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Despite having led the race on a handful of occasions, Red Bull would leave Bahrain empty-handed after both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were forced to retire late on and they'll be looking to bounce back in Saudi Arabia. 

They and Ferrari should relish an outing at the world's fastest street circuit, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit but it could prove a testing weekend for Mercedes. 

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Betting Odds

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fortunate to finish on the podium in Bahrain, profiting from Red Bull's double DNF with new team mate George Russell coming home in fourth. However, that result masked some serious issues facing the reigning constructors' champions, who appear to lack power and have some significant downforce issues. 

That's a bad combination for the high-speed Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Hamilton is priced up accordingly at 10/1 to make it back-to-back victories in Jeddah. Last December, Hamilton and Verstappen engaged in a fierce fight for first and while the Brit is unlikely to be in that position again, the reigning world champion should challenge. 

Verstappen is 31/20 to bounce back from his late retirement in Bahrain with a win and his Red Bull looks to have the edge over the Ferrari in terms of power. However, that advantage is potentially negated by the Scuderia's superior aerodynamics and race fans can expect another entertaining battle. Leclerc is the 6/4 favourite to start the season with consecutive wins, while team mate Caros Sainz Jr is a 15/2 chance.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Previous Winners

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021 was won by Hamilton, a result which brought him level with Verstappen in the drivers' standings heading into the now infamous season-finale in Abu Dhabi. 

The first race around the 27-turn, 6.174 km Jeddah circuit left a lasting impression on F1 fans with the race featuring a collision between Verstappen and Hamilton, and three starts.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Where to Watch on TV

Sky Sports F1 is the place to catch all the action from Saudi Arabia, starting with first practice on Friday at 2pm and wrapping up with the race itself, which is due off at 6pm BST on Sunday.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Prediction

Max Verstappen to win the Saudi Arabian GP - BET NOW


Before his DNF in Bahrain, Verstappen had finished in the top two in eight consecutive races and it would be a surprise if the Dutchman wasn't right at the front of the field in Saudi Arabia, barring any more technical mishaps. 

According to the data from the speed traps in Bahrain, Red Bull have the quickest car on the grid and at a track where the average speed is over 250kmph, that should serve them well in Jeddah. Ferrari will be hot on their tail though thanks to their strong aerodynamics package and Verstappen will need to keep his aggression levels in check at a track where he let his emotions get the better of him last year.

Esteban Ocon top-10 finish - BET NOW


With those teams using Mercedes engines significantly down on power, this is a good opportunity for those not carrying the German manufacturer's power units to get some points on the board. Alpine backed up some impressive results in testing with a double points finish in Bahrain and Esteban Ocon can secure another top-10 spot in Saudi Arabia. 

The Frenchman came home fourth in this race last year and returns with the Alpine having only been slower than the Red Bulls through the speed traps in Bahrain. 

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Tips

1. Max Verstappen to win the Saudi Arabian GP - BET NOW
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