History at Dutch GP?
The Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix returns for the second straight yet — just the second time since 1985. The race was a staple from 1950-1985 returned last year for the first time since ‘85. Dutch driver Max Verstappen is the defending champion and hopes to become the eighth man, and first Dutch driver, to win the race more than once. Verstappen currently has a 93-point lead in the Championship and appears to be a lock for his second straight world title.
Red Bull Running Away with Team Lead
The Austrian-based Red Bull team is currently 118 points ahead of Ferrari for the Constructors Championship and has been extending that lead in pretty much every race since April. Verstappen is in first place in the individual standings, 93 points ahead of teammate Sergio Perez. Red Bull’s drivers both sit ahead of the Ferraris, and it seems like Red Bull has locked up both the individual and Constructors championships, with both sitting as -3300 favorites on most sportsbooks.
There are still eight races to go, but Verstappen and Red Bull could both clinch titles in the next five or six races. Verstappen has won nine of 14 races this year and will be looking to dominate his home country’s Grand Prix. If Verstappen can win five of the remaining eight races, he will break the record for most wins in a single season in Formula One history. The current record is 13 wins, held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
Mercedes, Ferrari Fighting for Second
If you looked at the standings at the end of the Miami Grand Prix, you would have been crazy to predict that Mercedes and Ferrari would be fighting for second place in the Constructors Championship. Yes, these two teams were in the top three, but Ferrari appeared to be fighting for first while Mercedes appeared to be holding off the teams behind for third.
Since then, Ferrari has had chronic reliability issues and Mercedes has improved their car. The Silver Arrows look almost back to form, and Lewis Hamilton had finished on the podium in five straight races before crashing on the first lap in Belgium. His teammate, George Russell, has finished all but one race in the top five. Ferrari now holds only a 41-point lead over their German rival and will have to show up strong at Zandvoort to extend their lead and fend off Mercedes. The F1 odds have Ferrari as a +225 underdog to win this race while the Las Vegas F1 Odds have Mercedes as a huge +700 underdog to win their first race of this season.
Formula One 2022 Individual Driver Stats
- Max Verstappen– Nine wins, 11 podiums, 12 top fives, 12 top 10s, two DNFs.
- Charles Leclerc– Three wins, five podiums, eight top fives, 11 top 10s, three DNFs.
- Sergio Perez– One win, seven podiums, 11 top fives, 11 top 10s, three DNFs.
- Carlos Sainz– One win, six podiums, 10 top fives, 10 top 10s, four DNFs.
- George Russell– Zero wins, five podiums, 13 top fives, 13 top 10s, one DNF.
- Lewis Hamilton– Zero wins, six podiums, nine top fives, 12 top 10s, one DNF.
- Lando Norris– Zero wins, one podium, two top fives, 10 top 10s, one DNF.
Formula One 2022 Dutch Grand Prix Information
- Race: 2022 Formula One Dutch Grand Prix
- Location: Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands
- Day/Time: Sunday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. EST
- F1 Dutch Grand Prix Live stream: Formula1.com
Formula One Dutch GP Betting Odds
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Formula One Dutch Grand Prix Betting Prediction
This season has been highlighted by dominant performances from Red Bull and Verstappen, and I expect it to happen again this weekend in the Netherlands. Verstappen will cruise to yet another race win at his home track and will extend his lead further over Perez and Charles Leclerc. Verstappen is an F1 betting odds favorite this weekend at -175.
Any line less than -200 for Verstappen is a good bet. He’s won nine of 14 races this year, including eight of the last 11, and has won three straight. The Red Bull car looks better than ever and is on pace to be dominant again this weekend. Another strong bet is for Perez to make the podium at -150 betting odds.
The Red Bull car is so fantastic and both drivers have been so consistent that I expect both of them to end on the podium this weekend. Perez has finished in the top three in half the races this year, and with the new and improved Red Bull, I don’t see why it won’t happen again this week. My F1 betting picks for this weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix are Verstappen to win (-175) and Perez to the podium (-150).