Formula One 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
The Azerbaijan GP takes place each year at the extraordinary Baku street circuit. Last year Sergio Perez won the race, but currently, the F1 online betting odds have Max Verstappen as the favorite at +110. Charles Leclerc is a slight underdog at +175, with Sergio Perez coming in around +550
Lewis Hamilton is +2800 to win the Azerbaijan GP this year, according to Bet US, which is a great line. Hamilton is unlikely to win this race, but the best driver of all time at +2800 is a good line due to the unpredictability of this sport. For all the best F1 betting lines, be sure to use Bet US Sportsbook.
Verstappen and Red Bull Look To Extend Lead
Verstappen took a slightly disappointing third place last weekend in Monaco. As a team, Red Bull has extended their lead on Ferrari by more than 35 points and hopes to continue extending that lead this weekend in Baku. Thanks to Perez’s spectacular performance in Monaco, Red Bull has a more comfortable lead than expected.
Now Verstappen will look to hop back on his horse and win his first Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Baku has only played host to four races in its short F1 career, but it has always shown to be a wild and exciting circuit. Verstappen had a tire failure on lap 45 of last year’s Azerbaijan GP but still walked away with the fastest lap, showing he can race well on this track. Verstappen’s betting odds are currently +110 for online sports betting.
Leclerc and Ferrari Need To Bounce Back
Leclerc is only nine points back from Verstappen for the Championship lead, but he needs to step up if he expects to win the Drivers Championship. Leclerc has been great all season, but two of his three worst race results this year have come in the past two races. Leclerc and Ferrari need to focus on bringing home a victory in Baku if they expect to have a shot at either championship trophy.
2022 F1 Head-to-Head Results and Analysis
This season has been spectacular, and last week, we got only our third different race winner of the season. Perez took home the victory in Monaco after some weather changes and was able to hold his lead for his third-ever Formula 1 victory. Checo also won the Azerbaijan GP last season, so he could try to win his first-ever back-to-back races this weekend.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Mercedes’ George Russell are in a tight battle for fifth place in the standings. Russell currently leads by one point with 84 to Sainz’s 83. Although these two may not compete for the first-place finish in Baku, they very easily could be fighting for a podium position by the end of the race. The F1 betting odds at Bet US Sportsbook have Sainz +125 to Podium and Russell +250 to Podium.
Formula One Azerbaijan GP Information
- Game: Formula One 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
- Location: Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Day/Time: Sunday, June 12, 7: am EST
- Azerbaijan Grand Prix Live Stream: Formula1.com
Formula One Azerbaijan GP Betting Odds
- Max Verstappen: +110
- Charles Leclerc: +175
- Sergio Perez: +550
- Carlos Sainz: +900
- George Russell: +2200
- Lewis Hamilton: +2800
- Lando Norris: +10000
- Valteri Bottas: +15000
- Fernando Alonso: +25000
- Pierre Gasly: +30000
- Daniel Ricciardo: +35000
Who Will Win Azerbaijan GP?
Verstappen is the boring bet, but he’s also the smart bet. Verstappen is a great driver, but more than that, he’s a vicious competitor. He wants to be able to say he’s won every Grand Prix on the schedule and wants to show he’s the best driver in the world. Therefore I expect him to start in Pole Position and win the race from the front of the pack.
He is the favorite according to the BET US F1 betting lines at +110. Any day you can get Verstappen at plus-money is a good day. Despite the unpredictability of the sport, Verstappen is consistently dominant and has finished in the top three in every race that he’s finished this year. I expect him to seek revenge for a brutal DNF at Baku last year and win the race this weekend.