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BETTING GUIDE: Who are the favourites to shine at the second Sprint weekend of the year in Austria?

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Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (L) competes to win ahead of Red Bull Racing's Dutch

Red Bull head to their home race in Austria this weekend having won all eight Grands Prix so far this year. But what do the odds say about their chances of claiming a ninth this weekend?

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.

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The odds for the win

Having won six of the opening eight races so far this year, and having also taken victory three times at the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen is considered a huge favourite to claim his place on the top step this weekend.

Following his return to the podium last time out in Montreal, Fernando Alonso has been given the second-best odds to claim victory this weekend. Last year’s winner in Austria, Charles Leclerc, is seen as the fifth favourite to win at the Red Bull Ring, despite an improved performance last time out in Montreal.

  • Max Verstappen 1.28
  • Fernando Alonso 8.50
  • Sergio Perez 10.0
  • Lewis Hamilton 13.0
  • Charles Leclerc 26.0
  • George Russell 29.0
  • Carlos Sainz 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
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 18: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull

Verstappen has won six of the opening races so far this year heading to Austria

The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

Verstappen is considered the favourite to make it four pole positions in a row this weekend. However, after his exploits at the first Sprint weekend of the year in Baku, where he took pole for both the race and the Sprint, Leclerc is considered the second favourite to seal pole position.

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After failing to make it into Q3 at the last three races, Sergio Perez is tied for fifth in the odds alongside Lewis Hamilton – who last took pole position in Austria in 2016.

  • Max Verstappen 1.50
  • Charles Leclerc 5.00
  • Fernando Alonso 11.0
  • Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez 15.0
  • Carlos Sainz 21.0
  • George Russell 34.0
  • Lance Stroll, Nico Hulkenberg 51.0
  • Kevin Magnussen 67.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Oscar Piastri, Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda 101
  • Alex Albon, Zhou Guanyu 151
  • Nyck de Vries 301
  • Logan Sargeant 601
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 18: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari SF-23 makes a

Charles Leclerc took pole position for the race at the first Sprint weekend of the season in Baku

The odds for a podium finish

Verstappen – who has finished on the podium at all eight races so far this year – is once again considered the favourite to seal a place on the rostrum this weekend. He is closely followed by Alonso – who has finished on the podium in six of the opening eight races this year.

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Hamilton is given the fourth best odds to finish on the podium this weekend after finishing in the top three at the last two races. Lando Norris is given long odds to finish on the rostrum, at the track where he took his first podium back in 2020.

  • Max Verstappen 1.20
  • Fernando Alonso 1.65
  • Sergio Perez 1.82
  • Lewis Hamilton 1.90
  • Charles Leclerc 3.40
  • George Russell 3.75
  • Carlos Sainz 5.00
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll 17.0
  • Pierre Gasly 26.0
  • Lando Norris 51.0
  • Alex Albon 101
  • Oscar Piastri 126
  • Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Nyck de Vries, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 151
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 18: Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on

Hamilton is the fourth favourite to finish on the podium this weekend in Austria

The odds for the fastest lap

Having done so on three occasions this season, Verstappen is once again considered the favourite to take the fastest lap in Sunday’s race. His Red Bull team mate, Perez – who took the fastest lap last time out in Canada – is the second favourite.

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Alonso is yet to take a fastest lap this year, but he has been given the third best odds to set the quickest time in the Grand Prix. However, Zhou Guanyu – who took the fastest lap at the season-opener in Bahrain – is considered a longshot to set the fastest lap at the Red Bull Ring.

  • Max Verstappen 1.82
  • Sergio Perez 4.00
  • Fernando Alonso 5.50
  • Lewis Hamilton 12.0
  • George Russell 15.0
  • Charles Leclerc 17.0
  • Carlos Sainz 26.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 101
  • Lando Norris 151
  • Alex Albon, Nico Hulkenberg, Oscar Piastri 201
  • Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nyck de Vries, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 251
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 18: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes

Alonso is one of the favourites to take the fastest lap at the Austrian Grand Prix

The odds for which team will take the most points

Red Bull have a dominant start to the campaign and currently lead the constructors’ standings with 321 points – 154 points clear of nearest rivals Mercedes. They are considered the favourites to score, once again, the most points this weekend, and extend their lead at the top.

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Mercedes are currently second in the championship, but are given the third best odds to score the most points this weekend behind Aston Martin – whose upgrades in Montreal seem to have taken them back into contention for the podium.

  • Red Bull 1.15
  • Aston Martin 8.00
  • Mercedes 9.00
  • Ferrari 15.0
  • Alpine 151
  • Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri, Haas, McLaren, Williams 201
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 18: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Alpine F1 A523 Renault makes a

A much improved Alpine are fifth favourites to take the most points this weekend

The odds for a Safety Car appearance during the race

The odds see it as more likely than not that we will see the Safety Car this weekend following its outing last time out in Montreal. However, in last year's race, only the Virtual Safety Car was called upon in Austria.

  • Yes 1.65
  • No 2.10
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