2022 Italian Grand Prix F1 Odds, Preview, and Prediction
The 2022 Italian Grand Prix happens on Sunday with race leader Max Verstappen hoping to win his fifth straight. On Thursday, Formula 1 told Mercedes that Lewis Hamilton will have to start at the back of the grid due to a new power unit the constructor fit onto his ride. Will Verstappen make it five F1 wins in a row? Will Hamilton overcome the back of the pack start?
2022 Italian Grand Prix Race Info
- When: Sunday, September 11th at 6:00 am ET
- Where: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: Formula1.com
- Circuit Length: 5.793 km
- Laps: 53
- Number of Corners: 11
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Odds to Win the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen -275
- Charles Leclerc +600
- Lewis Hamilton +900
- George Russell +1200
- Sergio Perez +1200
- Carlos Sainz +2500
- Fernando Alonso +1500
- Lando Norris +25000
- Esteban Ocon +50000
2021 F1 Italian GP Recap
The 2021 Italian Grand Prix had a surprising finish as McLaren picked up first and second place. Daniel Ricciardo was the race winner while Lando Norris finished second. The main reason for McLaren’s surprising finishes is due to Verstappen and Hamilton crashing out of the event. Verstappen drove up to the back of Hamilton’s car. Max hit Lewis’ automobile and then flipped over Hamilton’s vehicle.
Neither driver was hurt but both had to retire. Ricciardo and Norris took advantage. Valtteri Bottas, driving for Mercedes, finished third and Charles Leclerc finished fourth. Sergio Perez crossed the finish line sixth. Seventh went to Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jr.
2022 Italian Grand Prix Picks
Top Pick to Win the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
While driving for Williams-Mercedes in this last year, George Russell performed well. He finished ninth. On Sunday, George gets to drive for Mercedes. A move to the first team this season has produced decent results. Although Russell has yet to win a race, neither has Lewis Hamilton. So the entire Mercedes team is under performing.
At the Dutch Grand Prix, Formula 1’s last race, Russell finished second behind Verstappen. No doubt, George can turn the tables and hand Mercedes their first victory of the current F1 season.
Second Pick to Win the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen has dominated the last four events. So there’s a reason to believe Max gets it done on Sunday. But before dumping on Verstappen at the lowest odds he’s shown all season, it’s important to note that Red Bull’s top driver has never won the Italian Grand Prix.
Not only has Max never won, but he’s never finished better than fifth. Going against Verstappen makes sense.
Third Pick to Win the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc drove well in this last year. Ferrari conceded 2021 to try and make strides in 2022. So there’s a reason Charles finished fourth behind Ricciardo, Norris, and Bottas last season.
Leclerc finished third in the Netherlands. He can turn the tables on Russell and Verstappen. So if you believe it’s Charles’ time to grab another victory, backing him at +600 makes sense.
Top Underdog Pick to Win the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz didn’t have the greatest Dutch Grand Prix. Ferrari’s other driver finished a disappointing eighth. As far as underdog’s are concerned, though, Ricciardo and Norris aren’t likely to repeat their finishes from 2021.
Also, Sergio Perez offers +1200, which means Sainz provides much better odds than Red Bull’s second driver. Sainz had a decent sixth place finish at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix. Based on the odds, he can get it done on Sunday.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.
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