Monaco GP Preview

Monaco GP Preview, Odds & Favourites – Formula 1 Betting

We have a Monaco GP Preview for you along with all the betting odds ahead of one of the most prestigious events in the motorsport calendar.

Formula 1 is back at the weekend for the sixth race of the season, following the cancellation of the Imola Grand Prix in Italy last weekend after unprecedented rain in the lead-up to the race saw the event cancelled due to the circuit and the paddock itself being flooded.

The last race which took place was the Miami Grand Prix which was won by Max Verstappen on Sunday the 7th of May. The Dutch driver beat his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez who came in second while Fernando Alonso finished third to round out the podium places.

How To Watch The Monaco GP

Venue: Circuit de Monaco, Monaco

TV Channel: Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event

When is qualifying? Qualifying for the Monaco GP is at 3pm, Saturday, May 27th.

When does the race start? The Monaco GP starts at 2pm on Sunday, May 28th. TV coverage ahead of the race begins at 12.30pm on Sky Sports F1.

F1 Standings

Max Verstappen holds a 14-point lead in the Driver’s Championship after the first five races of the season with Sergio Perez behind him following his second-place finish to his teammate in their last race.

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton round out the top-4. Red Bull also holds a 122-point lead over Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship, with Mercedes third and Ferrari fourth.

History Of The Monaco GP

The Monaco Grand Prix has been held 79 times since the competition’s inception first held in 1929. The most successful driver in the event’s history is Ayton Senna who won it on six occasions and the most successful team at the event is McLaren with 15 victories.

The 2022 version of this race started with Charles Leclerc in pole position with Ferrari and the fastest Lando Norris. However, it was Sergio Perez (1), Carlos Sainz Jr (2) and Max Verstappen (3) rounding out the podium places.

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Max Verstappen – Monaco GP Favourite

The favourite to win the Monaco GP 2023 is Max Verstappen at odds of 6/5. The Red Bull Racing driver won the event in 2021 but could only manage a third placed finish in this event last year so he will be aiming to reclaim the title this Sunday.

The Red Bull driver leads The Driver’s Championship by 14 points following his victory at the Miami Grand Prix which was his third victory of the season. He is closely followed by teammate Sergio Perez who finished in second to him at Miami but has two race victories this season, the only man to do so besides Verstappen.

Verstappen was as ever in a league of his own last time out in Miami as he took RB19 from 9th on the grid to the top step of the podium making it look effortless in the process.

Sergio Perez

The second favourite in the betting market for this year’s Monaco GP is Sergio Perez at odds of 11/4. Perez is coming into this weekend following his second-place finish to teammate Verstappen in Miami.

The Mexican driver qualified on pole in Miami but struggled to match the speed of his teammate in practice. He would have hoped starting from P1 would be able to give him the edge for his third victory of the season, but he struggled with medium tyres with his teammate flying around the circuit on hard tyres.

Following the race he admitted his teammate’s victory was “well deserved” but he remains the biggest challenger to Verstappen with 14-points separating the pair in the race for the Drivers’ Championship.

Charles Leclerc

The third favourite for this weekend is Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who are odds makers have installed at odds of 7/2. The Monaco native has had a turbulent start to the season so far.

In the Bahrain Grand Prix he had a DNF, at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix he finished seventh while in Australia he retired. At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he had his best result of the season where he qualified on pole for both the race and the Sprint but finished second in the 100km dash and third on Sunday.

In the improved SF-23, Leclerc twice beat both Red Bulls to qualify in P1, despite losing out to them in the end he was praised for how he drove to fend off Alonso to earn Ferrari their first podium of the year in the Grand Prix. Leclerc’s last outing wasn’t as promising as he finished seventh in Miami with Lewis Hamilton snatching P6 from him in the final laps.

Fernando Alonso

The oldest F1 Driver on the grind at 41 years of age is 11/2 to win this year’s Monaco GP. Despite his age, the 2005 and 2006 Drivers Championship winner is still competing at the very top of the F1 Table.

Fernando Alonso is third on the Drivers Championship standings with 75 points, 30 off Sergio Perez and 44 points off Verstappen. He continued his good form in Miami finishing in third place again earning Ashton Martin another podium place.

He started second following a strong qualifying run before losing his place to Verstappen, he fell to fourth when Carlos Jr undercut him in the pits but he quickly overtook him again to secure third place.

Carlos Sainz Jr.

After Fernando Alonso there is a significant drop off in the odds to Carlos Sainz Jr. at a big price of 22/1.

Sainz qualified for the first three in Miami and even looked like securing his first podium of the season when he passed Alonso. However, he struggled with his tyres and ultimately fell behind Alonso and Russell down to fifth place.

After the race both Ferrari drivers Sainz and Leclerc bemoaned the difference in quality saying they were “very very far away”.

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