Hungarian Grand Prix predictions, odds & betting tips
Hungarian Grand Prix predictions, Hungarian Grand Prix odds, Formula One

Hungarian Grand Prix predictions, odds & betting tips

Date: 31/07/2022

Venue: Hungaroring

Rain wreaked havoc on last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix predictions but the forecast is for thundery showers to only be an issue on Saturday this weekend.

That could affect qualifying, but sun and heat on Sunday should suit Ferrari, as they seek to bounce back from the frustration of France.

Charles Leclerc blew a winning opportunity in Le Castellet but appeals at 2.4 to make amends from the Hungarian Grand Prix odds.

The 24-year-old lost control through Turn 11 on lap 18 of 53 when out in front, an error compounded by title leader Max Verstappen going on to claim victory.

Leclerc was angry with himself, stating: “I feel like I am performing at the highest level of my career, but there is no point in performing at a high level if I make those mistakes.”

He now trails Verstappen by 63 points, but team boss Mattia Binotto preferred to focus on looking to the future.

“Once again, we have proved to our drivers we have a fast car and a competitive one,” commented the Ferrari chief on the F1 website.

“We need to turn the page and look to Hungary and do a one-two there, so we simply focus on the next result.

“Our car is great, gentle with tyre management, and I think we come out from Le Castellet with full confidence in our package and our speed.

“Hungary will again be very hot and it will be again about tyre management, tyre degradation and tyres overheating – very similar to Le Castellet.

“So, I will say there is plenty of reason why we need to smile and be positive, because our objective going to Hungary should be not for winning, but a one-two.”

Teammate Carlos Sainz had a solid record at this circuit when with lesser outfits and was third here 12 months ago, so the Spaniard is a value alternative at 3.5.

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Verstappen has now secured seven victories this term and is 8.0 to add to that tally in the Hungarian Grand Prix odds.

However, the Red Bull star will start from 10th on the grid due to engine problems.

With temperatures set to soar again in Budapest, issues with overheating rubber could hurt Verstappen and number two Sergio Perez, who is 67.0.

In his 300th race, Lewis Hamilton claimed his best result of the season in France when finishing second and is 17.0 to go one better here.

“Now we are in a position where we understand the car more, and that has given us a much more enjoyable drive,” said the seven-time world champion.

“We still lack performance in some of those areas but we are slowly getting there. It is about constantly chipping away.

“Unfortunately, we can’t take big leaps at the moment but who knows? Maybe one big leap will come and we will be right there.”

Mercedes teammate George Russell also made it onto the podium and was cut to 4.5 to win in Budapest after securing the first pole of his career.

As for Alpine driver Esteban Ocon, he is 81.0 to repeat last year’s surprise success in Budapest.

Past Hungarian Grand Prix winners

2021: Ocon (Alpine), Hamilton, Sainz
2020: Hamilton (Mercedes), Verstappen, Bottas
2019: Hamilton (Mercedes), Verstappen, Vettel
2018: Hamilton (Mercedes), Vettel, Raikkonen
2017: Vettel (Ferrari), Raikkonen, Bottas

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