With Max Verstappen counting races until he can claim another World Championship, the rest of the grid continues its development wars, and the battle beneath Verstappen’s crushing brilliance is getting more competitive. As things get more competitive, there are more opportunities for betting value on Grand Prix weekends.
Insiders Betting Digest’s motorsports team has been on top of every session, assembling its F1 Power Rankings considering the drivers’ performance, the team’s development pattern, and creating winning bets from on-track performance.
Betting Odds to Win the F1 Drivers World Championship 2023
With a majority of the F1 schedule remaining, Max Verstappen’s Championship lead is almost insurmountable. As such, you won’t find many Verstappen to win the F1 Drivers Championship betting lines available. However, we are focusing on two F1 2023 odds from futures betting lines.
Here are the odds to win the Championship in a Verstappen-less F1:
|Driver (Team)||Odds to win Without Verstappen|
|Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)||+5000|
|George Russell (Mercedes)||+10000|
|Sergio Pérez (Red Bull)||-200|
|Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)||+500|
|Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)||+6600|
Max Verstappen Special – Over/Under
There can only be one driver who sits atop our F1 Power Rankings, and the soon-to-be three-time World Champion receives his own betting spotlight.
|Verstappen Race Wins||Odds|
|Over 20+ Races||+450|
|Over 19+ Races||+130|
|Over 18+ Races||-250|
Current Drivers Standings
Here are the current Drivers F1 standings:
|Max Verstappen (Red Bull)||255|
|Sergio Pérez (Red Bull)||156|
|Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)||137|
|Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)||121|
|Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)||83|
|Geroge Russell (Mercedes)||82|
|Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)||74|
|Lando Norris (McLaren)||42|
F1 2023 Power Rankings
No. 1 Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing
Soon-to-be three-time Drivers’ World Champion Max Verstappen rightfully and justly sits atop all F1 Power Rankings you’ll find. Verstappen’s having an incredible season of dominance, having won six consecutive races and eight total on the season while finishing second in the two races he didn’t win.
Max and his Rb-19 have claimed seven pole positions this season, including the last five pole positions, and sweeping Austria’s Sprint weekend.
Number 1 will remain the one for the foreseeable future. And we’re taking him to win over 18 races this season (-250).
No. 2 Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso is second in our rankings, and it’s due to consistency. Alonso has been the driver most likely to win tragedy befell the RB-19 up to this point in the season and has finished in the top six in eight of ten races this season, including six podium finishes.
However, the development war rages on, and the pack is catching the AMR-23, threatening Alonso’s position at the front of the grid.
No. 3 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
The third of three World Champions headline our F1 Power Rankings, as Hamilton and the W-14 continue to land solid results. Hamilton has three podiums in the last four races, and nine top-six finishes this season.
No. 4 Lando Norris – McLaren
When the actual MCL-60 debuted in Austria, Norris had already landed an off-the-pace McLaren into Q3 four times while landing three top-ten finishes.
Norris is special, and with a competitive MCL-60, he’ll likely improve on his five top-ten finishes this season, cracking the top six as he’s done in the last two races.
No. 5 Sergio Pérez – Red Bull Racing
While Pérez has two race wins, five podiums, and nine top-six finishes this season, he should be more second than he currently is, considering he’s in the sister car to the World Championship winner.
Moreover, Pérez has missed Q3 in five straight races, only making it four times this year: the same Q3 appearances as Williams’ Alex Albon and two fewer than Norris.
No. 6 Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
Sainz has the better results of the two Ferraris this season, with seven top-six finishes, but is losing the qualifying head-to-head to Leclerc 6-4.
No. 7 – Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
A tough year in the SF-23, Leclerc only has four top-six finishes this season but is always a threat to capture the pole position.