Formula 1 is back on the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix, and as you’d expect, Max Verstappen is the favourite among the bookies.
The Belgian GP could be the site of another victory for Red Bull if Verstappen can continue his dominance of the 2023 season following his record-breaking victory in Budapest.
F1 always produces exciting racing at the Spa circuit, with some of the most thrilling races of the modern era coming in the 44-lap event. Verstappen’s championship lead stands at 110 points after his triumph at the Hungarian GP, but let’s take a look at who could shine in the unpredictable Belgian weather.
Beginning, of course, with the runaway championship leader and his seemingly bulletproof RB19. Only in qualifying at Saudi Arabia has Verstappen’s car faltered even slightly, and it has shown no signs of trouble ever since.
If the car runs smoothly, Verstappen should be the red-hot favourite for pole position and victory. Sergio Perez should be second most likely to earn both of those results, but his inconsistent qualifying form might just make things difficult.
Away from Red Bull, Mercedes were strong here one year ago, with George Russell claiming his maiden F1 pole position in the W13. The Silver Arrows were outclassed by McLaren in the Hungarian GP but both Lewis Hamilton and Russell have a solid record here and could be a threat.
Ferrari are the true unknown quantity after a horrid weekend at the Hungarian GP where they thought they would excel prior to qualifying.
Drivers to watch at 2023 Belgian GP
- Lewis Hamilton: You might get long odds on the seven-time world champion but he has won four times at this track, more than anyone else in history.
- Max Verstappen: The most recent winner of the Belgian GP is everyone’s first bet for victory, and the RB19’s new parts might make that even stronger.
- Lando Norris: McLaren will be tested with their new upgrades on a totally different track but this is where Norris first drove an F1 car and he is capable of special things when the car complies.
Betting odds for 2023 Belgian GP
Sure, here are the updated betting odds for the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix from Bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, and William Hill in UK style:
Please note that the odds are subject to change, and it’s recommended to check the official bookmaker websites for the most accurate and updated odds.