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We're coming off of a 2-0 article sweep of the Formula One race in Monaco. Let's take a look at our race preview and best bets for the Azerbaijan race on Sunday!

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Best Bets: Should You Trust Max Verstappen?

Azerbaijan is another street course but will be vastly different than what we saw two weeks ago on the narrow streets of Monaco. The long straight is great for slip-streams, and the competitors often go 3 wide into turn one. There will be MUCH more action than Monaco since there are more passing zones.

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The long straights and open throttle play right into team Red Bull's hands. In fact, during the first free practice section, Red Bull was clocked at 25km/hr faster on the straights.

Last year, Max Verstappen was firmly in control of the race and heading for certain victory when a tire puncture ended his day. Although Verstappen wasn't particularly strong in practice today, he posted the third fastest times during each segment.

Sergio Perez inherited the win when Verstappen's tire failed. We also have fond memories of this guy after he cashed our +150 podium bet en route to winning the race at Monaco two weeks ago. Perez clocked the fastest laps during the first practice session while being second quick in FP2.

We've got both drivers in the top-3 during today's sessions, and a good price on a double podium Sunday morning. Let's make it official.

Both Red Bull drivers to finish inside the Top 3 (-110) (Bet $110 to win $100)

We can't have just one wager. This thing goes off at 7am EST on a Sunday. Any self-respecting gambler needs to have a fistful of tickets to get the blood pumping at that hour. What we need is something plus money. Easy. Give me a motivated Max Verstappen, world-class straight-line speed, and superior tactics.

Max Verstappen to win Azerbaijan (+125) (Bet $100 to win $125)

Alright, alright. Twist my arm. Here's another wager for the card.

Both Alpine drivers to finish inside the Top-10 (+130) (Bet $100 to win $130)

Fernando Alonso booked top-5 practice times in both practice sessions today, with teammate Esteban Ocon wheeling it to a ninth place showings. The Alpines looked very strong on the soft tires, should qualify in good position, and have near elite straight speed. Their race pace looks to be mid-pack, but the relative strength on the straights should equate to making them difficult to overtake.

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