Mexico Grand Prix Betting Tips
Max Verstappen will be full of confidence as he bids to add to his impressive win tally for the season when the Red Bull ace lines up for the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Dutchman has enjoyed racing at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez over the years and has managed to win the race on four previous occasions.
Verstappen will take some stopping to be denied his 16th win of the season and is 3/10 to be first to the chequered flag in Mexico City this weekend.
However, there is plenty of value to be had elsewhere for what is set to be a high-speed contest in the Mexican capital.
Bet 1: Sergio Perez to finish on the podium @ 5/6
The poster boy of the weekend’s event, the home support will all be cheering for their beloved Sergio Perez to take the chequered flag on Sunday.
Perez has been second best to Verstappen for most of the season and it’s hard to see him picking up what would be his third win of the campaign here.
However, Perez has earned eight podium finishes this year and, spurred on by the home crowd, he looks capable of at least repeating last year's third-place finish this weekend.
Bet 2: Lando Norris to finish on the podium @ Evens
After being promoted to second at the United States Grand Prix last time out following Lewis Hamilton's disqualification, Lando Norris will be eager to push Verstappen all the way in Mexico.
It was an impressive performance from Norris in Texas, as the circuit had not been expected to suit his McLaren.
It has been a solid season from Norris, who sits sixth in the drivers' standings and will still be looking to potentially leapfrog the likes of Carlos Sainz Jr and Fernando Alonso in the table.
After his efforts last time out at the Circuit of the Americas, Norris has the speed to be able to land a seventh podium finish of the season and what would be a fifth consecutive appearance on the rostrum following his excellent run of form in recent months.
Bet 3: Fernando Alonso to finish in top 6 @ 8/5
With 11 top-six finishes so far this season, it would be little surprise to see Alonso repeat the feat again this weekend.
The Spaniard was frustrated last year in Mexico as he was not able to finish despite completing more than 90% of the race distance.
Having to settle for 19th place in 2022, Alonso might well feel like he has a point to prove this weekend and will be eager to chase down third-placed Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship.
Hamilton is 18 points ahead of Alonso going into this 19th race of the season and the two-time world champion will know time is running out if he is to leapfrog the Englishman in the standings.
Alonso had to retire from the race in Texas with a broken floor on his Aston Martin, but if he can avoid any further reliability issues, then he’s well-priced to earn another top-six finish here.