Formula 1 odds, picks, race times: Surprising 2022 Japanese Grand Prix predictions, F1 bets from a proven model
After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Formula 1 will return to the Suzuka Circuit on Japan’s south coast for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix. Prior to the break, Mercedes had recently dominated the Japanese GP, winning the last six consecutive races. Lewis Hamilton is a five-time winner at the Suzuka Circuit and will be aiming for a sixth win on Sunday to equal Michael Schumacher’s record for most Japanese GP wins. The race will start at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Hamilton and Mercedes have struggled this season, but he’s ranked 10-1 in Caesars Sportsbook’s 2022 Japanese Grand Prix odds largely because of his track record. However, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is the -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) as the runaway favorite to win his second Drivers’ Championship and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is second on the F1 Japan odds table at 15. -4. Before analyzing the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks, be sure to check out the latest 2022 Japanese GP predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
Developed by Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this exclusive Formula 1 prediction model simulates each race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results. He has had a solid history of success in motorsport, correctly predicting seven winners during the 2021 NASCAR season and his projected rankings have predicted winners in multiple race formats.
The model has been red-hot when it comes to picking Formula 1 racing events dating back to 2021. He took Leclerc’s two wins in 2022, and at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix the model was strongly supporting Verstappen as his first choice. The result: Verstappen dominated the field and rode away with a surprise win. The model followed that up by calling Verstappen’s victory at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April, and then picked up his victories again each of the past two weeks in Belgium and the Netherlands. Anyone who followed the model’s lead on these games saw huge returns
Now the model has logged on to the 2022 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix and has just released its coveted picks and ranking projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the full 2022 Japanese GP standings projection.
Top 2022 Formula 1 Japanese GP Predictions
A huge shocker: McClure makes Perez swoon even though he is the fourth seed for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix at 11-1. As Red Bull finally re-established itself as the dominant force in Formula 1, Perez had the advantage of racing with superior equipment all season and he managed to make it the first two wins of his F1 career. However, he has struggled in Japan since joining Formula 1 in 2011.
Perez has made nine career starts in the Japanese Grand Prix and he has never finished better than seventh. And despite winning in Singapore last week, he has failed to reach the podium in six of his last nine starts. He is third in the F1 standings and just two points behind Leclerc for second place, but the model predicts he will fail to step onto the podium again on Sunday. See who the model supports here.
How to make choices for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix
The model is also aiming for a double-digit longshot to make a surprising rise in the rankings. Anyone who backs him could hit hard. You can find out who he is and see all of the model’s F1 picks and predictions on SportsLine.
So who wins the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix? And which under-the-radar pilots charge forward? Check out the latest 2022 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full expected 2022 Japanese Grand Prix standings, all drawn from the model with a proven history of motor racing success, and find out.
Odds, field, top contenders for the 2022 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
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Charles Leclerc 15-4
Lewis Hamilton 10-1
Sergio Perez 11-1
George Russell 14-1
Carlos Sainz 18-1
Lando Norris 150-1
Fernando Alonso 200-1
Daniel Ricciardo 400-1
Esteban Ocon 400-1
Pierre Gasly 500-1
Sebastian Vettel 750-1
Lance Balade 750-1
Yuki Tsunoda 1000-1
Valtteri Bottas 1500-1
Kevin Magnussen 1500-1
Mick Schumacher 2000-1
Alexander Albon 2000-1
Guanyu Zhou 2000-1
Nicholas Latifi 2500-1