These are worrying times if you had illusions that we were about to get another incredible F1 title race in 2022 – the odds are starting to suggest that will not be the case.
Max Verstappen claimed his sixth victory of the new season at the Canadian GP, and the manner of that win was again massively impressive. The Dutchman held off the flying Ferrari of Carlos Sainz on fresher tires for more than 20 gripping laps at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to take full points again.
It was another miserable weekend for the man who was once Verstappen’s main title rival – another Ferrari star Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque started from P19 after a penalty for taking new elements on his power unit and despite a terrific comeback drive to P5 he lost further ground in the race for the championship.
A few short races ago Leclerc led Verstappen by a convincing margin, but now he trails by 49 points and hasn’t won since Australia in April. Despite a better weekend than Baku, Ferrari needs to get back on top of the podium soon.
Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez remains second in the championship but he too lost ground on the Dutchman when his race ended after just 8 laps in Canada due to mechanical issues. ‘Checo’ is 46 points behind Max.
Next up F1 visits one of the sport’s iconic venues for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday July 3, and here is how the odds look as we start the countdown.
F1 Odds 2022: Drivers Championship
Verstappen is really pulling away from his rivals now, and moving into lock territory.
That win on Sunday saw him go from -250 heading into Montreal to -560 now (he is as short as -834 with one sportsbook.
Leclerc is now a +625 shot (he was +350 before Canada), by far the biggest odds he has been all season, with Perez next on +3300. It is getting pretty close to being a one-horse race.
Here are the latest championship odds from all the major online sportsbooks:
- -560 Max Verstappen (Unibet)
- +625 Charles Leclerc (PointsBet)
- +3300 Sergio Perez (Widely available)
- +5000 George Russell (Widely available)
- +6600 Lewis Hamilton (bet365)
- +11000 Carlos Sainz (FanDuel)
- All odds correct on Monday June 20, 2022
F1 Odds 2022 Constructors Championship
Red Bull didn’t add to its lead in the standings, but it did add to its lead in the odds line.
Verstappen, Perez and co are now a -450 bet ($450 to win $100) to end the long run of Mercedes titles, while Ferrari are +450 from +265 heading into Canada.
The Silver Arrows are not out of it yet according to sportsbooks, who make them +2000 from a prerace +4000 after Lewis Hamilton ended his long podium drought and George Russell claimed P4.
Latest odds following the Azerbaijan GP are:
NB: Odds correct on Monday June 20, 2022
Next F1 race: British Grand Prix Odds
Okay so Silverstone is a real temple of speed, a beautiful and iconic flowing circuit that drivers love. The theory is it will suit the blistering pace of the Ferraris, that is why you can still bet Verstappen at pretty nice odds.
Max is trading at just -110 right now (bet $110 to win $100) which seems good to us. Well worth considering an early wager. Leclerc meanwhile is +225.
Lights out in Silverstone on Sunday July 3 is at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific with the live stream available on ESPN – back to those early morning European start times…
Latest odds for the 2022 British Grand Prix are:
- -110 Max Verstappen (bet365)
- +225 Charles Leclerc (bet365)
- +800 Sergio Perez (FanDuel)
- +1600 Carlos Sainz (FanDuel)
- +1800 George Russell (FanDuel)
- +1800 Lewis Hamilton (FanDuel)
NB: Odds correct Saturday June 20, 2022
F1 Picks & Predictions 2022: Canadian Grand Prix
We are coming off another winning prediction after picking Verstappen to win in Canada at -175.
We will be back with predictions and best bets for the British Grand Prix on Friday July 1, once we have seen some action on track at the Silverstone circuit.
Check back in raceweek for latest updates people!
F1 Standings 2022
It’s all Red Bull after Azerbaijan, with Verstappen continuing to pad his lead..
F1 Drivers Championship after the Canadian GP
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||175|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||129|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||46|
|14||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||13|
|16||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||5|
|17||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||3|
|18||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||1|
Constructors Championship after the Canadian GP
Red Bull continues to hold a huge lead heading to Silverstone….
When is F1 ‘Drive To Survive’ back on Netflix?
The reason a ton of U.S. F1 fans got into the sport was the annual docuseries which provides terrific behind-the-scenes access to the drivers and teams. Even Ferrari and Mercedes allow access these days.
‘Drive To Survive’ is back for a fourth season as the countdown to the 2022 championship really hots up. The show premiered on Friday March 11 and you can watch it now! The Mazepin episode is insane!
What’s new in F1 in 2022?
Time absolutely does not stand still in F1. Every season drivers come in and go out, and teams change.
