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F1 Picks: Miami Grand Prix Predictions, Preview, and Odds (May 7)

By · May 1, 2023
  • Second edition of the Miami Grand Prix is staged on Sunday, May 7
  • Max Verstappen won the inaugural edition of the race in 2022

The first of three F1 stops in the United States comes this weekend, as the Miami International Autodrome hosts the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. A pulsating start to the season sees Max Verstappen lead the way in the Drivers’ standings, and he will be looking to fight off teammate Sergio Perez for victory in the U.S. this coming weekend.


Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Miami International Autodrome, Miami  
  • How To Watch: ESPN

Miami Grand Prix Odds

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

DriverOdds
Max Verstappen-225
Sergio Perez+300
Charles Leclerc+1200
Fernando Alonso+1400
Lewis Hamilton+2500
Carlos Sainz+3300
George Russell+4000
Lance Stroll+10000

Event Preview

The F1 action continues this weekend, as the first of three races to be held in the United States takes place in Miami. The race consists of 57 laps, which makes up the 308.326km race distance. A total of three DRS Detection zones are located across the track, making it easier for drivers to overtake. Drivers will have 19 corners to navigate, with the lap record being held by Max Verstappen.

The reigning world champion remains top of the standings, but his advantage was cut to six points last weekend. Verstappen had to settle for second at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he finished over two seconds behind teammate, and closest championship rival, Sergio Perez.

It was an excellent drive by the Mexican, as he pitted under the safety car to take advantage of Verstappen’s misfortune. It once again highlights Perez’s excellence on street circuits, and that could be a key factor once again this weekend.

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There was a welcome return to form for Ferrari in Azerbaijan, as Charles Leclerc finished third in the Grand Prix, and took second in the Sprint Race. It was a welcome return to form, and it now means that the driver from Monaco sits sixth in the Drivers’ Standings. However, he once again looked to lack race pace to truly compete for the win.

It wasn’t a weekend to remember for Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton finished sixth, with teammate George Russell back in eighth. Both lacked the pace to compete with Aston Martin, as Fernando Alonso sealed fourth and Lance Stroll concluded the Grand Prix in seventh. However, the track in Miami is likely to suit the Mercedes pair this weekend.


Miami Grand Prix Predictions

We don’t expect the Red Bull dominance to end this weekend, and it will be a fascinating battle between Perez and Verstappen. However, the preference is for the former, as we could see the Mexican putting a firm marker down to declare he is involved in the race for the championship this season.

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Alex Dudley
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