BETTING GUIDE: Who looks set to star as the sun sets on the 2023 season in Abu Dhabi?


Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina Circuit will play host to the final round of the 2023 season this weekend, but who are the favourites to take the spoils? We present the latest betting odds for the action coming your way...

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

After his 18th victory of the season in Las Vegas, Max Verstappen is unsurprisingly the clear favourite to triumph once more at the Abu Dhabi finale, sitting comfortably clear of his nearest rivals.

McLaren may have struggled last time out, but Lando Norris is seen as the most likely to challenge Verstappen around the Yas Marina venue, having finished second in four of the six races before Las Vegas.

  • Max Verstappen 1.25
  • Lando Norris, Sergio Perez 15.0
  • Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton 17.0
  • Carlos Sainz, George Russell 23.0
  • Oscar Piastri 34.0
  • Fernando Alonso 67.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 301
  • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601

Verstappen won again in Las Vegas but can anyone deny him in Abu Dhabi this weekend?

The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

As per the victory odds, Verstappen is heavily backed to take pole position here, but the gap to those behind is at least a little bit smaller, with Charles Leclerc – who secured P1 on the grid in Vegas – seen as an outside bet.

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  • Max Verstappen 1.55
  • Charles Leclerc 4.50
  • Carlos Sainz 11.0
  • Lando Norris 12.0
  • Sergio Perez 19.0
  • Lewis Hamilton 21.0
  • George Russell, Oscar Piastri 26.0
  • Fernando Alonso 126
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 301
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 601

Leclerc took pole in Las Vegas but the odds are against him repeating the feat this time out

The odds for a podium finish

Verstappen is almost nailed on for a podium finish this weekend, having only missed out on the rostrum once so far this season, but there are plenty of drivers tipped to be in the mix to join him.

Norris is one of them, along with Perez and Leclerc, who followed Verstappen home in Vegas, while Lewis Hamilton is also seen as a podium threat, having shown impressive pace despite a drama-filled race in the City of Lights.

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  • Max Verstappen 1.12
  • Lando Norris 1.75
  • Sergio Perez 1.85
  • Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton 2.75
  • Carlos Sainz, George Russell 4.00
  • Oscar Piastri 4.50
  • Fernando Alonso 13.0
  • Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly 101
  • Alex Albon 151
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda 201
  • Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Zhou Guanyu 251
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: Lando Norris of Great Britain driving the (4) McLaren MCL60

Norris is seen as a contender to return to the podium after his crash last weekend

The odds for fastest lap

Verstappen leads the way with eight fastest laps from the 21 races held so far this season, double the number of next-best Hamilton, and the reigning three-time world champion tops the betting list for another in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Max Verstappen 1.72
  • Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Sergio Perez 9.00
  • Carlos Sainz, George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 11.0
  • Oscar Piastri 23.0
  • Fernando Alonso 41.0
  • Lance Stroll 151
  • Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 201
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 251
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull

Verstappen holds plenty of records this season, including the highest number of fastest laps

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

It’s no surprise to see Red Bull with the shortest odds to claim the most points as a team in Sunday’s season finale, with the Milton Keynes outfit long confirmed as this year’s constructors’ champions.

However, given the close battle for P2 involving Mercedes and Ferrari and the similarly tight scrap for P4 between McLaren and Aston Martin, who comes out on top amongst these four teams could be crucial.

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  • Red Bull 1.20
  • McLaren 8.50
  • Ferrari, Mercedes 10.0
  • Aston Martin 51.0
  • Alpine 101
  • Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri, Haas, Williams 201
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes and Charles Leclerc

There is still plenty to play for in the constructors’ championship

The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

The Safety Car has appeared in three of the last five races in Abu Dhabi, but the odds are even as to whether Bernd Maylander will make an appearance this weekend.

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  • Yes 1.85
  • No 1.85


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