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5 drivers who can put an finish to Pink Bull’s dominance

5 drivers who can put an finish to Pink Bull’s dominance


Pink Bull have gained all eight races to begin the 2023 Formulation 1 season, with Max Verstappen profitable six on his personal. Who can cease them on the Pink Bull Ring?

The final time a Formulation 1 season started with a single workforce profitable every of the primary eight races was in 2019, when Mercedes pulled it off.

However race quantity 9 was the Austrian Grand Prix on the Pink Bull Ring, and that streak was delivered to a screeching halt, stopping Mercedes from turning into the primary workforce since McLaren in 1988 to win a season’s first 9 races.

Skip forward to 2023, and Pink Bull have gone eight for eight to begin the season, with two-time reigning world champion Max Verstappen having gained six of these eight races, together with every of the latest 4.

Sergio Perez has gained the opposite two, however he has struggled as of late, having not scored a podium end in any of the three most up-to-date occasions.

The Austrian Grand Prix on the Pink Bull Ring is, as soon as once more, the ninth race on the Formulation 1 schedule.

Whereas the 10-turn, 2.683-mile (4.318-kilometer) street course in Spielberg, Styria, Austria is Pink Bull’s dwelling monitor, it is without doubt one of the only a few tracks at which they didn’t handle to win en path to securing the constructor championship final 12 months.

With Perez struggling, and with Verstappen most likely, sooner or later, going to seek out himself ready aside from P1 (although it’s anyone’s guess as to when that could be), this race might be the best alternative for a Pink Bull rival to steal a win.

DraftKings Sportsbook, which is providing $150 to Formulation 1 followers who enroll and place a single $5 guess, lists Verstappen because the -275 favourite, with Perez listed because the second favourite at +1100.

Listed here are the following 5 drivers listed, all of whom have a respectable probability to finish this run.

  • Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin: +1300
  • Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes: +1400
  • Charles Leclerc, Ferrari: +1600
  • Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari: +2200
  • George Russell, Mercedes: +2900

Odds and availability topic to alter.

Whereas it’s onerous to argue that there’s worth on betting towards Pink Bull — or particularly Verstappen, at this level — there may very well be some worth amongst these 5 drivers.

In the latest race in Montreal, Alonso and Hamilton each completed nearer to Verstappen than any non-Pink Bull driver had completed to P1 this season, save for the protection automotive end in Melbourne.

Whereas the RB19 continues to be clearly the category of the sphere, the hole between them and Mercedes and Aston Martin is as slender because it has been because the begin of the 12 months.

Moreover, Alonso and Hamilton have each been acting at a better degree than Perez, which inherently creates some worth at +1300 and +1400, respectively.

As for Russell, he has not been almost as sturdy this 12 months as he was final 12 months, when he turned the primary non-championship-winning Hamilton teammate to beat Hamilton within the standings since 2011. At +2900, he most likely isn’t definitely worth the gamble.

However the Ferrari duo might be. Final 12 months, the Pink Bull Ring was a Ferrari monitor. A couple of extra laps within the dash race, and Leclerc would have been on the pole for the Austrian Grand Prix. The pair had been on course for a 1-2 end in the principle occasion earlier than Sainz’s engine expired. Leclerc did handle to carry off Verstappen, even after a late throttle problem emerged.

Leclerc being the reigning race winner makes his +1600 odds price a re-assessment, and the truth that Sainz would have gained the race with out his engine problem (given Leclerc’s throttle problem) makes his +2200 worthy of the identical. Whereas he typically flies beneath the radar, Sainz has crushed Leclerc 5 occasions in eight races this 12 months.

The Austrian Grand Prix is ready to be broadcast reside on ESPN from the Pink Bull Ring starting at 8:55 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 2, with the second dash race of the 12 months set to be broadcast reside on the identical community starting at 10:25 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 1. When you’ve got not but begun your free trial of FuboTV, accomplish that now and don’t miss any of the motion!

  • Revealed on 06/30/2023 at 10:00 AM
  • Final up to date at 06/30/2023 at 10:00 AM



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