2023 Belgian Grand Prix Picks & Odds

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The Formula One road show travels to the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, meaning it’s time to think about your 2023 Belgian Grand Prix picks. 

Last weekend, Max Verstappen became only the fifth driver in history to win seven consecutive Formula 1 races, joining an illustrious group that contains legends like Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. Can the Red Bull superstar claim an eighth successive victory on Sunday? 

I will be sharing my recommended Belgian Grand Prix picks with you, along with some useful driver analysis and predictions. First, though, let’s relive the previous race before checking out the latest Belgian GP odds.

What Happened at Last Weekend’s Hungarian GP?

Records tumbled at the Hungaroring last weekend, with Verstappen and Red Bull grabbing the headlines. While Verstappen claimed his seventh successive victory, Red Bull claimed a record-breaking 12th consecutive race win. 

Verstappen finished 33 seconds ahead of second-placed Landro Norris, while Sergio Perez picked up his sixth podium of the season. Despite starting the race on pole position, Lewis Hamilton had to settle for fourth place after failing to keep pace with the frontrunners. 

As a result, Verstappen (281 points) finds himself 110 points clear of Perez (171 points) in the World Drivers’ Championship standings, with Fernando Alonso (139 points) occupying third place. Hamilton (133 points) is the only other driver with 100+ points to his name. 

Norris (60 points) has climbed to eighth place after securing his second consecutive P2 finish, while Oscar Piastri (27 points) appears to be finding his feet following back-to-back top-five finishes for McLaren.

Odds to Win the 2023 Belgian GP

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Verstappen is the bookies’ clear favorite to win the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix. After all, the defending champion has won each of the past seven races to open up a seemingly unassailable lead atop the World Drivers’ Championship standings. 

Verstappen is priced at -300 to take the chequered flag at Spa, while his nearest challengers – Perez and Norris – are priced at +1200. Hamilton (+1500) and George Russell (+2800) complete the top five, with Carles Leclerc (+3300), Carlos Sainz (+4000), Piastri (+4000) and Alonso (+5000) seen as the only other realistic contenders. 

Here is the full 2023 Belgian Grand Prix outright odds list:

  • Max Verstappen (-300) 
  • Sergio Perez (+1200) 
  • Lando Norris (+1200) 
  • Lewis Hamilton (+1500) 
  • George Russell (+2800) 
  • Charles Leclerc (+3300) 
  • Carlos Sainz (+4000) 
  • Oscar Piastri (+4000) 
  • Fernando Alonso (+5000) 
  • Esteban Ocon (+25000)
  • Valtteri Bottas (+25000) 
  • Guanyu Zhou (+25000) 
  • Lance Stroll (+25000) 
  • Pierre Gasly (+30000) 
  • Kevin Magnussen (+50000) 
  • Nico Hulkenberg (+50000) 
  • Yuki Tsunoda (+50000) 
  • Daniel Ricciardo (+50000) 
  • Alex Albon (+50000) 
  • Logan Sergeant (+50000) 

Now that you’re up to speed on the latest odds, allow me to share my Belgian Grand Prix picks and predictions. I’ll begin my Belgian Grand Prix picks with my winner prediction before providing recommended bets for a couple of other markets.

2023 Belgian Grand Prix Picks – Race Winner

Not only has Verstappen won each of the previous seven races, but he has also won nine of the 11 races this season. Accordingly, the runaway championship leader is priced at -300 to triumph at Spa, making him one of the safest Belgian Grand Prix picks. 

Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, Perez, is the only other driver to have tasted victory in 2023. Perez won two of the opening four races this year, triumphing in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. Following a shaky spell, the Mexican has clinched two podiums across the past three races. 

Having registered back-to-back P2 finishes, Norris will fancy his chances of ending Verstappen’s winning streak this weekend. It is worth remembering, however, that Norris finished 33 seconds behind Verstappen in Hungary.

Betting on the Top 6 in the Belgian GP

McLaren has found some much-needed pace in recent weeks, with both Norris and Piastri benefiting from the car’s improvements. Norris may have grabbed the headlines of late, but Piastri has been making some under-the-radar moves. 

After finishing fourth at the British Grand Prix, Piastri claimed P5 in Hungary last weekend. The 22-year-old Australian struggled for consistency at the start of his maiden F1 season, but he has certainly proved his worth in the previous two races. 

For that reason, I’m backing Piastri to finish in the top six on Sunday. With back-to-back top-five finishes in the bank, Piastri looks set to enjoy even more success when he takes to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.

Belgian Grand Prix Picks – Podium Finish

The last of my Belgian Grand Prix picks concerns the other McLaren driver, Norris. While Piastri has finished in the top five in each of the last two races, Norris heads into the Belgian GP on the back of three consecutive top-four finishes. 

Following a P4 finish at the Austrian Grand Prix, Norris finished second on home soil before notching a second successive P2 finish last weekend. All of a sudden, the 23-year-old Brit looks like one of the most assured drivers on the grid. 

Since Norris has finished second in each of the previous two races, odds of -140 for him to finish in the top three this weekend look very attractive. The McLaren team has made vast improvements in recent weeks, and Norris has made serious gains on the track as a result.

Max Verstappen in Belgian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen Belgian Grand Prix

Lock in Your Belgian Grand Prix Picks

Hopefully, my 2023 Belgian Grand Prix picks will help you make a tasty profit this weekend. Thanks to the recent rise of McLaren, I’m backing Norris and Piastri to continue their respective hot streaks at Spa. 

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The 2023 Formula 1 campaign pauses for the midseason break after the Belgian GP, with the following race scheduled for August 27 in the Netherlands. Next week, I will provide a midseason recap with updated odds and betting advice for the remainder of the year.