winner bets

All odds listed at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Max Verstappen (-200)

Yes, Verstappen coming off a poor showing at Silverstone last week — but that was a jumbled up race almost from the get go with crashes throwing off strategies. This weekend he is at a track named for his team and has led both FP1 and Qualifying while saying he has a very good car this weekend. Verstappen has shown he can win when he’s not on the pole and when he is starting up front. If he keeps the car clean in the Sprint on Saturday, he will be in prime position.

Lewis Hamilton (+1200)

Hamilton was challenging for the pole before he spun in Turn 7 on his flying lap in Q3. He showed speed last weekend and the race before, as well. Mercedes is turning it around…and quickly. Let’s build off the momentum of his strong finishes and the speed he has been showing to take him to win on Sunday at 12-1. If he moves up well in the Sprint, it only means he gets closer to the front for the Austrian GP on Sunday.

Sergio Perez (+1800)

Red Bull has shown that it will give Perez a chance to shine on weekends when he ha an equally fast car, and this weekend is one of those instances. He has been able to challenge Verstappen for wins regularly this year and this could be another such weekend for Checo. Let’s keep in mind that it behooves Red Bull to keep its two drivers at the top of the standings as long as possible, and locking down wins is the best way to do that.

Best 2022 British GP prop bets

Haas Double Top-10 Finish (+185)

There are a few races a year where we can take an interest in Haas — this is one. They’ve been fast all weekend and have consistently run inside the top-seven during practices. They’ll start inside the top-10 in the grid and simply have to hold their spots for this bet to hit. During the Sprint, they were able to hold off a hard charging Lewis Hamilton pretty well and make things tough to pass.

Number Of Classified Finishers Over 17.5 (+225)

A fair bit of chaos has been happening over the course of the 2022 F1 season but this weekend, this bet is still a good one. Even if two cars can’t finish we still hit. Whatever issues cars have had earlier this weekend appear to be fixed at this point and with reduced chances for overtakes, it likely leads to fewer on-track incidents.

Double Podium Finish Red Bull (+125)

Verstappen has dominated here before and has speed again. So does Perez. Checo put in big time work in the Sprint and got back to the top-five for a starting spot in Sunday’s race. That puts him in easy striking distance of getting on the podium not to mention that Ferrari, who’s in front of Perez, has had trouble with in-race strategy and capitalizing on their speed.

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