Charles Leclerq looks to make it two in a row when he steps behind the wheel of his car on Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix. Leclerc beat Belgian Grand Prix race favorite Lewis Hamilton. Can Leclerq again beat Hamilton? Or, will the F1 points leader turn the tables on the Belgian GP victor? Do either Sebastian Vettel or Valtteri Bottas have a shot at taking the Italian Grand Prix checkered flag? Keep reading for F1 odds and analysis of the 2019 Italian Grand Prix!
2019 Italian Grand Prix Odds, Predictions & Pick
- When: Sunday, Sep. 8 at 9:10am ET
- Where: Autodromo Nationale Monza, Italy
- TV: ESPN 2
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds to Win the 2019 Italian Grand Prix
- Charles Leclerq +135
- Lewis Hamilton +175
- Sebastian Vettel +275
- Valtteri Bottas +1000
- Max Verstappen +2500
Which driver has the better chance of taking the Italian GP checkered flag? Hamilton, Vettel, or Leclerq?
Leclerq looked great when taking the Belgian Grand Prix. He can definitely put back-to-back victories together, which is why he’s the favorite heading to Italy. However, it’s tough to back Leclerq, or Vettel, in this spot. Leclerq’s odds are too low while Vettel finished fourth behind Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen, and Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 F1 Italian Grand Prix.
Not only did Hamilton win the 2018 Italian GP, but he also won the 2017 version. In fact, Hamilton has won 4 of the last 5 Italian Grand Prix’s. He can most definitely turn the tables on Leclerq here and get back to the winner’s circle. The odds are also enticing. Back Hamilton to win in Italy on Sunday.
Does Valtteri Bottas offer fair odds to win the 2019 Italian Grand Prix?
Most definitely, Bottas does. Leclerq showed at the Belgian Grand Prix that Hamilton’s vice -like grip on Formula 1 races has slipped. Bottas finally got back into the Top 3 in Belgium. He’s claimed that another victory this year was only a matter of time. That time could be on Sep. 8. So, if you believe, take the +1000 odds.
Can Max Verstappen pull off the upset at +2500?
Max Verstappen must start from the back of the grid at Monza due to an engine penalty. Honda will put an upgraded power unit onto the Red Bull racer’s car. That will push Verstappen over his yearly allocation of engine components.</p.
That makes Verstappen a tough bet to win the Italian Grand Prix. Even at +2500 odds, it’s difficult to see Verstappen making his way from the back to the front. Laying off Max to take the checkered flag feels wise.
What underdog not listed has the best shot of taking the 2019 Italian Grand Prix?
Alexander Albon offers +6600 odds. The Thai driver made his F1 Red Bull debut at the Belgian Grand Prix. Albon finished fifth behind Vettel, Bottas, Hamilton, and Leclerc. What’s impressive is how he started the race eighteenth and then made his way all the way up to fifth.
Albon has talent. He’s also on a pretty good team. If things go his way, who knows? He might just pull off the upset of the year.