Formula 1: Max Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Will Red Bull Win Every Race This Season?

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Formula 1: Max Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Will Red Bull Win Every Race This Season?

Red Bull, Max Verstappen, and Sergio Perez won 21 of 22 races in 2023. They are 2-0 in races in 2024. Will Red Bull win every race this year? Only a couple of the other drivers on the grid are favoured to win at least one race this season.

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  • Only two drivers outside of Red Bull favoured to win a race in 2024
  • Australian Grand Prix betting info

Max Verstappen wins the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

After Max Verstappen won his second race, the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, in a row to start the season, Red Bull, Verstappen, and Sergio Perez look like a serious threat to win every race in the 2024 Formula 1 season. The Saudi Arabia GP was not a very close race. Verstappen won the race by a little more than 13 seconds after winning the first race by over 20 seconds, a dominant start to the year. Perez finished second in both races despite starting the Bahrain GP in fifth and starting third in the Saudi Arabia GP.

Perez was five seconds clear of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who finished in third. Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur talked about Leclerc’s third place finish after the race. “Yeah, good, But we have to be focused on Red Bull. They are still a step ahead of us. In qualifying we are not that far away. In the race it is a bit more difficult,” Vasseur said. Many in the Formula 1 world are probably wondering, can a Red Bull driver win every race this season?

Not looking great for the rest of the drivers on the grid

On Bet99, you can bet on whether or not a driver will win a race this year. Only two drivers outside of Red Bull are favoured to win a race, Leclerc and McLaren’s Lando Norris. Bet99 is taking bets for 17 drivers at the moment, and Lewis Hamilton is not one of them. Leclerc has the best odds. He has -280 odds to win at least one Grand Prix this season. Norris has the second best odds. Norris has -230 odds to win a race. For context, Perez has -2500 odds to win a race and +750 odds to finish the season without a first place finish.

Every other driver on the grid is an underdog to win at least one race. Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Alexander Albon, Zhou Guanyu, Kevin Magnussen, Logan Sargeant, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, and Yuki Tsunda all have +1000 odds or longer to win a race. And nine of them are at +4000 or worse. Ricciardo and Stroll have the best odds among this group. Ricciardo is at +1150. Stroll is at +2400 at the moment.

Fernando Alonso, Oscar Piastri, and George Russell are also underdogs to win a race, but their odds are not nearly as long as the drivers listed above. Russell has +100 odds to win a race and -140 odds to finish winless. Alonso is at +175 for yes and -250 for no. Piastri is at +250 to win his first race and -380 for no. Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, and Aston Martin look like the teams with the best shot right now. Haas is the only other team with a point, one, in the constructors’ standings after two races.

Australian Grand Prix is up next

The Australian Grand Prix will happen on March 24. Qualifying is on March 23. Verstappen is heavily favoured to win this race on F1 betting sites. He has -525 odds to win his third consecutive race to start the season. His teammate has the second best odds. Perez has +850 odds to pick up his first win of the season. Perez won two races last year. Leclerc has the best odds outside of Red Bull. He has +1250 odds. Ferrari rookie Oliver Bearman comes in at +6000. Lewis Hamilton is at +2900, and Lando Norris has the fourth best odds at +2500.