Red Bull driver Max Verstappen looks to make it two straight when he steps into his race car at the Hungaroring track in Budapest for the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Verstappen won the French Grand Prix, the last Formula One race. Is Verstappen the best bet to win on Sunday? Will Charles Leclerc make a podium appearance? Which driver presents the best underdog chance to take the checkered flag?
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Info
- When: Sunday, July 31 at 6:00 am ET
- Where: Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: Formula1.com
- Circuit Length: 4.381 km
- Laps: 70
- Number of Corners: 14
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Odds to Win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen +110
- Charles Leclerc +150
- Carlos Sainz +750
- Lewis Hamilton +1200
- Sergio Perez +1400
- George Russell +2500
- Fernando Alonso +25000
- Lando Norris +25000
- Esteban Ocon +50000
- Daniel Ricciardo +50000
- Pierre Gasly +75000
- Kevin Magnussen +75000
2021 F1 Hungarian GP Recap
Verstappen may be the chalk in this year’s race, but in 2021, he failed big time. Max finished ninth, well behind shocking winner Esteban Ocon. Following Esteban Ocon to the podium were Lewis Hamilton in second and Carlos Sainz in third. Fourth went to Fernando Alonso. Fifth went to Pierre Gasly.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Picks
Top Pick to Win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last season, Lewis Hamilton made a push for the top spot starting with the Hungarian Grand Prix. Although he didn’t win the race, his second-place finish showed he wasn’t going to allow Verstappen to run away with the driver’s championship.
This season, Hamilton will probably finish behind Leclerc and Verstappen for the driver’s title. But that doesn’t mean he can’t win a race here and there. Lewis is on the cusp of a victory. He finished second behind Max at the French Grand Prix. So it makes sense to go for the Hungarian GP score with Hamilton.
Second Pick to Win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
Yes, Max Verstappen crossed the finish line in ninth at last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix. But we shouldn’t over think the finish. Max still won the driver’s championship trophy in 2021. Not only that, but he got back on the winning track in France. Max Verstappen is a solid play to make it 2 in a row. Also, th odds are fair. But this feels like the time to back Hamilton to get a win, which is why Red Bull’s top driver is the second choice.
Third Pick to Win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz had a good run in France. The Ferrari driver finished fifth behind winner Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton in second, George Russell in third, and Verstappen teammate Sergio Perez in fourth. Sainz won the British Grand Prix this year. He finished third in this in 2021. There are some reason to like Carlos Sainz to get it done on Sunday.
Top Underdog Pick to Win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
The odds make George Russell more than playable. The Mercedes driver and Lewis Hamilton teammate finished third at the French Grand Prix. Russell finished eighth driving for Williams-Mercedes at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix. He’ll sit in a faster car on Sunday, which means his chances of scoring the checkered flag should be much better this year than it was last year.
Mercedes doesn’t care which of their drivers gets the win. If Russell is in a better position for the victory, Hamilton will do what he can to ensure it happens.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.