The final race before the mid-season break in Formula 1 takes place this weekend, as Spa-Francorchamps hosts the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix. It has been pure domination by Max Verstappen and Red Bull throughout the season so far, and they will be chasing a record-extending 13th consecutive race win in Belgium this Sunday.
Belgian Grand Prix Odds
There is little surprise to see Max Verstappen dominate the betting for the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Dutch world champion is currently priced up at 1/3. Lando Norris has been one of the most improved drivers in recent weeks, and the McLaren star is a 10/1 chance at BetXchange.
Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez are both available at 12/1, with George Russell priced up at 25/1. Ferrari pair Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are next in the betting at 33/1 and 40/1, respectively. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri are the only other drivers at double-digit odds, with both available at 41/1.
The Belgian Grand Prix is staged at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, and it was first staged in 1950. The circuit covers a total of 7,004km, meaning that 44 laps are covered to complete race distance.
Drivers will have 19 corners to navigate this weekend, with two DRS detection zones available to aid overtaking. Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of the race, with Ferrari leading the way in terms of constructor victories.
There’s little doubt that Max Verstappen once again appears to be the leading contender to land victory this weekend. The Dutchman has won each of the last seven races on the F1 calendar, and secured victory by a 33-second margin at the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out. Verstappen holds a dominant 90-point advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings at this stage, and he is yet to finish outside of the first two in any race this season.
Lando Norris has enjoyed an excellent run, as the McLaren updates have easily made the car the second quickest on the grid. The British driver matched his best ever result in Hungary, as he claimed a second straight runner-up finish. Oscar Piastri was also in excellent form throughout the weekend, as the Australian rookie finished fifth.
Lewis Hamilton started on pole in Hungary, but he was eaten up coming off the line, before eventually finishing in fourth. Teammate George Russell ended the race in sixth. It was yet another weekend to forget for both Aston Martin and Ferrari, as both teams were fortunate to finish in the top ten. Both will be looking for a response after a challenging month or so across Austria, Britain, and Hungary.
Belgian Grand Prix Prediction
Verstappen once again looks challenging to oppose in Belgium, and we fully expect the Red Bull dominance to continue heading into the summer break. However, we could see McLaren taking another step forward, with Oscar Piastri landing a first-ever podium finish in F1.
Pick: Oscar Piastri to finish on the podium with BetXchange.