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

Formula 1 returns to Baku this weekend after a chaotic Monaco race thrust Sergio Perez into the title conversation last month.

The Mexican capitalised on the uncertainty as the racing line dried after a monumental downpour, leapfrogging both Ferraris as Red Bull found pace on intermediate tyres before a switch to full slicks.

Charles Leclerc continued his miserable sequence at his home track, failing to convert pole for the second straight season as Ferrari’s botched strategy cost him a place on the podium.

The Prancing Horses will expect to be on the back foot on a Baku track which should play to Red Bull’s strengths, but Leclerc will be determined to respond after a run of four races without victory.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Outright Odds and Betting Tips

CONTENDERS ODDS
Max Verstappen 11/10
Charles Leclerc 7/4
Sergio Perez 6/1
Carlos Sainz 8/1
George Russell 25/1
Lewis Hamilton 30/1
Lando Norris 125/1
All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (18:00, 07/06/2022). 18+ BeGambleAware.

Verstappen to win race, Leclerc second (5/2)

It’s been a tussle at the top of the field between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for much of the season, and Azerbaijan should be no different. Before Sergio Perez’s Monaco triumph, Verstappen and Leclerc had locked out the top step of the podium between them across each of the first six races. Red Bull should have the edge in Baku, where their top speed advantage over rivals Ferrari is expected to play a greater role than in recent weeks. Leclerc knows how to hook up a single lap in Azerbaijan, but Verstappen’s race pace should prove too much for the Monegasque on Sunday.

Leclerc fastest qualifier and Perez to win race (16/1)

If you fancy a longer shot, Sergio Perez looks good value to string together successive victories. The Mexican will be in buoyant mood after news of his new Red Bull contract followed hot on the heels of his Monte Carlo success. That win prompted Jos Verstappen to criticise the Red Bull strategy, suggesting his son might be starting to feel the heat from the other side of the garage. The team-mates arrive in Baku — the scene of Perez’s first Red Bull win 12 months ago — just 15 points apart in the Driver Standings as Checo’s form threatens to upset the balance of power within the team.

Racing Tips prediction (8/1):

1 – Max Verstappen

2 – Charles Leclerc

3 – Lewis Hamilton