Australian Grand Prix Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2023 F1 Race (Verstappen, Leclerc Thrive Down Under)

Australian Grand Prix Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2023 F1 Race (Verstappen, Leclerc Thrive Down Under)


Australian Grand Prix Race Info 2023

Date: Sunday, Apr. 2, 2023
Start Time: 1 a.m. ET
Laps: 58 (190.22 miles)
Circuit Length: 3.28 miles
2022 Winner: Charles Leclerc
Coverage: ESPN

Formula 1 enthusiasts are excited as the 2023 Australian Grand Prix goes down on Sunday, Apr. 2. The most talented F1 drivers on the planet will head to Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia, where they'll race for 58 laps over the 3.28-mile course.

Last year's Australian GP was won by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc; the second consecutive first-time winner. Will this year's race feature another new face taking home top honors? Or will a past winner walk out victorious?

Australian Grand Prix Odds 2023


Odds to Win Australian Grand Grand Prix

Max Verstappen


Sergio Perez


Fernando Alonso


Charles Leclerc


Lewis Hamilton


George Russell


Carlos Sainz


Lance Stroll


Pierre Gasly


Esteban Ocon


Alex Albon


Guanyu Zhou


Nico Hulkenberg


Valtteri Bottas


Kevin Magnussen


Oscar Piastri


Logan Sargeant


Nyck de Vries


Lando Norris


Yuki Tsunoda


There are 20 drivers currently on the entry list for the 2023 Australian Grand Prix. The field is headlined by favorite Max Verstappen at -310 to win as of Thursday, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's Formula 1 odds. Sergio Perez (+500) and Fernando Alonso (+750) sit in second and third, respectively, while Leclerc (+2100) and Lewis Hamilton (+2800) round out the top five.

All Formula 1 odds are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Australian Grand Prix Prediction 2023

It's hard to argue against Max Verstappen when he's as heavily favored as he is. The 25-year-old phenom has been terrific to begin the 2023 campaign, winning the Bahrain Grand Prix before finishing second in Saudi Arabia. He's now cracked the top three in 19 of his last 23 races, winning on 16 occasions.

After being forced to retire due to engine issues on his last trip to Melbourne, I expect Verstappen to return with a vengeance. He's going to carve up the course like he always does before taking home the Australian GP crown for the first time in his already-impressive career.

Australian Grand Prix Best Bet 2023

Although I expect Verstappen to win, there isn't much value behind him winning outright. Instead, I'm pivoting to another racer for the best bet. More specifically, I'm going with a Charles Leclerc podium finish at +130 odds.

After all, Leclerc is the defending champion and will be motivated to rebound after a seventh-place finish at the Saudi Arabian GP. Considering how the Australian Grand Prix has seen 12 back-to-back winners in its history, I wouldn't be shocked if Leclerc at least finishes inside of the top three.

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