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2022 Drivers Championship Overview

By Rex

After last season’s turbulent championship race, which saw Verstappen winning his first Drivers’ title in a controversial fashion in the last race of the season, the latest campaign introduced updates and an all-new car to make things more exciting.

The 2022 Formula 1 season takes form with its endless supply of highs, lows, and classic moments. With ten races to go, we’re past the halfway point of the calendar with major points swinging between Red Bull and Ferrari in the championship hunt. With that, Nitrobetting gets you the lowdown on the current Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship standings.

2022 Drivers Championship Betting Overview

READ MORE: 2022 Constructors’ Championship Overview

Topping this list is defending championship Max Verstappen, who scored 233 points in total after his French Grand Prix victory. The Belgian-Dutch driver is a (-500) favorite to win the Drivers’ Championship this season. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez (+10000) sits in third place with 163 points.

Trailing Verstappen is Scuderia’s Charles Leclerc, who suffered an unfortunate accident in their recent skirmish. This third DNF cost the Monegasque crucial points to stay in the title fight. With all the woes Ferrari is going through this season, Leclerc is on a tighter timetable to close the deficit. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old is a (+400) favorite to get the title.

Carlos Sainz is arguably the unluckiest driver on the grid this season. But, the Spaniard keeps his head down and snatched third place in the drivers’ standings with 163 points. He is a (+6600) sleeper pick to win this year’s title, but a crucial component of Ferrari’s hunt for the Constructors’ award.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton struggles to keep up with Red Bull and Ferrari since the new generation of cars. But with all of the development demands and efforts of Mercedes, he managed to score 127 points and a P2 finish at Circuit Paul Ricard last weekend. He is a (+4000) Drivers’ Championship sleeper pick at the time of writing.

Here’s a more detailed look at the 2022 F1 Drivers’ Championship table:

Position Driver Team Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 233
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 170
3 Sergio Perez Red Bull 163
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 144
5 George Russell Mercedes 143
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 127
7 Lando Norris McLaren 70
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine 56
9 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 46
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine 37
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas 22
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 19
13 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 16
14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 15
15 Mick Schumacher Haas 12
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 11
17 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 5
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 4
19 Alexander Albon Williams 3
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0

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