Ferrari made a strong start to the 2022 Formula 1 season with two wins in the first three races. Charles Leclerc seemed dominant, especially at the Australian Grand Prix, but this was partly due to the wrong balance at Red Bull Racing. However, the odds after the race in Melbourne also showed that Leclerc and Ferrari were designated by the bookmakers as favorites for the world title. Leclerc’s rate was 1.64 at the time, Ferrari 1.66. Players backing Monegask and his Italian team would receive €1.64 and €1.66 respectively for every €1 bet on a world title.
However, the situation in Formula 1 can change quickly as Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing hit back hard at Imola and Miami. The reigning world champion has scored maximum points in the past two races and reduced his gap to Leclerc in the World Championship to 19 points. This has significant consequences for his odds at the Dutch betting agency Toto. After the Australian GP he was still at 3.15, but now he is the favorite for the world title with odds of 1.86. Charles Leclerc follows with 2.18, then surprisingly come the Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton (30.00) and George Russell (40.00). Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez are last under 100 at odds of 50.00 and 60.00 respectively, with Lando Norris next but his odds are already at 800.
Toto isn’t quite sure who the favorite for the constructors’ title is yet. It is clear that Red Bull’s odds have fallen slightly, while Ferrari’s have risen slightly. Both teams are now joint favorites with odds of 1.91. Mercedes is now at 9 p.m. and is the last team under 100. McLaren follows with a quota of 800, ahead of AlphaTauri, Alpine, Haas (all 1000), Alfa Romeo (1500), Aston Martin (3000) and Williams. (5000).