The Red Bull team has been leading since Imola when the Ferrari team had a problem, and it seems like the issue is not going away soon, given that the Mercedes team is within touching distance. In that case, we might see the team fall to third place before the year runs out. Therefore, it looks like the start of the season burst for the Ferrari team is dying out. Charles Leclerc was leading the championship up until May. However, he has dropped to third on the log with the two Red Bull drivers leading the fray.
The F1 Canada 2022 Grand Prix will occur at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. It has a circuit of 4,361 meters with 70 laps. We will be looking at how the teams would prepare to race against each other. So, let’s look at the latest news, reports, stats, and more for the Canadian Grand Prix as we gear up for the race up north.
Canadian Grand Prix 2022 Betting Picks
The Formula 1 Championship has been incredible since the turn of the year, and we’ve seen some epic moments. The year started on a bad note for the Red Bull guys, while Ferrari was on a roll. As a result, it looked like it was Charles Leclerc and Ferrari’s year, with many sportsbooks backing the Monacan to win the championship.
However, the championship has had many turns of events, making the dream of seeing Leclerc win his first title seemingly farther than usual. Max Verstappen has looked unstoppable with Sergio Perez right at the back of his teammate. Max and Perez have been dominating since Imola, with both having six wins between them.
As we prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix, here are our top three picks for the competition. Let’s get into it.
Max Verstappen -120
The last few races have seen a shocking turn of events for Max Verstappen as he has gone ahead in the standings after suffering two DNFs in the first three races. It has been an incredible run, and since his last DNF, he has won four races and came 3rd in one. As a result, his F1 odds have changed significantly.
With the race going to Canada for the first time since 2019, no thanks to the pandemic, we expect some exciting maneuvers and strategies. Following Verstappen’s recent run of form, it looks like number five in six races for the Dutch Red Bull drivers. Even though he is not as dominant as Leclerc in the qualifying races, he is consistent when it truly matters.
Sergio Perez +275
Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez is following Verstappen in the top picks and sitting number two on the leaderboard. He is currently one of the stand-out stars this year, and even though his teammate continues to lead, Perez has an impressive form. As a result, he earns the second spot here.
So far, his best race was in Monaco, where he won the race in Monaco, despite starting the race on the 3rd Grid. Therefore, going into Canada, we might see the Mexican take his second win of the year, and undoubtedly, we believe he is worth a shout leading up to the race.
Charles Leclerc +333
The season started on a solid note for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari as they were in blazing form with Red Bull struggling. However, what started as a few bumps has become a full-blown problem as Leclerc struggles to keep up. Undoubtedly, it is becoming a season where we might see Leclerc fall deeper down the log.
Even though he is one of the top F1 picks, given his record this season and Mercedes have their issues, it is a struggle to see how Leclerc can snatch the win in Canada. There is no doubt that he is the best single-lap racer in this F1 season, but lacking the race pace to match has reduced his chances of winning when it matters.
Canadian Grand Prix 2022 Betting Trends
- Among active drivers, Lewis Hamilton has the most wins at the Canadian Grand Prix.
- Ferrari is the leading car with the most wins in Montreal with 11.
- Drivers in Grid 1 have the most wins at the Canadian Grand Prix with a 47.5% win rate.
- Hamilton has the most poles in Canada with six, and Ferrari and McLaren currently have eight pole wins.
- In the three previous races, Lewis Hamilton got the pole and victory.
- Lewis Hamilton won the last race at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Canadian Grand Prix 2022 Betting Pick and Predictions
With the stage for the race in Canada set for this weekend, Max would want to continue his impressive form. However, we’ve been seeing Hamilton improve in the last few races and be the defending champion; he might just pull a major turnaround. But, with Red Bull’s incredible machine and Max’s driving skills, the safe bet is the Dutch.
As a result, our pick for the race in Canada is Max Verstappen, with an F1 betting odds of -120. However, our pick to win the qualifying round is Charles Leclerc, and to make the podium; we would go for Max, Perez, and Leclerc.