2023 F1 Drivers Championship Winner Odds - Can anyone beat Verstappen?

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The opening round of the 2023 F1 season is now just days away with the drivers and fans looking ahead to the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 2022 Formula 1 season promised an intense Red Bull vs Ferrari title battle in the opening rounds but a string of Ferrari strategy errors combined with reliability issues killed off the season soon after the summer break.

With the Bahrain Grand Prix set to raise the curtain on the 2023 Formula 1 season this weekend, here are the current bookmakers' favourites to take the WDC title come the end of the season.

2023 F1 Drivers Championship winner odds - Outright

The listed odds for the outright winner of the 2023 F1 Drivers Championship are correct as of Thursday, March 2nd. Please gamble responsibly.

  • Max Verstappen - 4/7
  • Lewis Hamilton - 5/1
  • Charle Leclerc - 5/1
  • George Russell - 12/1
  • Carlos Sainz - 20/1
  • Sergio Perez - 20/1
  • Fernando Alonso - 25/1
  • Lando Norris - 200/1
  • Lance Stroll - 300/1
  • Esteban Ocon - 300/1
  • Pierre Gasly - 500/1
  • Valtteri Bottas - 500/1
  • Zhou Guanyu - 750/1
  • Nico Hulkenberg - 750/1
  • Kevin Magnussen - 750/1
  • Logan Sargeant - 1000/1
  • Alex Albon - 1000/1
  • Nick De Vries - 1000/1
  • Oscar Piastri - 1000/1
  • Yuki Tsunoda - 1000/1

According to the bookmarkers, Max Verstappen is set to claim a third successive F1 Drivers Championship title. The Red Bull looked steady in testing, albeit a bit more stable than Verstappen's driving style prefers.

The current market has both Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc priced up at 5/1 to take the 2023 WDC title.

Bahrain, Saudi Arabian and Australian Grand Prix dates with accompanying pictures.
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The opening rounds of the 2023 F1 season.

Hamilton's chances look a little more slim than the Monegasque's given Mercedes' turbulent experience during pre-season testing in Bahrain last week, but it remains to be seen whether or not the Silver Arrows are hiding some of their true performance.

Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez played second fiddle to their teammates in 2022 and that is reflected in their prices for the 2023 championship with both drivers available to back at a price of 20/1.

The wildcard in the pack is Fernando Alonso, who is priced as short as 25/1 to win a third WDC. The Spaniard made the switch to Aston Martin during the winter break and will be delighted with that decision after experiencing the car's dramatic uptake in performance during pre-season testing.

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