F1 heads to Sao Paulo and the Interlagos circuit for the penultimate round of the 2022 season, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen looking to add to his tally, while rivals Ferrari and Mercedes aim for morale-boosting victories of their own. Let’s take a look at the odds ahead of the action in Brazil.
The odds at OKBET are presented in decimal form, which means that for every $1 wagered, you would win the figure represented by the odds; for example, if Verstappen is the favorite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar wagered.
The winning chances
Unsurprisingly, with the most victories in an F1 season under his belt, Verstappen is the firm favourite to win in Brazil and make it 15 wins from 21 races, comfortably ahead of Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton in the odds list.
Another victory would also keep Verstappen on track to surpass Michael Schumacher’s 72.22% overall winning percentage from any given season (13 wins from 18 in 2004).
However, given that the Sprint format is being used at Interlagos for the second year in a row, we only need to look back to last year’s event to see what’s possible, when penalized top qualifier Hamilton recovered from P20 to P1 across the 100km dash and main Grand Prix.
- 1.45 Max Verstappen
- Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc 7.00
- Sergio Perez, George Russell 13.0
- 21.0 Carlos Sainz
- Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso 301
- Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 601
- Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda, and Zhou Guanyu 901 are among those who have competed in the race.
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The chances of a podium finish
Verstappen is all but guaranteed another podium finish this weekend, with Leclerc and Hamilton also hotly tipped to add some late-season silverware to their cabinets.
Perez, Russell, and Sainz are all considered less likely podium finishers than their teammates, but the odds are much tighter than the aforementioned victory and pole stakes.
Lando Norris of McLaren is the only driver outside the top six in the standings to have claimed a podium this season, finishing third at Imola, with the odds favoring him or Alpine teammates Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon to spring a surprise.
- 1.25 Max Verstappen
- Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc 1.60
- 1.80 Sergio Perez
- 2.50 George Russell
- 3.40 Carlos Sainz
- 26.0 Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris
- 51.0 Daniel Ricciardo
- Valtteri Bottas, Pierre Gasly 81.0
- Zhou Guanyu 151, Alex Albon, Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda
- 301 Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher, and Nicholas Latifi
The chances of having the fastest lap
Verstappen currently leads the fastest lap standings with five so far this season, which means one more will earn him the DHL Fastest Lap Award for 2022.
Perez, Leclerc, and Russell each have three, which means that consecutive fastest laps from any of them in Brazil and Abu Dhabi would bring them level with Verstappen after 22 races.
- Verstappen, Max 2.25
- Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc 5.00 George Russell 6.00 Lewis Hamilton (7.00) 8.00
- Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso 67.0
- Valtteri Bottas, Esteban Ocon, Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll
What are the odds that one team will win the most points?
Although the main constructors’ prize has long been decided in Red Bull’s favor, the final two races of the season will see several exciting scraps.
Mercedes has closed to within 40 points of Ferrari in the race for second place in the standings, with 103 points still up for grabs, and the two teams cannot be separated on the betting odds this weekend.
Alpine and McLaren are separated by only seven points in their battle for fourth place, while Alfa Romeo is only four points ahead of Aston Martin in sixth place.
Then it’s all to play for…
Alpine, McLaren 151 Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri, Aston Martin, Haas 301 Red Bull 1.30 Ferrari, Mercedes 5.00