Betting odds for the Japanese Grand Prix – Who will fly high on Formula 1's return to Suzuka?


Formula 1 returns to Suzuka for the first time since 2019 this weekend, with Max Verstappen on the verge of being crowned a two-time world champion. But what are the Red Bull driver's odds for victory at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix?

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

Verstappen knows a victory and a fastest lap would seal the title this weekend and he is the favourite to take the win at Suzuka, ahead of rivals Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez – fresh off his triumph last time out in Singapore.

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Lewis Hamilton is still in search of his first win this season and the five-time Japanese Grand Prix winner is the fourth favourite to claim victory this weekend. However, his former team mate Valtteri Bottas – who was the winner last time out in Suzuka – has a slim chance to win this year according to the odds, given his move down the paddock to Alfa Romeo.

  • Max Verstappen 1.50
  • Charles Leclerc 4.00
  • Sergio Perez 11.0
  • Lewis Hamilton 13.0
  • Carlos Sainz 19.0
  • George Russell 26.0
  • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 301
  • Daniel Ricciardo 901
  • Alex Albon, Esteban Ocon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901

Max Verstappen is the favourite take victory this weekend as he looks to seal the championship

The odds for who will be the fastest in qualifying

Leclerc has taken nine pole positions in 2022 – including last weekend in Singapore – and he is the favourite to do so once again this weekend along with Verstappen. Further behind them in the odds as the second favourites are Perez and Carlos Sainz.

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Hamilton has four pole positions in Japan and is fifth in the odds as he looks to add to that tally, while Sebastian Vettel – who has five poles at the Japanese GP, including last time out in 2019 – would be a surprise pole-sitter this weekend.

  • Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen 2.30
  • Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez 8.00
  • Lewis Hamilton 11.0
  • George Russell 17.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 151
  • Esteban Ocon 601
  • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901

Lewis Hamilton has taken four pole positions in Japan, including back in 2018

The odds for the podium finish

Verstappen’s run of six consecutive podium finishes came to an end in Singapore, but the odds are predicting a return to top-three form for the championship leader this weekend.

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Sainz, Hamilton and Perez are seen as having similar chances of finishing on the podium this weekend, while Lando Norris – who finished in the top three in Imola – is the seventh favourite this weekend.

  • Max Verstappen 1.30
  • Charles Leclerc 1.40
  • Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez 2.20
  • George Russell 3.20
  • Lando Norris 17.0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso 26.0
  • Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel 101
  • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 201

Lando Norris is seventh favourite to claim a podium finish this weekend in Japan

The odds for the fastest lap

The fastest lap bonus point could be crucial for Verstappen if he is to be crowned champion in Japan – and the odds see him as the favourite for the award this weekend.

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George Russell – who took the fastest lap last time out in Singapore – is the sixth favourite for the award this weekend, ahead of Norris, Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen, who are tied for seventh in the odds.

  • Max Verstappen 2.00

  • Charles Leclerc 3.50

  • Sergio Perez 7.00

  • Carlos Sainz 9.00

  • Lewis Hamilton 10.0

  • George Russell 11.0

  • Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen, Lando Norris 101

  • Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 251


George Russell took the fastest lap for the first time in Singapore but is sixth favourite to do the same this weekend

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

Ferrari took the most points last time out in Singapore but are second favourites behind Red Bull to achieve that same feat this weekend. However, they are ahead of Mercedes as they look to fend off the Silver Arrows for second in the championship.

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In the battle for fourth, McLaren overtook Alpine in the standings in Singapore, and the odds have them tied for fourth as to who will take the most points this weekend.

  • Red Bull 1.30
  • Ferrari 3.50
  • Mercedes 8.50
  • Alpine, McLaren 151
  • Alpha Tauri, Aston Martin 301
  • Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams 901

Ferrari are second favourites ahead of Mercedes to get the most points this weekend

The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

We have seen the Safety Car in five of the last six races this season and the odds see it as more likely than not that we see it again this weekend.

  • Yes 1.50
  • No 2.50


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