Mexican Grand Prix prediction, odds and betting tips
Mexican Grand Prix prediction, odds and betting tips

Mexican Grand Prix prediction, odds and betting tips

Date: 30/10/2022

Venue: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Max Verstappen’s dominance of F1 continued last weekend and he is hard to oppose once again in Mexican Grand Prix predictions.

The Dutchman equalled the record for race wins in a Formula One season with Sunday’s victory at the United States Grand Prix in Texas, with his 13th win of the year matching Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s best.

Verstappen had already wrapped up the title ahead of going to America, with four races to spare.

Only Schumacher in 2002 and Nigel Mansell in 1992 had sealed the deal earlier, with Verstappen joining two more Schumacher campaigns and one from Vettel to share third place on that list.

The Dutchman is on course for only the fourth three-figure winning margin in F1 – even second-place finishes behind nearest challenger Charles Leclerc in the three remaining grands prix and the Sao Paulo sprint race would secure that honour.

The different scoring systems over time obviously play a part in that, with the previous three belonging to Vettel (155 points in 2013 and 122 in 2011) and Hamilton (124 points in 2020).

A fairer comparison is the percentage lead and while Verstappen, currently with over 46 per cent more points than Leclerc, has fallen behind record pace, by that measure his is still among the most dominant seasons ever.

Verstappen is the clear favourite at 4/1.

United States Grand Prix result, F1

In our United States GP preview we highlighted how the race in Texas was Lewis Hamilton’s best hope of a victory and the 12/1 shot went close to making it happen.

Hamilton finished second for the third time this year when Verstappen denied him victory with just six laps remaining of a thrilling race.

Moments after stepping out of his Mercedes, the seven-time world champion said his narrow defeat to Verstappen filled him with hope that he will be a winner again.

But Hamilton also conceded that the race at the Circuit of the Americas was probably his best shot of taking to the top step of the podium this year, with only three rounds remaining on the F1 calendar.

“We need to be realistic,” the 37-year-old said. “The Red Bull car has been the fastest by far all year.

“It was great to have started third, and been in a position to fight for the win, but on true pace, they have been ahead of us all weekend. They were (on Sunday), and they will be at the next three races.

“Unless something drastic happens to them, then it’s highly unlikely that we will have the true pace to be able to compete with them. This was probably one of our best chances of winning. But we will give it everything we’ve got.”

Hamilton is 6/5 for a top-three finish looks the more sensible option for Mexican Grand Prix predictions.

Verstappen’s Red Bull team will also head to Mexico City this weekend undefeated in their last eight outings.

On Sunday, they secured their first constructors’ championship since 2013 so 2/1 for both of their drivers – Verstappen and Sergio Perez – to finish in the top two for the sixth time this season is a decent option for Mexican Grand Prix betting tips.

Past Mexican Grand Prix winners

2021 Verstappen (Red Bull), Hamilton (Mercedes), Perez (Red Bull)
2019 Hamilton (Mercedes), Vettel (Ferrari), Bottas (Mercedes)
2018 Verstappen (Red Bull), Vettel (Ferrari), Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2017 Verstappen (Red Bull), Bottas (Mercedes), Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2016 Hamilton (Mercedes), Rosberg (Mercedes), Ricciardo (Red Bull)
2015 Rosberg (Mercedes), Hamilton (Mercedes), Bottas (Williams)

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