We are now well beyond the midway point of the 2022 Formula 1 season, and while there are 9 races still to come, the race for the championship is now beginning to look like a foregone conclusion. Last season, it went down to the final lap in the final race, but with Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton not really performing as expected this year, we are at a point where Max Verstappen would need to have a total collapse to not repeat as the world champion. As we said, though, there are 9 races to go, and we all know that anything can happen. The question now is whether any of the chasing pack can put it together in the homestretch and deliver a finish that suddenly makes the title race exciting again. This weekend, the drivers will be in Belgium for the next race on the calendar, so let’s take a look at the latest Formula 1 Odds for the 2022 Belgian grand Prix.
F1 Betting Odds, Analysis and Prediction for the 2022 Belgian GP Race
Max Verstappen (-116)
Any time this season where we have questioned the form of the reigning champion, he has bounced back and made it clear that he is still very much the man to beat. He had a bit of a rough start to the season and found himself behind Charles Leclerc in the standings, but he rebounded brilliantly and reeled off 5 wins in the next 6 races. He followed that up with a pair of races where he failed to win, only to bounce back again and win the next 2, which brings us to where we are now, with Verstappen holding an 80-point lead at the top. It’s hard to imagine that he will let that type of lead slip away coming down the stretch. He won in Belgium last year and finished 3rd the year prior, so the chances of him slipping here seem slim.
Charles Leclerc (+310)
As we have already mentioned, there was a time earlier in the season when Leclerc sat atop the Formula 1 Driver standings. Even then, though, we questioned whether he would be able to maintain the pace that he set in the early going. Since winning twice and finishing 2nd in the first 3 races of the season, Leclerc has still been consistent in the races that he has finished, picking up one more win along the way, but he has also now been forced out of 3 races, which has cost him valuable points in the race for the World Championship. Leclerc did get a win in Belgium back in 2019, so perhaps he can close the gap a little this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton (+550)
It has been more than a little unusual to see Hamilton not win a single race this season, although he has spoken this week to say that he believes he and Mercedes are very close to making that first win happen in 2022. He has certainly been consistent of late, landing on the podium in each of the last 5 races, including back-to-back 2nd place finishes heading into this one. He has been no worse than 3rd in each of his last 7 runs in Belgium, so it might be worth taking a chance on Hamilton with these odds.
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