Here is a rundown on what’s different from 2021:
- No change – we have the same 10 teams putting cars on the grid
- George Russell moves from Williams to Mercedes
- Valtteri Bottas moves from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo
- Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) retires from the sport
- Former Red Bull/AlphaTauri driver Alex Albon replaces Russell at Williams
- China’s Guanyu Zhou makes his F1 debut with Alfa Romeo
- Kevin Magnussen replaces Mazepin at Haas
F1 Calendar 2022: When and where does it happen?
After two years of COVID carnage for the F1 calendar, we have our fingers cross that things might just be a little bit more normal in 2022. We have in theory a 22-race schedule to look forward to after the decision to cancel the Russian GP due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Right now the official calendar/schedule looks like this:
Here is the full 2022 F1 calendar:
- Bahrain Grand Prix (March 20)
- Saudi Arabia Grand Prix (March 27)
- Australian Grand Prix (April 10)
- Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (April 24)
- Miami Grand Prix (May 8)
- Spanish Grand Prix (May 22)
- Monaco Grand Prix (May 29)
- Azerbaijan Grand Prix (June 12)
- Canadian Grand Prix (June 19)
- British Grand Prix (July 3)
- Austrian Grand Prix (July 10)
- French Grand Prix (July 24)
- Hungarian Grand Prix (July 31)
- Belgian Grand Prix (August 28)
- Dutch Grand Prix (September 4)
- Italian Grand Prix (September 11)
- Singapore Grand Prix (October 2)
- Japanese Grand Prix (October 9)
- United States Grand Prix (October 23)
- Mexican Grand Prix (October 30)
- Brazilian Grand Prix (November 13)
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 20)
From a U.S. perspective the F1 future seems really bright – this year Florida had that new race (in Miami) while Texas has a new deal for the next five years through 2026 in Austin. With Nevada and Las Vegas also set to join the party in 2023, we will soon have three races each year in the U.S.
How does F1’s Sprint Race format work in 2022?
We get the Sprint Race format at three races in 2022 – the Emilia Romagna GP in April, the Austrian GP in July and the Brazilian GP in November.
The drivers qualify for the Sprint Race on the Friday of race weekend – where they finish after that one-hour session determines the grid for Saturday’s Sprint Race.
The Sprint race takes place over 100k, – normally about a third of full race distance. Where drivers finish in the Sprint Race determines where they start on the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
The top eight drivers score points in the Sprint Race – from eight down to one. That means a driver can now collect a maximum of 34 points from a Grand Prix weekend.
F1 FAQ for 2022
Some of these questions might seem crazy, but they do get asked a lot. So here goes:
Is F1 rigged?
No, F1 is absolutely not rigged. Teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year to compete at the top. So Formula 1 betting is completely legit.
Can you bet on F1?
Absolutely, see above. The drivers and constructors F1 odds are the tip of the iceberg. There are a ton of prop bets available for each and every race too. For example which driver will leave the race first, and which one will drive the fastest lap. You can have a number of wagers to increase excitement during the race. Check out our full F1 betting guide.
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Do long shots win in F1?
Not very often, but yes it can absolutely happen. Pierre Gasly was around +150000 when he claimed an astonishing victory at the Italian Grand Prix in 2020.
Is F1 still dangerous?
F1 remains extremely dangerous, despite incredible advances in safety.
Only one F1 driver has died in the last 27 years (Jules Bianchi sadly perishing after spending nine months in a coma following a horrible accident in Japan in October 2014). More recently Romain Grosjean somehow survived that fireball in Bahrain in 2020.
So yes, while safety has improved a ton in recent years, the dangers remain very very real.
Just because these incredible drivers make it look ridiculously easy for the most part, doesn’t mean that it is.
What does F1 mean?
F1 is short for Formula 1 – the highest class of single-seater racing sanctioned by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile). There is also an F2 – a lower class – which drivers often race in before graduating to F1.
How does points scoring work in F1?
Drivers score points according to their finishing position in the race:
- 1st: 25 points
- 2nd: 18 points
- 3rd: 15 points
- 4th : 12 points
- 5th: 10 points
- 6th: 8 points
- 7th: 6 points
- 8th: 4 points
- 9th: 2 points
- 10th: 1 point
- The driver recording the fastest lap of the race gets a bonus point.
How does F1 qualifying work?
Qualifying takes place over three short sessions on the Saturday afternoon of each race weekend. Drivers are ordered based on their fastest one lap in each session.
Qualifying Session 1: All 20 drivers compete. The fastest 15 go through to Q2. The slowest 5 go out.
Qualifying Session 2: The remaining 15 drivers compete. The top 10 go through to Q3. The slowest 5 go out.
Qualifying Session 3: The remaining 10 drivers compete for the first 10 positions on the grid for Sunday’s race. The fastest takes pole position.