F1 Picks: Austrian Grand Prix Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 2)

By · Updated 10 months ago
  • Ninth race of the F1 season takes place at the Red Bull Ring
  • Red Bull has won all eight races this term, with Max Verstappen holding a clear advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Standings

The Formula 1 action returns to Europe on Sunday, July 2, as the Austrian Grand Prix takes center stage. Red Bull Ring will host the ninth round of the championship season, with Max Verstappen looking to land a fifth straight victory to extend his championship advantage.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Where: Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria
  • How To Watch: ESPN

Austrian Grand Prix Odds

Latest Austrian Grand Prix odds taken from an offshore sportsbook. Check back at a later date to find the latest Vegas Odds.

Max Verstappen-300
Sergio Perez+600
Fernando Alonso+900
Lewis Hamilton+900
Charles Leclerc+2500
George Russell+2500
Carlos Sainz+4000
Lance Stroll+25000

Event Preview

As the name suggests, the Red Bull Ring will give the reigning constructors’ champions home field advantage at the Austrian Grand Prix. The team needs very little advantage in truth, as they have already landed victories in all eight of the opening races this term. Max Verstappen has landed four straight wins, and his championship advantage stands at 60 points over Sergio Perez.

The Austrian Grand Prix has been a happy hunting ground for Ferrari in recent seasons, as they have won this race on seven previous occasions. However, it could be damning that Verstappen already holds the race-win record, as he has landed three victories alongside Alain Prost and Jo Siffert.

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The Red Bull Ring is made up of a total of 4.318km, with a total of 71 laps being completed by the field to make up the race distance of 306.452km. There are three DRS Detection Zones located across the track, meaning that there should be a high number of overtakes in Austria in early July.

Verstappen has won three of the previous five editions of the race, with Charles Leclerc ending his dominant 12 months ago with a shock victory. However, Ferrari looked off the pace in Canada last time out, as Leclerc finished in fourth, with Carlos Sainz taking fifth. Verstappen finished over nine seconds clear of the field in Montreal, with Fernando Alonso taking second after a fascinating battle against Lewis Hamilton.

Austrian Grand Prix Prediction

The Red Bull Ring will be perfectly set up for another dominant weekend for Verstappen. We find it hard to overlook the reigning world champion, but we could see Mercedes and Aston Martin continuing to show that their upgrades are getting them closer to the pace.

Free Pick:

  • Podium: Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso
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