In Formula 1's last race Max Verstappen won his eighth race of the year coming up from 10th in qualification and capturing the Hungarian Grand Prix checked flag. Ferrari received a lot of criticism for a horrid strategy to use hard tires on Charles Leclerc’s number 16 car, even though it was obvious in the pre-race that these tires couldn’t give the car the necessary pace to keep up. Leclerc, who’s challenging Max Verstappen for a championship, finished sixth, dropping 17 points to Verstappen in the standings.

From Hungary, the F1 World Championship heads to Staevlot, Belgium for the Belgian Grand Prix. Verstappen is the early favorite with odds at -120 per sportsbook Betway. Charles Leclerc holds the second-best odds at +275, while Lewis Hamilton is third at +600.

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Who Will Win The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix?

2022 F1 Belgian Grand Prix Odds
DriverOdds
Max Verstappen-120
Charles Leclerc+275
Lewis Hamilton+600
Carlos Sainz+800
George Russell+1000
Sergio Perez+2000
Fernando Alonso+15000
Lando Norris+15000
Daniel Ricciardo+30000
Esteban Ocon+30000

Odds as of August 21 at Betway

F1 Belgian Grand Prix Favorite: Max Verstappen (-120)

Verstappen enters the Belgian Grand Prix on top form going second, first and first in his last three races. The combined 44 points now have Vettel at the top of the F1 Championship standings with 258 points.

Verstappen is the heavy favorite to win the 2022 F1 Championship with odds at -1200 to win.

With those two wins in his last two races, Vettel now sits with eight checkered flags on the season. The next best in the F1 field is Charles Leclerc with three. That’s nearly three times more wins for the Oracle-Red Bull driver than his closest competitor.

Vettel also dominates the field in terms of podium appearances at 10. Lewis Hamilton is second in the field with six. Nearly double for Vettel.

He also won the last Belgian Grand Prix. Though that race was far from normal.

Heavy rain delays forced race officials to wait three hours before running a single-lap not behind a safety car before calling the race. A lap Verstappen won on account of being in pole position following qualification. Even Verstappen admitted it wasn’t the way you want to win a race.

At -120 our odds calculator gives Vettel a 54.55% implied odds to win the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix.

What To Look For In The Belgian Grand Prix

Unpredictable weather? This track is known for its troublesome weather. One side of the track can be bright, sunny and, more importantly, dry but another portion is wet and slippery. That makes it incredibly difficult for drivers and their teams to navigate.

There have been a few changes made to the course since 2021, specifically in the Eau Rouge and Raidillon combination. Some €20 million was spent to upgrade the track. With a number of injuries and drivers calling for safety measures to be increased, the run-off space in the infamous corner.

Belgian Grand Prix Pick To Win: Max Verstappen (-120)

He’s in absolutely blistering form at the moment. Only three times in his last 10 races has Verstappen not finished a race at the top of the podium. Those three times, he finished third (Morocco GP), seventh (British GP) and second (Austrian GP).

Over his last five races on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, he’s finished on the podium three times, winning it once (in 2021). That one win was fairly controversial of course. Technically a race needs two laps for points to be given out but the 2021 Belgian GP only had one lap with no safety car so it technically counted, even if it really shouldn’t have.

But it’s his current form mixed with the form he’s been able to display on this track that has us picking him to win the 2022 Belgian GP.

Belgian Grand Prix Prop: Top 3 Finish

2022 F1 Belgian Grand Prix Prop: Top 3 Finish
DriverOdds
Max Verstappen-400
Charles Leclerc-225
Lewis Hamilton-125
Carlos SainzEVEN
George Russell+150
Sergio Perez+175
Fernando Alonso+1600
Lando Norris+1600
Estevan Ocon+2000
Daniel Ricciardo+5000

Odds as of August 21 at Bodog

Belgian Grand Prix Prop: Top 3 Finish Picks

Verstappen (-400)
Hamilton (-125)
Norris (+1600)

Picking Verstappen and Hamilton to finish in the top three is pretty chalk, just look at their odds to finish on the podium by the end of the Belgian GP. But Landon Norris on the other hand has some long odds to finish in the top three.

Why pick him?

Go back to the 2021 Belgian GP. Not the race itself but the qualification period. Through two of the three qualification runs, Lando Norris has the fastest lap twice at 1:58.301 and 1:56.025. He qualified for the third round but wasn’t able to finish after hydroplaning into the wall thanks to significant water polling on the track and no red flag being called (when it should have).

Norris eventually finished that race in 14th after a gearbox penalty following his qualification crash. But as we’ve seen that 2021 Belgian Grand Prix was rot with controversy. Norris and his team seem to know how to run a good lap on this track, as evidenced by his qualification results in 2021, which should carry over into the 2022 Belgian GP.

The youngster hasn't done that well this year, but I’d put this race down as the second time he finishes on the podium this season. A $100 winning bet on Lando Norris finishing in the top three would net you a profit of $1,600.

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