F1 odds: Verstappen a title lock, all bets are off

F1 Odds

There are very few scenarios right now, bar starting P20 at Monaco, where the F1 odds do not appear to favor Max Verstappen. Monza on Sunday was no different.

The level of Verstappen’s dominance in 2022 is complete – his victory from P7 in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix was just another example. It was his 11th success of a season that will soon deliver his second world drivers’ championship. The Dutchman has no peers right now.

Even though he started six places behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc thanks to a grid penalty, Max roared to a comfortable success in Italy to wreck the dreams of the adoring Tifosi.

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Now Verstappen stands on the bring of a second consecutive title, it is just a matter of when. It could come as early as Singapore on Sunday October 2.

F1 is rising in popularity here all the time, thanks largely to that hit Netflix show ‘Drive To Survive’. We will also get three U.S. races in F1 next year – in Austin, Miami AND Las Vegas for the first time. Despite the growth in interest, it is still a tough task to rival NASCAR in its own backyard.

Here is all you need to know about the F1 odds in 2022.

Next F1 Race: Singapore Grand Prix Odds

No surprises that Verstappen is a dominant -250 favorite for that race in Singapore on the first weekend of October. Leclerc is a distant second best at +450 with his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz next at +1000.

Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez come next on +1600 with George Russell on +1800, but in reality this is a one-horse race.

Lights out on Sunday October 2 is at 8am Eastern/5am Pacific with the live stream available on ESPN.

Latest odds for the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix are:

  • -250 Max Verstappen (Widely available)
  • +450 Charles Leclerc (Widely available)
  • +1000 Carlos Sainz (bet365)
  • +1600 Lewis Hamilton (DraftKings)
  • +1600 Sergio Perez (bet365)
  • +1800 George Russell (DraftKings, bet365)

NB: Odds correct on Monday September 12, 2022

F1 Picks & Predictions 2022: Singapore Grand Prix

We are on a hot streak with our F1 predictions after picking Verstappen to win again on Sunday at pretty nice odds (following a disappointing Friday practice for the Dutchman).

We will be back again Friday September 30 with free and expert advice for the big race in Singapore.

F1 Odds 2022: Drivers Championship

Okay, this is over – online sportsbooks have raised the white flag with Verstappen close to claiming another championship. He leads Leclerc by a huge 116 points and there is no way back for the Monegasque.

Verstappen’s second championship could become official in Singapore, so forget betting on it any more.

F1 Odds 2022 Constructors Championship

Okay this line is almost done too, with Red Bull more than 100 points clear of Ferrari. You can still bet on Red Bull, but the odds are prohibitive to say the least. You’d need to bet $20,000 to win $100…

Latest odds from Caesars following the Italian Grand Prix are:

  • -20000 Red Bull
  • +5000 Ferrari
  • +8000 Mercedes

NB: Odds correct on Monday September 12, 2022

F1 Standings 2022

Max is out of sight, almost officially…

F1 Drivers Championship after the Italian GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull335
2Charles LeclercFerrari219
3Sergio PerezRed Bull210
4George RussellMercedes203
5Carlos SainzFerrari187
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes168
7Lando NorrisMcLaren88
8Esteban OconAlpine66
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine59
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22
12Kevin MagnussenHaas22
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin20
14Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19
15Mick SchumacherHaas12
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
17Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo6
`18Lance StrollAston Martin5
19Alex AlbonWilliams4
20Nyck de VriesWilliams2

Constructors Championship after the Italian GP

Red Bull about to end that long Mercedes winning run…

1Red Bull545
6Alfa Romeo52
9Aston Martin25

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.