The Canadian Grand Prix is always an exciting race. Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve is a venue that throws up thrills, spills, and everything in between on a near-yearly basis. Who could forget Jenson Button’s heroic victory back in 2011, or when Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen collided in the pitlane a few years before that? If there was ever a race to produce a surprise victor, this is the one.
How to watch F1 Canadian Grand Prix
When: Sunday, June 18th, 2PM EST
Where: Circuit De Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
How: ABC, F1TV
The race will be broadcast on ESPN & ESPN+, while both of Friday’s practice sessions and Qualifying sessions will be shown on ESPN2.
F1 Canadian Grand Prix betting odds
Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview
Max Verstappen and Red Bull remain unchallenged at the top of the Formula 1 totem pole for the time being. The defending champ has won 5 races already this season and seems to just run off into the sunset each and every week. His odds of winning compared to the rest of the field offer next to no value, however, with his predetermined success already being priced in.
It is interesting to see Lewis Hamilton listed in third place. He was +3000 ahead of the Monaco GP and was a great speculative play with the team bringing upgrades to the table. What followed an impressive P4/5 for Mercedes was an even stronger double podium from the Black Arrows, giving fans optimism that on a track like this, there will be more upside to come. Hamilton is now +1000 to win this race and while he’s still likely going to be off the pace of the Red Bulls, all it takes is a shock DNF for things to change and those odds are too good to pass up.
Two other teams are bringing upgrades to Montreal – Alpine and Aston Martin. The latter will be driven by Fernando Alonso, who has been a thorn in the side of Red Bull’s dominance this year, although it has very much been a solo effort. However, of the 19 times the Spaniard has raced in Canada, he’s retired 7 and had a penalty last year. In fact, he’s been impacted by some kind of incident for three consecutive years at this track. Whether this is merely a coincidence or not remains to be seen, but it could be wise to look elsewhere.
Esteban Ocon shocked the world with a heartwarming podium in Monaco. Estie Bestie cashed our bets and followed up a huge Q3 lap with an equally impressive race. The Frenchman is confident that the team is on the right trajectory and it will be intriguing to see how this week’s upgrades impact the car. It could be a great spot to back Ocon to finish in the top-6 with odds of +285.
Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix betting pick
Once again, I really like the Alpine drivers going into the Canadian Grand Prix. Esteban Ocon might have the higher upside, but typically comes with a more sporadic driving style and can get hot-headed at the best of times. His teammate, however, does provide some value.
Elsewhere, a Lewis Hamilton podium finish is -110, which is a really good price if the new upgrades show marked improvement. I like that action.