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F1 makes a short trip this time, heading from Texas to Mexico City. Take a look at the top F1 odds available for this weekend’s Mexico City Grand Prix.
Today’s F1 odds – Overview for 05/12/2023
- 1 Today’s F1 odds – Overview for 05/12/2023
- 2 F1 betting odds: The latest options
- 3 Constructors’ championship standings
Max Verstappen is only one win away from setting multiple F1 records: most wins in a season, highest winning porcentage, and the most podiums as well.
Verstappen once again enters the weekend as the defending two-time Mexico City GP winner. Last year, the Dutchman scored a comfortable victory from pole position. The 2023 champion is currently riding on a three-race winning streak, going back to the Japanese GP.
Verstappen currenelty sits on 466 points, having now set a new record for the most points in an F1 season. Following Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification in the US GP, Sergio Perez has now stretched his advantage to 39 points in the fight for the runner-up spot.
F1 betting odds: The latest options
Mexican GP winner
Verstappen enters the weekend as the favorite. As mentioned earlier, the Dutchman won the last two editions of the Mexican Grand Prix, and four of the last five going back to 2017. He is the most successful driver in the history of this race, and could very well add another one to the count this weekend. However, the Hermanos Rodriguez slow layout could bring the field closer, as Red Bull notoriously struggled around the track all the way to qualifying last year, until Verstappen came through to score pole. With Mercedes showing some significantly improvements in Austin, Lewis Hamilton is the closest driver to Verstappen at the opening odds.
- Max Verstappen: 4/11
- Lewis Hamilton: 6/1
- Sergio Perez: 10/1
- Lando Norris: 14/1
- George Russell: 16/1
- Charles Leclerc: 25/1
Mexican GP winning team
Red Bull is also the favorite to win the Mexican GP. Along with Verstappen, the Austrian team has also enjoyed great success at the Autodromo Hermano Rodriguez, winning four of the last five races at the legendary Mexican track. Red Bull scored a double podium finish in last year’s race, with Verstappen winning and Perez securing a popular home podium in third place. However, the track’s slow corners mean that it’s not particularly demanding from a downforce standpoint, which could bunch the field closer to Red Bull. Mercedes could be a team to watch following its strong showing in the US. The German team finished second with Lewis Hamilton last year, while George Russell was second in qualifying.
- Red Bull: 2/11
- Mercedes: 4/1
- McLaren: 9/1
- Ferrari: 14/1
- Aston Martin: 33/1
- Alpine: 80/1
Mexican GP fastest qualifier
Verstappen is the favorite to secure pole in Mexico, but his odds are a bit longer this time. The Dutchman missed out on his 11th pole of the season last time out in Austin after picking up a track limits infraction. Despite having won the Mexican Grand Prix four times, Verstappen only has one pole position at the track, which came in last year’s race. Lewis Hamilton and last weekend’s polesitter Charles Leclerc are his closest contenders at the opening odds.
- Max Verstappen: 8/13
- Lewis Hamilton: 5/1
- Charles Leclerc: 8/1
- George Russell: 8/1
- Carlos Sainz Jr.: 12/1
- Lando Norris: 12/1
Mexican GP fastest lap
Verstappen is the opening odds favorite to score the fastest lap in Mexico. As always, predicting this one can be rather tricky, largely because of late pit stops potentially shaking things up. Last time out, AlphaTauri pulled off the feat, pitting both Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo later in the race to go for the fastest lap. Red Bull’s sister team was successful, with Tsunoda securing the extra point on the final lap. If you are looking for a prop bet with a viable underdog pick, this could be the one.
- Max Verstappen: 8/11
- Lewis Hamilton: 9/2
- George Russell: 8/1
- Sergio Perez: 11/1
- Lando Norris: 12/1
- Charles Leclerc: 16/1
F1 2023 drivers’ championship (without Max Verstappen)
Perez got a lot closer to securing the runner-up spot. After finishing fifth on track, Perez saw Hamilton shorten the gap between the two to just 19 points, with four races and one sprint remaining. But with the British driver’s disqualifcation, Perez has now stretched the gap back to 40 points. The Red Bull man can afford to finish every race behind his Mercedes rival from now on and still claim the runner-up spot at the end of the year. The margin won’t allow room for errors, however, so Perez will have to work hard in order to avoid them.
- Sergio Perez: 2/9
- Lewis Hamilton: 3/1
- Fernando Alonso: 200/1
- Lando Norris: 200/1
- Carlos Sainz Jr.: 500/1
- Charles Leclerc: 500/1
F1 2023 constructors’ championship (without Red Bull)
Both Mercedes and Ferrari lost valuable points in Mexico, with Hamilton and Charles Leclerc being excluded from the finishing order. But it didn’t do much to move the needle, since both teams have a comfortable advantage over fourth place. Mercedes leads Ferrari by 22 points in the fight for the runner-up spot. McLaren has moved ahead of Aston Martin for fourth place. No team other than these four has a mathematical shot at the runner-up spot.
- Mercedes: 30/100
- Ferrari: 100/30
- McLaren: 8/1
- Aston Martin: 1000/1
Constructors’ championship standings
Red Bull leads the constructors’ standings with 706 points. The Austrian team has a relaistic shot at Mercedes’ record of 765 points, set back in 2016. Speaking of the German team, Mercedes currently sits in second, with 344 points. Ferrari is a further 22 points back, with McLaren and Aston Martin rounding out the top 5.
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