F1 Picks: Canadian Grand Prix Prediction, Preview, and Odds (June 18)

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  • Red Bull’s dominance continued with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix
  • Max Verstappen cruised to victory in Barcelona, and will be the clear favorite for the Canadian Grand Prix

The F1 action moves back to North America on June 18, as the Canadian Grand Prix takes center stage. Max Verstappen’s dominant start to the new season continued in Barcelona, and he will be chasing a third straight victory when the action resumes in Montreal.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Circuit Giles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
  • How To Watch: ESPN

Canadian Grand Prix Odds

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

Max Verstappen-275
Sergio Perez+450
Lewis Hamilton+1200
Fernando Alonso+1600
George Russell+2500
Charles Leclerc+3300
Carlos Sainz+5000
Esteban Ocon+25000

Event Preview

The Canadian Grand Prix is the eighth stop on the Formula 1 calendar this year, and Red Bull’s dominance has been clear to see throughout the season to this point. No other constructor has recorded a race win so far this term, with Verstappen landing five wins, and Sergio Perez taking victory on two occasions.

Verstappen’s dominance continued in Barcelona in the previous round, as he finished over 15 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton. His championship advantage was also extended, with teammate and closest rival Perez finishing down in fourth. The Canadian Grand Prix was first staged in 1978, with a total of 70 laps being completed to make up the 305.27km race distance.

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There are two DRS zones to assist with overtaking, with both being located inside the second sector. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton hold the joint record for the most wins in the event, while Verstappen claimed a first race win last year when the Canadian Grand Prix returned to the schedule after a three-year absence.

Mercedes could be getting closer to the pace at this stage, as they achieved a double-podium finish in Barcelona, with Hamilton taking second and George Russell finishing third. They could be set to achieve podium finishes once again in Canada, with Aston Martin and Ferrari both appearing well off the pace in Catalonia.

Canadian Grand Prix Prediction

Once again, it looks challenging to overlook Verstappen when it comes to the race winner in Spain. However, we were encouraged by the signs from the two Mercedes drivers in Barcelona, and we could see them achieving another double podium to show that they are moving in the right direction.

Free Pick:

  • Podium: Lewis Hamilton & George Russell
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