The 2022 Formula 1 schedule continues with the Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya set to take place on Sunday, May 22. The race starts at 9 a.m. ET. The Spanish GP dates back to 1913 and is one of the longest running auto races in the world. F1 legend Lewis Hamilton has won the last five Spanish Grand Prix races, but is listed as a 22-1 longshot in the latest 2022 Spanish Grand Prix odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen is the +100 (risk $100 to win $100) favorite, followed by Charles Leclerc (7-5), and Carlos Sainz (9-1). SportsLine's proven computer projection model has simulated the Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2022 10,000 times and came up with a surprising leaderboard.
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The model has been scorching hot when it comes to picking Formula 1 race events dating back to 2021. It nailed both of Leclerc's wins in 2022, and at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, the model was strongly backing Verstappen as its top pick. The result: Verstappen dominated the field and ran away with a victory. The model followed that up by calling Verstappen's win at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April. Anyone who followed the model's lead on those plays has seen HUGE returns!
Now, the model has dialed in on the 2022 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections.
We can tell you the model is expecting a new champion to be crowned this weekend, with five-time defending Spanish GP champion Lewis Hamilton barely expected to crack the top five on the final leaderboard. While several experts are expecting the Mercedes team to have a much better showing this week in Spain, McClure is not ready to back them just yet.
The model is also targeting another driver with F1 Spanish Grand Prix odds of 16-1 to make a serious run at the checkered flag! Anyone who backs this driver could hit it BIG. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who he is before locking in any Formula 1 Spanish GP picks of your own.
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