October 5, 2023 3 min read


2023 Qatar Grand Prix Formula 1 Odds, Time, and Prediction

The 2023 Qatar Grand Prix is a Formula 1 sprint event that could see Max Verstappen secure his third F1 championship. Will he do it? Read our Qatar GP prediction to find out!

The 2023 Qatar Grand Prix is an event in which drivers can win ranking points in several ways. On Saturday, October 7, the Qatar GP sprint shootout will take place, in which the winner will get 8 points. If Max Verstappen wins the sprint, he will secure his third F1 World title.

If not, he’ll get another chance on Sunday, October 8 when the 2023 Qatar GP race will take place at Lusail International Circuit in Lusail.

2023 Qatar Grand Prix Odds

Max Verstappen-450
Sergio Perez+1100
Lando Norris+1100
Oscar Piastri+1600
Charles Leclerc +2500
Lewis Hamilton +2500
George Russell+2500
Carlos Sainz+2800
Fernando Alonso+8000
*Odds taken from BetUS on Thursday, October 5.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Lusail International Circuit in Lusail, Qatar
  • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Max Verstappen Going for Another F1 Win

Max Verstappen is favored to win the Qatar Grand Prix sprint shootout. We believe he will pull it off, thus securing the Formula 1 title for the 2023 season. This, however, doesn’t mean he’ll give up on the actual race. On the contrary, you can be 100% certain that he wants to win the Qatar GP on Sunday.

The reason? This is one of only three races on the Formula 1 calendar that he still hasn’t won. There’s a simple explanation as to why that is the case, though. This event was held only once so far. It happened two years ago when we saw Lewis Hamilton triumph. Verstappen finished second in that race, but he did record the fastest lap.

Fast-forward to 2023, and Verstappen seems much, much better than Hamilton and all the other drivers in Formula 1. He also has the best car, as well as the best team of mechanics to support him.

Sergio Perez Eying a Podium Finish

Max Verstappen’s Red Bull Racing teammate is second in the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship standings with 177 points fewer than the Dutchman. The chance of him getting to the top is almost nonexistent. In fact, his goal for the 2023 season is to finish second.

He’s 33 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings, and with six races left on the 2023 F1 calendar, his spot isn’t safe yet. He had a chance to increase the lead over Hamilton in Japan, but due to a crash, he had to retire from the race.

Now, he’s hoping to win some points, finishing on the podium in the best-case scenario. He does have what it takes to win this race, but only if his teammate Verstappen lets him. That might happen if the Dutchman wins the F1 title on Saturday.

2023 Qatar Grand Prix Prediction

Our Qatar GP prediction is that one of the Red Bull Racing drivers will win Sunday’s race. Verstappen is the favorite for a reason, but we wouldn’t be too shocked if +1100 Perez upsets the odds.

Pick: Max Verstappen to win; Perez to finish on the podium


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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