We are in the time of the year when motor sports see their seasons come to and end, which is where we are at with Formula 1. There are just 2 races remaining in the 2022 season, and while the World Championship has long since been claimed by Max Verstappen, there is some business still to take care of, including deciding who will finish 2nd overall in the driver standings. Make no mistake about it, no driver is happy to finish 2nd in a sport all about winning, but when that’s all that is up for grabs coming down the stretch, you can bet that everyone involved is going to be in an all-out battle to land that spot. This weekend, the action shifts to Brazil foe the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Who will come out on top in this one? Let’s take a look at some of the Formula 1 Betting favorites.
F1 Betting Odds, Analysis and Prediction for the 2022 Brazilian GP
I imagine that we are all getting a little tired of talking about Max Verstappen and seeing him as a favorite for every race, but he has very much earned all of it. After the controversy of his championship win last season, it seemed as though he came into 2022 with a point to prove, and he certainly proved it. Verstappen has already won 14 races this season, including each of the last 3, so it is not outside the realm of possibility for him to win the final 3 races. This grand prix was one that he did not win last year, though, finishing 2nd behind Lewis Hamilton. A very good chance that he goes one better this time around.
It has been another step forward for Perez in his 2nd full season with Red Bull Racing. He finished 4th overall last year, but he is in position to take 2nd overall this time around, which, alongside Verstappen, would give the Red Bull team a coveted 1-2 finish. He does, though, need to beat out Charles Leclerc, who is breathing down his neck in 3rd place overall. Perez finished 4th in Brazil last season and might need to do better if he wants to head into the final race of the season sitting behind his teammate.
There is a mere 5 points separating Leclerc from Perez right now, so whoever has the better finish this weekend will head to Abu Dhabi with a shot at locking in that 2nd place overall finish. Leclerc saw a run of 5 straight podium finishes come to an end in Mexico, where he ran 6th, and he knows he will need to get back to the podium if he wants that 2nd place spot. He ran 5th in this Grand Prix las year.
Given his dominance in the sport over the past decade or so, it has been surprising to see Hamilton reduced to an afterthought this season. He is in a position where he might not win a single race in a season for the first time in his F1 career. Hamilton was made an honorary citizen of Brazil earlier this week and he may just want to reward the people of Brazil with a win this time around, just as he did last season.