BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 12: The race winners trophies of Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing, second place of Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing and constructors trophy of Red Bull Racing are pictured in the Pitlane after the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 12, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Canadian Grand Prix F1 Betting: Hard to look past Verstappen

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 12: The race winners trophies of Max Verstappen is always a good bet betting

Provided by – the #1 online betting comparison site. It couldn’t have gone worse for Ferrari in Baku on Sunday as a double DNF coupled with a Red Bull 1-2 saw the gap at the top of the Formula 1 Constructors Championship stretch to 80 points.

The Milton Keynes-based outfit is now 1/3 to win the title and the reigning Drivers’ Champion Verstappen is the same price in the individual market.

Charles Leclerc is still considered the biggest threat to Verstappen at 10/3 even though Sergio Perez (12/1) is currently in second place on 129 points – just 21 behind his teammate.

The Monegasque driver has 116 points and – like fellow Ferrari man Carlos Sainz – he can point to a lot of bad luck and reliability issues as the main source of his woes.

Those problems at Ferrari mean that Verstappen is as short as 5/6 to win the Canadian Grand Prix and Perez joins Leclerc as co-second favourite at 3/1.

Perez always looks a good bet and on course for another potential victory last weekend

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The Mexican overtook Leclerc into turn one to take the lead, but after not pitting under the virtual safety car and suffering with traction thereafter, the opportunity slipped away.

The Mexican does still appear to have found some extra pace and certainly justifies the short price to win in Montreal.

BetTarget, one of the better new betting sites according to this BetTarget review by Bookies Bonuses, has Leclerc at 13/20 for pole position but it’s results on Sunday, not Saturday, that have been troubling the 24-year-old.

Sainz, meanwhile, is still searching for his first triumph in F1 and it is hard to envisage that this weekend, in truth, hence the 16/1 odds on such an outcome.

Even the 13/8 odds on the Spaniard taking a spot on the podium aren’t particularly appealing given the wide range of problems that he and his team have suffered from this term.

George Russell’s nickname of Mr Saturday has seemingly been scrapped and the Brit is now known as Mr Consistency as he continued his run of top five finishes on Sunday with a comfortable third-place despite the porposing.

Mercedes in a position where they can’t catch the top two teams on pure pace

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However the reigning F1 World Champions are clearly the best of the rest, and whenever Red Bull or Ferrari have problems, they are in position to pick up the scraps hence a good and safe bet.

It would take something similar for Russell to end up in the top three again, and you can back him at 3/1 to do so.

Lewis Hamilton hasn’t had things go his way so far in 2022 but his drive couldn’t have been faulted on Sunday as he made up several places despite a bad back to finish fourth.

He is 7/2 to follow that up with a podium at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – the scene of his first ever win in the sport.

One interesting market is Both Cars to be Classified, for which Ferrari are 2/1 for ‘No’. That bet would have landed in four of the eight races so far, so that price might be a touch big.

Mercedes actually have the longest odds for ‘No’ in that market at 3/1, which is testament to their reliability but they would perhaps trade some of that for a bit of extra pace. Remember to always bet responsibly.