F1 Italian Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions: Verstappen To Claim Maiden Monza Win

Dave Kuzio /
Italian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen is looking for his first-ever win at Monza and move a step closer to his second successive F1 world title.

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F1 Italian Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions

Red Bull driver Verstappen can move a step closer to winning his second Formula One championship title in as many years at the Italian Grand Prix – and I fully expect him to do just that.

The Netherlands driver already has 10 wins under his belt – the same he collected last year when he won the championship – but he has never won at the Monza circuit.

The world champion’s chances of making it 11 wins in 2022 have been made a literally bit difficult after it was revealed he will start the race with a five-grid penalty.

He has changed the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) on his Red Bull to trigger the penalty, but I cannot see it hurting him too much. I still expect him to make up the ground and take the chequered flag in Italy.

Another driver with a penalty will be Lewis Hamilton. The former world champion, who has yet to win a race in 2022, will start from the back of a grid after he was found to be using too many engine parts.

The Mercedes driver was given his fourth power unit of the campaign, and F1 rules permit you can only use three. I expect Hamilton to move up the pack during the race, but he will not be finishing on the podium.

One person I do except to finish on the podium is Hamilton’s team-mate at Mercedes – George Russell. The British driver is going well this season, he is currently fourth overall and with a couple of more podium finishes he could finish in the top three.

He is in fourth place with zero wins and 188 points, while Charles LeClerc and Sergio Perez are joint second with 201 points.

Back Russell for a podium place alongside LeClerc of Ferrari.

Italian Grand Prix Preview: Circuit Guide

With the exception of a handful of races, the city of Monza has been the host site from the Italian Grand Prix since it was introduced back in 1921. It has been forced to undergo numerous changes over the years in an attempt to boost driver, staff and fan safety because the circuit has been the site of a string of incidents that have resulted in the deaths of over 80 people. But even after those changes, the Italian Grand Prix remains one of the races that produces the highest speeds of the Formula 1 season. Michael Schumacher had been the most successful driver in the history of the Italian Grand Prix prior to the 2018 season, but with his fifth career win that year Lewis Hamilton moved level with the German legend in the all-time race standings.

Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Number Of Laps: 53
Lap Length: 3.600 miles
Lap Record: Rubens Barrichello 1 minute 21.046 seconds (2004)

Italian Grand Prix Winners

YEAR DRIVER TEAM CIRCUIT
1921 Jules Goux Ballot Brescia
1922 Pietro Bordino Fiat Monza
1923 Carlo Salamano Fiat Monza
1924 Antonio Ascari Alfa Romeo Monza
1925 Gastone Brilli-Peri Alfa Romeo Monza
1926 Louis Charavel Bugatti Monza
1927 Robert Benoist Delage Monza
1928 Louis Chiron Bugatti Monza
1931 Giuseppe Campari
Tazio Nuvolari
Alfa Romeo Monza
1932 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Monza
1933 Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo Monza
1934 Luigi Fagioli
Rudolf Caracciola
Mercedes-Benz Monza
1935 Hans Stuck Auto Union Monza
1936 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Monza
1937 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Livorno
1938 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Monza
1947 Carlo Felice Alfa Romeo Milan
1948 Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Valentino Park
1949 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Monza
1950 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Monza
1951 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Monza
1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Monza
1953 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Monza
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Monza
1955 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Monza
1956 Stirling Moss Maserati Monza
1957 Stirling moss Vanwall Monza
1958 Tony Brooks Vanwall Monza
1959 Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Monza
1960 Phil Hill Ferrari Monza
1961 Phil Hill Ferrari Monza
1962 Graham Hill BRM Monza
1963 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Monza
1964 John Surtees Ferrari Monza
1965 Jackie Stewart BRM Monza
1966 Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Monza
1967 John Surtees Honda Monza
1968 Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Monza
1969 Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Monza
1970 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Monza
1971 Peter Gethin BRM Monza
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Monza
1973 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Monza
1974 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Monza
1975 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Monza
1976 Ronnie Peterson March-Ford Monza
1977 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Monza
1978 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Monza
1979 Jody Scheckter Ferrari Monza
1980 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Imola
1981 Alain Prost Renault Monza
1982 Rene Arnoux Renault Monza
1983 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Monza
1984 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Monza
1985 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Monza
1986 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Monza
1987 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Monza
1988 Gerhard Berger Ferrari Monza
1989 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Monza
1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Monza
1991 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Monza
1992 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Monza
1993 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Monza
1994 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Monza
1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault Monza
1996 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Monza
1997 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Monza
1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Monza
1999 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda Monza
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Monza
2001 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW Monza
2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Monza
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Monza
2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Monza
2005 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Monza
2006 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Monza
2007 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes Monza
2008 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Monza
2009 Rubens Barichello Brawn-Mercedes Monza
2010 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Monza
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Monza
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Monza
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Monza
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Monza
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Monza
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Monza
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Monza
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Monza
2019 Charles Leclerc Ferrari Monza
2020 Pierre Gasly Aplha Tauri-Honda Monza
2021 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Monza

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