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Formula One takes it to the track at the Jeddah Street Circuit this weekend. Will Max Verstappen repeat last year’s win? Can Sergio Perez surprise his teammate? Is Aston Martin the real number 2 force this time around, ahead of Ferrari? Check out the most interesting F1 odds for this weekend.
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Saudi Arabia will host its third-ever F1 Grand Prix. The Jeddah Street Circuit saw some changes for the second consecutive year. Aside from some minor adjustments, the track will also feature a reprofiled section between turns 22 and 23. The street circuit will retain its high-speed characteristic.
Verstappen is the defending race winner. The two-time champion came on top of a thrilling duel against Charles Leclerc in last year’s Grand Prix. But Sergio Perez was also impressive, as the Mexican scored his maiden F1 pole position and looked good enough for the win – but some poor Safety Car luck dropped him down to fourth.
Max Verstappen leads the standings with 25 points from his Bahrain win, followed by Perez at 18. Fernando Alonso enters the weekend third in points, on the back of his strong showing at the Sakhir Circuit. Charles Leclerc had a DNF in Bahrain, and is on zero points.
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Saudi Arabia GP winner
Verstappen has the shortest opening odds, which is unsurprising. The Red Bull driver is the defending race winner, and is in a league of his own this year once again. Perez comes after Verstappen, with Alonso showing up as the “best of the rest”. The Spaniard’s odds show that confidence is building in Aston Martin, which is perfectly justifiable following the amazing result in Bahrain.
You might find Carlos Sainz ahead of Charles Leclerc somewhat strange, but there is an explanation for this. Leclerc lost both his allocated electronic control units (ECUs) in Bahrain, forcing him into a third one only two races into the season. This will likely incur another penalty further down the line.
- Max Verstappen: 2/5
- Sergio Perez: 5/1
- Fernando Alonso: 7/1
- Carlos Sainz: 14/1
- Charles Leclerc: 20/1
- Lewis Hamilton: 33/1
Saudi Arabia GP winning team
The RB19 was also in a league of its own in Bahrain. Most teams echoed comments that the times were closer in qualifying, which was indeed true. But in the race, Red Bull’s tyre management was out of this world. The RB19 is half-a-second per lap up on the competition, which doesn’t bode well for the other teams.
Aston Martin remains as the very distant second force with Alonso, followed by Ferrari.
- Red Bull: 3/20
- Aston Martin: 6/1
- Ferrari: 8/1
- Mercedes: 18/1
- Alpine: 250/1
- Alfa Romeo: 400/1
Saudi Arabia GP Fastest Qualifier
With Verstappen dominating free practice, it’s no surprise that the Red Bull driver is the favorite to qualify on pole. Perez did beat his teammate to last year’s pole position, and was relatively close in Bahrain’s qualifying. This one could spring up a surprise.
- Max Verstappen: 4/5
- Charles Leclerc: 3/1
- Sergio Perez: 15/4
- Fernando Alonso: 10/1
- Carlos Sainz Jr.: 16/1
- George Russell: 40/1
Saudi Arabia GP Fastest Lap
This one produced an upset in Bahrain, as Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu snatched a last-graps fastest lap on the soft compounds. And who did he snatch it from? Pierre Gasly. As mid-field teams run different strategies, the fastest lap can always go to an unexpected driver.
- Max Verstappen: 5/4
- Sergio Perez: 3/1
- Fernando Alonso: 9/2
- Charles Leclerc: 9/2
- Carlos Sainz: 11/1
Constructors’ Championship standings
Red Bull leads the Constructors’ Championship with 43 points after a flawless run in Bahrain. Led by Alonso’s podium, Aston Martin is second with 23 points. Mercedes is third with 16 points, followed by Ferrari on 12 after a solitary points finish for Sainz in Bahrain.