F1 Japan Grand Prix Odds and Predictions 2023
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Unlike previous editions, the 2023 F1 Japan Grand Prix won’t prove decisive in the overall Formula 1 driver’s championship. With Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leading the 2023 F1 Grand Prix standings by such a massive margin, only a catastrophic crash at the 2023 Japan F1 GP could upset his championship odds.
But that’s not to say that it won’t be a great race that could throw out an upset or two. Especially given that the 2023 F1 Japan Grand Prix is set to take place at the notorious Suzuka circuit. Here, unpredictable weather and a circuit with a well-earned reputation as one of the most challenging tracks in Formula One conspire to create a difficult race
On the other hand, the result could also be entirely predictable. Several drivers have enjoyed repeated success at the track, including the current fourth-place holder on the 2023 F1 Standings, Lewis Hamilton. With five wins at the track since 2007, he’s second only to Michael Schumacher and will be threatening to add a sixth to his record this year.
F1 Japanese GP Information and Analysis
F1 Japan Grand Prix Prediction Suzuka Course Details
The 2023 F1 Japan GP will be held at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit, located 150 km east of Osaka. This circuit is a unique one on the F1 GP calendar, with its unique figure-eightish shape featuring a bridge where racers fly over the track below.
As for the race itself, that will take place over 53x 5.807-kilometre-long (about 3.6 miles) laps for a total of just over 307km (about 190 miles).
Its tight layout and sometimes dangerous corners combined with faster sections are loved by drivers. This combination of speed and technicality makes it one of the more complete tests of a driver’s skills.
With that said, one thing most drivers won’t love is the unpredictable weather conditions during this time of the year. While conditions are expected to be mostly warm and sunny, the region is prone to being hit by unexpected bouts of rain.
2023 F1 Japan Grand Prix Odds to Win — Who to Watch
In the recent few years, winners at the F1 Japan GP include Max Verstappen for Red Bull (2022), Valtteri Bottas, and Lewis Hamilton (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014), whose near-five-year winning streak at the circuit was only broken by Nico Rosberg in 2017.
There are, however, a few other names we need to keep an eye on in our F1 betting tips and predictions. Here are a few of those names.
Sergio Perez Odds
Sergio’s currently sitting second in the driver’s championship, and he finished second here at Suzuka in 2022. He’s also been delivering consistently good results all season, with the exception of his performance at Monaco.
Lewis Hamilton Betting Tips
As we’ve already covered, Hamilton has had serial success here. And while he’s not at his peak anymore, he’s still holding a respectable fourth in the overall standings and finishing most races dangerously close to the podium, if not on the podium.
Max Verstappen Prediction
Not much needs to be said here. Max’s worst results all season were a couple of second-place finishes he picked up earlier in the season at Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. Aside from those two races, he’s won everything else.
Another driver who’s been having a solid season, Fernando Alonso, could easily threaten a podium at the 2023 F1 Japan Grand Prix, although his performance seems to have taken a bit of a dip since earlier in the season.
While he’s not having the most spectacular of seasons, LeClerc has shown he has what it takes to deliver at Suzuka, delivering a third-place result in 2022. His recent third place in Belgium and his fourth in Italy show he’s still on the right track.
F1 Schedule – Next Race
After the Japanese GP at Suzuka, we’ll head into October 8th for an awaited Qatar Grand Prix.
Check out all of our F1 Grand Prix Predictions for more betting odds and picks.
Prediction F1 Japan Grand Prix 2023
The prediction for the F1 Japan Grand Prix 2023 is as follows:
- Max Verstappen: Verstappen’s results this year are best summarized as “he basically wins every race.” We see no reason that’s about to change.
- Charles LeClerc: Charles has been putting up some decent results in recent races, giving him a shot at upgrading his 2022 3rd place finish at Suzuka to a 2nd.
- Sergio Perez: Much like Verstappen, there’s not much need to make the case for why Perez will finish on the podium. With that said, we’re predicting a close third-place finish for Perez.
As for the constructor’s championship, all eyes remain firmly fixed on Red Bull, with Ferrari and Mercedes coming in a distant second and third.
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Odds Analysis and Previous Match History
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