The pack will probably be trying to chase down Max Verstappen because the F1 motion swings to Saudi Arabia and the Jeddah Avenue Circuit this weekend.
Pink Bull’s Dutch star dominated the sphere on day one as he strolled to success in Bahrain, although the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix could show harder.
Resulting from its tight and twisting nature, the Jeddah Avenue Circuit ought to see a a lot nearer battle this time round, particularly as we noticed Verstappen and rival Charles Leclerc battle it out to the very finish right here final season.
Components One followers will probably be hoping for extra of the identical on Sunday.
Forward of the motion getting underway, The Sporting Information dives by the entire odds to provide the finest bets and suggestions for the upcoming 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
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F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 odds to win
As anticipated, two-time world champion Max Verstappen has been heavy favorite to win the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix by the bookmakers following his spectacular victory final day out.
His closest competitor comes within the type of Pink Bull teammate Sergio Perez, who, after a stable P2 end on week one, will probably be trying to go one higher right here round Jeddah’s winding circuit.
Regardless of his DNF in Bahrain, Charles Leclerc was fancied forward of Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso this weekend however given the Ferrari driver’s ten-place grid penalty, his odds have now drifted. It is also dangerous information for Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, who’re thought of rank-outsiders right here.
Odds through BetMGM (USA), Sports activities Interplay (Canada), SkyBet (UK), Neds (Australia) and Dafabet (India). Odds right as of March 15.
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F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: Finest guess
Choose: Sergio Perez to win the Grand Prix — market with out Max Verstappen
Odds: +150 (BetMGM)
Whereas we expect Verstappen is primed for extra success right here in Saudi Arabia, his teammate Perez gave an incredible account of himself final day out in Bahrain as he took P2.
Granted, the Mexican driver conceded a sizeable hole to Verstappen within the last standings however in the identical measure, he equally completed a heathy chunk of time forward of Aston Martin’s Alonso in P3.
Ferrari’s Leclerc will probably be hoping to show extra of a nuisance this weekend and will scupper this guess if his automobile’s reliability improves, however, at current, that Pink Bull package deal appears miles forward of its rivals and as such, Perez ought to be proper up there once more in Jeddah.
F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: Prop guess
Choose: Carlos Sainz to complete on the rostrum
Odds: +175 (BetMGM)
We did initially have Charles Leclerc as our most well-liked choose to take a podium spot on the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix however given he has obtained a ten-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race following his DNF two weekends in the past, we’re now opting to pick teammate Carlos Sainz as a substitute.
This choose arguably is not as assured because the earlier one, particularly as Sainz struggled for tempo final day out in Bahrain, however even nonetheless, we really feel that Ferrari will reply with a greater weekend right here.
So as to add, the Spaniard additionally took P3 round Jeddah final season which ought to improve his probabilities of managing the identical once more this time round plus Aston Martin are anticipated to battle a bit extra round this specific observe.
If you happen to nonetheless fancy Leclerc to return by the pack and take a high three end, he is now priced at +250 with BetMGM.
F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: Flier guess
Choose: Each Alpine drivers to take factors
Odds: 9/4 (SkyBet)
Though it proved to be a bitterly disappointing opening race of the season for Esteban Ocon who took three time penalties final weekend, new teammate Pierre Gasly shone to complete P9 regardless of beginning the race in final place.
That drive from P20 not solely showcased Gasly’s capability however it additionally highlighted how fast that Alpine automobile is in a straight line. Consequently, extra success for the French workforce could possibly be seemingly in Jeddah particularly with Aston Martin more likely to stutter at this observe given their automobile’s design. Mercedes’ poor opening race of the season may additionally open up extra positions on the ultimate grid for Alpine.
As for the drivers themselves, Ocon and Gasly have taken factors finishes three out of 4 occasions between them in Jeddah. That included a surprising P6 end final season for Ocon, who’ll be determined for extra of the identical in 2023 to get his World Drivers’ Championship marketing campaign up and operating.