Australian Grand Prix: Red Bull aiming to continue early dominance

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Australian Grand Prix: Red Bull aiming to continue early dominance

The top drivers in the world will be in Melbourne this weekend as the 2023 Australian Grand Prix is staged at the Albert Park circuit.

Red Bull have dominated the first two races this season, but their rivals will be desperate to knock them off their perch.

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the Australian Grand Prix to assess some of the key betting trends and form pointers you need to know before the race starts.


  • Red Bull looking for another 1-2
  • Mercedes eyeing a podium in Australia
  • Bottas could challenge for a top 10 finish

Red Bull duo bid to dominate again

Red Bull have dominated the first two races this season, with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez claiming 1-2 finishes in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Verstappen secured victory in the opening race in Bahrain, but technical issues scuppered his hopes of success in Saudi Arabia.

He battled back from 15th on the grid to finish second behind Perez and is priced at odds of 4/11 with 10bet to win this weekend.

However, his record in Melbourne reads DNF-10-6-3-DNF, which suggests the 4/1 on offer for Perez may provide punters with better value.

Mercedes eager to crank up the pressure

George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fourth and fifth in Saudi Arabia, and the Mercedes duo will be eager to improve this weekend.

Russell finished third at Albert Park last year and could attract plenty of interest in the podium finish market on UK betting apps at odds of 7/2.

Mercedes took a leap forward performance-wise from Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, with Russell in particular getting to grips with the new W14 car.

Russell was just over five seconds behind Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso in the last race and it would be no surprise to seem him turn that form around in Australia.

Previous form points to a strong finish for Bottas

Valtteri Bottas finished eighth in Bahrain, before enduring a miserable race to limp home in 18th position in Saudi Arabia.

Bottas claimed that damage sustaining in the early part of the race cost him a place in the top 10, and he will be keen to make amends this weekend.

The Alfa Romeo driver has scored points in all but one of his previous Australian Grand Prix starts, which suggests the odds of 37/20 on offer for a top 10 finish are generous.

The flying Finn loves the Albert Park circuit and could be a good bet to put his misery in Saudi Arabia firmly behind him.

Australian Grand Prix Betting Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Australian Grand Prix courtesy of 10bet:

  • Max Verstappen - 4/11
  • Sergio Perez - 4/1
  • Fernando Alonso - 17/2
  • Charles Leclerc - 16/1
  • Lewis Hamilton - 22/1
  • George Russell - 35/1
  • Carlos Sainz - 35/1
  • Lance Stroll - 125/1
  • Esteban Ocon - 500/1
  • Pierre Gasly - 500/1
  • Lando Norris - 800/1
  • Oscar Piastri - 800/1
  • Valtteri Bottas - 900/1
  • Logan Sargeant - 900/1
  • Yuki Tsunoda - 900/1
  • Guanyu Zhou - 900/1
  • Nyck de Vries - 900/1
  • Alexander Albon - 900/1
  • Nico Hulkenberg - 900/1
  • Kevin Magnussen - 900/1

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