Formula 1 | Alonso ready to defy Red Bull in Austria

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Round 9 of the Formula 1 season arrives at the Red Bull Ring this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix.

With more points available on this, a Sprint weekend, who can defy the odds in Spielberg?


Best bet for the win

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Max Verstappen, the unanimous leader in the Driver’s Championship, is by some distance the best bet.

The Dutchman will compete in front of a home Red Bull crowd this weekend, looking to win for a fifth time around the Red Bull Ring.

Teammate Sergio Perez, with the same set-up however, continues to push hard.

The Mexican, who failed to score in Monaco and was podium-less in both Spain and Canada, is slightly longer odds with patchy form.

Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, has shown Aston Martin do have winning potential.

The Spaniard’s race craft in Canada proved that with the car’s much-needed upgrades, the Silverstone-based team are close to scoring their first-ever win.


Sainz safe bet for podium

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Mercedes are teasing a return to race-winning form, but is it a false dawn?

As the Brackley manufacturer try to maximise the potential of the W14, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are now consistent podium threats.

Ferrari’s fiery Spaniard, Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, is looking to impress after a fifth-place finish in front of his home crowd in Spain and last time out in Canada.

But the Scuderia driver’s points advantage over Russell, is now just three points in fifth.

Nevertheless, Ferrari are in the frame for third in the Constructor’s Championship.

Charles Leclerc, however, has the odds stacked against him with a 14-point gap to his teammate.

Yet, with Leclerc having secured the only podium finish for the Prancing Horse this term and with a P4 in Montreal, they remain in the mix.


Ocon to score points

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Alpine, so far this season, have demonstrated they are the strongest team in midfield.

With Esteban Ocon scoring a podium in Monaco, the team from Enstone can achieve points with ease.

For the moment, McLaren are their main rivals for fifth place and it is worth noting also Lando Norris scored a podium here back in 2020.

Can the Bristolian emulate the same success this weekend?

When the lights go out Sunday, all will be revealed.


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