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Austrian Grand Prix: Prediction, Tips and Odds

The hills will be alive with the sound of Hybrid V6s as Formula 1 heads to the Styrian mountains for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix and Racing Post's Adam Scriven has picked out his three best bets for Sunday's showdown at the Red Bull Ring.

Austrian Grand Prix

Austrian Grand Prix betting tips and predictions

Charles Leclerc each way - 12/1

Since Charles Leclerc's emotional home victory in Monaco Ferrari have looked decidedly out of sorts.

A double podium in the principality was followed by a double DNF in Canada, while in Barcelona last weekend the Prancing Horses were well off the pace of front two Max Verstappen and Lando Norris and even finished behind both Mercedes cars.

Fifth place in Spain is Leclerc's worst result of the season in a race he has finished, and the Monegasque could be the forgotten man in Austria this weekend.

Verstappen is looking for his eighth win in 11 races and will surely have his backers at 8/15, especially as he is a four-time Grand Prix winner at the Red Bull Ring.

Meanwhile, Norris felt he should have won both of the last two races, making a bad strategy call in Canada and losing the lead at the start in Spain last time having taken pole position.

It could easily be third time lucky for the McLaren driver, whose car should be better suited by the sweeping turns of Spielberg. The team also have a habit of performing better on weekends run to the sprint format, as this race is.

However, the young Briton has become expensive to follow, finishing second four times already this year, and at 3/1 he is just too short to be interesting.

It is incredibly competitive at the front of the F1 grid, and Ferrari's recent poor results mask the fact that they aren't that far off the leaders in terms of pace.

Last year also they arrived in Austria following disappointing outings in Spain and Canada, and Leclerc finished second.

In fact he has finished either first or second in four of the last five runnings of the Austrian Grand Prix, and the 12/1 on offer is worthy of an each-way interest.

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George Russell podium finish - 12/5

Last year Mercedes arrived at the Red Bull Ring riding a wave of improved form but were a massive disappointment in the race, finishing seventh and eighth, more than 40 seconds off the lead.

The prices seem to anticipate a similar result this weekend, but as this year's car is based on a different aerodynamic concept George Russell and Lewis Hamilton could be set for a better experience.

The team have scored their first two podium finishes of the season at the last two races, one apiece for Hamilton and Russell, who also earned pole position in Canada.

Unpredictable form swings have been a feature of Mercedes cars since the aero rules were changed in 2022, but the team believe they have turned a corner with the new machine and can keep delivering results. 

Russell has finished ahead of Hamilton in six of the nine races both have finished this season, and the younger driver would arguably have done so again in Barcelona had his tyre strategy not backfired.

Take the King's Lynn racer to extend the Silver Arrows' podium streak at 12/5.

Over 18.5 classified finishers - 6/4

Constantly changing weather contributed to a chaotic race in Canada in which five drivers failed to finish, while the four retirements in Monaco prior to that were all caused by opening-lap incidents on the narrow circuit.

In Spain last time, though, all 20 drivers completed the race for the second year in a row, and like Barcelona there are plenty of run-off areas at the Red Bull Ring to help errant drivers rejoin the race.

There were 19 finishers in last year's Austrian Grand Prix, the same number as were classified in the two events prior to Monaco this season.

To be classified as a finisher, drivers must complete 90% of the race distance, and the 6/4 available that at least 19 manage that on Sunday could be worth taking.

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Austrian Grand Prix odds

Grand Prix winner

Max Verstappen


Lando Norris


Charles Leclerc


George Russell


Lewis Hamilton


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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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