OKBet Update Austrian Grand Prix - Verstappen to get back to winning ways

Following an exciting British Grand Prix, the drivers head to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will aim to reclaim the podium as Mercedes keeps getting better and Ferrari keeps chasing Red Bull.

The second of a string of seven straight European Grand Prix starts on Sunday, and we preview the action below.

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The Leaders

This season, Ferrari and Red Bull have continued to rule, with the two teams topping the Constructors Championship and their drivers filling the top four spots in the Drivers’ Championship. Mercedes hasn’t performed well this season, but recent gains have them sitting third in the constructors’ standings with drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in fifth and sixth, respectively.

The current world champion Max Verstappen is still the 5/6 favorite to win in Austria on Sunday despite a poor seventh-place showing at Silverstone. The Dutch driver continues to lead the drivers’ standings by 34 points over his teammate Sergio Perez, who is in second place. With a victory on Sunday, he would extend his lead to at least 40 points as the season nears its midpoint.

With a second-place finish the previous weekend, Sergio Perez, who makes up half of the dominant Red Bull team, ensured that his group received a sizeable portion of the points. He is the fourth favorite at 10/1 to win in Austria.

Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari colleague Carlos Sainz took over after a disagreement, giving him his first Formula One victory on his 150th start last weekend. Due to his performance, he enters this weekend as the third favorite at 9/1 to finish first.

Verstappen has been Charles Leclerc’s rival for most of the season, and Leclerc is once again the second-choice wager at 11/4 to win the race on Sunday. After finishing last at Silverstone, he will be trying to finish on the podium this time. His odds to do so are 4/9.

Last Sunday, Lewis Hamilton finished third at his home track thanks to a brilliant performance in the ever-improving Mercedes. Hamilton is the sixth favorite to win this weekend at odds of 11/1, but the seven-time world champion would probably be content to finish on the podium consecutively. He is 2/1 to do so.

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The Rest of the Field

Fernando Alonso of Alpine made an impression at Silverstone last weekend, finishing fifth. The two-time world champion is one of the most skilled drivers on the field, but due to the dominance of more expensive teams like Red Bull and Ferrari, a win appears to be extremely unlikely at 175/1. However, if he can drive as well as he did last weekend, he appears to have a chance of finishing in the top six at 11/8.

George Russell, who was unlucky to crash out on the first corner at his home circuit, will be eager to score some points for Mercedes in Austria, which doesn’t seem unlikely given that the British driver is 1/3 to finish in the top six and a lock at 1/5 to finish in the points while also being 11/4 to secure his fourth podium finish of the year.

Mick Schumacher, a Haas driver, earned his first points of the year at Silverstone and nearly beat out world champion Max Verstappen to the checkered flag. The driver with one of the most recognizable names on the grid will be aiming to build on his performance from last weekend and is 5/2 to finish in the points this weekend.

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