The Italian GP is the fifth-oldest national Grand Prix: it has been held since 1921. In 2013, it became the Grand Prix with the most editions (the 2021 edition was the 91st). Every Formula One Italian Grand Prix in the World Championship has been held at Monza, except in 1980, when it was held at Imola.
This season, the Italian Grand Prix returns to continue its historic trajectory and to welcome the best drivers in the world. Thus, at JefeBet, we bring you the odds and predictions for this important event that could bring Max Verstappen closer to his second Formula 1 Championship.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Previews for the Formula 1 Italian GP Running on September 11, 2022
- Where: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Stavelot, Italy.
- When: Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 9a.m. ET.
Max Verstappen (Odds -278)
For starters, the clear favorite is Dutchman Max Verstappen. This driver has dominated the whole time this season, just like the last race, the Dutch GP, where he got Pole position, the fastest race, and the first place.
In addition, he has had his best winning streak this year, with four consecutive races (France, Hungary, Belgium, and the Netherlands). Undoubtedly, he is the most likely to win because of his skills, aggressiveness, and results.
Charles Leclerc (Odds +600)
Second favorite is the Monegasque, Charles Leclerc. This driver who competes for Ferrari is in second place in the Drivers’ Championship behind Max Verstappen by 109 points.
His most recent victory was in the Austrian GP, then in France he had complications that forced him to retire. In both Hungary and Belgium he finished sixth, and in the Netherlands he climbed to third place on the podium.
Lewis Hamilton (Odds +800)
Lewis Hamilton, the controversial and beloved driver, is our third favorite for the Italian GP. Little by little, he has been moving up in terms of results to improve his season, which has had many ups and downs due to the performance of the car.
In 5 consecutive Grand Prix, he was on the podium (Canada, Great Britain, and Austria in third position, and France and Hungary in second) and in the Netherlands he came in fourth position. This competitive driver is giving everything he’s got to return to the top of the podium.
George Russell (Odds +1000)
Among our sleeper picks, we have Hamilton’s British teammate, George Russell. This driver has had an impressive season in which he has not been out of the top 5 in all the meetings so far.
In addition, in the Netherlands he achieved his highest result in Formula 1: a second place, beating Lewis Hamilton along the way. This can give him all the encouragement and momentum to climb up to the podium in Italy.
Checo Perez (Odds +1400)
On the other hand, Checo Pérez has a well-earned and hard-fought third place in the Drivers’ Championship, consisting of one win and 6 second places. This is a pilot who is known as the “minister of defense” because of his ability to fight tire to tire with any other pilot.
Although he has been in the shadow of his teammate, Max Verstappen, he will undoubtedly score more victories this season and one of them may be in Italy.
Carlos Sainz Jr. (Odds +2200)
Finally, our dark horse is Spain’s Carlos Sainz Jr. Like Checo, he has one win this season. As for his other results, he accumulated five podium positions.
In the last race, he finished eighth. However, it was the first time he has not finished within the top 5 this season. His consistency and skill have been the key to his results. It seems that the only thing that works against him is his team’s strategy.
In conclusion, our prediction is that Charles Leclerc will be able to bounce back from his recent frustrations to take his fourth podium this season. Although he faces a concrete wall in the form of Max Verstappen, it should be remembered that he is the driver who has been able to overtake him the most times this year, and that could give him the victory in Italy.