Updated 2022 Miami Grand Prix Odds: Leclerc Favored in Sunday Formula 1 Race
Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images. Pictured: Charles Leclerc driving (16) the Ferrari F1-75
2022 Miami Grand Prix Odds
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||+675||-165|
Charles Leclerc is now favored in the 2022 Miami Grand Prix after qualifying first to start on pole for the inaugural race in South Florida. He’s an odds-on favorite at -120 ($12 wins $10).
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz qualified second and is down to +675 from around +1000 earlier in the week.
Max Verstappen opened the week as the favorite at +105 at PointsBet, just ahead of Leclerc at +135. The Red Bull star is now up to +185.
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.
1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari 1:28.796
2) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +0.190
3) Max Verstappen, Red Bull +0.195
4) Sergio Perez, Red Bull +0.240
5) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +0.679
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes +0.829
7) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri +0.894
8) Lando Norris, McLaren +0.954
9) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +1.136
10) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +1.880
11) Fernando Alonso, Alpine 1:30.160
12) George Russell, Mercedes 1:30.173
13) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin 1:30.214
14) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren 1:30.310
15) Mick Schumacher, Haas 1:30.423
16) Kevin Magnussen, Haas 1:30.975
17) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo 1:31.020
18) Alex Albon, Williams 1:31.266
19) Nicholas Latifi, Williams 1:31.325
20) Esteban Ocon, Alpine No time set
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.
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
Sunday, May 8
- Miami Grand Prix: 3:30 p.m. ET — ABC