2022 Miami Grand Prix Odds: Verstappen, Leclerc Favored at New Formula 1 Track

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Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images. Pictured: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain.

2022 Miami Grand Prix Odds

Odds via PointsBet; updated Monday afternoon. Confused? Learn more about American odds here.

DriverTo WinPodium
Max Verstappen+105-325
Charles Leclerc+135-260
Sergio Perez+1100+105
Carlos Sainz Jr.+1300+110
Lando Norris+4000+360
Lewis Hamilton+5000+425
George Russell+6000+460
Daniel Ricciardo+10000+1000
Valtteri Bottas+15000+1300
Fernando Alonso+20000+1600
Esteban Ocon+25000+2200
Pierre Gasly+40000+2500
Sebastian Vettel+50000+3000
Kevin Magnussen+50000+5000
Lance Stroll+50000+6000
Alexander Albon+50000+6600
Nicholas Latifi+50000+12500
Guanyu Zhou+50000+15000
Yuki Tsunoda+50000+35000
Mick Schumacher+50000+40000

This Sunday, Miami will officially join Austin as U.S. sites on the Formula 1 World Championship schedule, with Las Vegas slated to join in 2023. Its the 11th venue in the United States to ever host a Formula 1 race.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen at +105 ($10 wins $10.50) and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at +135 ($10 wins $13.50) are the favorites to win the inaugural Miami Grand Prix — and the only two drivers given much of a chance by sportsbooks early this week.

The other choices under 40-1 are their teammates — Red Bull's Sergio Perez at +1100 ($10 wins $110) and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr. at +1300 ($10 wins $130).

Miami has been positioning itself for a spot on the Formula 1 schedule for a while now. After missing out in 2021, Miami will get its shot early in the 2022 season.

Leclerc leads the Formula 1 Drivers Championship through four races, picking up wins in Bahrain and Australia. Verstappen has won the other two races  at Imola Circuit and in Saudi Arabia. He didn't finish in Bahrain and Australia, which is why he's not closer to Leclerc in the standings.

Ferrari also leads the Constructors Championship with 124 points, picking up five of eight possible podiums so far. Red Bull is next with 113 points, and Mercedes as a distant third at 77 points.

There are still many unknowns about this track, given that it has never been raced on. So, the betting markets will shift significantly throughout the weekend as we gain further insight into car performance — and, of course, the starting grid.

What Should Bettors Know About the Miami Grand Prix?

The Miami International Autodrome is a temporary track built near Hard Rock Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins). Teams will have limited data to work with from the jump given that the track is brand new.

Per Formula 1's own site, the track is expected to be fast. There are two long straightaways that should offer good passing opportunities.

"… This is a street circuit that should be conducive to good racing, as well as being a thrilling prospect over a flat-out qualifying lap."

Turn 17 should be the best opportunity for passing, and turns 13-16 are expected to keep cars together, so we should see some great racing down the stretch.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 6

  • Practice 1: 2:30 p.m. ET — ESPN2
  • Practice 2: 5:30 p.m. ET — ESPN+

Saturday, May 7

  • Practice 3: 1 p.m. ET — ESPN+
  • Qualifying: 4 p.m. ET — ESPN

Verstappen and Leclerc are also favored to start on pole and post the fastest qualifying lap.

Sunday, May 8

  • Miami Grand Prix: 3:30 p.m. ET — ABC

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