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Formula 1 Preview: 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen got his mojo back by winning the Canadian GP and is now favored to triumph at the Spanish GP as well. This is an event he’s already won three times. He did it in the last two seasons, as well as in 2016 – the Spanish GP was the first race he won in his career.

He’s favored to win on June 23, but his competitors are determined to crush his dreams. This goes especially for the two Ferrari drivers – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. – who won zero points in Canada.

2024 Spanish GP Odds

DriverOdds
Max Verstappen-225
Lando Norris+500
Charles Leclerc+750
Oscar Piastri+2000
Carlos Sainz+2500
Sergio Perez+2800
George Russell+6600
Lewis Hamilton+6600
Daniel Ricciardo+25000
Fernando Alonso+25000
Yuki Tsunoda+25000
Alex Albon+50000
Esteban Ocon+50000
Guanyu Zhou+50000
Kevin Magnussen+50000
Lance Stroll+50000
Logan Sargeant+50000
Nico Hulkenberg+50000
Pierre Gasly+50000
Valtteri Bottas+50000

Odds Courtesy of Sports Odds Direct as of Friday, June 21, 2024

When, Where, and How to Watch?

Place: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo, Spain       

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. ET

How to Watch: ESPN

Max Verstappen is the best driver in the world. The reason why he didn’t win every single race of the 2024 season is that he had some problems with his car and his team made some blunders on a couple of occasions.

Red Bull had some problems in the previous race as well, but it had nothing to do with Verstappen but with his teammate Sergio Perez. Verstappen, on the other hand, had a fantastic Sunday, finishing first, with a 3.869 advantage over the second-placed Lando Norris.

He’s expected to do great in Spain as well, but this time, his rivals from Ferrari will probably have extra motivation. They need to give their utmost to bounce back after a disaster in Canada.

Charles Leclerc did not finish the race in Canada due to engine problems, while his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. had to quit the race after a collision. As a result, neither driver collected any points.

Nevertheless, they’re both still sitting high in the F1 World Driver’s Championship standings. Leclerc is second, while Sainz is fourth. The problem is that another blunder could see them drop a couple of places down.

Even worse, not winning any points again would practically mean that Ferrari has lost the race with Red Bull for the title.

The 2024 season has been fantastic for Lando Norris. The McLaren driver has won one race this season, while finishing in the top 3 on another four occasions. The best thing is that each time during this campaign, he won some points by finishing in the top 10. In fact, his worst finish in 2024 was the No. 8 position in Saudi Arabia in the second race of the year.

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