The competitive action on track in Formula 1 continues across the first weekend in April, with the Japanese Grand Prix being staged. Max Verstappen’s perfect start to the season was ended in Australia, but the Red Bull driver is heavily expected to respond in Asia.  

Before Betting On Japanese Grand Prix

The Japanese Grand Prix is widely considered to be one of the most exciting races on the schedule. However, it will be staged earlier in the season for the first time in 2024, meaning that a 14th world champion won’t be crowned in early April. The Suzuka Circuit has staged the race since 1987, with the field competing over a total distance of 307.471 km.

Max Verstappen continued his dominant season in the race last season, finishing over 19 seconds clear of Lando Norris. Oscar Piastri enjoyed a strong finish to that race, achieving a double podium for McLaren. Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of the race with six previous victories.

Verstappen has won the Japanese Grand Prix is each of the last two years, but there will be questions to answer for the Red Bull after the reigning world champion was forced to retire after just three laps in Melbourne. However, the team reiterated after the race that it was unlikely that they had the pace to compete with the Ferrari in Australia.

It was a welcome return to form for Carlos Sainz, who landed victory in Melbourne just two weeks after having his appendix removed. Charles Leclerc capped a good weekend for the team by finishing second, with Lando Norris taking third. The performance of the Ferrari could be a good indicator that they may have a part to play in Japan.

Japanese Grand Prix Offshore Odds & Pick

Max Verstappen1.20
Sergio Perez12.00
Charles Leclerc17.00
Carlos Sainz17.00
Lando Norris26.00
Lewis Hamilton34.00
George Russell34.00

Verstappen’s perfect start to the season ended following a mechanical issue in Australia, but it could be safe to presume that the team will be able to get back on track in Japan in early April.