Canadian Grand Prix: F1 Betting Tips, Race Prediction and Latest Odds

The Canadian Grand Prix returns after a three-year hiatus as Red Bull look to assert their dominance after a perfect weekend in Baku.

Max Verstappen is now 34 points clear of Charles Leclerc in the Driver Standings, with team-mate Sergio Perez now the closest threat to his position at the top of the pile after another one-two for the Milton Keynes team.

The Red Bull cake was iced by a double DNF for their chief rivals Ferrari, giving them an 80-point cushion as they chase a first team title since 2013.

It sets everything up nicely for Canada, where Ferrari will feel they must respond after Charles Leclerc failed to convert pole for the fourth successive race.

Canadian Grand Prix Outright Odds and Betting Tips

CONTENDERS ODDS
Max Verstappen 5/6
Charles Leclerc 3/1
Sergio Perez 7/2
Carlos Sainz 14/1
George Russell 22/1
Lewis Hamilton 30/1
Lando Norris 75/1
All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (13:00, 16/06/2022). 18+ BeGambleAware.

Verstappen first, Perez second (5/1)

Red Bull head into the Canadian Grand Prix weekend in buoyant mood after securing their third one-two of 2022 in Baku. Their one-two at Imola in April was Red Bull’s first since 2016, so the fact two have followed so quickly speaks to their dominance this season. Ferrari continue to be hamstrung by technical issues which could lead to a grid penalty for Charles Leclerc in Montreal, but Red Bull looked too good for the Prancing Horses on the streets of Azerbaijan even before the Monegasque’s race reached a premature end. “We said that Baku and Canada should be circuits that suit us, this has been confirmed here,” said Helmut Marko after Verstappen ended his Baku hoodoo. As the Red Bull chief points out, the Baku success bodes well for the Bulls in Montreal.

Max Verstappen to win, Sergio Perez podium finish and Lewis Hamilton top six (5/1)

Red Bull occupy the top two spots in the Driver Standings for the first time since 2011, with Sergio Perez proving to be more than just a wingman for title favourite Verstappen. The Mexican is well in the title scrap at this early stage of the campaign and will know this season represents his best chance to shock the reigning champion and clinch the crown. Delivering at a track like Canada will be key to that, and he’ll certainly be in the hunt for a podium if you don’t fancy a Red Bull one-two. And while the Mercedes might be off the pace, George Russell’s string of top-five finishes shows they clearly have the third best package on the grid (and decent reliability). That might be more ‘front of the midfield’ pace than ‘coat-tails of the leaders’, but it means P6 looks like par for Lewis Hamilton ahead of Montreal. The seven-time world champion has finished inside the top six in three of the last four races.

Sebastian Vettel top six (5/1)

Two-time Canadian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel enjoys Montreal — he hasn’t finished outside the top five in 10 successive races there — and heads into the ninth race weekend on the Formula One calendar in high spirits. The Aston Martin might not be capable of hooking up a competitive lap in qualifying but it is looking more and more racey as the weeks go by. Vettel surrendered a possible P5 when going straight on at turn three in Baku, but he recovered to finish with a season best P6. The Canadian circuit shares many of the characteristics of the Baku track and Vettel will be hopeful of delivering again in a car which is starting to show a bit of potential in the hands of the German.

Racing Tips Prediction (15/8)

1st — Verstappen

2nd — Perez

3rd — Leclerc