Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz.

Jun 19, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain races in to the Senna turn during the Montreal Grand Prix at circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc lead the way in odds to win this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix
  • Strong performance last weekend has lifted Carlos Sainz Jr. among the favorites
  • Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of Sunday morning’s running of the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring

Max Verstappen will be aiming to end a decade-long victory drought in Hungary for Red Bull Racing when he returns to action at this weekend’s running of the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix as a +125 favorite in Formula 1 odds. Looking to rebound from a disastrous weekend in France, Charles Leclerc closely trails as a +150 bet, while his Ferarri teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. rounds out the top of the odds board at +650.

Here’s a look at all the odds and trends ahead of Sunday morning’s running of the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix at 9:00am ET at Hungaroring.

Odds to Win 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

Driver Odds to Win Odds to Finish Top Three Odds to Finish Top Six Odds to Finish Top 10
Max Verstappen +125 -330 -600 -700
Charles Leclerc +150 -250 -550 -550
Carlos Sainz +650 -140 -450 -550
Lewis Hamilton +1200 +110 -400 -500
Sergio Perez +1300 +145 -400 -500
George Russell +2500 +190 -400 -500
Fernando Alonso +20000 +22000 +110 -280
Lando Norris +20000 +2200 +110 -280
Daniel Ricciardo +30000 +4000 +500 -125
Esteban Ocon +30000 +3500 +300 -175
Kevin Magnussen +50000 +4500 +700 -120
Mick Schumacher +50000 +15000 +1600 +225
Valtteri Bottas +50000 +5500 +700 +105
Pierre Gasly +50000 +4500 +550 +120
Yuki Tsunoda +90000 +15000 +1600 +240
Alex Albon +90000 +20000 +3500 +380
Guanyu Zhou +90000 +25000 +4000 +330
Lance Stroll +90000 +20000 +2500 +200
Sebastian Vettel +90000 +15000 +1600 +170
Nicholas Latifi +90000 +30000 +15000 +1800

*Odds taken at DraftKings on July 26, 2022. Use this DraftKings Sportsbook promo code before betting.

What Is Going on at Ferrari?

For the third time this season, Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading the race in last weekend’s French Grand Prix. Publicly apologetic for an error that led to a crash on lap 18 that ended his day, Leclerc now lags Max Verstappen by a massive 63-point margin in the F1 Drivers Standings.

But in defense of Leclerc, his on-track errors are not the only problems plaguing Ferrari. Admittedly using cars that can keep pace with archrivals Red Bull Racing, but that are also prone to technical problems, Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. have now failed to finish on a combined seven occasions.

Of greater concern, however, are the often-inexplicable team orders being delivered midrace to Ferrari drivers on team radio. From sloppy pit stops that have resulted in penalties, which have subsequently been miscommunicated to drivers, to orders to pit that have come at the most inopportune times, Ferrari have emerged as their own worst enemy in what is quickly evolving into a season of blown opportunities.

Sainz on the Rise

Given his debacle in France, it is pretty tough to get behind Leclerc as a second favorite despite the impressive pace his car has shown. Overall, the Monaco native has reached the podium just twice since opening the season with wins in two of three races.

Conversely, Carlos Sainz has finally found his groove. A first-time F1 winner earlier this month at the British Grand Prix, Sainz clearly benefited from upgrades that forced him to start from the back of the pack last weekend, powering his way to fifth place despite battling his own team on the radio.

A third-place finisher at this event a year ago, Sainz has finished in the points in all but his first of seven appearances in Hungary. And in addition to offering enormous value as a +650 bet to take home the checkered flag, the talented Spaniard should not be overlooked as a +450 wager to be the weekend’s fastest qualifier.

Hungarian Grand Prix Recent Winners

Year Driver Margin of Victory
2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Esteban Ocon – Alpine-Renault 2.736 sec
2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 8.702 sec
2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 17.796 sec
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 17.123 sec
2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari 0.908 sec
2016 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 1.977 sec
2015 Hungarian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari 15.748 sec

Mercedes Bouncing Back

The Hungarian Grand prix could not have come at a better time for Lewis Hamilton. A seven-time winner at this event, Hamilton looks to be peaking following a second-place finish in France that marked his fourth straight trip to the podium.

Keeping pace with the frontrunners is likely to still be a challenge for Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate George Russell. However, the seven-time F1 champion is an attractive +110 bet to return to the podium. And given Russell’s continued consistent performance, the Silver Arrows should be considered a near-lock as -250 bet to produce a double top six finish.

Don’t Overlook Haas

Haas saw a stretch of two straight double points finishes snapped last weekend in France. But fans of the American F1 team should not be discouraged. Indeed, last week’s disappointment has sweetened the value in the odds on Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen.

Forced to start from the back of the pack due to penalties related to engine upgrades, Magnussen showed impressive pace before being forced to retire due to a collision with Nicholas Latifi, which should benefit him in this weekend’s race.

Schumacher looked to be on his way to another strong qualifying performance before having his best lap time of the day deleted due to track limits, leading to an early exit. However, the son of the legendary Michael Schumacher has made impressive gains over the past month. And considering that Hungary was the scene of Schumacher’s best finish a year ago, and the positive results of Magnussen’s upgrade, Haas offers intriguing value as +300 bet to produce yet another double points finish.

The Picks: Carlos Sainz Jr. to win (+650); Mercedes double top six finish (-250); Haas double points finish (+300)

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