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Monaco Grand Prix 2023 – F1 2023 Betting Preview and Picks

After last week’s race was cancelled due to floods in Italy, the Formula One World Championship Season 2023 travels to Monaco for the Monaco Grand Prix 2023. The cancellation of the Imola race was a bit of a bummer as it could serve as a solid form guide of how the cars will perform on European soil

Still, at least we won’t have to wait long for the first European race on the 2023 F1 schedule.

Monaco Grand Prix 2023 is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, at the world-renowned Monaco street circuit, which is no stranger to crashes and unexpected results. So the question is – what can we expect to happen at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix?

Weekend Warm-Up | 2023 Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix 2023 Information

Monaco Grand Prix 2023 is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, and it’ll mark the 80th time that the Monaco Grand Prix will be held.

  • Date: Sunday, May 28
  • Time: 15:00 CEST
  • Venue: Circuit de Monaco
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, ESPN+, ABC. DAZN

Monaco Grand Prix 2023 Track

The Circuit de Monaco (or the Monaco street circuit) is a well-known track, mainly for its challenges, forcing drivers to be precise and careful not to hit the barrier. It’s a short 3,33km lap with 19 corners and not much in the way of straights.

Layout of the Monaco circuit
Will Pittenger, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The track itself is not built for overtaking, and the race’s result is often determined in the qualifiers. At least the idea of the Monaco Grand Prix is to do well in the qualifiers and not crash on the race day, and you’re bound to finish close to where you qualified.

Weather at Monaco Grand Prix 2023

Monaco Grand Prix often features rain, which only helps to increase the chances of crashes. Will we see another rainy race this year, however, remains to be seen.

Monaco has a weird climate where it’s difficult to accurately predict weather on any given day. But looking at the weather forecast, there is a chance we’ll see some rain on Sunday – but don’t take my word for it.

Last Five Winners at Monaco Grand Prix 2023

Year / PlaceFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
2022Sergio PerezCarlos Sainz Jr.Max Verstappen
2021Max VerstappenCarlos Sainz Jr.Lando Norris
2020CancelledCancelledCancelled
2019Lewis HamiltonSebastian VettelValtteri Bottas
2018Daniel RicciardoSebastian VettelLewis Hamilton

The Road So Far – F1 Season 2023

If you’re a fan of close battles for the F1 trophy, this season wasn’t as exciting to watch. Red Bull are clearly the fastest and will be the favourite to win in Monaco and add another gold medal to their total tally.

Max Verstappen, in particular, has been phenomenal this season, with three wins and five podiums, followed by his teammate, Sergio Perez, who is at two wins and four podiums. Combined, the two Red Bull drivers have 224 points (119 and 105, respectively) and are well ahead of the pack.

Fernando Alonso is sitting in third place comfortably, with four podium finishes and 75 points, with some to spare ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who is in fourth with one podium and 56 points. I could list all the drivers and where they stand, but it’s evident that the spotlight will be on the two Red Bull drivers and whether they can keep the wind in their sails.

But Monaco might be the first real chance for the chasers to make something happen, mainly because Red Bull’s speed isn’t as important on the track, which offers little to no opportunities to showcase their straight-line speed.

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023 Betting Preview

Red Bull enter Monaco Grand Prix 2023 as clear favourites to win, and that’s hardly surprising. They’ve been the best-performing team of the season, and barring any surprises, they should do well this weekend.

That said, the lack of opportunities for Verstappen and Perez to take advantage of the speed of their cars is enough to start thinking about a possible upset win. In particular, Ferrari will be happy that the Monaco street circuit has no high-speed corners. Likewise, Aston Martin usually performed well in slow corner pace.

Betting on the qualifiers is also an interesting angle, but I won’t touch it and rather focus on the race itself.

Driver / BookmakerBet365PinnacleGG.Bet
Max Verstappen2.101.9521.85
Sergio Perez4.335.304.05
Charles Leclerc4.755.476.40
Fernando Alonso5.006.948.00
Carlos Sainz26.0027.6328.00
Lewis Hamilton26.0031.16023.00
George Russell34.0039.4328.00
Lance Stroll101.0052.9964.00
Esteban Ocon301.00/265.00
Pierre Gasly301.00/265.00
Lando Norris401.00/265.00
Alex Albon501.00/950.00
Guanyu Zhou501.00/950.00
Kevin Magnussen501.00/750.00
Logan Sargeant501.00/1350.00
Niko Hulkenberg501.00/750.00
Nyck de Vries501.00/1350.00
Oscar Piastri501.00/750.00
Valtteri Bottas501.00/750.00
Yuki Tsunoda501.00/950.00

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023 Betting Picks

There are a couple of picks I like for the Monaco Grand Prix 2023, and knowing that the race tends to produce unexpected results, it’s fair to feel confident backing a couple of outsiders to do well.

Yuki Tsunoda Points Finish – 3.00 at bet365, 1 Unit

Alpha Tauri haven’t achieved much this season, mainly because they don’t have the car to compete with Red Bull or most of the field. Even their slow corner performance left a lot to be desired.

However, Alpha Tauri had upgrades ready for Imola and will get to showcase them on Sunday, and from what we gathered, the upgrades are all about slow corners – which should help them perform in Monaco.

That makes Yuki Tsunoda an exciting pick to finish in the points. He has not achieved much but has been very consistent this season – he finished 10th or 11th in every race so far, and with an upgraded car, he just might finish in the points.

Backing his teammate (Nyck de Vries) wouldn’t be a bad choice either, as he has to perform if he wants to keep his job, but I prefer the more consistent driver of the two.

Carlos Sainz To Win – 26.00 at bet365, 1 Unit e/w

Carlos Sainz is priced at 26.00 to win the Monaco Grand Prix 2023, and that’s a generous offer. He was second here in the last two races, which suggests that he should do more than fine on Sunday, and it wouldn’t be too crazy to believe that Sainz can win.

But I’ll keep it simple and take Sainz to win on the each/way market (three places on bet365), which is more than a fair offer.

That concludes our Monaco Grand Prix 2023 betting preview, offering two interesting picks worth following. The F1 2023 season will continue on Sunday, June 4, with the Spanish Grand Prix, so remember to tune back to see which Formula One betting picks we’ll have in store for our readers.

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