F1 Austrian Grand Prix Odds: Max Verstappen In Range To Bet As Favorite?

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Written By Evan Scrimshaw | Last Updated
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After an exciting Spanish Grand Prix that saw overtakes up and down the field, F1 betting is now available at the best sports betting sites for Austrian Grand Prix odds. With Austria’s Red Bull Ring lined up for the third Sprint Race of the season, the field hasn’t been closer in years. Four teams are fighting for podiums, and this could be the continuation of a very exciting fight at the front. Austrian Grand Prix odds are an exciting way to get in on the action.

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F1 Austrian Grand Prix Odds

To Win The Race Odds

2022 saw a different winner of the Sprint race compared to the Grand Prix, and that seems likely again. I’m waiting until after the Sprint race to lock these bets in, but I still have faith in Max Verstappen, mostly because he’s yet to fail me. The Red Bull driver has the most wins and the most points ever scored at the Red Bull Ring. He’s not had the fastest car since Miami and still has three wins, including two without pole position. His ability to manage a race is ridiculously impressive, and he’s showing that ability even without a car that’s cut above the rest.

In Spain, Max caught George Russell after merely a lap behind the Mercedes driver, while Lando couldn’t get George until he pit after a dozen laps of effort. The gap that Verstappen pulled while Lando struggled is why Max won the race. He’s just a significantly better driver than Lando, and that is much more likely to manifest over 70 laps than 24.

Podium Finish Odds

I’m gonna go back to George Russell here, even though the Mercedes won’t be too good here. It’s projected to be a wet weekend, and George has usually been very good in wet conditions. His front-row start in Belgium 2021 and his wet-to-dry Russia 2021 3rd place – both in a backmarker Williams – show he can handle variable conditions incredibly well. And if it is dry, even then, Mercedes are competitive for a podium, as the last two weeks have shown.

George was out-qualified by Lewis Hamilton last week, but two milliseconds doesn’t change the fact that Russell has been the better Merc driver this year. Ferrari is the other threat, but the fact is that Charles Leclerc couldn’t get George last week for fourth place. That’s concerning, especially when you realize George was on an incredibly suboptimal strategy. The Ferraris were good in Austria last year, and Charles won here in 2022, but until Ferrari fixes their qualifying troubles – which is unlikely in a week with only one practice session – they’re likely in trouble.

Top-10 Finish (Points) Odds

Pierre Gasly has made Q3 and scored points in three straight weekends. The Alpine driver managed to beat his teammate handily despite driving the heavier chassis. With Gasly responding better to the upgraded Alpine compared to the beginning of the season’s tractor, he’s an auto bet for points.

Williams should be closer to the points this week after an expected terrible performance in Spain. George Russell managed a P11 and a Q3 appearance in 2021 here, while Alex Albon has come 12th and 11th in two trips in a Williams. It’s unlikely the team can get points, but Albon is a driver to look to bet on against Haas, Visa Cash App RB, and Sauber drivers this weekend.

Austrian Grand Prix Odds Sprint

With a Sprint weekend, there are two sets of qualifying and two races to bet on. Sprint qualifying and normal qualifying don’t often have much of a relationship with each other. In Miami, Daniel Ricciardo qualified fourth in sprint qualifying before coming 17th in race qualifying. Betting on unexpected outcomes in sprint qualifying seems to happen more often than in race qualifying. Logan Sargeant outqualified Alex Albon for the only time ever in Miami sprint qualifying.

More broadly, the Sprint race format does lend itself to one team, and that’s McLaren. McLaren is incredibly good at lighting up their tires easily, which is key for getting through the medium-tire SQ1 and SQ2 sessions. The McLaren can get a lot out of a set of tires, as Lando Norris’ long stints at the Spanish Grand Prix show. But most importantly Lando’s got the fastest car. Since Miami, McLaren has been, at worst, the co-fastest car every weekend. Lando has two sprint poles in the last 3 Sprint weekends going back to 2023. And unlike in Brazil and China, he finally has a car that’s equal to Max.

Oscar Piastri is also a good bet for Sprint success. The other McLaren driver botched his final run in qualifying last week, meaning he started the race in 9th. That bad performance is leaving people with a bad taste in their mouths, and creating an overreaction. Piastri’s a solid driver who struggles to maintain a solid single-lap pace over a long run. In a sprint race, where tire management matters less, Piastri’s well suited.

McLaren to get Sprint Pole, McLaren to win the Sprint Race, and Oscar Piastri top three in both Sprint Qualifying and the Sprint Race are bets I’m making this week.

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