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BETTING GUIDE: Who are the favourites as F1 heads to Canada?

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 19: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull

The F1 circus has hopped across the pond for the second time this season, for the Canadian Grand Prix. But after a weekend off, who is going to come back with a bang and who might return with more of a whimper?

188BET’s odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so, if Verstappen is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

The odds for the win

Unsurprisingly, Max Verstappen is favourite to take the victory. The Dutchman has already won five out of the seven races held so far in 2023, with his team mate winning the other two.

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Thanks to a resurgence in form for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton has leapfrogged Fernando Alonso to be installed as third favourite. As the Silver Arrows gather more and more data after their new design concept, they could well find themselves right in the mix.

Max Verstappen 1.35
Sergio Perez 5.00
Lewis Hamilton 13.0
Fernando Alonso 17.0
George Russell 26.0
Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc 34.0
Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 301
Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lando Norris, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Nyck de Vries, Oscar Piastri, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull

Verstappen won last time out in Spain

The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

Again, the bookmakers have installed the Dutchman as favourite to take pole - but the pace of the Red Bull over a single lap hasn't been as dominant as on race day. As such, Ferrari come back into the reckoning. Their car is much better in qualifying trim, and both Scuderia drivers have been showing a decent turn of pace over one lap.

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Alonso is another to watch when it comes to qualifying, the Spaniard is not afraid to leave it all on the line in a bid to secure a good grid slot. He's started on the front row this season, but has yet to secure a pole position. But he does have previous here when it comes to grabbing that P1, albeit from way back in 2006...

Max Verstappen 1.50
Sergio Perez 6.00
Charles Leclerc 7.00
Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso 13.0
George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 21.0
Lance Stroll 151
Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 301
Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lando Norris, Nico Hulkenberg, Oscar Piastri, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601
Logan Sargeant, Nyck de Vries 901

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 04: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari talks with Fernando Alonso of

Could one of these two grab pole in Canada?

The odds for a podium finish

Last time out, Mercedes managed to secure a double podium in Spain. It's a feat only managed by Red Bull, with Ferrari only managing one single podium all season. The midfield also only have one podium appearance so far courtesy of Esteban Ocon's third place in Monaco.

As for Lance Stroll, his season's best finish is fourth which was achieved back in Australia. Could he get his podium tally up and running on home soil? He's never finished in the top three at his home race – but he's also never managed to make it out of Q1, and yet has scored three times here out of four, so if he can qualify well...

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Max Verstappen 1.20
Sergio Perez 1.50
Fernando Alonso 1.75
Lewis Hamilton 2.00
George Russell 3.00
Charles Leclerc 5.00
Carlos Sainz 6.00
Lance Stroll 17.0
Esteban Ocon 21.0
Pierre Gasly 23.0
Lando Norris 67.0
Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg, Oscar Piastri, Yuki Tsunoda 81.0
Alex Albon, Nyck de Vries, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu 251
Logan Sargeant 301

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 02: Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes on

A Stroll podium would be very popular this weekend

The odds for fastest lap

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is short and fast, and anyone going for the bonus point for fastest lap is going to have to hold their nerve around the last corner, lest they find themselves in the fables Wall of Champions.

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Much could depend on the state of the race though, and if those upfront are embroiled in a tight fight to the finish, it could open the door for someone in the midfield to take home a much needed extra point.

Max Verstappen 2.00
Sergio Perez 5.00
Fernando Alonso, George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 9.00
Charles Leclerc 11.00
Carlos Sainz 15.0
Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly 67.0
Oscar Piastri, Yuki Tsunoda 101
Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg 201
Alex Albon, Logan Sargeant, Nyck de Vries, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu 251

What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

The bookmakers are looking at Red Bull to take home the most points, despite Sergio Perez having struggled for form at the last couple of races. The Mexican doesn't have the best of records in Canada, and hasn't made Q3 in qualifying since 2018.

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Perez hasn't been on top form of late - but can he turn that around in Canada?

Mercedes look well poised to score big after their breakthrough race in Spain last time out, while Aston Martin will be hoping the track suits their car as they bid to retake P2 in the constructors' from the Silver Arrows.

Red Bull 1.10
Mercedes 8.00
Aston Martin 13.0
Ferrari 17.0
Alpine 101
McLaren 201
Haas 251
Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri 301
Williams 501

The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

That Wall of Champions has caused more than one Safety Car here over the years, and sometimes the weather also plays havoc with this race. The good news for those who like watching drivers race in the wet is that there could be rain around all weekend - and that could well influence whether the Safety Car is called into action.

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