Austrian Grand Prix betting tips: Red Bull eye repeat win
Preview and odds for Sunday’s race
Max Verstappen has another opportunity to tighten his grip on the drivers’ championship as we pick out Austrian Grand Prix betting tips for the second consecutive race at the Red Bull Ring.
Last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix turned out to be a fairly routine win for Verstappen, keeping Lewis Hamilton at arm’s length as Red Bull claimed a fourth win in a row – meaning the dominant Mercedes have gone four races without a win for the first time in the sport’s turbo-hybrid era.
Verstappen now has an 18-point lead in the standings and is the 4/6 favourite to win again in the Austrian Grand Prix odds.
Mercedes under pressure
Mercedes have won the last seven drivers’ and constructors’ championships but find themselves in the rare position of having to find answers to Red Bull’s form.
Verstappen and Sergio Perez have their cars exactly where they want them, boasting greater straight-line speed than the Mercedes, where Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas appears to be off the pace.
Bottas just held off a charging Perez to finish third last weekend and the battle between the two teams continues to intensify. Both teams are 6/4 to secure a double podium finish.
Alpha Tauri show signs of promise
While McLaren and Ferrari are locked in a tussle for best of the rest, the battle for the midfield is just as intriguing.
Alpha Tauri will feel they missed an opportunity to steal a march on Aston Martin and Alpine last weekend. Pierre Gasly qualified sixth before being plagued by collisions at the start forcing him to retire from the race, while rookie Yuki Tsunoda qualified an impressive eighth but started 11th after a grid penalty.
Tsunoda claimed a solitary point for the team in the race, but they showed potential to shine at the Red Bull Ring. Gasly is evens for a top-six finish, while the team are 6/5 for a double points finish.
Alpha Tauri could get themselves in the mix at the top of the grid and for Austrian Grand Prix betting tips, Gasly is an interesting option for winning driver without the big four at 8/1.
Russell closes in on top 10
George Russell continues to lead the way for Williams and came agonisingly close to qualifying in the top 10 for the first time with the team last weekend.
The British driver was forced to retire from the race but again showed his ability to outperform his car.
After a 12th-placed finish in the previous race in France, Russell would love to achieve his best Williams finish and make the points. He is evens to achieve that in Austria.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication