Coming off the United States GP, the Formula 1 tour continues as the drivers head south while staying in the Western Hemisphere. Here, we’ll break down the betting odds for the Mexican GP. Who will emerge victorious? Formula 1 betting isn’t easy, but our info and analysis can surely help before you place a wager.
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 14:00
Track: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
When first looking to break down the odds for the Mexican GP, one must look at the track. The race will take place at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The track is named after Ricardo Rodriguez, a driver who died in a practice round prior to the 1962 Mexican GP.
The 2.64-mile (4.30 km) track has played host to the Mexican GP in multiple stints and started hosting the event once again in 2015. There are 17 turns with a pair of good straightaways. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record at this track, running a 1:17.774 in 2021 in a Mercedes W12.
Drivers will race 305.34 km (189.738 miles) over 71 laps. Jim Clark and Max Verstappen are tied for the record with three wins, likely boosting his betting odds for the Mexican GP this time around.
Last Time Out
It was last year in this race we saw the record for fastest lap broken, and it surprisingly wasn’t by Verstappen. Prior to setting the record, Bottas had an even better time in qualifying, posting a 1:15.875 lap time to earn him the pole position.
Bottas’ position in first didn’t last long, as Verstappen passed him in the first corner. It turned into a heart-breaker of a day for Bottas, as Daniel Ricciardo hit him from behind in the next turn, a move that forced both cars to the back of the field.
Verstappen led laps 1-33 before having to pit, temporarily giving way to Sergio Perez. Perez became the first Mexican driver to lead the Mexican GP from laps 34-39. From there, Verstappen re-took the lead, one he wouldn’t relinquish on his way to a win. Perez placed third, becoming the first countryman to place at the Mexican GP.
Who’s the Favorite?
It should come to the surprise of nobody to see Verstappen favored among the betting odds for the Mexican GP. As just mentioned, he’s tied for the most wins at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He has the opportunity to stand alone historically with a win. A win would mark the second time he’s repeated as victor of the race, as he won back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018.
Verstappen comes in as the favorite at -175. Verstappen has held a stranglehold on F1. He’s already won the championship for this season and is the favorite going into next year as well.
Who Stands a Chance?
After Verstappen, there’s two drivers tied among the betting odds for the Mexican GP: Charles Leclerc and Perez at +450. Leclerc placed fifth in last year’s race. There’s always a chance, but the oddsmakers certainly like Verstappen to earn his 14th victory of the season.
Since Verstappen already has the championship wrapped up according to the F1 standings 2022, Perez and Leclerc are essentially just battling for second at this point. Perez leads by two points.
At +1200 enters Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz. Hamilton finished second last season while Sainz finished sixth.Follow us on Twitter