Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets Count On Verstappen Going 2 For 2

Chris Wassel
By , Updated on: Mar 12, 2023 08:00 PM
Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets Count On Verstappen Going 2 For 2

Formula 1 fans are happy to see racing back after a week off. We trek forth to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the second race of the 2023 season! Online Sports Betting gets down to business with a look at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from Jeddah. Pre-race coverage begins at 11:55 am EDT. Now, ESPN via Sky Sports stream the pre-race and then the race starts at 1:00 pm EDT. Below we have Formula 1 Saudi Arabian bets for another Sunday race under the lights.

  • WHAT: Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
  • WHEN: Sunday, March 19th, 2023, 1:00 pm EDT on ESPN
  • WHERE: Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets - Numbers Time

The Formula 1 season continues the third week of March with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. This weekend's prime Formula 1 online betting options have altered some since the event from Bahrain.

This season saw Max Verstappen run wire to wire in the opening race. He dove down into turn one and never batted an eye. How many more races can he win in 2023? Can anyone stop Red Bull Racing? Now, let us consider the 2023 Formula 1 Grand Prix numbers for the contenders heading to the night race at Jeddah.

Betting bonuses and promotions are now in abundance after Selection Sunday took place for March Madness. Hey, this only helps advance our bankroll for some Formula 1 wagering.

Do not forget our reviews of the top online sportsbooks. They will give you some extra Formula 1 betting sites ideal for Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets.

Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets - A Red Bull Redux?

So, the 2023 Formula 1 Championship took a familiar theme opening weekend. Bettors must comprehend there are so many races to go. Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets asks will Sunday be a Red Bull Redux? Last year, Charles Leclerc enjoyed the faster car, but could not get by Max Verstappen. Verstappen blocked and effectively held off the French driver from Ferrari. The opening race this year showed an even faster Red Bull Racing car which had to dismay the team from Ferrari considerably.

Now, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit utilizes a high turn, high speed track. What do we mean? It is a longer circuit (3.836-miles around) and features 27 turns. The Jeddah track carries a couple straightaways with shorter turns. Turn one always brings the heat. Expect DRS zones to be easier to come by as higher visibility in Sector 1, in particular, should lead to more passing. However, the fastest "street track" in Formula 1 may be even quicker now.

Yes, this 50-lap race will see twists but no weather issues. Sunday night temperatures expect to be in the mid 70's or so with moderate humidity. Tires could be somewhat of an issue with the soft's. Power boxes are their own story, however.

Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets - Can Verstappen Make It 2 For 2?

Can Max Verstappen make it 2 for 2 in the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets? Here is the problem. No driver has won the Driver's World Championship after winning in Bahrain. Call it a curse or whatever, but facts are facts. Verstappen believes in wins and not curses. He cares not where he wins, but how much. There remains little doubt how fast the Red Bull Racing car is. At one point in race number one, Verstappen had time to pit and probably take a bathroom break. He was that far ahead.

Last year, Verstappen was held off most of the way by Charles Leclerc. Just as the Red Bull appeared to be gaining, disaster struck! It appeared a power box issue (pesky circuit panels) all but killed the juice from the car. Little or no power means a disabled car. Verstappen had to abandon the race after lap 54. A few more laps and the driver might have held on to a podium spot. However, it was not meant to be.

Max Verstappen won here just last year. The -120 number from two weeks ago is wishful thinking now. For the Formula 1 odds, -200 was inevitable and yet some thought even -250 was possible. Yes, the Belgian-Dutch driver may not have to win the pole as his long-run speed is so much faster than Ferrari or anyone else so far. The higher speeds could keep his margin of victory lower though.

Granted, there was a reason we chose to take Verstappen early on in the 2023 Formula 1 Futures. The Belgian ballooned to -350 already and that is in danger of shortening more. If he wins again Sunday, no one is catching the No. 1 Red Bull. "Mad Max" races downhill better than anyone. Again, the race number is longer than the futures.

Max Verstappen To win the Saudi Arabian GP

Where Else Can We Look?

Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Bets openly asks where else can we look? Charles Leclerc was fast last year, but not quite good enough. Ferrari's issues continued in race number one as Leclerc's power box ultimately failed. He truly was not contending and neither was Carlos Sainz.

Leclerc at +1000 is value given past performances, but can him or his team be trusted? That is the wildcard because Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso (+900) looked a good deal better in Bahrain. With Mercedes openly having issues generating speed in long-run sectors, Jeddah sets up marginally at best for George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen or his pit crew may be the only thing that slows down Verstappen barring an on-track collision or mechanical. Watch for props during the week for placement. At Bahrain, we nailed the +550 for a Verstappen win, Perez podium, Alonso and Hamilton top six. These are ways to use small wagers to increase potential profit.

Among the drivers in the table, Perez, Alonso, and Leclerc stand the strongest chance to win. If the top two falter in any way, Alonso makes a nice bet. The Aston Martin driver is worth considering.

Fernando Alonso To win the Saudi Arabian GP

The Jeddah Pick

The Jeddah pick is Verstappen winning on Sunday but not setting the fastest lap.

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