F1 Odds: Charles Leclerc's Odds Slashed After Qualifying First For Miami Grand Prix

The latest F1 odds and betting breakdown ahead of Sunday's Miami Grand Prix. On Saturday, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc qualified first for the Miami Grand Prix. As a result, his Miami Grand Prix odds were slashed.
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F1 Odds: Charles Leclerc's Odds Slashed After Qualifying First For Miami Grand Prix

Earlier in the week, the F1 odds for this Sunday's Miami Grand Prix were clear in naming Red Bull's Max Verstappen the odds-on favorite to win the race's first-ever running.

On Saturday, following qualifying, those F1 odds had seen a massive shift.

Verstappen, who finished qualifying in third on Saturday, had seen his Miami Grand Prix odds turn to odds-off as he became the second favorite. Instead, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc continued his dominance this season by qualifying first and becoming the new odds-on favorite.

F1 odds can be fickle like that, just because you start the week as the favorite doesn't mean you will start the race that way, and today was no different.

Who should you be backing in the first-ever Maimi Grand Prix? Is Leclerc the play? Verstappen? Someone a little farther down the odds board? Let's take a look at the latest F1 odds to find out.

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F1 Odds: Miami Grand Prix Odds

DriverOddsImplied Probability
Charles Leclerc-15060%
Max Verstappen+19533.9%
Carlos Sainz+65013.3%
Sergio Perez+22004.3%
Lewis Hamilton+28003.4%
George Russell+70001.4%
Valtteri Botas+70001.4%
Lando Norris+70001.4%
Pierre Gasly+140000.7%
Fernando Alonso+180000.6%

As you can see above, the latest F1 odds for the Miami Grand Prix have Charles Leclerc as the favorite at -150. Prior to qualifying, Leclerc +115 and considered the second favorite. The chance in implied probability is not insignificant. at +115, Leclerc was being given an implied probability of 46.5% to win. Now, the latest F1 odds are giving him a 60% chance.

As for Max Verstappen and his F1 odds this weekend at the Miami Grand Prix, they've sort of taken a nosedive. Prior to qualifying, Verstappen sat at -105 to win on Sunday. Now, following his third-place finish in qualifying, he's up to +195. He went from a 51.2% chance to win out to a 33.9% shot.

Once we get outside the top two this weekend, the F1 odds for the Miami Grand Prix start to get a little long. Carlos Sainz, Leclerc's Ferrari teammate, is the third favorite at +650. Sergio Perez, Red Bull's second driver, is all the way out at +2200 and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton rounds out the top 5 at +2800.

Miami Grand Prix Race Information

  • When: May 8, 3:30 PM EDT
  • How to Watch: ABC/WatchESPN
  • Where: Miami International Autodrome, Miami, FL

Miami Grand Prix Qualifying Results

QualDriverTeamTime
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:28.796
2Carlos SainzFerrari1:28.986
3Max VerstappenRed Bull1:28.991
4Sergio PerezRed Bull1:29.036
5Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo1:29.475
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:29.625
7Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:29.690
8Lando NorrisMcLaren1:29.750
9Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1:29.932
10Lance StrollAston Martin1:30.676
11Fernando AlonsoAlpine1:30.160
12George RussellMercedes1:30.173
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin1:30.214
14Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:30.310
15Mick SchumacherHaas1:30.423
16Kevin MagnussenHaas1:30.975
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1:31.020
18Alex AlbonWilliams1:31.266
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:31.325
20Esteban OconAlpine-

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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