The Las Vegas Grand Prix will make its Formula One debut this weekend as the drivers take to the Las Vegas Strip Circuit in Nevada. We take a look at the race from a betting angle.
Max Verstappen stormed to his 17th victory of the season when he won the São Paulo Grand Prix two weeks ago. Verstappen qualified in pole position and finished 2nd in the sprint and he was too strong on race day winning comfortably from Lando Norris who was 8 seconds back with Fernando Alonso just pipping Sergio Perez on the line for 3rd.
Verstappen now has more than double the points of his closest rival, Sergio Perez who leads Lewis Hamilton by 32 points with two Grand Prix’s remaining.
Bookmakers are still betting on will finish 2nd in the Formula One Drivers Championship with Perez 1/12 and Lewis Hamilton 6/1.
Las Vegas Grand Prix
There is obviously no track form to go on with this being the first Grand Prix to be raced in Vegas, but it promises to be a lightning fast street circuit and perhaps the biggest factor to look out for is the low temperatures expected in the night with the 10 pm start in the USA. This might help the Ferraris who have shown a lot of pace this season, but been hard on their tyres in hot conditions.
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Max Verstappen 4/11
Lando Norris 9/1
Lewis Hamilton 18/1
Sergio Perez 20/1
Charles Leclerc 20/1
Carlos Sainz 22/1
40/1 and better the balance, all prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change
Suggested Bet: Charles Leclerc win at 20/1
It is very difficult to oppose Verstappen, but fortunately we are getting big prices on his opponents due to his dominance and I am going to have a nibble that Leclerc takes to this track in his Ferrari and gets the win.
My main bet though will be on Leclerc to podium at 14/10
Suggested Bet: Charles Leclerc Podium at 14/10