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F1 Miami Grand Prix 2022 Betting Tips & Predictions (May 8)

F1 Miami Grand Prix 2022 Betting Preview

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022 will occur in Miami, Florida, the USA, from 06 to the 08th of May. BetZillion will provide you with the best betting tips and predictions to bet with the latest auto racing odds.

Making its debut in the Formula One World Championship in 2022, Miami International Autodrome’s circuit is 5,412 Km long with 19 turns, culminating in 308,326 Km after 57 laps.

A flashy battle between the teams and drivers is awaited in the sunshine state, with them set to master this brand-new track. The Red Bulls have the upper hand after their one-two finishes in the Imola race, giving the Ferraris some fight as they come off a disappointing weekend in Italy.

Bookies Favorites for the F1 Miami GP 2022

The prediction for the 2022 Miami GP winner should be mainly between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, all surprises aside.

With the 2 top seeders in the driver’s standings being separated by 27 points, Charles will be looking to enlarge that lead. Red Bull showed a lot of pace in the Imola Grand Prix and is in a good place to cut Ferrari’s 11-point lead in the constructors’ championship.

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Max Verstappen (2.00)

Coming out of a hot weekend in Italy, Verstappen is the bookies’ favorite to win. With 59 points in the championship, the Dutchman was fast and won all the finished races. As long as Red Bull can provide him with a reliable car, he has a good chance at the Pole Position in the qualifying and winning on Sunday.

His odds to win the Grand Prix are at 2.00 as the auto racing bookmakers expect Verstappen to take advantage of his speed in what is expected to be a fast track, with 3 practices to get to know it better.

Charles Leclerc (2.25)

Standing at the top of the drivers’ championship with 86 points, Leclerc has, up until now, a more consistent season. He’s been fast, and Ferrari made some enormous improvements to the car, making it quick and reliable.

Both Charles and the team are looking for some redemption after the disastrous Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. However, Leclerc pulled off the pole position last qualifying, losing his front place on the starting grid for Verstappen in the sprint.

The latest odds for him to be the winner stood at 2.25. A lot will fall on the possible upgrades that the constructors could bring in the meantime.

Carlos Sainz Jr. (13.00)

Carlos Sainz has 38 points in the drivers’ standings, 5th place. He took a drop in his last 2 races, not finishing both (DNF’s).

Sainz is looking for more than just a finish this time. A podium finish would probably go a long way in his fight not to drop out of the top seeds in the championship.

Carlos has certainly shown his driving skills throughout his career, and this season has a great car to compete for wins. The battle between teammates is hard-fought and more and more important for the drivers.

If Sainz adapts well to this new track, he’s looking at a real chance to be a race winner this weekend in the USA. The odds for him to win are at 13.00.

Time and Date of the Race

The 2022 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will take place Sunday, the 08th of May and the 3 practices will happen between the 6th and 7th of May, the same day as the qualifying, later in the afternoon.

  • The race will have the lights out scheduled for 15h30 local time (GMT -4)
  • The qualifying will start at 16h00
  • Free Practice 3 at 13h00, on the 07th of May
  • Free Practice 2 at 17h30, the 06th of May
  • Free Practice 1 at 14h30, the 06th of May

It’s a street track. There’s the Hard Rock Stadium complex in its centre, in Miami Gardens, home of the Miami Dolphins (a famous NFL Team).

Our F1 Miami Grand Prix Predictions for 2022

It is a brand new F1 circuit, so the data and history are zero to none. There’s no fastest lap, no race winners, or podiums, but it looks fast, and the weather is sunny with high temperatures with a slim chance of slight showers.

In our betting preview and analyzing the top-rated US sportsbooks, the battle for the top spots at the checkered flag will fall between the Red Bull cars or the Ferraris.

Winner of the Race

Going against the odds (Max at 2.00), our pick to be the first winner of the Miami GP at the Miami International Autodrome is Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (2.25).

He’s proven so far this season that he has what it takes to be fast enough to reach a pole position and a 1st and showed that he can control a race from the get-go, managing pace, tires, and time gap to the 2nd place.

Even in the races he lost to Verstappen, he led almost the entire race, like the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

Who Clinch the Podium This Weekend

It’s given a chance that the podium is not close to the top 2 seeders of the constructor’s championship (Red Bull and Ferrari). There’s much room for betting on a podium finish from another driver.

The qualifying session may clear a lot of doubts in terms of pace, but the top-rated US bookmakers trust mainly the Mercedes drivers and Lando Norris from McLaren to clinch a podium this weekend of them at 5.00.

Mercedes Boss, Totto Wolff, said that Mercedes has “found several directions for improving the car”. Zak Brown, Team Principal for McLaren, highlights how good Lando is, saying: “He’s as good as anyone in F1” and “…ready to win”, or a podium.

The Fastest Lap

You can always place some in-play bets, for example, which will snap the fastest lap of the Miami Grand Prix.

The bonus point will be up for grabs in Florida this weekend, and Verstappen and Leclerc are the favorites to pick it up (odds: 2.50). Verstappen grabbed the extra point in Imola after Charles had the first 3 fastest laps of the season.

Carlos Sainz and Sergio Pérez come up next with odds at 6.00 and 7.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who won the last F1 race?

    The last F1 race was in Italy. The Emilia Romagna Rolex F1 Grand Prix – Imola (April 2022) and the winner of the race was Max Verstappen, followed by his teammate in 2nd place, Sergio Perez and Lando Norris, from McLaren in 3rd.

  • Where to bet on F1?

    You can bet on Auto motorsports racing (Formula One) on Betway, EnergyBet, or 22bet.

  • What predictions can I find at BetZillion?

    At BetZillion, you can find tips and predictions on different sports, from basketball to cricket, boxing to American football, and snooker to horse racing.

Writer & Tipster

Jimmy is our on-duty tipster and writer. His favorite sports are cricket, tennis, and basketball. If you’re looking for the best betting tips in the business, Jimmy’s your guy. His tips and events previews are among the most read at BetZillion.

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