Can Anyone Catch Red Bull?
Last week’s race in Austria provided viewers with an excellent race, and the fight in the Constructors Championship is beginning to heat up. Red Bull showed its dominance in the early season, but Ferrari has won the last two race weekends. Mercedes is also in the hunt as they have found a podium the last three race weekends as well. Can Red Bull find success this weekend at the French Grand Prix?
Red Bull Looking to Get Back in Win Column
Red Bull has one of the strongest driver lineups, featuring last year’s world champion Max Verstappen and 11-year veteran Sergio Perez.
Verstappen is in first place with 208 points and Perez sits in third place with 151. Red Bull had its issues earlier this season, but they have proven they are the fastest team on the grid as they sit in first place in the Constructors Standings with 359 points.
But, Red Bull has failed to win in the last two Grand Prix races in Britain and in Austria. They have only had one driver sit on the podium in consecutive weeks, so perhaps Ferrari is finally finding its full potential.
Can Ferrari Win Three in a Row
Ferrari also has a very strong but younger driver lineup between Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. Leclerc is hot on Verstappen’s tail for second place in the standings with 170 points, and Sainz sits in fourth place with 133 points.
Ferrari has also looked very quick, but they had loads of reliability issues in the early season. Recently, the car has looked mighty quick as they have found back-to-back wins in Britain and in Austria. They are not far behind Red Bull and a win in France would give them massive momentum.
Ferrari sits in second place behind Red Bull with 303 points. Ferrari really needs to have a good race weekend to close the gap.
Mercedes Eyes Fourth Straight Podium
Mercedes is having a very rough season based on its own standards. After winning the Constructors Championship last season, they are in third place in the standings. Lewis Hamilton definitely started the new season off on the wrong foot compared to George Russell.
Mercedes has lacked pace all season, but they have seemed to find it recently as Hamilton looks much more comfortable in the car and has scored three podiums in a row.
Mercedes is third in the standings with 237 points. Before betting on F1 odds today, keep in mind that Mercedes has zero wins but has scored three consecutive podiums
French Grand Prix Information
- Race: French Grand Prix
- Location: Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France
- Day/Time: Sunday, July 24, 9 a.m. EDT
- French Grand Prix Live stream: Formula1.com
Championship Betting Odds
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French Grand Prix Prediction?
If you’re going to bet online, be aware the Constructors Championship is getting very close between Red Bull and Ferrari. Mercedes appears to be out of the race. Verstappen has been one of the best drivers on the grid, but Leclerc is not far behind.
The French Grand Prix should be a very good race, but it is usually one of the more boring races of the season. There are usually not many overtaken on this track, but there are several long straights.
Red Bull overall has the better car this season, and, just like the sportsbooks, they are the pick to win.