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Who To Bet To Win 2022 F1 World Championship 1 3
Updated June 1, 2022
We’re close to one-third of the way through the 2022 F1 racing season — and now is a perfect time to re-visit 2022 betting futures on the eventual world title-winner. For expert betting advice on who will win the 2022 F1 World Championship, you’ll want to read this. We have free betting advice for you ahead!
But before we go any further, let’s first begin with the current Vegas betting odds to win. The best sportsbooks have currently pegged the following drivers with the best chances of taking the 2022 championship:
With the Monaco Grand Prix in the books, seven F1 races have already been completed. So far, it’s been (mostly) a two-man race between the reigning world champion and a budding star. Of course, we’re talking about Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, respectively. One of the other drivers has won every single race this season (besides the most recent Monaco; which was won by Verstappen’s teammates, Sergio Perez) and by looks of the futures betting odds, top-used Vegas online sportsbooks believe that trend will continue in 2022. We wouldn’t disagree because those two drivers dominate our 2022 F1 recap.
Verstappen is currently topped in the standings with 125 points. Leclerc is not far behind with 116. But in a surprise, Perez is right on his tail in third place with 110 points (boosted by the Monaco win, no doubt). The next-closest driver is Mercedes George Russell with just 84 points.
Leclerc opened the 2022 season by winning two of the first three races. In those same two competitions he won, Verstappen also retired early with a DNF. That originally created a huge gap in the standings, but Red Bull has made it up in four straight events — three that were won by Verstappen (bringing his season victory total to four) and the other by Perez.
2022 F1 Champion Betting Pick
The 2022 F1 Champion pick is simple and on-trend with the rest of the season: Leclerc or Verstappen? Perez, despite being on both’s heels, isn’t a serious contender to win in our eyes. As the Spanish Grand Prix showed when Red Bull asked him to let Verstappen take the lead ahead of him, the Dutch driver is the focal point of that team, for better or worse, and not Perez.
Now back to Leclerc, he certainly has the talent and car to win the 2022 championship. We’ve seen his Ferrari car constantly lead the pack, but we’re just not sure the driver nor his team has the experience and/or mentality needed to win it all. Case in point what just happened in Monaco.
Leclerc, in his “home” race, looked to be on track to a first-place finish. However, that was dashed when Ferrari erroneously asked him to pit stop, only for the team to change its mind once he was in the pit lane. The indecisiveness wasted crucial seconds, dropping Leclerc from first to fourth — which he failed to make up with what little of the race remained. As Leclerc said on the team radio himself, “no words.”
Indeed it was a rookie mistake — one that we can’t envision the likes of Mercedes or Red Bull ever making, especially at the most prestigious event in the sport. This marks the second straight outing that Leclerc has had a victory snatched from him late in the race. The week before, in Barcelona, a power failure forced him to DNF while he led the race. As we said, Leclerc’s talent and advantage in the car are obvious, but the whole team’s inexperience is just as obvious.
Red Bull, on the other hand, is showing its championship mettle with spot-on strategy all-season long. That also came to light in Monaco. The team forced Verstappen and Perez into pit stops early (before Ferrari), which eventually helped them take advantage of the Leclerc miscue a few laps later. This team was able to outwit Mercedes — the gold standard in team management — a year ago so they should have no issues taking care of more error-prone Ferrari the rest of the way.
We’re hammering Verstappen’s future line and we’re doing it right now. A few more wins from Verstappen could lengthen his Formula 1 betting odds. Therefore, to persevere betting value, we’d urge you to jump on his betting line sooner rather than later.
The world title race isn’t the only F1 future you can bet on. Nope, there’s also the constructors’ championship, which alas, is also a battle between Ferrari and Red Bull. You can wager on either one (or both) of these futures at one of underneath F1 betting sites of your choosing. Any one of the bookmakers will have up-to-date lines on the bets as the season whereas on.
Of course, individual F1 races are also bet-able at the same sites. So in theory, these bookies are “one-stop shops” for F1 wagering all year long. Give ‘em a look before the next race, the Azerbaijani Grand Prix, which goes down on June 12.
Eric has had a deep love for sports since the age of 10. This love has driven him to choose a career in sports journalism, where he covered different sporting events, from high school games to professional leagues, over the course of several years. Today, Eric channels his sports passion into betting and when not sharing his betting expertise here, you can find him at a sportsbook.