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The Formula 1 schedule continues on Sunday in Azerbaijan for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has four wins in 2022 and currently sits atop the current Formula 1 Driver standings.  Verstappen is listed at -350 (risk $350 to win $100) in the latest Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix odds. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who is second in the F1 driver standings, is also listed at -350, making the two standout drivers co-betting favorites this week. Their teams, Red Bull and Ferrari, are No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2022 F1 constructor standings, respectively. 
The green flag drops at 5 a.m. ET in Azerbaijan. Before analyzing the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks of your own, be sure to check out the latest 2022 Azerbaijan GP predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary Formula 1 prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results. It’s had a strong history of success in motorsports, correctly predicting seven winners during the 2021 NASCAR season and its projected leaderboards have forecasted winners across multiple racing formats.
The model has been scorching hot when it comes to picking Formula 1 race events dating back to 2021. It nailed both of Leclerc’s wins in 2022, and at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, the model was strongly backing Verstappen as its top pick. The result: Verstappen dominated the field and ran away with a victory. The model followed that up by calling Verstappen’s win at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April. Anyone who followed the model’s lead on those plays has seen huge returns
Now, the model has dialed in on the 2022 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete projected 2022 Azerbaijan GP leaderboard.
One massive shocker: McClure expects a disappointing performance out of Fernando Alonso of the Alpine F1 Team. By now it’s no secret that Ferrari and Red Bull have made the smoothest adjustment to Formula 1’s rules changes for the 2022 season, and Alpine simply isn’t ready to compete just yet.
While Alonso’s odds to win the race would suggest he’s a strong candidate for a top-five finish, McClure is expecting the Spanish driver to struggle to crack the top-ten. As a result, McClure is completely fading Alonso this week in Azerbaijan.
The model is also targeting another long-shot driver who surprises by challenging Verstappen and Leclerc for the victory in Azerbaijan. Anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can find out who it is, and see all of the model’s F1 picks and predictions at SportsLine.
So who wins the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022? And which under the radar driver makes a strong run at the checkered flag? Check out the latest 2022 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix leaderboard, all from the model with a proven history of auto racing success, and find out.
Charles Leclerc -350
Max Verstappen -350
Sergio Perez -175
Carlos Sainz 3-2
Lewis Hamilton 9-2
George Russell 9-2
Fernando Alonso 8-1
Lando Norris 10-1
Valtteri Bottas 12-1
Pierre Gasly 20-1
Esteban Ocon 35-1
Daniel Ricciardo 35-1
Yuki Tsunoda 40-1
Sebastian Vettel 40-1
Kevin Magnussen 40-1
Mick Schumacher 65-1
Lance Stroll 80-1
Guanyu Zhou 150-1
Alexander Albon 500-1
Nicholas Latifi 750-1
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