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Chinese Grand Prix Sprint Odds: Lando Norris 9/2 after taking pole position in Shanghai

Lando Norris is 9/2 to win the Chinese Grand Prix Sprint after claiming pole position in a rain-affected Sprint Qualifying.

In a chaotic session, Norris saw his lap time deleted and then dramatically reinstated to snatch top spot from Lewis Hamilton and secure the second Sprint pole of his career.

The 24-year-old Bristolian is 8/13 to finish on the podium in Saturday's Sprint, a result he achieved twice last season.

Chinese Grand Prix Sprint

Chinese Grand Prix Sprint odds

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A Red Bull one-two seemed inevitable following SQ1 as both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez blitzed the rest of the field, but a dramatic change in weather conditions brought an air of unpredictability to the session.

George Russell was the first casualty of the weather as he failed to get out of SQ2 and the continued rainfall made it treacherous for drivers in SQ3.

Norris managed the conditions better than anyone but his best effort, which was 1.3 seconds quicker than Hamilton's, was deleted for exceeding track limits.

But just as the Mercedes garage were about to celebrate Hamilton's return to the summit, the stewards opted to reinstate Norris' time, having judged that the Brit had instead lost time rather than gained an advantage from running wide at the final corner.

Norris still seeks his first win in Formula 1 and the McLaren ace will be hoping that the unpredictable weather conditions remain for the race.

Verstappen remains the favourite to win the Sprint at 4/9, despite qualifying fourth. The reigning world champion, who saw one of his lap times deleted in the final session after running off track, has Hamilton and Fernando Alonso for company ahead of him.

A podium for Hamilton in the Sprint is 11/4, while the wily veteran Alonso is 7/4 to finish in the top three.

Carlos Sainz, who starts in fifth for Ferrari, is 10/11 to continue his good form with another podium finish in the Sprint.

Chinese Grand Prix Sprint Qualifying result

  1. Lando Norris, McLaren
  2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
  3. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
  4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  5. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
  6. Sergio Perez, Red Bull
  7. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  8. Oscar Piastri, McLaren
  9. Valtteri Bottas, Sauber
  10. Zhou Guanyu, Sauber
  11. George Russell, Mercedes
  12. Kevin Magnussen, Haas
  13. Nico Hulkenberg, Haas
  14. Daniel Ricciardo, Visa Cash App RB
  15. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
  16. Pierre Gasly, Alpine
  17. Esteban Ocon, Alpine
  18. Alexander Albon, Williams
  19. Yuki Tsunoda, Visa Cash App RB
  20. Logan Sargeant, Williams

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