After a week off, Formula 1 action picks back up at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on Sunday, June 12.
Max Verstappen opened as the betting favorite with Charles Leclerc not too far behind on the betting board. Verstappen's Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez, is third after taking the checkered flag in Monaco, and our Azerbaijan Grand Prix picks expect a strong showing from both Red Bull drivers.
Here are the odds for the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix odds
|Driver||Odds to win Azerbaijan GP|
Odds courtesy of bet365 as of June 11, 2022.
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Azerbaijan Grand Prix favorites
Max Verstappen (+137)
If not for a rough race to open the season in Bahrain and an early exit from the Australian GP, Verstappen might be way out in front in the F1 standings. The defending F1 World Drivers' Champion is tops on the leaderboard after finishing third at the Monaco Grand Prix, which served as his fourth consecutive podium finish after winning three straight races prior to that.
The Dutchman is the betting favorite in Azerbaijan, despite qualifying third on Saturday, behind Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.
Charles Leclerc (+150)
Leclerc just missed out on the podium in Monaco, finishing in fourth place at the end of a gut-wrenching Sunday.
The Ferrari star is within striking distance of Verstappen in the Drivers' Championship thanks to his outstanding start to the season and is fetching favorable odds to win in Azerbaijan. Leclerc had a stunning final lap of qualifying to take pole position for Sunday's race.
Sergio Perez (+550)
Verstappen's Red Bull teammate came away with his first victory of the 2022 racing season at the Monaco Grand Prix. Prior to that, can you guess when he last won on the F1 circuit? That's right, the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Perez has enjoyed an excellent weekend in Baku so far and qualified ahead of his teammate Verstappen on Saturday, joining Leclerc on the front row.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix starting grid
|Starting Position||Driver (Team)|
|1.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|2.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|3.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|4.||Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari)|
|5.||George Russell (Mercedes)|
|6.||Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)|
|7.||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|8.||Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)|
|9.||Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)|
|10.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|11.||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|12.||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|13.||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|14.||Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)|
|15.||Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)|
|16.||Kevin Magnussen (Haas)|
|17.||Alex Albon (Williams)|
|18.||Nicholas Latifi (Williams)|
|19.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|20.||Mick Schumacher (Haas)|
Understanding F1 betting odds
The most popular way to bet on Formula 1 odds is by simply picking the winner of a particular race. Other popular F1 betting options include which car/constructor will win and whether or not a particular race car driver will end up on the podium with a Top-3 finish.
F1 race odds usually look like this:
- Sergio Perez +1,400
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $1,400 if Perez wins that particular race. If one driver is especially dominant, you might see a minus sign (-) ahead of that driver's odds like this:
- Lewis Hamilton -175
This means that you would need to bet $175 to win $100 on Hamilton winning the race.