Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 Odds & Tips
10/23/2022; Austin, TX, USA; Red Bull Racing Limited driver Sergio Perez (11) of Team Mexico during the US Grand Prix F1 race at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
- Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez top the odds of winning the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
- The Red Bull team-mates opened the season with a 2-1 result at the Bahrain Grand Prix
- Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of Sunday afternoon’s race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit
Red Bull Racing will look to dominate the podium again this weekend at the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen led wire to wire after taking pole position in the first race of the 2023 season two weeks ago at the Bahrain Grand Prix, followed by teammate Sergio Perez in second place.
Verstappen returns to Saudi Arabia both as a two-time F1 titleholder and in search of a second consecutive Saudi Arabian Grand Prix win. But after securing pole position at that race a year ago, Perez is ready to fuel his growing rivalry with his Red Bull teammate.
Here’s a look at all the odds and trends ahead of Sunday afternoon’s round of the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with the race time set for 1:00pm ET at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
Odds of winning the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
|driver||odds||Chances of finishing the top three||Chances of finishing the top six||Chances of finishing the top ten|
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||+1600||+275||-330||-450|
|Nyck de Vries||+90000||+30000||+4000||+300|
After his dominant performance in Bahrain, Verstappen has emerged as a heavy favorite at -225 in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix odds to do it again this weekend. Sergio Perez is adrift of second at +600 while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has +900 chances to recover after being forced to retire early in Bahrain.
DraftKings Sportsbook odds as of March 14, 2023.
Can Alonso return to the podium?
Fernando Alonso makes an impressive debut with his new team, finishing third in Bahrain and taking his first podium since third in Qatar in 2021. Alonso drove confidently in a car he called “nice” to drive, all of which suggests Aston Martin is poised to join the list of top teams in Formula 1 alongside McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari.
The fight between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton during the Bahrain Grand Prix pic.twitter.com/ZPUaLFfCVY
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That’s reflected in Alonso’s position in Sunday’s race odds, where he sits fourth on the board with a +900 bet to take the checkered flag for the first time since 2013, and a lucrative -105 bet to to return to the podium. Injuries sustained in a recent bike accident have not slowed down Alonso’s teammate Lance Stroll. The Canadian also enjoyed a strong run in Bahrain, finishing sixth and has a slim -330 chance of finishing in the points for the first time in three games in Saudi Arabia.
Recent winners of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
|Year||race winner||edge of victory||pole position||Fastest lap|
|2022||Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing||0.549 sec||Sergio Perez- Red Bull Racing||Charles Leclerc|
|2021||Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes||21.825 sec||Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes||Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes|
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Mercedes and Ferrari want to recover from shaky starts
While the Red Bull duo of Verstappen and Perez wasted no time picking up where they left off last season, both Mercedes and Ferrari head to Bahrain to find answers. Charles Leclerc was poised for a podium finish in Bahrain before suffering an engine failure that ended his night. This raises concerns that the technical and driving issues that ultimately led to his death last season have yet to be addressed.
The thanks didn’t fare much better for Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, who failed to ward off a challenge from Alonso while settling for fourth and is listed as a +1600 bet on Sunday.
Over at Mercedes, both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell struggled to keep up the pace and were clearly out of Red Bull’s class in Bahrain. This time with a protracted +2200 stake, Hamilton won the inaugural edition of that race two years ago , but has since failed to claim victory.
The picks: Sergio Perez podium (-110); Fernando Alonso podium (-105)
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